Our Obituaries

Stanley Wojnicki

December 20, 1935 - January 28, 2018


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Guy Mayer

July 20, 1940 - January 24, 2018


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Natale Mucerino

February 25, 1931 - January 24, 2018

Natale Mucerino of Valley Cottage, NY, 86 years old, passed away on January 24, 2018. He was born in Scisciano, Italy where he married his beloved wife Raffaela in 1952 before coming to America and settling down in Brooklyn, NY, where he worked hard as an Iron Worker to provide for his children. He is survived by his wife and 4 children: Felix (Cathy), Joseph, Marianna Astor, and Joanne Tarrant ...
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Lena Eidam

November 14, 1911 - January 23, 2018


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Salvatore Raschilla

November 16, 1917 - January 23, 2018


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Theresa K. Malatinsky

May 30, 1922 - January 21, 2018


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May E. Hersey

November 1, 1923 - January 21, 2018

May Ella Hersey formerly of New City went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the age of 94. May was born in Conde, South Dakota on November 1, 1923 to Arthur and Jessie (Cunningham) Hersey. The family relocated to Rockland County when she was 3 years old and most of her life was spent in New City. May graduated from Spring Valley High School at the age of 16 and went on to...
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Marcel Crepin Dorcil

October 25, 1926 - January 21, 2018


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James Doyle

May 15, 1934 - January 20, 2018


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Eleanor Scanlon Diehl

January 21, 1934 - January 18, 2018


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Catherine Florence O'Connor

February 17, 1922 - January 16, 2018


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Lee Sennish

October 14, 1926 - January 14, 2018


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Jean Timmons

November 2, 1945 - January 13, 2018

Jean Timmons (nee Baisley) of Chestnut Ridge, NY, 72 years old passed away on January 14, 2018. Jean was a lifelong resident of Rockland County. She was born on November 2, 1945 to Norma and Henry Baisley. She graduated from Spring Valley High School and married the love of her life, Tom in 1965. Together they opened Hilltop Deli in New City in March of 1967. Aside from her family this was...
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John Daly

June 18, 1938 - January 13, 2018

Born in Queens on June 18, 1938 to Catherine (Spencer) and John Daly. John grew up in Rego Park and attended Resurrection-Ascension School. John won an academic scholarship to Xavier High School in Manhattan and was a proud Son of Xavier in the Class of 1956. John also received Bachelors and Masters degrees at St. John's University. John married the love of his life, Eileen (Clune), in June 1963...
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Evelyn T. Redner

December 18, 1927 - January 11, 2018


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Evelyn T. Redner

December 18, 1927 - January 11, 2018

Evelyn Taylor Redner passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on January 11. She was born in NYC on December 18, 1927 to Phoebe and John Barrett. Graduated from Guardian Angel School in NYC and worked for Bank of New York as a customer service representative for 21 years, retiring in 1989. She married Robert Taylor in 1947, who predeceased her on Nov. 11, 1967. She married Floyd...
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Mildred H. Fink

January 14, 1918 - January 11, 2018

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Thomas Graziosi

June 6, 1963 - January 11, 2018

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Margaret E. White

February 9, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Margaret E. White, 91 years of age, currently of Nyack, NY passed away on the morning of Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Her loving husband, Robert A. White, passed in 1996.Born on February 9, 1924, Margaret was the youngest of seven children born to Virgilio and Margaret Coscia in Brooklyn, NY. On September 24, 1949 Margaret married her love, Robert, and together they made homes in Brooklyn and, later...
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Anthony P. Buonanno

November 2, 1932 - January 7, 2018

Anthony Paul Buonanno Sr. died peacefully in Richland, Pennsylvania on January 7, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in New York City, and was raised on Mulberry St. He graduated in 1956 from St John's University with a degree in Pharmacy. In 1957 he married Roberta Licata from Brooklyn and together they had four beautiful children.For over 25 years, he owned and operated Goodyear Community Clinical...
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Joan Y. Abate

