Our Obituaries

Robert W. Carrigan

May 7, 2017 - December 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral Chapel, Staten Island, NY.
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Mercedes Lo Bue

September 8, 1923 - December 4, 2017

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Gloria Padula

December 15, 1925 - December 1, 2017

Gloria Padula, 91Dongan Hills residentGloria Padula, 91, of Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y., on Dec. 1, 2017.Gloria was the cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Christina; beloved sister of Anna and the late Caesar and Sara Zarrella, and loving aunt of Nancy and Steven.Gloria loved listening to music, especially Julio Iglesias. She was an accomplished traveler, including visits to the...
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Joseph R. Petosa

March 19, 1935 - November 23, 2017

Fireman's PrayerAlmighty God, Protector of all Mankind, Your strength, power, and wisdom are a beacon of light to all men:Give special guidance to Firemen and Firefighters so that we may be protected from harm while performing our duty.Help me with Your loving care while I work to save the lives and property of all people young and old.Give me the courage, the alertness to protect my neighbors...
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Jesus Cardona

February 17, 1958 - November 20, 2017

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the...
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Kimberly Sue Lewis-Marcero

May 21, 1979 - November 14, 2017

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Peter M. Konig

August 2, 1962 - November 10, 2017

AfterglowI'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 behind when day is doneArrangements under the direction of Virginia...
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Olga Leonardi

September 1, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Olga Leonardi, 75 Devoted wife, mother and grandmother Olga (nee Costa) Leonardi passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Staten Island at the age of 75. Olga was born on Sept. 1, 1942, to Pietro and Ida Costa, in Parma, Italy. At the age of 16, she immigrated to New York and settled with her family in the Dongan Hills area of Staten Island. Mrs. Leonardi earned a degree from New Dorp High...
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Genevieve Simmons

July 26, 1924 - October 31, 2017

Genevieve Simmons, 93Beloved mother and career womanGenevieve Simmons, 93, passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2017, at home. Genevieve was born July 26, 1924, on Staten Island and was a beloved mother and career woman. Years ahead of her time, she held numerous career positions over a 30-year period, including The Department of the Navy in Bayonne, CUNY, and Happag-Lloyd. Genevieve spoke three...
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Enrica Palestri

April 24, 1940 - October 31, 2017

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to:St. Jude Children's Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral Chapel, Staten Island, NY.
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Trudy Jelen

June 25, 1942 - October 30, 2017

Gertrude (Trudy) P. Jelen, age 75, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born on June 25, 1942 in Dublin, Ireland. She lived in Dongan Hills Colony for 50 years. Trudy thoroughly enjoyed going to Meadowlands racetrack, OTB and Parx casino. She was an avid traveler who travelled to 11 countries and 37 states. Her favorite destination was Aruba, which always reminded her of Hawaii. She...
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Zinovy Epshteyn

March 26, 1952 - October 25, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral...
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Eileen P. Tierno

December 9, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Eileen Patricia Tierno In loving memory It is naturally a sad occasion when a family member dies, or even a friend; and so it was on Oct. 8, 2017, in Staten Island University Hospital. Just after one o'clock, in a second floor room, Eileen Patricia Tierno, age 77, passed away, surrounded by family and friends. As they all said their final goodbyes, Opera music played in the background,...
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Doris DeJesus

May 9, 1959 - September 26, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. ...
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Nancy Appignani

May 11, 1928 - September 25, 2017

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Volodymyr Shatylo

July 19, 1938 - September 23, 2017

AfterglowI'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 behind when day is doneArrangements under the direction...
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Ruth E. Boyd

June 21, 1930 - September 16, 2017

Ruth Boyd, 87 Lifelong Staten Islander Ruth Boyd, 87, native Staten Islander, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017. Ruth was known as the sage of the family, the person anyone could go to for advice. Sister of the late Susan "Betty" Boyd, Mary Ann Boyd Drakes and Harold "Sonny" Boyd, she is survived by her brother, Edward Boyd, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A...
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Ugo Anthony Marinelli

October 12, 1917 - September 14, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen...
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Louise Capasso

