Our Obituaries

Paul Ali

April 15, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Paul Ali, aka Montanali, Montana Schwartz April 15th, 1932 - December 6, 2017Paul was born and raised in Brooklyn New York, and most recently resided in Staten Island. Paul has been using Montanali as his nom de plume since he started writing in 1996. Paul received an Associates of Arts degree in commercial art from the State University of New York but never followed that career. Instead, he...
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Ann Murtagh

December 6, 2017

Sr. Ann Murtagh, OSF, born Oct. 13, 1928, in Manhattan, passed away on Dec. 6, 2017. She was the twin sister of Sr. Mary Murtagh, OSF, who died on Jan. 11th of this year. Sr. Ann earned her bachelor's and a master's degree in education from Fordham University, Manhattan At the age of 20, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. Sr. Ann entered...
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Gary Stevenson

December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY.
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Anna Oquendo

December 4, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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Albert Emilio Colella

February 26, 1942 - December 2, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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Margaret V. Gibbs

October 26, 1929 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY.
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John Salvatore Siciliano

February 7, 1930 - November 29, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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James A. D'Angelo

May 20, 1942 - November 26, 2017

James A. D'Angelo of Mariners Harbor died Nov. 27, 2017. A native of Staten Island, he attended St. Mary's and McKee High School. James loved car shows, fishing, going to Atlantic City, and any family gathering that involved his children, grandchildren, cousins, and his girlfriend Joann's children and their kids. He loved everyone and always had a smile on his face. His love of cars started in...
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James M. Guccione

November 25, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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Joseph LaFiura

February 4, 1922 - November 24, 2017

Joseph D. LaFiura, 95, of Lakewood, N.J., passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2017. Formerly of Staten Island, Joe was a World War II veteran. He married Helen (nee Ciani) in 1959, and settled in Sunnyside, S.I., where he worked for Pan American and later Continental Airlines. He was an avid gardener, winemaker, and musician, participating in several bands including the Staten Island Community...
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Cecelia Logan

November 24, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Ada C. McNamara

October 17, 1927 - November 23, 2017

Ada McNamara, 90, of Grant City, S.I., passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 23, 2017. Ada was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Manhattan. She was a graduate of George Washington High School. Moving to Staten Island, Ada was a homemaker to her family for many years, and then returned to work with the New York State Department of Mental Health at the South Beach Psychiatric Center,...
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Evelyn Padovano

November 22, 1922 - November 22, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Rose Marciante

February 12, 1911 - November 20, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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Rita F. Macellaio

April 1, 1929 - November 17, 2017

Rita F. Macellaio, 88, of Castleton Corners, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Nov. 17, 2017, in the Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice, Newton, N.J. Rita grew up in Meiers Corners and attended Port Richmond High School and Drake Business School. She was a secretary to the deputy director for N.Y. State Department of Mental Hygiene. Rita attended St. Teresa's Parish. A homemaker, she...
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Peter Olmo

October 19, 1929 - November 13, 2017

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Erika E. Drewes

June 7, 1922 - November 12, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Malcolm John Rima

November 8, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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June E. Rudiger

June 22, 1937 - November 7, 2017

June E. Rudiger Loving wife and mother, professional ballroom dancer June Estelle Rudiger (nee Sellitti) passed away on Nov. 7, 2017. A native New Yorker, she was born and raised on Staten Island. She attended New Dorp High School on Staten Island and Ypsalanti College in Michigan. In the 1950s, June was a professional ballroom dancer, dancing mainly on the resort circuits in Florida and...
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Gertrude Rego

June 8, 1934 - November 6, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done..Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Edwina M. Dunne

November 4, 2017

Edwina M. Dunne, a long-time resident of the Midland Beach area, passed away at home from lung disease on Nov. 4, 2017, with her family by her side. Born Aug. 14, 1931, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Alice Dunne and Edward J. Dunne of Midland Beach. Edwina graduated from St Margaret Mary's and St. Peter's (Girls). She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor...
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John J. Murray

February 11, 1922 - November 3, 2017

John J. Murray, 95, died on November 3, 2017 at home in Castleton Corners, within the house in which he was born. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a Seabee. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Teresa's Church. He worked as a machinist for American Cyanamid. He was also an avid New York Yankee fan. John is survived by 18 nieces and nephews.
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Helen McGrath

October 31, 2017

Helen McGrath, 92, of Sunnyside, S.I., passed away at home on Oct. 31, 2017. Helen was born in Williams-burg, Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Curtis High School. She was a school aide (known as "late-pass lady"), and retired from Susan B. Wagner High School after 25 years. She was a former member of the Castleton Hill Moravian Church. Helen enjoyed dancing (jitterbug, polka, rock 'n roll),...
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Nilsa Rivera