August 17, 1927 - January 6, 2018

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Helen McCrudden

November 21, 1929 - January 6, 2018

Helen Teresa McCrudden (Cull) passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born on November 21, 1929 to Catherine and Thomas Cull. She graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School & married the love of her life Robert Aloysius McCrudden on September 2, 1950. In 1959 Robert and Helen moved to Rockland County, where they lived in New City for 37 years and Jackson, NJ for the...
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Margaret Mary Sheehan

September 8, 1929 - January 6, 2018

Margaret M. Sheehan, resident of New Hempstead, NY passed away on Jan, 6, 2018. Margaret (Peggy) was born on Sept. 8, 1929 to John E. & Josephine (Bernhard) Connors, in Bronx, NY. She married James V. Sheehan in 1952. James predeceased her on Nov. 11, 1995. She is also predeceased by her 3 brothers, 1 sister, and step son James III. She is survived by 4 daughters Margaret M. Hewitt of White Bluff...
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Lisa Vasami

June 16, 1957 - January 6, 2018

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Helen Bastone

October 4, 1930 - January 4, 2018

Helen Bastone (nee Scaglione) of New City, NY, 87 years old, passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2018. She was raised and married in the Bronx and then moved to New City in 1974. Helen was born on October 4, 1930 to Giuditta and Santo Scaglione. Helen is survived by her husband of 67 years, Alfredo, sons Santo (Virginia) and Frank (Fran), and grandsons Steven (Maria), Derek, and Jeff. ...
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Michael Peter Malanaphy

October 19, 1935 - December 31, 2017

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Albert A. Viotto

June 13, 1928 - December 29, 2017

Albert A. Viotto, 89 years of age, residing at 1 Anna Court in Stony Point, NY, went to be with his Lord, Friday December 29, at 1:15PM in Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY, surrounded by his beloved family.Albert was born on June 13, 1928 in Harlem NY, to Gena Clout and Umberto Viotto, and later moved to the Fordham section of the Bronx where he grew up along with his two brothers, Reno ...
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Frank Bigica

October 28, 1935 - December 29, 2017

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Michael C. Araneo

September 4, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Michael C. Araneo 86, a longtime resident of New City, NY passed away peacefully at Nyack Hospital on Friday, January 29th surrounded by his loving family. Michael is predeceased by his mother Mary, his father Charles, his wife Ann, and his son Charles Raymond.He is survived by his loving companion of 35 years Marilyn Klubenspies of New City, NY, her daughter Lisa and son-in-law Brian of Croton...
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Cathy Lynn Curry

December 30, 1959 - December 27, 2017

Cathy Lynn Curry, 57, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 27, 2017. Cathy was born in New Orleans, LA and grew up in San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Her parents were Felix and Mary Ann (Lucia) Salazar, both deceased. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, David, her four children, Trevor, Sean, Samantha, and Andrew, and her sister, Laurie. A visitation will be held from 7:00pm to...
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Frederick Henry Heitmeyer

March 10, 1929 - December 27, 2017

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Joan Lent

April 4, 1959 - December 26, 2017

Joan Lent, 58, of Haverstraw, NY, passed away on December 26th, 2017 with her daughter by her side. Joan was a lifelong resident of Haverstraw. She loved gardening and decorating for every holiday. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially playing with her grandchildren, who always brought a smile to her face. She worked many years for Hornicks and more recently she was employed by...
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Fern A. Migliano

January 4, 1935 - December 25, 2017

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Margaret Rose Moran

January 8, 1929 - December 24, 2017

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Carlos A. Manzione

September 17, 1932 - December 23, 2017

Carlos A. Manzione, of Nanuet passed away on December 23, 2017, he was 85. He was born on September 17, 1932 in Argentina. Carlos is survived by his wife, Noemi of Nanuet, his son, Omar and wife Louise, and his daughter-in-law Susan. He is also survived by his grandson, Shane. He was predeceased by his son, Hector in 2006.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 28...
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Catherine M. Tahaney

August 5, 1929 - December 22, 2017

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Jennie Russo

February 21, 1922 - December 22, 2017

Jennie Russo, 95 of Congers, NY passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017.Jennie was born on Feb 21, 1922 to Stefano and Frances Ignizio. She is predeceased by her husband Gandelfo (Rudy), her sons Robert and Richard, grandson David and siblings Francis Ronga and Paul Ignizio.Jennie is survived by a loving family that includes her daughter Johanne Caglione (William) and sons James (Rita), Stephen ...
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Elaine Saya