November 11, 1934 - September 12, 2017

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Helen E. Frey

October 10, 1933 - September 10, 2017

Helen E. Frey, 83 1933 - 2017 Helen E. Frey (nee Dannebaum), 83, of Old Town, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1933, to the late George and Helen (Kramer) Dannebaum. In 1961 she married the love of her life, the late Edward C. Frey; they were married for 39 years. They moved to Staten Island, N.Y....
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Theresa Conti

June 28, 1925 - September 8, 2017

Theresa Conti, 92Legal secretary, longtime Staten Islander, cherished grandmotherTheresa Conti (nee Pinello), 92, of Grant City passed away on Sept. 8, 2017.Beloved wife of the late Vincent James, she was the devoted mother of Donna Conti Gibbs (Robert), Carol Conti Miressi (Laurence), Terri Conti York (Curtis), and the late Joseph; dear sister of the late Jerome and Frank Pinello; cherished...
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Arthur Leon Caddle

October 29, 1930 - August 31, 2017

Arthur Leon Caddle 1930 - 2017 Arthur Leon Caddle of Staten Island passed away on Aug. 31, 2017. Born in the country of Barbados, he traveled to the United States at the early age of 17. After completing his education, Arthur joined the U.S. Army. He completed his military training at Fort Hood, Texas, and was assigned to duty at the 3440 Medical Detachment in both Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort...
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Emilia Gambardella

September 7, 1948 - August 31, 2017

"Afterglow"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 behind when day is done.Arrangements under...
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Anne Marcianti

January 6, 1925 - August 19, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of...
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Suzanne Albert

June 28, 1943 - August 12, 2017

http://jamesfuneralhomelkn.com/suzanne-albertBurial/New York Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral Chapel, Staten Island, NY.
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Matilda Johnson

May 25, 1920 - August 6, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen...
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Mark Altshuler

December 14, 1932 - August 6, 2017

AfterglowI'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 behind when day is doneArrangements under the direction...
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Josephine Abela

July 20, 1933 - August 5, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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Luis G. Espinoza

October 12, 1945 - July 24, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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John Kambakakis

November 21, 1951 - July 23, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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May Roselle

May 14, 1920 - July 10, 2017

May Roselle, 97'A woman ahead of her time'May Roselle was born on Staten Island, N.Y., on May 14, 1920, and passed away at the Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health on Monday, July 10, 2017, at the age of 97 after a brief illness.Until that time, she was a vibrant member of the family. The daughter of Angela Frassone and Joseph Carlevarini and sister of Charles and Angelo,...
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Jose Antonio Santiago

September 2, 1951 - July 8, 2017

AfterglowI'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 behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia...
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James John Carcioppolo

November 13, 1981 - July 7, 2017

AfterglowI'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 behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia...
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Janice Gallagher Portaro

January 17, 1947 - July 5, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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Evelyn Petrone

January 20, 1917 - July 1, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral...
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Helenita Castro

December 15, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Longtime Staten Islander Helenita Castro, longtime Staten Islander, passed away at her Zion Grove, Pa., home on July 1. She was 92. Born Helenita Meehan, Mrs. Castro lived in Staten Island for more than 80 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 2008. A graduate of New Dorp High School, she worked as a secretary in a publishing house. In 1950 she married Alex J. Castro and lived in Oakwood Heights...
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Helenita Castro

December 15, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Helenita Castro, 92 Longtime Staten Islander Helenita Castro, longtime Staten Islander, passed away at her Zion Grove, Pa., home on July 1. She was 92. Born Helenita Meehan, Mrs. Castro lived in Staten Island for more than 80 years before moving to Pennsylvania in 2008. A graduate of New Dorp High School, she worked as a secretary in a publishing house. In 1950 she married Alex J. Castro and...
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Elmo D. Hubert

July 28, 1953 - June 28, 2017

AfterglowI'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 behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia...
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Cremilda Costa

August 24, 1925 - June 28, 2017

Cremilda Costa, 92 Longtime Dongan Hills resident Cremilda "Cremie" Costa, 92, formerly of Dongan Hills, passed away June 28, 2017, at The Willows Assisted Living Residence, Holmdel, N.J. Funeral is from the Virginia Funeral Chapel, 1707 Hylan Blvd., Dongan Hills. Funeral Mass is Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann R.C. Church. Interment is in Moravian Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 2 to...
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Joshua Carlo