November 13, 1954 - October 31, 2017

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Elaine Sowa

November 26, 1946 - October 29, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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Joseph J. Socci

March 23, 1931 - October 24, 2017

Joseph J. Socci, 86, of West Brighton, S.I., passed away on Oct. 24, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital. Joseph attended Sacred Heart School and McKee High School in Staten Island. He served in the U.S. Marines as a PFC, and was a Korean War veteran. Joseph was a retired pipe caulker with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. He was also a member of American Legion Post 1368 and...
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Mary B. Parello

October 23, 2017

Mary Bridget Parello, 75, of Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Oct. 23, 2017, at her home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mary attended St. Agatha's School and Bay Ridge High School. She was a stenographer at Goodbody and a teller at Staten Island Savings Bank until she started her family. She attended St. Joseph's Church in Rosebank, S.I., and enjoyed reading, baking and bowling. Mary's...
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Patricia Ferone

June 7, 1936 - October 22, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Bruce Olthaus

October 19, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Joseph Delsante

September 18, 1925 - October 17, 2017

Joseph Salvatore Angelo Delsante, 92, passed away surrounded by his family on Oct. 17, 2017, at Staten Island Hospital South. Joseph was born on Sept. 18, 1925, at 206 East 6th Street in Manhattan to Dominick and Margaret (Marino) Delsante. He was predeceased by his older brother, Vito (Dave) and younger brother, Edward and younger sister, Marie. Joe grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. ...
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Rose Seminara

March 13, 1915 - October 8, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten...
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Hughie P. McAree

December 16, 1936 - October 7, 2017

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Hugh P. McAree

December 16, 1936 - October 7, 2017

Hughie McAree, 80, of Willowbrook, died in Staten Island on October 7, 2017. He was born on December 16, 1936 in Monaghan, Ireland. He attended Knocktallon Primary School. He was a union carpenter with Local 608. He was a parishioner at St. Rita's Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a sports enthusiast, who enjoyed baseball, football, Premier League Soccer and Gaelic Football....
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Terrance Sindle

November 2, 1939 - October 4, 2017

We little knew that morning, God was going to call your name. In life we loved your dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the...
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Mary Vansevicius Guagliardo

November 29, 1958 - September 27, 2017

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Blanche Pyatt

May 19, 1935 - September 26, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Nicholas Marino

December 18, 1938 - September 24, 2017

Nicholas L. Marino, age 78 passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on September 24, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Leonard Marino and Helen (Proto) Marino on December 18, 1938. While growing up in Brooklyn, he met his late wife of 35 years, Frances (Trentacosti) Marino. In 1967, he moved his young family to the Westerleigh section of Staten Island. In his early...
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Lauren Marie Golden

December 5, 1989 - September 16, 2017

Lauren Golden, 27, of Staten Island, N.Y., died at home on Sept. 16, 2017. Loving daughter of Laura Galasso and Craig Golden; granddaughter of Lorraine Galasso; niece of Debra and Steven Sosa, Margaret Abdo, and cousin of Amanda and Daniel Golat. She loved spending time with her dog, Romeo, at the dog park. She will be remembered for her kind heart and loving smile. Lauren was a graduate of St....
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Louise J. Gough

March 13, 1927 - September 16, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Mary A. Malley

January 7, 1928 - September 14, 2017

In Memory ofMary A. MalleyJanuary 7, 1928 - September 14, 2017Mary A. Malley (nee Schulz), beloved mother and grandmother joins her loving husband, Donald, and eldest daughter, Barbara, in Heaven. Mary passed away on September 14, 2017 in Staten Island University Hospital surrounded by her devoted family.Born in Brooklyn, Mary was a long time resident of Breezy Point, N.Y. and has resided in...
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Madeline Barone

December 21, 1931 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY.
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Sarah Schmitt

September 12, 2017

Sarah Allison Schmitt went to God to join her mother on Sept. 12, 2017. Sarah was the charismatic, loving, talented daughter of Arthur and Patricia Schmitt; sister of Arthur Jr. and Tracy; aunt to Ashley, Olivia and Aidan, and granddaughter of Veronica Schmitt. She was a loving niece and cousin and a loyal friend. Sarah entertained us with her animated writing and videos, and spoiled her nieces...
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Peter J. Scamardella

September 11, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Angelina M. Prince

May 31, 1932 - September 11, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Robert Hett