May 14, 1947 - December 21, 2017

Elaine Saya, of New City, NY passed away on December 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Elaine was born on May 14, 1947 in Manhattan to Albert and Mary Ellen (Smith) Wangenstein. On March 8, 1969, she married Bill Saya, the love of her life, at Holy Cross Church in the Bronx. Elaine had been a New City resident for the past forty years and prior to that resided in the Bronx.Elaine found...
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Sidney Ellison

February 29, 1924 - December 21, 2017

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Margaret M. Bonanno

January 27, 1950 - December 20, 2017

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Thomas A. Downes

November 14, 1954 - December 19, 2017

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Thomas A. Downes

November 14, 1954 - December 19, 2017

Thomas A. Downes, III, 63 years old, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence after a valiant battle with metastatic melanoma.Tommy was born in the Bronx on November 14, 1954 and moved with his family to New City in 1960. He attended Albertus Magnus High School, Rockland Community College and Dominican College. He was...
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Louise Ruffino

December 6, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Louise Ruffino, 86, of Stony Point NY passed away December 18, 2017. She was born December 6, 1931 in New York New York, the daughter of Alfonso and Vincenza Cigalotti. Louise was a loving and devoted mother to her loving children Stephen and his wife Barbara, Gloria Gasparo and her husband Peter, and daughter-in-law Patty. Louise cherished her grandchildren Stephen (Jennifer), Tara, Joseph ...
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Muriel Realmuto

October 8, 1932 - December 18, 2017

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Marlene Audige

December 29, 1967 - December 17, 2017

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Eliseo A. Moreno

December 16, 2017

Dr. Eliseo A. Moreno, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on December 16, 2017. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, granddaughter, family, and friends. He was a devout Roman Catholic and following in his father's footsteps, he was an active member of the Free and Accepted Masons of New York. Anyone who knew him knows he lived an amazing life, loved to laugh and share his...
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Barbara Ann Smith

September 19, 1939 - December 16, 2017

Barbara Ann Smith of New City peacefully passed away on Saturday evening 12/16/17, with family at her side. She was battling multiple illnesses with strength and dignity, but kept her sense of humor and love of family to the very end.Barbara was born in Queens, NY on 9/19/39. She worked for many years at Link elementary school where she was beloved by students and staff, Her later years were...
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Herbert H. Meier

October 27, 1937 - December 14, 2017

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Bernadette Artino Falletta

November 28, 1945 - December 11, 2017

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Suzanne H. Clothier

July 4, 1920 - December 11, 2017

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Gunvald Eidet

June 21, 1936 - December 8, 2017

Gunvald Eidet of New City, NY passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born in Vennesla, Norway on June 21, 1936. In 1965, Gunvald and his wife immigrated to the US. He is the owner of Gunvald Painting Corp. In addition, Gunvald co-owned and operated Paley Paint for a number of years. He served as an Elder Emeritus and was formerly a Chairman of his church. Gunvald is survived by his...
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Gloria May Surdi

January 27, 1926 - December 6, 2017

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Josephine Villani

March 17, 1943 - December 6, 2017

Josephine Villani, 74, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, with her family by her side in Rockland County, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore, and is survived by her children and their spouses, Maria and James Lucente and Salvatore and Trish Villani, her grandchildren Kristina, Jimmy, Nicole and Michelle, her brother and his wife, James and Gisela Migliore, and...
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Peter Y. Kim

May 17, 1962 - December 5, 2017

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Edward Ceus

December 21, 1983 - December 5, 2017

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Frances C. Rinaldi

May 21, 1937 - December 3, 2017

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Emilio Musich

July 12, 1923 - November 30, 2017

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Philip J. Decker

June 3, 1953 - November 30, 2017

Philip J. Decker, 64 of Pearl River, NY peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus on November 30, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. Phil was born in Bronx, NY on June 3, 1953 to the late Harry and Angelina Decker. He was a devoted family man, who had a contagious laugh and passionate love for the Lord. For more than 25 years,...
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William F. Bohlin