July 20, 1931 - June 28, 2017

Joshua Carlo Sr., 85 Former principal of Willowbrook State School Joshua Carlo Sr., 85, of Dongan Hills, S.I., passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze. Born on Staten Island, Mr. Carlo attended P.S. 11, City College, and Wagner College. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He obtained his bachelor's degree in elementary...
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Joseph BASINI

September 16, 1918 - June 28, 2017

Safely Home I am home in heaven, dear ones; oh, so happy and so bright! There is a perfect joy and beauty in the everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last. There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand, do it now, while life remaineth-you shall rest in God's own land. When that work...
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Anna Pantano-Fischer

January 25, 1936 - June 26, 2017

Anna Pantano-Fischer, 81 Educator, Eucharistic minister, devoted wife and aunt Anna Pantano-Fischer of Dongan Hills passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, at Clove Lakes Rehab & Nursing Facility. She was 81 years old. Born in Manhattan, Anna went to Public School 11 and later graduated from Wagner College with both a bachelor's and a master's degree. She last worked as an assistant...
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Patricia Leli

June 27, 1939 - June 25, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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Anna Crocco

June 1, 1921 - June 25, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of...
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Joseph M. Carroll

April 22, 1951 - June 20, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral...
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Patricia Ahearn

August 8, 1929 - June 18, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral...
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Viola DellaJacono

May 8, 1928 - June 17, 2017

The Broken ChainWe little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you 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 although we cannot see you, You are always at our side.Our family chain is broken, And...
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Frank W. Scalero

July 13, 1945 - June 17, 2017

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me bring love.Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.Where there is discord, let me bring union.Where there is error, let me bring truth.Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.Where there is despair, let me bring hope.Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.O Master, let...
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Nancy Reale

March 8, 1931 - June 12, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun of happy memoriesthat I leave behind when day is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral...
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Florence Affrunti

October 29, 1918 - June 12, 2017

Broken ChainWe little knew that morning thatGod was going to call your name.In life we loved you 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 youthe day God called you home.You left us peaceful memories,your love is still our guide,and though we cannot see you,you are always by our side.Our family chain is brokenand nothing seems the...
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Michael Lyons

October 4, 1947 - June 5, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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Michael Di Giosa

September 28, 1937 - June 4, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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Christopher Cibelli

July 21, 1978 - June 3, 2017

Christopher Cibelli, 38, passed away at home on June 3, 2017. Christopher was a graduate of New Dorp H.S., and was formerly employed by New Dorp Lumber and Flagg Container Service. He enjoyed spending time at home with family and friends, and was an avid Yankee and Jet fan. He also enjoyed mystery movies and novels. He is survived by his parents, Donna and George, and two brothers, Robert and...
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Helene LAWLER

September 28, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Helene Lawler, 79Worked at St. Ann's rectoryHelene Lawler, 79, a longtime Staten Island resident, died June 2, 2017.Mrs. Lawler came to New York from Montreal in 1969. She worked at St. Ann's rectory from 1991 to 2009. She enjoyed watching classic films and knitting. Helene was the widow of James D. Lawler, who died in 2004. She was the mother of four, James, Dennis (wife Pamela), Carolyn...
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John K. Hickman

September 14, 1918 - May 29, 2017

John 'Jack' K. Hickman, 98John "Jack" K. Hickman, 98, died on May 29, 2017.Born in Fort Wadsworth while his father was stationed there, Jack and his wife, Evelyn, grew up on the same block. They were married July 11, 1943, spending 66 years together until her passing in 2009,A Curtis H.S. graduate, Mr. Hickman worked as a school custodian and lunchroom assistant. He retired in...
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Peter Lurito

September 24, 1945 - May 27, 2017

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff--they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head...
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Annadele Fernandez

May 29, 1939 - May 19, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen...
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Emanuele Piacentino

January 30, 1931 - May 4, 2017

Emanuele 'Wally' Piacentino, 86 Beloved father and adored grandfather Emanuele "Wally" Piacentino passed away on May 4, 2017. The viewing will take place on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Virginia Funeral Chapel. On Tuesday, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow immediately at Moravian Cemetery. Wally was a...
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Grace Verdiglione

