Our Obituaries

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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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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Anne M. Donoghue

February 23, 1925 - October 2, 2017

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Jerry Martin Schulman

January 26, 1947 - September 25, 2017

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Ellen Dickey

February 23, 1931 - September 24, 2017

Ellen Dickey died surrounded by her family on September 24, 2017 in Nyack, NY, at the age of 86.Mrs. Dickey was born on February 23, 1931 to Frank and Grace McCann. She married James Dickey on July 3, 1954. They started a family in Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Bardonia, NY in 1971. She worked many years as a helpful receptionist for a local doctor. Upon retirement, James and Ellen sold...
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Frederick W. Maehrlein

March 30, 1949 - September 22, 2017

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John Paul Dusza

September 30, 1931 - September 22, 2017

John Paul Dusza of Nanuet, NY passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was 85. John was raised in Bondsville, MA. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned his doctorate in chemistry from Yale University. In 1958, he began his career as a Senior Pharmaceutical Research Chemist at Lederle Laboratories. During his over 40-year career he invented hundreds of...
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Patricia Cullen

October 1, 1939 - September 21, 2017

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Gerard P. Elicks

September 11, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Gerard P. Elicks of Congers, 90 years old, passed away on September 21st after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born September 11, 1927 in the Bronx, NY. He graduated Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx.. He then entered the police academy and served in the NYPD for 32 years retiring as a sergeant. He later worked in private security after his retirement from the police force....
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Korah P. Jacob

April 8, 1939 - September 19, 2017

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Francis F. Butrico

January 6, 1942 - September 18, 2017

Francis (Frank) Butrico of New City, NY, passed away suddenly at his home on Sept. 18, 2017; at the age of 75. Frank was born on January 6, 1942 in New York City, to Angelo and Petronella (Lazara) Butrico. Frank had been a resident of New City since 1956. Frank served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961 and later in the National Guard for many years. He was a graduate of Clarkstown...
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Raymond Hoadley

April 4, 1963 - September 17, 2017

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Agnes M. Quigley

January 11, 1929 - September 16, 2017

Agnes Quigley (Murphy), known as Oona by all who loved her, passed away on Saturday, September 16 at the age of 88. Surrounded by her family, Oona entered the eternal embrace of her heavenly Father in the same manner she had lived: with grace, peace and dignity.The daughter of Bernard and Agnes Murphy, Oona was born January 11, 1929 and grew up in Richmond Hill, NY the second of four children. ...
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Kenneth R. Ecks

July 29, 1933 - September 15, 2017

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Anna Marie Lenahan

August 24, 1918 - September 15, 2017

Anna Lenahan of Nanuet, NY passed away peacefully Friday at the age of 99.Anna was a lifelong resident of Rockland County. She was a dedicated homemaker and loving caregiver to her family. She was an active participant in the Middlewood Senior Citizen Club for many years and loved all the social activities that it provided. She was elected President of the club where she held office for a number...
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Kieran Michael Harris

August 14, 1959 - September 15, 2017

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William J. Archacki

September 14, 1938 - September 15, 2017

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Rose A. Fischetti

November 10, 1927 - September 15, 2017

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George G. Doonan

February 18, 1941 - September 13, 2017

George Gerard Doonan, age 76, entered into eternal rest on September 13th 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Bronx, NY by his parents Patrick and Kathleen Doonan and attended St Ansclms grammar school and Benjamin Franklin High School. He volunteered as a fireman before entering into the New York Police Department, where he served for 30 years with the 45th precinct and...
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Stratford Arnold Barnes

June 24, 1931 - September 13, 2017

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William F. Ryan

February 26, 1930 - September 11, 2017

William "Bill" Ryan passed away September 11, 2017 at the age of 87. A long-time resident of Nanuet, NY, he was born February 26, 1930 in the Bronx to Charles and Margaret Ryan of Ireland. He attended St. Jerome's Boys School in the Bronx and Bronx Vocational School. He served in the Merchant Marines and in the US Navy during the Korean War. He later worked as a Stationary Engineer for the...
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Frank G. Tosto

November 1, 1920 - September 10, 2017

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Frank G. Tosto

November 1, 1920 - September 10, 2017

Frank G. Tosto, 96, of Valley Cottage, NY, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Nyack, NY. Frank was born Santo Francisco Tosto in Rome, NY on November 1, 1920 to Maria Gracia Palmieri and Giovanni Tosto. After the war, his family moved back to the Bronx. Frank attended Manhattan High School of Aviation and graduated as an aviation mechanic. He enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and...
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Dorothy P. Kelly