January 15, 1930 - November 29, 2017

William F. Bohlin, a longtime resident of Garden City, NY passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 after a short illness.Born on January 15, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Hope and William O. Bohlin. William or Bill, as his friends called him, grew up in Lancaster, PA. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1951. Bill served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany from 1952-1954. ...
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Michael S. Mouacdie

September 9, 1924 - November 29, 2017

Michael S. Mouacdie, a resident of West Nyack, NY since 1978, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2017; he was 93. Michael was born on September 9, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to Syrian immigrant parents. His father, Salim, was a NYC restaurant owner, and his mother, Delina, was a furrier (seamstress of fur coats). He led an active life; he was a loving father, a husband, a companion, a brother, a...
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Anthony Cioppa

April 29, 1936 - November 29, 2017

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Regina C. Ranni

July 16, 1931 - November 29, 2017

Regina Ranni, formerly Regina Pitner, was born July 16,1931. Passed into God's arms on November 29, 2017. She was an only child born in Irvington, NY. She described her childhood as beautiful and happy. Regina graduated from Our Lady of Victory High School; Good Counsel College; a Masters in English from Columbia University; and later as an adult returning student, receiving an Associates degree...
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Helen Catherine Cassidy

November 1, 1922 - November 29, 2017

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Margaret Gerard Von Achen

November 6, 1928 - November 28, 2017

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Paul Palal

January 18, 1946 - November 25, 2017

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Eleanor L. McCarthy

June 24, 1934 - November 22, 2017

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Marie F. McCoy

April 2, 1930 - November 22, 2017

Marie F. (Pappalardo) McCoy of Congers, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. She was 87. Marie was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on April 2, 1930, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (DiGregoria) Pappalardo. She was retired from the Salvation Army, West Nyack and was an active member of the Congers Senior Club until her illness. Marie loved spending time with her family, day trips to Atlantic...
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John R. Ferrara

February 4, 1932 - November 19, 2017

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Maureen Nelson

August 15, 1925 - November 18, 2017

Maureen M. Nelson passed away peacefully at home on Saturday November 18, 2017 surrounded by family.She was born on August 15, 1925 in Queens, New York, daughter of Edward J. Martin and Ruth (Killeen) Martin. She grew up in Garden City New York. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY. She taught in the William Schaefer grammar school in the South...
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Raymond Trojahn

January 2, 1920 - November 17, 2017

Devoted husband, father, grand-father, and great-grandfather, Raymond Trojahn, left this earth on Friday, November 17th, 2017, and left his legacy to carry on. Raymond Trojahn, 97 years old, was born and raised in Nyack, NY, on January 2nd, 1920. Raymond was a World War II veteran serving in the Army. He is a life member of Highland Hose Company of Nyack. He is a life member and Ex-Chief...
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Gerald F. Kelleher

July 23, 1935 - November 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald (Jerry) Francis Kelleher announces his passing on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 82. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mary, and his children Carol (Tom) Burke and Gerald (Lori). Jerry will also be fondly remembered by his four granchildren Tom (Brooke), Caryn, Lauren, and Daniel, as well as his brothers and sisters, James ...
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Edward J. McDonagh

September 30, 1968 - November 12, 2017

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, Edward J. McDonagh, Jr. passed away after a long battle with cancer. Eddie is survived by his parents Edward (formerly of Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland) and Ellie (formerly of Loch Gowna, Co. Cavan, Ireland) (nee Reilly) McDonagh; his wife Kimberly (nee Settle) McDonagh and children Philip (Jenna) Kabatt, Caitlin...
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Rosita Antoine

February 26, 1918 - November 12, 2017

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Marilyn Gabel

April 30, 1933 - November 10, 2017

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Hyacinth R. Phillip

April 6, 1939 - November 9, 2017

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, "The Master called" our beloved Hyacinth Roberta Phillip to eternal rest. Hyacinth was a cherished friend to many and was affectionately known as Cynthia, Miss Hyacinth, Miss Phillip, Auntie and the Hat Lady. Hyacinth was born April 6, 1939, on the Caribbean island state of St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. She was the only child of Winifred Duncan and Walter Phillip....
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Joseph Anthony Rinaldi

