Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries

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Dominick Telesco: Yorktown resident
Dominick Telesco, a resident of Yorktown, died July 19.
He was 66.
He was born on July 10, 1936 in New Rochelle to Nicola and Margaret (Pace) Telesco.
He married Sylvia Caccia on September 17, 1961.
Mr. Telesco worked at Cooperís Corner Nursery for 41 years.
He is survived by his wife Sylvia of Yorktown Heights; three sons, Amadio and his wife Kim of Easton, CT, Dominick and his wife Laurie of Carmel, and David and his wife Danielle of New Rochelle; six grandchildren: Veronica, Dominick, MacKenzie, Andrew, Lacey and Skylar; four brothers: Joe, Tony, Danny and Peter; and four sisters: Gertrude, Mary, Ann and Marie.
He is predeceased by three brothers, Vito, Jimmy and Nicky, and one sister, Jean.

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Edna Silvani: Peekskill resident
Edna H. Silvani died July 26 at her daughterís home in Peekskill.
She was 83.
She was born September 30, 1918 in the Bronx to Floyd Arthur and Meta Marie Horn Derrick.
She was raised and educated in Yonkers, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1937.
She was a repair person for the Pleasantville Instrument Corp. in Pleasantville for 18 ½ years before retiring in 1974.
She married Louis J. Silvani in Maryland on March 11, 1977.
She attended St. Markís Lutheran Church while she resided in Yonkers. She then resided in Thornwood for a short time before moving to Cortlandt in 1970.
She is survived by her husband, Louis J. Silvani; one daughter, Janice L. McGee; one sister, Grace Rahilly of Plainview, Long Island; two grandsons, Kevin J. McGee and Scott W. McGee; and two great-grandchildren, Shannon McGee and Kevin J. McGee Jr.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Lynne Evelyn Tipa, and one brother, Floyd Derrick.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

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Grace Cady: former Putnam Valley resident
Grace B. Cady, a former Putnam Valley resident, died July 25 at the Texoma Christian Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.
She was 89.
Cady was born August 16, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio to Ben and Augusta Marcosson Bartlett.
She was a draftsman from 1930 until her retirement in the 1990ís. She worked for Wheeldex in Peekskill and TPL in Pleasantville until she started her own company Grace Cady Designs in Garrison in 1968.
She married George Cady on January 1, 1939. He died November 11, 1967.
Cady resided in Putnam Valley from 1948 to 1967 and in Garrison from 1967 until she moved to Texas in 1996.
She was active in the Democratic Committee and she was on the committee at Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church when they were building the Grace Methodist parsonage.
Cady was a member of the South Highland Methodist Church in Garrison.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Odis Sullivan of Vernor, Texas; two grandsons and their wives, Gregory and Tasha Sullivan and Bryan and Chrystal Sullivan; and five great-grandchildren, Ashtyn, Reed, John Robert, Jessica and Cheyenne.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

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Jacqueline Donovan: Verplanck resident
Jacqueline Donovan, a resident of Verplanck, died July 25 at Hudson Valley Hospital.
She was 60.
Donovan was born January 6, 1942 in New York City to John and Winifred Mueller Donovan.
She worked as a Lab Technician at Mallory Battery in Tarrytown for many years, and later operated Dondiís Hot Dog Wagon near Annsville Circle in Peekskill.
She had no children and was survived by a nephew Edward (Josette) Van Tassell, and their children Edward and Danielle, of Verplanck, her longtime friend June OíDell, and a cousin Mercedes Murphy.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.

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Salvatore Rustico: Yorktown resident
Salvaotre Rustico, a resident of Yorktown, died July 26 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow.
He was 74.
Rustico worked as an Electrical Superintendent for HFS Electric in Yonkers. He was with the company for 37 years before retiring in 1993.
Rustico was a member of IBEW Local 501 in White Plains.
He was born June 25, 1928 in the Bronx to Sofio and Concetta Rustico.
Rustico was educated in the Bronx and graduated from Columbus High School in 1946.
He married Yvonne Beaudette on November 24, 1965.
Rustico lived in Yorktown for the past 34 years. Before that he lived in the Bronx.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Yorktown Elks Club.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his family.
Rustico is survived by his wife Yvonne Rustico of Yorktown; two sons, Rev. Peter Rustico of Middletown, and Joseph Krosche of Greenburgh; two daughters, Lisa Arthur of Hopewell Junction and Lynn Hyland of Poughkeepsie; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights.

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Tecla Toretta: Ossining resident
Tecla M. Toretta, a resident of Ossining, died July 27.
She was 89.
She was born in the Bronx on October 19, 1912 to Alphonse and Letitia Rose Terrone Tessitore.
She was a communicant of St. Annís Church in Ossining and a member of the Golden Agers Group #1 and the Ossining Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her two sons, Gregory and Paul; one daughter, Christine; two sisters, Ada Taylor and Vera DíAdamo; and seven grandchildren, Philip, George, Stephen, Jonathan, Lauren, Cara and Kristin.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis G., the former Pharmacist and owner of Torettaís Pharmacy in Ossining on January 8, 1988.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.

Helen Halik: former Ossining resident 

Helen C. Halik, a former Ossining resident, died December 23 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was 90. She was born May 21, 1911 in Stubenville, Ohio to Prokop and Xenia Smalex Chowka. She was the former registrar for the City of Yonkers Board of Education. 

She is survived by her son, Joseph J. Halik and daughter-in-law Linda Halik, and two grandchildren, Scott and Jennifer Halik, all of North Reading, Massachusetts. 

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. A funeral Mass was held at St. Paulís Church in Leesburg, Florida. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leeburg, Florida. Donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160. 
 