February 9, 1944 - September 10, 2017

It is with profound sorrow that her family shares the passing of Dorothy P. Kelly, 73, on Sep. 10, 2017. Some of the sayings that Dorothy lived by: "Life is what we make it"; "Everyone needs to have another chance"; and "Expect the unexpected." Dorothy was recently predeceased by her husband of 52 years, George. She lived an exceptional life of love and happiness. Born in Manhattan, the...
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Ralph R. Edwards

October 26, 1942 - September 9, 2017

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Constance Bartholomew

February 17, 1944 - September 8, 2017

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Camille R. Servedio

July 5, 1936 - September 6, 2017

Servedio, CamilleDevoted daughter to the late Silvio and Emanuella Cuomo and loving sister to the late Nancy Ennella and Silvio Cuomo. Camille was predeased by her loving husband Dominick and beloved son-in-law Michael. Camille is survived by her five children Angela Cipriani, Donna DiBenedetto, Patrice Carrieri, Dominick Servedio (Maria) and Robert Servedio (Elizabeth). She leaves behind 12...
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Steven B. Kanterman

March 31, 1944 - September 5, 2017

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Catherine L. Fisher

March 2, 1934 - September 5, 2017

Catherine L. Fisher passed away peacefully at home on September 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband, John and her four devoted and loving children. Kate was born in New York City on March 2, 1934 to Barbara and Frederick Lyons. She is predeceased by her mother, Barbara and Frederick Lyons, sisters, Barbara Weinmiller and Teresea Guerin, nephews Ronald Weinmiller and Gerard Fisher and niece...
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German Avellaneda

August 13, 1963 - September 2, 2017

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Agatha Piscitelli

August 30, 1933 - September 2, 2017

Aggie Piscitelli (nee Napoli) of New City passed away peacefully, with love in her heart, on September 2, 2017. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, treasured grandmother, beloved sister-in-law, adored aunt and cherished friend. Aggie was born to Thomas and Agatha Napoli on August 30, 1933 in Bronx, NY. Aggie married the love of her life, Emil on February 6, 1954. Emil and Aggie moved to...
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Rosalie Brief

July 10, 1926 - September 2, 2017

Rosalie Brief, 91 (nee Bonfiglio) of Pomona, NY. Born July 10, 1926, passed away on Saturday Sept 2, 2017, pre deceased by her sister Rita, and her husband Joseph. Rosalie loved her family and worked tirelessly to care for them and provide for their needs. She also loved the west, and when she was young, hoped to run a ranch.Her sense of humor, and caring will be missed greatly. She is survived...
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BonniJean Milligan

August 29, 1953 - September 1, 2017

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George E. Kelly

May 5, 1941 - September 1, 2017

George E. KellyMay 5, 1941 - September 1, 2017It is with profound sorrow that his family shares the passing of George E. Kelly, 76, on September 1, 2017. "I did it my way, God was very good to me, I wouldn't change a thing. I had an exceptional life due to the love of my wife of 52 years and my children." The son of Irish immigrants Bridget and Michael and brother to Michael. They lived in...
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Eva Ilie

September 10, 1927 - September 1, 2017

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Laura M. DaSilva

October 30, 1967 - August 30, 2017

October 30, 1967 - August 30, 2017New City, NYLaura M. DaSilva, 49, passed away after her courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017Laura was born on October 30, 1967, on Long Island, NY. She grew up in Monsey, NY with her parents, Karen and Howard Kaminsky, and her four younger sisters.She married Celso DaSilva on October 31, 1998 and they celebrated almost 19 years of...
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Helen Munchgesang

February 21, 1918 - August 30, 2017

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Edward R. Reed

February 20, 1948 - August 30, 2017

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Alice Motto

October 15, 1927 - August 22, 2017

Alice (Cerrato) Motto of Nanuet, NY died peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born to Vincenzo & Concetta Cerrato on October 15, 1927 in Casa Roma, Italy. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 2. She was raised in Harlem, NY and later, lived in the Bronx. After marrying the love of her life, George Motto, Jr., they settled in Nanuet, NY where they...
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Terence Patrick McKeever

