Our Obituaries

Ethel Taylor

October 8, 1939 - December 9, 2017

Ethel Taylor of Sparkill, New York formerly of Congers, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at age 78. Ethel was born on October 8, 1939 in the Yorkville section of New York, to the late Irene and John Kenney. On August 8, 1964 she married the love of her life, Eugene Taylor and moved to Congers, New York. Ethel's greatest joy was spending time with her wonderful...
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Marie F. Mccoy

April 2, 1930 - November 22, 2017

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Marie F. Mccoy

April 2, 1930 - November 22, 2017

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Daniel J. Murphy

August 11, 1938 - November 20, 2017

Daniel J. Murphy of Congers, NY died peacefully after a long illness on November 20, 2017. Dan. born on August 11, 1938 was a life-long New Yorker and lived in Congers for 36 years. He is predeceased by his parents Mary (nee Lenihan) and Michael Murphy, his sister Maureen Ryan, brother Michael Murphy, nephew John Ryan, and nieces Colleen Ryan and Susan Coyle. Dan is survived by his loving,...
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Cipriano Rivieccio

November 2, 1930 - November 16, 2017

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Maria DeSimone

May 23, 1930 - October 25, 2017

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Carolyn Joan Campbell

October 21, 1939 - October 16, 2017

Carolyn Joan Campbell (nee Karolkowski) of Congers, NY passed away on October 16, 2017. She was 77. Carolyn, originally from the Bronx, NY was a long time resident of Congers, NY. She was born on October 21, 1939 to Elizabeth and Peter Karolkowski. Carolyn was a member of the American Legion in New City and the Congers Senior Group. She enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her...
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Mildred Rogus

September 15, 1927 - October 9, 2017

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Mary A. Gaine

September 6, 1933 - September 20, 2017

Mary Ann Gaine was born in the Bronx, New York on September 6, 1933 to Bridget and Patrick O'Connor. A graduate of St. Pius V High School, she worked at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company before marrying Cornelius (Connie) Gaine, from Kenmare, Country Kerry. She left the Met to become a full-time care taker of the Gaine household.Mary was a kind, quiet lady who never complained. She was...
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Anthony R. Apuzzo

October 24, 1936 - September 19, 2017

The family of Anthony R. Apuzzo mourns the loss of his life. Anthony was the son of Anthony and Cecilia Apuzzo, and was preceded in death, by his wife, Helen (Hanengraf) Apuzzo. He is the younger brother of Joseph Apuzzo, husband of Stephanie Apuzzo. Anthony's children: Theresa, wife of Carlos; Tony, husband of Melissa; and Robert; as well as his Grandchildren: Mary, Christopher, Joseph, James,...
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John J. Sullivan

April 7, 1944 - September 13, 2017

John J. ("JJ") Sullivan of Congers, New York, entered into rest on September 13, 2017 surrounded by his adoring family and with his wife Eileen, the love of his life, at his side. He left this world a brighter, more beautiful place, and all who had the good luck to cross paths with him are better for knowing him.Born in Brooklyn, New York, John Joseph Sullivan was the son of Alice Sullivan ...
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Theresa A. Mastropolo

November 8, 1930 - August 14, 2017

Theresa Mastropolo (nee Pellicano) of Valley Cottage, formerly of Spring Valley and the Bronx, N.Y. passed away surrounded by her family on August 14th, 2017She was born to Giovanna and Candiloro Pellicano in the Bronx, N.Y. on November 8, 1930. She was the youngest of five children; Mary (deceased), Dom (deceased), Mildred and Pat.She met the love of her life, Carmine Mastropolo, at her senior...
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Rochelle DiVenere

April 12, 1960 - August 3, 2017

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Lorraine Del Pup

December 22, 1932 - July 21, 2017

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Achamma A. Thomas

March 21, 1946 - July 20, 2017

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Frank J. Martini

January 19, 1966 - July 20, 2017

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John Alvin Burgio

April 30, 1942 - June 10, 2017

John (Jay) Alvin Burgio of Congers, NY, passed on June 10, 2017after a long illness, born April 30, 1942 in Long Island City to Elizabeth Barton Burgio and William Burgio, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne Moreno Burgio, sons Donald of Dallas, TX and Andrew and his wife, Jackie of Phoenix, AZ, sister Geraldine (Sue) Savino, , nephews: Chris, Larry, wife Natalie and son Nicholas, and Doug...
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Pasquale A. Monacelli