July 24, 1925 - September 8, 2017

Robert David Hett, 92, formerly of Rosebank, passed on Sept 8, 2017 in Hellertown, PA.Born in Staten Island, New York, a son of the late Howard Hett and Gertrude Kiernan/Frankmano, stepson of Harold "Baldy" Frankmano, Robert was a member of the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Staten Island and a graduate of New Dorp High School. Robert was a very proud veteran of the United States Marine...
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Helen Rufolo

June 8, 1919 - September 8, 2017

HELEN RUFOLO: June 8, 1919-September 8, 2017Helen Romanolo was born on June 8, 1919 to Rosalina (De Fazio) and Sylvester Romanolo in Staten Island, New York. Her parents were recent immigrants from Avellino in the Compana region of Italy to the US in search of a better life. Helen grew up on St. Pauls's Avenue with her brothers Paul, Charles, Joseph and Michael, and beloved sisters Celia and...
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Carol A. Pasquale

January 25, 1941 - September 5, 2017

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Karingattil John Varghese

March 10, 1951 - September 4, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Amador Roman

December 28, 1937 - August 30, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Angelo Villareale

November 22, 1968 - August 29, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Rose M. DiSarro

April 2, 1926 - August 27, 2017

Rose M. DiSarro, 91, of Sunnyside, passed away on Aug. 27, 2017. Born in New Brighton, she was the wife of the late Peter DiSarro for 27 years. She is survived by her children, Christine Miller of Titusville, N.J., and Anthony DiSarro of Garrison, N.Y., and grandchildren, Peter Miller, Evan Miller, Philip DiSarro, and Caroline DiSarro. Visitation is Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m...
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Vincent J. Schipani

January 27, 1990 - August 26, 2017

Vincent J. Schipani 27, of Staten Island, NY, recently living in JerseyCity, passed away on August 26, 2017. Vincent was born in Brooklyn,moved to Staten Island as a young child and attended St. Bernadette'sand St. Rita's elementary schools as well as Moore Catholic HighSchool. Vincent was a US Navy Reservist, worked at Schindler ElevatorCo. and was a member of Elevator Constructors Union Local 1...
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Rose Acanfora

April 19, 1920 - August 25, 2017

Rose Acanfora (nee Sena), 97, affectionately called "Rosie" by all, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 25, 2017. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Rose will be remembered as an avid reader who loved word jumbles, working in her garden, taking bus trips to Atlantic City, and crocheting. She loved shopping and daily excursions with her...
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Joseph Giorlando

June 17, 1933 - August 24, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Catherine C. Koch

December 21, 1948 - August 21, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Patricia Ann Sabatino

March 17, 1942 - August 20, 2017

Leonard N. Sabatino, 78, was the beloved father of Michael, Lorianne and Robert; loving grandfather of Michael, Alyssa, Robert Jr., Salvatore, Lukas and Paloma; beloved son of the late Michael and Ines Sabatino and brother of Ralph Sabatino. Leonard had a lifetime dedication to the law enforcement community, retired from the NYPD and worked with multiple agencies to better New York City. ...
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Leonard N. Sabatino

August 6, 1939 - August 19, 2017

Leonard N. Sabatino, 78, was the beloved father of Michael, Lorianne and Robert; loving grandfather of Michael, Alyssa, Robert Jr., Salvatore, Lukas and Paloma; beloved son of the late Michael and Ines Sabatino and brother of Ralph Sabatino. Leonard had a lifetime dedication to the law enforcement community, retired from the NYPD and worked with multiple agencies to better New York City. ...
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Carmen Roman

August 2, 1972 - August 11, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Byung Je Park

December 16, 1950 - August 4, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Nicholas Malfi

November 13, 1932 - August 4, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Thomas Reilly

June 13, 1939 - August 2, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Albert A. Scudieri

October 11, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Albert A. Scudieri, 91, of Westerleigh, S.I., passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital North. Albert, born in Manhattan, attended McKee High School in Staten Island. He was a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, with service in Europe, Asia, the Phillipines, South America, and Panama Canal Zone. He was a NYC sanitation worker. Albert was a member of the...
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Sylvia L. Oswald

July 30, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Thomas M. O'Neill

November 15, 1948 - July 30, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Pasquale Cama

July 7, 1930 - July 20, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Carmelo Denaro

January 4, 1935 - July 17, 2017

Though your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch, we have so many memories, of the ones we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part, God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY.
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Christine Felicity Lonzello