July 2, 1926 - May 3, 2017

Mary Grace Verdiglione, 90"A woman of many talents" It is with broken hearts that we announce that Mary Grace Verdiglione, known as "Gracie,"passed away in the early morning of May 3, 2017. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and a great- grandmother. She was 90 years old and was a resident of Staten Island, N.Y., her entire life.Grace was born on July 2, 1926, to the late...
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Benjamin A. Amarfio

April 25, 1951 - April 18, 2017

Psalm 23King James Version (KJV)23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5...
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Antonio Masullo

June 12, 1932 - April 7, 2017

AGAINST ALL ODDSBy Howard HendricksonBorn in a small village in Italy in 1932 during the depression yearsFor Antonio Masullo, it was a time filled with doubt and fears.To make matters worse, His father went to war and never came homeLeaving his mother to raise him and his sister alone.The family lived through hard times with little to eat But Antonio was determined not to succumb to defeat.A...
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Michael John Gandolfo

May 21, 1947 - April 6, 2017

Michael J. Gandolfo, 69 Proud Army veteran of Vietnam, doting grandfather Michael J. Gandolfo of Rosebank passed away on April 6, 2017. Born in Vizzini, Sicily, he was the son of the late Salvator and Giovanna Gandolfo. Michael moved to the United States in Staten Island in 1956 when he was nine years old. Michael was a 1966 graduate of McKee High School. After high school, he was drafted into...
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Alvine Klamt

February 23, 1918 - April 6, 2017

Alvine M. Klamt, 99, of Spring Hill, FL passed away April 6, 2017 at home. A native of Staten Island, NY she was the co-owner of a heating and air-conditioning company with her husband. Alvine came to the area in 1987 and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Spring Hill, FL. She was predeceased by her husband Henry and daughter Lauren. Survivors include her longtime friend Carolyn Jarman...
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Rose Losardo

July 8, 1924 - April 6, 2017

Rose Losardo, 92 Dongan Hills great-grandmother of three Rose Losardo of Dongan Hills passed away on April 6, 2017. She was 92. She is survived by her children, Linda Pometto and Richard Losardo; her five grandchildren, Richard, Diane, Christopher, Albert, and William, and three great- grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Virginia Funeral Chapel on Sunday, April 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9...
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Rose Losardo

July 8, 1924 - April 6, 2017

Rose Losardo, 92 Dongan Hills great-grandmother of three Rose Losardo of Dongan Hills passed away on April 6, 2017. She was 92. She is survived by her children, Linda Pometto and Richard Losardo; her five grandchildren, Richard, Diane, Christopher, Albert, and William, and three great- grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Virginia Funeral Chapel on Sunday, April 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9...
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Venere Jorgensen

September 23, 1927 - April 2, 2017

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James D. Kelly

December 17, 1955 - March 25, 2017

An Old Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral Chapel, Staten Island, NY.
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Virginia Chappell

August 17, 1946 - March 18, 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 Virginia...
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Carol Dallas

July 14, 1935 - March 18, 2017

Longtime Staten Island resident, member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Carol Dallas of Dongan Hills died March 18, 2017. Carol was born in Manhattan and grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. There, she met and married her husband, Robert Dallas. December 19, 2016, marked their 62nd wedding anniversary. When her husband was drafted to Korea in 1956, Carol moved back to Manhattan. Upon his...
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Andrea T. Demarest

June 5, 1961 - March 15, 2017

Andrea Trimarche Demarest, 55Loving wife, daughter, mother, and grandmotherAndrea Trimarche Demarest, 55, passed away on March 15, 2017.Andrea was the loving wife to Robert W. Demarest for 35 years, and will also be deeply missed by her daughters, Andrea Murphy (Steven), and Holly LaGrega (Justin); and grandchildren, Samantha and Liam Murphy and Alyssa and Alexis LaGrega. Andrea was the daughter...
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John Criscuoli