December 29, 1922 - April 28, 2017

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Philip J. Naclerio

March 8, 1935 - April 20, 2017

Philip J. Naclerio of Valley Cottage died Thursday April 20, 2017. He was 82. Mr. Naclerio was born on March 8, 1935 in Bronx, NY, the son of Nicholas and Lillian Naclerio. Mr. Naclerio is predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy. He is survived by three daughters Marie Rifflard (Kevin), Debra Ganshirt (Daniel) and Denise Sena (Robert), He is also survived by his Five grandchildren Jessica and...
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John A. Centofanti

December 20, 1938 - April 11, 2017

John "Jack" Centofanti of Yonkers, formerly of Congers & Tarrytown, passed peacefully on April 11, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born on December 20, 1938 to the late John & Mary Centofanti. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member and Ex-Chief of the Congers Fire Department. He was also a member of Washington Engine Co. #2 in Tarrytown. He retired from the Empire...
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Donald Lundgren

July 27, 1932 - April 11, 2017

Donald Lundgren of Congers, 84 years old, went to be with The Lord on April 11, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents, Harry and Louise Lundgren, his brother Wallace Lundgren and niece Cynthia O'Meara . He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lois Lundgren, his cherished children; Larry and Mary Liz Lundgren, Donna and Steve Gaydorus, and David Lundgren, beloved grandchildren; Kit...
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Rosemarie Tarangelo

August 14, 1932 - April 3, 2017

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Mary Kennelly

March 13, 1924 - March 28, 2017

Mary I. Kennelly of Congers, NY passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017. Mary was born March 13, 1924 to the late James and Mae Finneran in the Bronx. She is a retired secretary from Burham Corp. in Irvington, NY. She moved to Congers in 1964 with her late husband Walter, where they raised their five children.Mary loved to knit, sew, and was an avid reader. She was a lifelong parishioner of...
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William D. Garrison

November 13, 1924 - March 26, 2017

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Aurora Bulusan

August 17, 1924 - March 10, 2017

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Joseph Pagano

May 20, 1921 - March 2, 2017

Giuseppe (Joseph) Pagano, 95, of Nanuet, NY (born: May 7, 1921) passed peacefully on March 2, 2017. Son of Francesco and Giovanna (née Auteri), devoted husband to Catherine (née LaValle) Pagano of 64 years; loving father to Frank (Debbie), Giovanna, Patrick (Eugenia), Demetrio (Teri), Giuseppe (Denise), and Maria (Mark); survived by 16 beloved grandchildren: William, Sarah, Joseph, Kate...
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Carmela Theresa Pollaci

January 2, 1918 - February 24, 2017

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Herman Gorelick

February 19, 1922 - February 24, 2017

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Vincent Granata

September 7, 1930 - February 13, 2017

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Dennis L. Coyle

June 28, 1936 - February 12, 2017

Dennis L. Coyle, 80 of Congers, NY passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017. He was born to Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. Coyle on June 28, 1936. Dennis was the oldest of five brothers who grew up on Main Street in New City, NY. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1952. As a scout he was awarded membership in the Order of the Arrow, scouting's highest honor. Dennis graduated Congers High...
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Micheal Brady

July 4, 1932 - February 12, 2017

Brady, Micheal (Jack)Micheal went to our Heavenly Father to join his beautiful bride and two youngest children for eternity on February 12, 2017. Michael was born on July 4, 1932 to Patrick and Mary Reilly Brady in New York City. He married the love of his life, May, on February 12, 1955. He raised four wonderful children. After a distinguished career in the NYPD, he retired to St. Augustine,...
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Maria Scaglione