October 9, 1948 - July 14, 2017

Christine Felicity Lonzello, JD, (nee Roberts), 68, born Oct. 9, 1948, in Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on July 14, 2017, at home in Aliso Viejo, Calif., which she called home for the past 19 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from St. John's University in Staten Island in 1977. Later, after attending New York Law School, she earned her law degree at the age of 44. ...
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Vincent L. Gaeta

May 6, 1971 - July 13, 2017

One night I dreamed a dream. As I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord.After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the...
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Arthur N. Socci

August 29, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Arthur Nicholas Socci, 89, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Clove Lakes Nursing Home following a brief illness. A native Staten Islander, born and raised in West Brighton, Arthur was the owner of Mr. Arturo's Hair Salon in Tompkinsville, S.I., for many years. One of 13 children, Arthur is survived by two brothers, Lawrence and Joseph; his daughters, Cynthia Socci-Perez and Lisa Socci-Primiani;...
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James M. Golden

July 8, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Joseph L. LaGrua

December 18, 1932 - July 7, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Lucille Mastromarino

November 16, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Lucille Ann Mastromarino, 79, longtime resident of Staten Island, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017, in Staten Island University Hospital. Lucille lost her courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Lucille graduated from St. Nicholas High School. She moved to Staten Island in 1968 with her husband and raised three children. She was a devoted homemaker and...
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Ralph R. Johnson

August 6, 1928 - July 3, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Angela Russo

April 1, 1937 - July 1, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Mary Laura Ares

July 5, 1927 - June 30, 2017

Mary Laura Ares, 89, of West Brighton, died June 30, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital. Born in Boston, she was a graduate of Curtis High School. She was a Chemical Bank manager for more than 33 years. Compassionate, caring, and generous, Mary was always willing to help people in their time of need. She enjoyed cooking, interior decorating, sewing, knitting, TCM movies, reading, and...
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Gilda Edelman

June 27, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Filomena Andreo Montanino

December 12, 1927 - June 24, 2017

Filomena Montanino, a resident of the Delray Beach area, passed away Saturday the 24th of June at home surrounded by her loving family.Born in 1927, in Kings County Brooklyn, NY, to Angelina and Frank Andreo. Filomena was a long-time resident of Staten Island until she relocated to southern Florida. Filomena was a loving caregiver and lived to take care of her son in his younger years. Filomena...
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Alphonse Berardis

June 13, 1947 - June 24, 2017

Alphonse (Ally Boy) Berardis, 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on June 24, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Born to the late Amerigo (Hammie) Berardis and Eleanor (Paolucci) Berardis, Alphonse leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years Frances (Spinelli) Berardis, his loving children Christine and her husband Jimmy Gofas and Robert and...
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Lorraine Sindle

July 7, 1940 - June 23, 2017

Lorraine Sindle, 76, retired secretary, died at home in Westerleigh, Staten Island, on June 23, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband, Terry. She was a loving mother to Debbie, Roddy, and Robert Malak; stepmother to Terry and Joan Sindle, and was adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing is on Monday and Tuesday, open to the public, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Casey...
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Eunice O. Kroon

June 22, 2017

Eunice O. Kroon (nee Benson), 86, of Staten Island, N.Y., passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. She is survived by her children, Karin (Bert) Schaffer, Stephen (Sharon) Kroon, Karl (Naomi) Kroon, Martha (Peter) Hartmann, and John (Christine) Kroon. She was the cherished grandmother of: Scott (Melissa), Marc (Megan) and Lauren Schaffer, Paul (Aileen), David (Samantha) Kroon, Luke Kroon, Rachel and...
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Sandra Gargaloni

June 21, 2017

Sandra A. Gargaloni of Concord passed away on June 21, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital North. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 366 Watchogue Rd. Services are being handled by Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave. Sandra attended the Academy of St. Dorothy Elementary School, St. Joseph Hill High School, and Wagner College....
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Anthony R. Aulicino

November 5, 1921 - June 19, 2017

Anthony R. Aulicino, 95, of Staten Island, N.Y., formerly of Hanover Heights, Hanover Township, N.J., passed on June 19, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Cueto); loving father of Richard and Gerard Aulicino; dear grandfather of Jessica Joy, ToniAnne, Kristen Marie and Brandon Anthony, and fond uncle of Regina Frankovich . Anthony was born in Brooklyn. He worked as an auto...
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Gabriel Farah

October 16, 1936 - June 19, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Anthony Mezzacappa

November 15, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Anthony Mezzacappa, 85, of West Brighton, passed away on June 12, 2017. Visitation is Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home. Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Cremation will be private. Anthony was a retired pipe corker, having worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for 35 years. He was a graduate of Curtis High School. ...
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Sarah A. Brady