March 2, 1940 - March 14, 2017

John Criscuoli retired newspaper pressman died March 14, 2017. Beloved husband of Pat (Corcoran) for 47 years. Loving father of John and Michel and father-in-law of Jennifer. Cherished grandfather of John, Julianna and Juliet. Dear brother of Marie McAnuff, Gerard Criscuoli, Lucille Cardieri, Carol Chierichella and the late, Albert, Michael, and Andrew. Also survived by several nieces and nephews...
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Edward J. Wilkinson

December 25, 1969 - March 14, 2017

Beloved son, father, grandfather and brother, Ed Wilkinson, 47 died March 14th. Loved by all who knew him, Ed was a kind and caring man who would give you his last crumb before taking care of himself. Ed was a telecommunications specialist who consulted at NYU Langone in Manhattan. The Staten Island native was an avid sports fan who loved the NY Jets and NY Mets. He was also well known in the...
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Sharon Roberto

February 21, 1954 - March 13, 2017

Staten Island native Sharon Jane Roberto, 63, of Grasmere, S.I., died at Staten Island University Hospital North on March 14, 2017. She was a native Staten Islander and a graduate of New Dorp High School. Sharon Jane was a bank teller when she met her husband, Rick. She volunteered at St. Mary's School in Rosebank where she helped everyone with a warm heart, winning smile, and helping hand. ...
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Sharon Roberto

February 21, 1954 - March 13, 2017

Staten Island native Sharon Jane Roberto, 63, of Grasmere, S.I., died at Staten Island University Hospital North on March 14, 2017. She was a native Staten Islander and a graduate of New Dorp High School. Sharon Jane was a bank teller when she met her husband, Rick. She volunteered at St. Mary's School in Rosebank where she helped everyone with a warm heart, winning smile, and helping hand. ...
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Ann Falletta

August 6, 1922 - March 9, 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 Virginia...
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Joseph Vitagliano

June 12, 1939 - March 7, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen...
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Rosa Moretti

May 13, 1934 - March 7, 2017

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and...
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Chee Woo

September 16, 1914 - March 4, 2017

FootprintsOne night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the LORD.When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of...
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Ralph Howell

December 28, 1937 - February 25, 2017

Ralph L. Howell, of Staten Island N.Y, passed away February 25, 2017. He was 79. Born December 28, 1937 in Cecil County, he was the son of the late James Price Howell Sr. and Margaret Arlene Howell. Ralph grew up in Principio Furnace, MD. He moved to NY in 1955, where he lived and raised his family. Ralph enjoyed music, especially country, and loved to write songs.He leaves behind one...
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Rosemarie V. Muschello

May 31, 1933 - February 25, 2017

Rosemarie Muschello, 83Dongan Hills resident enjoyed spending time with familyRosemarie Muschello, 83, of Dongan Hills, passed away on Feb. 25, 2017. Rosemarie leaves behind two sons, Ronald and Joseph, and three granddaughters, Jennifer, Gabriella, and Gianna. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, and her daughter, Lynn Albano-Broesler.Rose enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes, traveling...
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Christopher J. Carrique

September 12, 1984 - February 12, 2017

Christopher James. Carrique, 32, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at home. He is survived by his parents; Debbie Carrique and Danny Carrique, and his sister, Tara Carrique. He is also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. He had recently moved to Montgomery, NY. While living on Staten Island, he attended St. Peter's High School & New Dorp High School. He enjoyed...
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Adolph G. Granberg

December 13, 1939 - February 8, 2017

Adolph George Granberg Jr., 77 Enjoyed spending time with family Native Staten Islander, Adolph George Granberg Jr., 77, passed away on Feb. 8, 2017, in his family home in Stapleton. He was born on Dec. 13, 1939, to Adolph G. Granberg Sr. and Hazel Haas. Adolph graduated from McKee High School in 1957, and served with the 101st Airborne Division from 1958 to 1960. He retired after 27 years from...
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Louise M. Gwiazda

August 14, 1921 - February 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 Virginia...
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Angela Malizioso

April 15, 1925 - February 5, 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 Virginia...
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Heide P. Rombaoa

October 26, 1950 - January 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 Virginia...
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Frederick Granberg