March 5, 1931 - February 8, 2017

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Marguerite Luper

August 17, 1926 - January 26, 2017

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John T. Cunniff

March 21, 1929 - January 20, 2017

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Jenny Parras

September 4, 1934 - January 15, 2017

Jenny Parras (nee DiGianni) was born in New York City on September 4th, 1934 to Vito and Rose DiGianni. She grew up alongside her eleven brothers and sisters; Lena, Frances, Mary, Rae, Frank, Amedio, Anna, Vito, Pat, George and Robert, in the Bronx.On October 11th, 1953, she married Gustavo Parras, son of Antonio and Auguste Parras, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bronx, NY. Together they had two...
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Patricia C. Betz

October 29, 1927 - January 11, 2017

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Douglas E. Hirschi

March 19, 1961 - November 5, 2016

Douglas Hirschi of Congers, NY, 55 years old, passed away on November 5, 2016. Doug was born on March 19, 1961 to Edward and Constance Hirschi. Doug served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid New York Rangers, Giants and Yankee fan, but most of all a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. He is survived by his wife Louise Hirschi, daughter Meagan Hirschi, son Ryan Hirschi, and stepson...
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Josephine Eremita

October 24, 1917 - October 27, 2016

Josephine Eremita of Valley Cottage, NY passed away at home on October 27, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was 99. She was preceded in death by her husband John. She is survived by her children: Joanne and her husband Peter Pilone, Carole and her husband William Linkowski, Nicholas and his wife Sharon McCaffrey, Dianne and her husband John Lombardini, Jr., Joseph and John. ...
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Joanna E. Kent

June 9, 1934 - October 19, 2016

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Carmelo S. Mastropolo

June 9, 1924 - October 2, 2016

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Richard P. Salvati

September 16, 1954 - August 30, 2016

Richard Peter Salvati of Congers, NY, 61 years old, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1954 to Rudy and Marie Salvati and at a young age moved to Congers. He graduated from Clarkstown High School North. Richard was an active community member, spending many years coaching Congers Little League, a member of the Congers Fire department, and most recently, a...
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Arthur Del Pup

April 22, 1929 - August 8, 2016

Arthur Del Pup of Valley Cottage, NY, 87 years old, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2016. Arthur was a resident of Valley Cottage for 60 years. He was born on April 22, 1929 to Arthur and Virginia Del Pup. He retired from NYNEX as a Central Office Foreman, for which he worked 37 years in the Bronx, NY. He was an avid golfer, gardener and enjoy being a Snowbird to Florida to be with...
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William A. Biles

July 8, 2016

William A. Biles of Valley Cottage, NY, 88 years old, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2016. Bill was born in London, England on May 24th, 1928 where he grew up during WWII. He moved to the USA in 1951 where he met his wife Patricia Ann Clowry and they were married on November 7, 1954. Bill worked for Gestetner Corporation in Yonkers , N.Y. for 50 years. Upon his retirement, he became a Park...
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Margaret A. Cavanagh

February 18, 1929 - June 21, 2016

Margaret A. Cavanagh (Donnelly) of Congers passed away on June 21st at the age of 87. She was pre-deceased by her husband Joe and survived by her adoring five sons John of Clifton Park (Doris), Joe of Brewster (Charlotte), Jim of Ossining (Susan) Michael of Delmar (Liz), and Frank of Congers (Deirdre).Her incredible positive spirit lives on through her sixteen grandchildren (Katie, Brendan,...
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Ellen R. O'Brien

November 15, 1953 - June 7, 2016

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Michael Maslanek

January 6, 1947 - May 22, 2016

Michael (Mike) Maslanek passed away at the age of 69 on May 22, 2016. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mike grew up in nearby Haledon. He was born to Mildred Maslanek (nee Suhaka) and Stephen Maslanek. Mike attended St. Mary HS in Paterson, was a graduate of Fordham University, earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and a Masters in Reading from Montclair State...
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Renate Klinger

March 26, 1933 - May 17, 2016

Renate Klinger 83, a longtime resident of Congers, NY died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Lutheran Care Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Renate was born in Lubeck, Germany to Theodor and Wilhelmine Korff on March 26th, 1933. She came to America in 1953 and quickly met the love of her life, Erwin Klinger with whom she shared over 40 wonderful years. Renate loved the outdoors, traveling, and her garden. ...
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John Litz