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Helen A. Smith: former Yorktown resident 

Helen A. Smith, a former Yorktown resident, died December 26 at Westledge Nursing Home. She was 97. She was born July 7, 1904 in New York City to Christian and Elizabeth Beck. In February 1928, she married Fred L. Smith in New York City. She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Yorktown. She had lived in the Westledge Nursing Home in Peekskill for the past eight and a half years. Prior to that she lived in Yorktown from 1972 to 1993. 

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Carol Smith of Yorktown;  grandson Don and his wife  Adele Smith of Poughkeepsie; granddaughter Kristen and her husband Mark Simon of Putnam Valley; and five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Michael and Steven Smith and Matthew and Alex Simon. Family members who died earlier include one son, Robert Smith, in 1973, and her husband, Fred Smith, in 1988. 

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown, followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. 
 

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Maria Lucia Iamiceli: Ossining resident 

Maria Lucia Iamiceli, a resident of Ossining, died December 25. She was 81. She was born December 3, 1920 in Sassinoro, Italy to Giambattista Apollonio and Domenicangela Iuliani. She married Antonio Iamiceli. He died in 1997. Mrs. Iamiceli worked for many years for Stoney Lodge Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Annís Church in Ossining. 

She is survived by two sons, Guido and Franco of Ossining; three daughters, Giovanna Cannas of Sardegna, Italy, Maria Federico of LaGrangeville and Grazia Bueti of Carmel; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother Giuseppe Apollonio. 

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Leach & Thomas Funeral Home in Ossining. A funeral Mass was held at St. Annís Church, followed by burial at St. Augustineís Cemetery. 
 

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Josephine Milano: Yorktown resident 

Josephine Milano, a resident of Yorktown, died December 30 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She was 92. She was born April 9, 1009 in Reggio, Calabria in Italy to Andrew and Veronica Simeoli. She attended Hunter College in the Bronx. She worked as a bookkeeper for Shanney Realty in the Bronx. She was with the company for 10 years before retiring in 1969. On July 6, 1941, she married Andrew Milano at St. Maryís Church in the Bronx. She lived in Yorktown for the past 30 years. Prior to that she lived in the Bronx. 

She is survived by three sons, Vincent of Yorktown, Andrew Jr. of  Millerton and Victor Sr. of Mahopac; one daughter, JoAnn McArthur of Cortlandt; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Andrew Milano, died in April 1994. 

Funeral arrangements were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown. Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimers. 
 

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Nancy Loughlin: Putnam Valley resident 

Nancy Loughlin, a resident of Putnam Valley, died December 28 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She was 56. For 35 years, she was the wife of Roger G. Loughlin. 

She is survived by one son, Roger Patrick Loughlin; two sisters, Margaret and her husband Tom Stephens, and Kathleen and her husband Michael Pascazi; two brothers, George and his wife Margaret Rose Grimes, and Jimmy and his wife Suzanne Grimes; and nephews and nieces Thomas, Susan, Rick,  Kimberly, George, Ryan, MaryKate,  Mikey,  Jimmy, Eric, Matthew and Kristine. 

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley. A funeral Mass was held at the North American Martyrs in Putnam Valley, followed by burial at Assumption Cemetery. 
 

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Santo Alberti: Peekskill business owner 

Santo S. Alberti, a 36-year  resident of Peekskill, died December 25 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. He was 73. He was born January 17, 1928 in Rochester to Stephano and Concetta Gentile Alberti. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. 

Mr. Alberti was the owner and operator of Alberti Video Services in Peekskill for more than 30 years. He also installed alarm systems and was a well-known videography for special events. He is remembered for being an outstanding tenor and  sang in concerts in the USA and Europe. He was an active member, supporter and former board member of the Paramount Center for the Arts and a former board member of the Aaron Copland Heritage Association. 

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by the E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. Interment was held at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Else Lampmann-Alberti Fund for Classical Music, c/o the Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY 10566. 
 

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Stella Krameisen: Peekskill resident  

Stella Krameisen, a resident of Peekskill, died December 30. She was 78. She was born April 23, 1923 in Buchanan to Joseph and Anna Matuszicsky Wrublieski. She was a graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School Class of 1941. Her first employment was with the Alfred Lubinitz Company in Peekskill. She retired from there in 1959. On October 26, 1957, she married Harold Krameisen in Mohegan Lake. She was a communicant at Assumption Church in Peekskill and was a member of the Hudson Valley Hospital Auxiliary. 

She is survived by her husband, Harold of Peekskill; one sister, Josephine Gorman of Buchanan; sister-in-law Margaret Wrublieski of Peekskill; niece and nephew, Mike and Patricia Chirico of Buchanan; niece Eileen McPhillips of Valhalla; and other nieces and nephews. One sister, Helen McPhillips, and one brother, Joseph Wrublieski, died earlier. 

Funeral arrangements were held at the Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at Assumption Church, followed by burial at Ferncliff Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice. 
 

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Elsie Merritt: Peekskill resident 

Elsie A. Merritt, a resident of Peekskill, died December 31. She was 85. She was born March 16, 1916 in Peekskill to William and Cora M. Spock Shaw. On August 16, 1937, she married E. Lee Merritt in Peekskill. She worked for more than 10 years for the Peekskill School District as Head Cook and Supervisor for all the schoolís cafeteriaís. She was a member and Past President of the Peekskill Senior Citizens and the Centennial Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary. 

In the 1970ís, she and Anita Lewis raised money to purchase  bullet-proof vests for all the members of the Peekskill Police Department and established a fund to provide a vest for each new police officer. 

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Douglas of Highland, David of Cold Spring, and Richard of Walnut Springs, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by  three brothers and two sisters. 

Funeral arrangements and services were handled at the E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 


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