January 17, 1942 - January 20, 2017

Frederick J. Granberg, Vietnam War Veteran, Native Staten IslanderFrederick John Granberg, 74, passed away on January 20th, 2017. He was born on December 17th, 1942 in Stapleton of Staten Island, New York to George Granberg and Hazel Haas.Frederick graduated from McKee High School in 1961 and was then drafted into the Vietnam War. He retired from the NYC Department of Sanitation after 30 years to...
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Naomi Teitelbaum Weiner

September 7, 1924 - January 20, 2017

Naomi Teitelbaum Weiner, 92 of West Brighton passed away in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, January 20th. Beloved daughter of the late Molly and Harry Cohen, Naomi was a lifelong Staten Island resident.Graduate of Curtis High School, College of Staten Island and Yeshiva University, Naomi was a certified psychiatric social worker retired from the NYC Board of Education. She was a tireless...
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Andrew J. Martucci

January 8, 1938 - January 16, 2017

Andrew John Martucci, known as "Andy" was the beloved husband of Theresa Martucci (formerly Trapani) for fifty-two years; they were High School sweethearts. He is survived by his daughter Mary Anne Martucci, granddaughter Stephanie Anne Langeland, and brother Michael Martucci. He was also a beloved uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, and friend.He was born in New York City's Little Italy on January...
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Salvatore Sanfilippo

July 9, 1935 - January 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 Virginia...
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Florence Fedorcsak

November 19, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Florence Elaine Crocco Fedorcsak, 92 Lifelong Dongan Hills resident Florence Elaine Crocco Fedorcsak passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Carmel Richmond Nursing Home. Florence was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and lived her 92 years in Dongan Hills. She met and married her husband, John Fedorcsak, in 1944 and was happily married for 70 years before his death in 2014. Florence enjoyed...
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Anthony Torregrossa

May 10, 1929 - January 2, 2017

Anthony Torregrossa, 87Loving husband, father, and grandfather Anthony (Nino) Torregrossa, 87, of South Beach, Staten Island, N.Y., died on Jan. 2, 2017.The wake is on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Funeral Chapel, S.I. The Funeral Mass is on Friday at Holy Rosary Church, S.I., at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Cemetery of the Resurrection, S.I.Born in South Beach, Nino...
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Walter LeBlanc

February 3, 1926 - December 30, 2016

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen...
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Marie Vilardi

April 17, 1921 - December 30, 2016

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral Chapel, Staten Island...
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Thomas E. Delahanty

September 20, 1937 - December 27, 2016

The Lord's Prayer (traditional)Our Father, which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy Name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia Funeral Chapel, Staten Island,...
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Leonard Borg

November 15, 1947 - December 24, 2016

Leonard 'Lenny' Borg, 69 Family man, dedicated Pop Warner coach for 40 years Leonard "Lenny" Borg, 69, entered eternal rest on the morning of Dec. 24, 2016. He was born on Nov. 15, 1947, and raised in the family community of New Brighton by his parents, the late Emil A. Borg and Concetta (Verdiglione) Borg. He resided in Annadale with his loving wife of 46 years, Margaret Borg...
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Adeline Lasalvia

March 16, 1932 - December 23, 2016

Adeline La Salvia, 84 Lifelong Dongan Hills resident Adeline La Salvia, a life-long resident of Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. She was the last surviving child of the Mazzola family and was preceded in death by her five sisters and two brothers. Adeline was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and her son, Patrick. She was an avid bowler who...
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Marie Genatempo

June 9, 1929 - December 19, 2016

Afterglow I'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunof happy memoriesthat I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia...
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Ethel Wagner

June 23, 1910 - December 5, 2016

Afterglow I'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunof happy memoriesthat I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Virginia...
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Patricia Ferreira DaSilva

January 15, 1985 - December 2, 2016

Patricia FarlessAfterglow I'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunof happy memoriesthat I leave when life is done.Arrangements under the direction...
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Carmel Vitale

January 31, 1924 - December 2, 2016

Taught Catholic school and worshipped at St. Ann's since girlhood Carmel Vitale (nee DiMaggio), 92, of Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y., died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph A.; beloved mother of Nicholas (Lisa) and Patricia Clinton (Edward); loving sister of Louise Ruggiero; the cherished grandmother of Joanne Rivera (Fernando Reinoso), Maureen Saldiver ...
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