January 29, 1927 - April 19, 2016

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Mary K. Hays

November 29, 1933 - March 12, 2016

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Johanna H. Hernandez

August 19, 1920 - March 4, 2016

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Frieda Brazilian

November 24, 1953 - March 1, 2016

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Bernard O'Conner

July 2, 1939 - February 27, 2016

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Tyler J. Sullivan

January 15, 1964 - February 27, 2016

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Nancy J. McMenimon

October 25, 1939 - February 23, 2016

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Mario J. Travaglini

May 20, 1957 - February 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Congers, NY.Mario Travaglini, a native of Rockland County lost his battle with Multiple Sclerosis, on February 19th 2016 at Nyack Hospital. He was 58 years old. He is predeceased by his parents: Nicholas Sr. and Rosemarie and his younger brother, Nicholas Travaglini Jr. Mario fought valiantly to maintain his independence and...
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Elaine R. Carioscia

October 16, 1935 - January 26, 2016

Elaine R. Carioscia, 80, passed away peacefully at home on January 26, 2016. Elaine was born in the Bronx, NY on October 16, 1935. Her greatest joys came from her family. Elaine is survived by her three children: Nancy, Vincent, and Matthew Jr.; her 6 loving grandchildren Sean, Jaclynn, Anthony, Heather, Peter, and Alexandra. Her family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at...
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Harry A. Frei

August 18, 1928 - January 23, 2016

Harry A. Frei, 87, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016. He was born in New York, NY on August 18, 1928 to Harry and Eliza (Best) Frei. Harry worked as a Machinist on industrial sewing machines for Wilcox & Gibbs in Stony Point, NY. He operated Frei's Bait & Rod Shop from 1938-1980. He was a past president of Congers Rod & Gun Club. Harry loved figure skating, fishing, skiing,...
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Alexander Christopher Nikonoff

October 12, 1986 - January 16, 2016


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Ann Rose Bednar

January 8, 1938 - January 6, 2016


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William Francis McNulty

May 31, 1919 - December 31, 2015

William F. McNulty, formerly from Washington Heights and Riverdale, died peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Nyack Nursing Home in Valley Cottage, N.Y. after a short illness. He was born on May 31, 1919 in Ardfanna, Ballyshannon, County Donegal in Ireland. He was one of 17 children of John and Margaret McNulty. William was pre deceased by his wife of 64 years, Mary McNulty. William...
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James A. Mutinsky

September 9, 1934 - December 22, 2015

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 10am, at St. Paul's Church in Congers followed by interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Rockland Lake, Congers, NY.
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Joan Shiver

October 22, 1945 - December 13, 2015

Joan Shiver, 70, passed away on December 13th, 2015. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 22, 1945. She is survived by her children Barry and Kerry, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-6pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers. Joan will be privately cremated.
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Geraldine Lockhart

November 24, 1932 - December 6, 2015

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Paul A. Laderach

August 19, 1933 - December 4, 2015


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Daniel J. Kirschner

July 23, 1985 - December 2, 2015


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Carole F. Bailey

August 7, 1944 - November 23, 2015

Carole Bailey went home to God on November 23rd 2015 she was 71. Carole was born in the Bronx NY on August 7th 1944 on the same day 21 years later she would marry Joseph Bailey the love of her life. A world traveler she visited all of the continents and is on the greatest of all trips. A committed bingo player, knitter, quilter and most of all Grandma. She is survived by her two daughters and son...
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Daniel F. Segrue

November 11, 1942 - November 5, 2015

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Elizabeth Grace

February 6, 1936 - November 1, 2015

Elizabeth (Smyth) Grace, 79, of Congers, NY, passed away Sunday, Nov 1, 2015. Elizabeth was born on Feb 6, 1936, in Belfast, N. Ireland, to Patrick & Annie Smyth. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Kenneth Grace. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers; Patrick & Harry, sisters; Ann & Mary Smyth. Elizabeth is survived by her children; Kevin,...
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Thomas Mathai