January 17, 1941 - November 5, 2017

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Anthony V. Ladolcetta

December 18, 1942 - November 4, 2017

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Maryann Chazan

December 17, 1968 - November 4, 2017

Maryann Chazan (née Darcy), 48, of Congers, NY, died peacefully in the arms of her loving husband, Ed, on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Maryann was born in New York City, her earliest childhood memories formed in the close-knit Irish community of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Bronx. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to the country hamlet of Nanuet NY, where she graduated from St. Anthony...
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Elizabeth A. Palladino

June 13, 1946 - November 4, 2017

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Mary Kuttythomas

October 2, 1934 - November 3, 2017

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Susan Cherian

October 4, 1945 - November 3, 2017

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John Lodico

July 11, 1928 - October 31, 2017

John Lodico, Sr. (Pop), of New City passed away on October 31, 2017 at the Joe Raso Hospice center. John had a very fulfilling life for 89 years, born on July 11, 1928. John was married to Dolores (Tapp) at Nyack Grace Episcopal Church 66 years ago.John was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Nick and Ronald; four sisters, Angeline, Sarah, Florence and Margie and his granddaughter, Kim Sue.He...
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Kata Kcira

October 18, 1933 - October 30, 2017

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Michael E. Donohue

September 7, 1935 - October 28, 2017

Michael Donohue, a 43-year resident of Nanuet, passed away on October 28th at the age of 82. A loving husband, father, grandfather and decorated police officer, he lost a tough-fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Kathryn, his son Dan and his wife Ann, his daughter Elizabeth, and his son Tom and his wife Kristine. Of all his life's accomplishments he was most...
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Lucretia LoRusso

November 8, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Lucretia Patricia Fiorella Lo Russo (nee Belardo) of New Windsor, NY, formerly of New Hempstead Village, NY, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 83 years old. Lucretia was born in the Bronx on November 8, 1933 to Filomena and Angelo Belardo. She graduated from Evander Childs High School and married the love of her life, John, in 1954. In her...
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Joseph S. Schuck

May 8, 1927 - October 22, 2017

Joseph Stanley Schuck of New City, NY, 90 years old, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Joe was born on May 8, 1927 to Maria Walters and Johannes Schuck in Elizabeth, NJ. Joe grew up in New York City. As a child his family had a summer place in New City near New City Park Lake. It was there that he met the love of his life, Henny Cyler, a local New City girl. He and Henny married on...
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Maria D. Ciccia

November 27, 1945 - October 21, 2017

Maria Dolores Ciccia, formerly a 45 year resident of Greenwood Lake, NY, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 71 years old. Born on November 27, 1945 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frank Paul and Rose Grace Falesto. Maria loved going to the beach, especially Ocean Grove, NJ with her grandchildren. She also loved to cook for her...
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Irene A. Zuccarello

November 8, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Irene Ann Zuccarello of New City passed away on October 20, 2017, she was 74. Irene was born in the Bronx on November 8, 1942 to William and Mary (Xikes) Gianos. Irene married Frank J. Zuccarello on November 7, 1964 in New York City. She worked at Helen Hayes for over thirty years.Nothing made Irene happier than spending time with her family. She loved the big family holidays and cherished...
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Bernard A. McCabe

September 21, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Barney McCabe, 86, of Congers, NY passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Barney is survived by his loving wife Susan (nee Egan) and were married 56 years and had 7 children together: Joseph and wife Cathy, Kevin and wife Eileen, Brian and wife Eileen, Frank, John, Susan and husband Doug, Matthew and wife Eve; and 15 grandchildren (Steven, Maureen, Samantha, Liam, Cameron, Aidan, John, Laura,...
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James Conover