March 24, 1930 - August 20, 2017

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Ronald R. Janelli

March 24, 1930 - August 20, 2017

Ronald Ralph Janelli 87 of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away August 20, 2017.Ronald was born March 24, 1930 in Manhattan, NY a son of the late Harvey SR. and Emily(Levonion) Janelli.Survivors include his wife Phyllis Beccarelli; children Maria Molders, and Gloria Naples; step children Albert (Kathy) Beccarelli, Roseanne (David) Witkowski, Dianna (Ichi) Furusawa; Joanne (Michael) Beakes, Suzanne ...
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Thomas Andriello

October 13, 1928 - August 16, 2017

Thomas John Andriello of West Haverstraw, New York, passed away Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 88 years old. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home on Sunday, August 20th 2017, which is located at 321 S. Main St. New City, NY 10956. The services will be from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A private burial for the immediate family will take place on Monday, August...
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Anne P. Long

December 27, 1945 - August 15, 2017

Anne Long, a longtime resident of Valley Cottage passed away Tuesday, August 15th. Her passing came 6 years after a life saving double lung transplant. Anne was born December 27th, 1945 to parents Jerry and Pat Curtin. Anne grew up in Flushing with her younger sister Kathy, and attended "The" Mary Louis Academy for young ladies. Anne met her future husband, John at a dance. John and...
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Agnes Louise Schmoll

October 20, 1927 - August 14, 2017

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Edwin H.N. Paulsen

October 1, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Edwin H. N. Paulsen III, age 82, formerly of Congers, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Texas. Edwin was born on October 1, 1934 in Queens, NY to the parents of Edwin and Elizabeth Paulsen. In 1963, he moved to Congers, NY to raise his family. He retired to Cypress, TX in 2005. He leaves his beloved wife of 59 years, Shirley M. Paulsen; his daughter Jan (Thomas) Heuffel; his son,...
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Ly T. Tran

October 10, 1924 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc., New City, NY.
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Marianne V. Downes

August 4, 1931 - August 10, 2017

Marianne V. Downes (Reiner) passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10 at home surrounded by her loving family. Marianne was born in New York City on August 4, 1931, daughter of William S. and Marian K. Reiner. She was a longtime resident of New City moving here from the Bronx in 1960. She is survived by her adoring husband of 66 years, Thomas A. Downes Jr. and her eight devoted children,...
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Dorothy Richard

July 2, 1948 - August 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc., New City, NY.
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Eileen Moloney

June 5, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Eileen Moloney passed away on August 8, 2017. She was 83. Eileen was born on June 5, 1934 to Edna and William Moloney in the Bronx, NY. She is predeceased by her triplet siblings, Joan Dillon, Clare Moloney, and Bill Moloney. She is also predeceased by her best friend, Marianne McInerney. She is survived by her younger brother, Kevin Moloney, who lives with his wife Patti in Bayside, Queens,...
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Mary E. Doyle

May 22, 1923 - August 7, 2017

Mary E. DoyleAfter 94 glorious years, Mary E. Doyle of Tappan, New York, passed away on August 7, 2017, with her family at her bedside. Mary was born on May 2, 1923, to Daniel Patrick McCarthy and Helen Bisland McCarthy in Flushing, New York. For 38 years she was married to Arthur V. Doyle who predeceased her in June of 1980.During World War II, Mary worked as an ammunitions inspector. As her...
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Rafael A. Almonte

May 21, 1957 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc., New City, NY.
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Gloria Weitzman

August 5, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Gloria Weitzman of New City, NY, 84 years old passed away peacefully on Aug 6, 2017. Gloria was born in the Bronx NY but has resided in New City, NY for the past 52 years. She was born on Aug 5, 1933 to Clara and Morris Rosenberg. She graduated from James Monroe Hugh School in Bronx, NY and married the love of her life, Marty, in 1954. Gloria was a volunteer locally at various health facilities...
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Alba Rose McWilliams

September 19, 1939 - August 4, 2017

Alba Rose McWilliams of Valley Cottage, NY, 77 years old, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017. Alba was a resident of Valley Cottage for fifty years. She was born on September 19, 1939 to Anthony and Emma Barbagallo in Bronx, NY. She attended Evander High School. She later married the love of her life, Jim, in 1961. In her younger years she enjoyed dancing and swimming and sitting by the...
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