May 8, 1930 - October 21, 2015


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Jess G. Calungcagin

December 11, 1953 - September 26, 2015

Jess G. Calungcagin, 61, of Valley Cottage, New York, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015 surrounded by his wife and children at New York-Presbyterian (Columbia) Hospital. Born in the Philippines to Lucio and Catalina Calungcagin, he lived most of his life in Valley Cottage, New York.Jess is survived by Maria Angelina, his wife of 35 years, son Jess (Tiffany) Calungcagin,...
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Karl Fersch

October 30, 1933 - September 6, 2015

Karl Fersch passed away on September 6th, 2015 with his loving family by his side. He was 81 years old. Karl was born in Yugoslavia on October 30, 1933 to Paul and Elizabeth (Potnik) Fersch. He was the longtime owner of K & A Motor Services and formally Eders in Congers, NY. He married Anna Quintus on May 7, 1960 in New York City. He was an avid sports fan but had a passion for soccer. He...
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Christopher Anthony Cardinuto

November 11, 1987 - September 3, 2015

Christopher Anthony Cardinuto passed away on September 3, 2015. Visiting will be held on Monday, September 7th, from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY 10920 (845) 268-6665. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 8th, 11am, at St. Paul's Church, 82 Lake Road, Congers, NY (845) 268-4464, followed by interment at Gethsemane...
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Jennie M. Macalena

May 2, 1931 - August 5, 2015


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Waneta Wonda Copp

August 15, 1928 - August 3, 2015


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Rita Jankowski Byrne

February 4, 1956 - July 25, 2015

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Rena Marie Kepler

January 17, 1924 - July 22, 2015

Rena Marie Kepler passed away peacefully on July 22, 2015 at the age of 91. Rena was born in Bogota, NJ on January 17, 1924 to Richard and Clara Derfuss. She attended Congers High School and then proudly served her country in the US Navy during WWII and was stationed in Key West. She worked at Lorston Photography Studio in Nyack, NY and Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, NY for many years. She...
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Perfecto Santory

August 30, 1939 - July 6, 2015

Perfecto Santory passed away on July 6, 2015 at the age of 75. He was born in Puerto Rico on August 30, 1939. Perfecto was the owner and proprietor for 48 years of Universal Designer Painting Corp. in Valley Cottage, NY. Perfecto lived in Rockland County for 35 years and prior was from Bronx, NY. He always took pride in his work and enjoyed painting. He was a very loving and selfless man who...
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Martha Vidueira

February 8, 1919 - June 30, 2015


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Anthony G. Regina

July 29, 1921 - June 22, 2015

Anthony G. Regina passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on June 22, 2015 at the age of 93. Anthony was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 29, 1921 to Francesco Regina and Angelina Labita. Anthony worked at the Brooklyn Navy Ship Yards. He then moved on to work for the Furniture Workers Union 76B in the Bronx, New York. Anthony is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Anita Regina;...
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Margaret B. Smith

June 3, 1924 - June 9, 2015


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Carol I. Chambers

March 4, 1948 - May 13, 2015


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Connor William Mansfield

January 4, 1941 - May 11, 2015


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Marcella Siddi

January 30, 1919 - May 11, 2015


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Francisco Mercado

October 3, 1941 - May 2, 2015


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Robert Hurd

July 21, 1926 - May 2, 2015


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Katherine P. McIntyre

October 18, 1923 - April 23, 2015

Katherine (Kay) McIntyre died peacefully at home on April 23, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old. Kay was born in West Nyack, New York to Horace and Sybil Partridge. She was raised in Haverstraw with her three sisters. She attended St. Peters School and graduated from Haverstraw High School. Kay married James McIntyre, the love of her life who was serving in the US Navy. After he...
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Ismael Alicea

June 12, 1954 - April 13, 2015

Ismael Alicea of Rockland County, NY, 60 years old, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015. Ismael was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico on June 12, 1954 to Juan Ramón Alicea and Alejandrina Perez. He graduated from John Jay College with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his Masters of Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. He married the love of his life, Susan Alicea (Brett...
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Bridget Danko