August 10, 1946 - June 11, 2017

Sarah A. Brady, 70, of the Westerleigh section of Staten Island passed away June 11, 2017 surrounded by her sons. Born to the late George Moran and Katherine Moran, she leaves behind her loving sons, John F. and his wife, Karen, and James P. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Brooke, and loving brother, George Moran. Born in Manhattan, she moved to Travis at age three, finally settling...
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Patricia A. Hassan

June 5, 1940 - June 7, 2017

May the Angels lead thee into Paradise. May the Martyrs receive thee at thy coming and take thee to the Holy City.May the Choirs of the Angels receive thee and mayest thou have rest everlasting.AmenArrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY.
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Carol A. Seesman

June 5, 2017

Carol A. Seesman (nee Pair), 70, of South Beach passed on June 5, 2017 . She was the beloved daughter of the late James and Gertrude Pair (nee Patrella ); dear sister of Lorraine Pair; loving niece of Josephine Siani and Margaret Miceli. She is also survived by many cousins. Carol was an executive receptionist at a law firm in Manhattan for many years . She enjoyed bowling and trips to Atlantic...
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Ralph J. Stoeckel

June 4, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave. When life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Laila W. Alkomos

May 31, 2017

Psalm 114I loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my supplication. Because He has inclined His ear to me, I will call upon Him in all my days. The pains of death grasped me; the dangers of Hades have found me: I found affliction and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: "O Lord, deliver my soul." The Lord is merciful and righteous; and our God has mercy. The Lord...
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Alfred J. Cumberbatch

December 8, 1981 - May 30, 2017

Alfred Jordan Cumberbatch, 35 Community mentor, amazing father to two little girls Alfred Jordan Cumberbatch, 35, of Staten Island, died May 30, 2017. Born in Queens, N.Y., Mr. Cumberbatch earned an associate degree and was a corrections officer for the New York City Department of Corrections. He enjoyed kung fu, weightlifting, sports, video games, travel, and politics, and was an admired...
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Rita A. Labita

January 19, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Rita Ann Labita, beloved mother and grandmother, a Meier's Corners resident, passed away at Seaview Nursing Home on May 30, 2017. Born on Jan. 19, 1924, she resided in Meier's Corners all her life. She attended Port Richmond High School, graduating with honors, and also attended Hunter College in Manhattan for two years. She was also a graduate of Wagner College, finishing her education...
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Carolynn Johnson

November 3, 1947 - May 28, 2017

Carolynn Johnson, 69, died May 28, 2017, at home. She was a graduate of Port Richmond High School, and a member of Sacred Heart Church. Carolynn enjoyed being a homemaker and was a doting grandmother. For 25 years she served as treasurer of the Susan Wagner High School parents club, cooking for the football team every Saturday at home games. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Russell C....
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Frances Evans

November 26, 1924 - May 28, 2017

Frances Evans (nee McGillivray), 92, passed away on May 28, 2017. Frances was a native Staten Islander, residing in Sunnyside since 1946. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Francis Warlow Evans. She was a Curtis HS graduate and received a medical assistant certificate from St. John's University. She was Dr. John Imperio's secretary for 30 years, retiring in 2000. Frances was...
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Anthony D. DiSarro

August 31, 1920 - May 27, 2017

Anthony "Tony" DiSarro died in Staten Island University Hospital North on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Anthony was born in Bayonne, N.J., lived in Manhattan and settled on Staten Island. A 1940 graduate of Stuyvesant High School, he excelled in low and high hurdles for their track and field events. He was an Army veteran stationed in Fort Monmouth, N.J., specializing in radar and radio...
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Margaret Vennewald

June 8, 1918 - May 25, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Vennewald (nee Quinlan), 98, died on May 25, 2017. A native Islander, Margaret born June 8, 1918, in West Brighton. She worked during World War II in Bayonne, N.J., for the Electric Boat Company, later at Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lastly for the NYC Housing Department at New Lane. She enjoyed music, dancing, reading and writing. Margaret was the beloved wife of...
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Carmela Paterno

May 23, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Domenic Mosco

November 19, 1922 - May 21, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Dolores M. Abeijon

March 15, 1945 - May 20, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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Magdy Masry

July 7, 1952 - May 17, 2017

Psalm 114I loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my supplication. Because He has inclined His ear to me, I will call upon Him in all my days. The pains of death grasped me; the dangers of Hades have found me: I found affliction and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: "O Lord, deliver my soul." The Lord is merciful and righteous; and our God has mercy. The Lord...
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Michael Rodriguez

May 16, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Casey...
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