December 22, 1942 - October 19, 2017

James H. Conover ,74, of New City, NY passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. Jim was the loving husband of his wife of 42 years, Elaine Conod (Conover) and devoted father to Christopher (Katy), Courtney (Brett), Meghan (Anthony), Matthew, and Deirdre. His eight grandchildren , Julian, Sean, Charlotte, Aidan, Nolan, Brendan, Fintan and Delaney were his joy. He is...
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John F. Healy

November 22, 1950 - October 14, 2017

John Francis Healy, age 66, died on October 14, 2017; at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Newburg NY, after a long illness.Born in Manhattan in November of 1950, John was a Rockland Resident since 1961. In 1969 John graduated from Spring Valley High School. He was later employed by American Tack and Hardware Company in Monsey until 2002. John was predeceased by his...
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Alberta B. Chorostil

August 2, 1927 - October 13, 2017

Alberta (Allie) Berrian Chorostil, of Nanuet NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13th, at Nyack Hospital.Born in Brooklyn on August 2, 1927 to Florence and Max Hirsch, and raised in the Bronx, she was the youngest of 7 children, and often reflected fondly on her happy childhood.Allie graduated from William Taft H.S. She worked as a secretary for Kay Fries and Nestle Corp., and later in...
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Sandra Hoeg

December 3, 1942 - October 11, 2017

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Patricia McCann

December 14, 1958 - October 11, 2017

Patricia A. McCann12/14/1958 - 10/11/2017Patricia A. McCann, 58, of Jeffersonville, NY, formerly of New City passed away unexpectedly at her home on October 11, 2017.Patricia was born on December 14, 1958 to William and Lola McCann in Queens, NY. She graduated from Clarkstown High School North. Patty was the former proprietor of McCann's Pub in Nyack, NY.Patty was a great cook and catered many...
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Emily Norman

February 10, 1920 - October 11, 2017

Emily Norman (nee Ruggiero) of Valley Cottage, 97 years old, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017. Her fight with dementia is over and her battle with her mind is no longer a struggle. Emily was born in the Bronx to Anna and Leo Ruggiero, moved to Yonkers in 1972 and for the past twenty years has resided in Valley Cottage. Emily was a member of the Congers II Senior Center. She is survived...
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Mildred Rogus

September 15, 1927 - October 9, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Rogus passed away on Monday October 9th. Born on September 15, 1927 she was 90 years old. Millie was born and raised in the Bronx and was the eldest of six children of Joseph and Louise Depasquale. She was married to the love of her life for 55 years, the late Frank Rogus. They raised their two daughters in the Bronx before moving to Congers N.Y. In 1969. She worked for...
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Jerry John

July 15, 1979 - October 8, 2017

Jerry John, 38, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. Jerry was born on July 15th, 1979 in Bronx, New York. He was a resident of Monsey, NY for the past 15 years. Jerry graduated from Clarkstown South High School and St. Thomas Aquinas College. He worked at TransAmerica Investments as a business analyst.He is survived by wife, Smitha, 2 daughters, Alyssa and Kaitlin, parents...
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Helen Murphy

July 8, 1923 - October 4, 2017

Helen Murphy, SC passed away on October 4, 2017, in the 74th year of commitment as a Sister of Charity. Her ministry included service as Administrator of the NY Foundling and St. Agatha's Nanuet. She is survived by her brother Dan Murphy and her sister Marie Veling, and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Wake Monday October 9th 2:00- 6:00pm at Higgins Funeral Home,...
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Anthony Antonello

May 17, 1926 - October 3, 2017

Anthony passed away peacefully in his home on October 3, 2017. His huge smile and sense of humor will be missed greatly! He was truly a happy man! He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife, Alice Antonello. A loving father of Gina Stevenson (John), Anthony (Sheona), Louis (Donna), Lori Napoli (Victor) and Gloria Flynn, (Kevin). A loving and proud grandfather of Dana, Connor, Alexa, Quinn, Erin...
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Kenneth Dowden Rees

June 19, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Kenneth Dowden Rees of New City, NY, 88 years old, passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2017. He was born on June 19th, 1929 in Bronx, NY to Stanley D. and Elsie Rees. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in 1947 and graduated from Manhattan College in 1951. He served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict. After returning from war, he married the love of his life, Patricia Altritt, who...
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