September 24, 1931 - April 8, 2015

Bridget M. Danko, 83, of Congers, NY passed away on April 8, 2015 with her family at her side. Bridget was born in Dublin, Ireland to Joseph and Margaret Murphy. She came to the United States with her siblings at the age of 16. She worked very hard and became a hairdresser. When asked what nationality she was, she always very proudly said, "an American".Bridget married Stephen C. Danko in...
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Bernadette Bortolussi

July 15, 1928 - April 2, 2015

Mrs. Bernadette Bortolussi (née Gallon) died peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Westfield, NJ at the age of 86. Bernadette is survived by her sons John Bortolussi and wife Lori of Stuart, FL; Joseph Bortolussi and wife Lily of New York, NY; her daughters Maria Jakubek and husband Scott of Westfield, NJ; and Anne Zacharda and husband Andrew of Cranford, and her grandchildren Miranda and...
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Vincent D'Angelo

January 31, 1931 - March 29, 2015

Vincent D'Angelo passed away on March 29, 2015. Family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Congers. Mass will take place Thursday 11am St. Paul's Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, Congers, NY.
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Dacosta Andrew

February 5, 1938 - March 14, 2015


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Lawrence J. Kipp

January 23, 1931 - March 3, 2015

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Kenneth George Grace

March 23, 1932 - February 28, 2015

Kenneth Grace, a lifelong Rockland County resident, died Saturday, February 28 at the age of 82. He was born in Nyack Hospital on March 23, 1932 to Wilfred and Marguerite Grace. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Smyth) Grace; his children Kevin (Susan), Thomas and Dawn; grandchildren Kenneth, Meaghen, John, Brianna, and Emily. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Rosemary Porzillo

April 1, 1943 - February 25, 2015


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John Francis Fay

October 8, 1948 - February 16, 2015

John Francis Fay, Jr. (Jack) was called home on February 16, 2015. Jack was born to Frances Rita Chlupsa Fay and John Francis Fay, Sr. in Nyack, NY on October 8, 1948. He was 66 years old. Jack grew up in Rockland Lake, NY until his family moved to Congers, NY in 1959. A lifelong resident of Clarkstown, Jack was proud to enlist in the Army in 1969, serving as Military Police in the 529th...
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Mary Elizabeth Colandrea

July 7, 1938 - January 19, 2015

Mary E. Colandrea, of Congers, NY passed away suddenly on January 19, 2015. She was 76. Mary was born July 7, 1938 in Suffern, NY, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Mutinsky) Madura. She graduated from Clarkstown High School in 1956 and worked as a public servant for over 38 years. She started at the Department of Motor Vehicles and then worked for the court system for 25 years, retiring...
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Patricia Conti

April 5, 1939 - January 7, 2015

Patricia Conti was born in Throgsneck, NY on April 5, 1939. She passed away on January 7, 2015 after battling cancer. She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Patricia worked diligently for 25 years for Special Funds in Manhattan until her retirement in 2004. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and when possible, enjoyed going back to Ireland to visit.Patricia...
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Mary Dolores Diaz

July 4, 1939 - December 31, 2014


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Stephen Kehoe

July 27, 1944 - December 22, 2014

Stephen J. Kehoe Sr. of Valley Cottage, NY, age 70, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2014. Stephen was a lifelong resident of Valley Cottage. He was born on July 27, 1944 to Charles and Theresa Kehoe. He graduated from Nyack High School and married Mary Anne Quackenbush in 1965. Stephen was employed by New York Traprock in West Nyack and later became an over the road truck driver for Marten...
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Marisa Bonanno

June 3, 1950 - December 13, 2014

Marisa Bonanno of Spingo Saturnia, Italy passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:47 am. She was 64 years of age. Surrounded by loved ones, she comfortably passed into her next life in her home in Valley Cottage N.Y. Marisa was a devoted wife, mother and role model to us all. She will be deeply missed by her four children, sisters, grandchildren, co-workers and friends. As an accomplished...
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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service
113 Lake Road East
Congers, NY 10920 map it

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