Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries

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Deborah Morrissey: former Yorktown resident

Deborah Morrissey, a former resident of Yorktown, died October 11 at White Plains Hospital.

She was 49.

She was born April 7, 1953 in Long Island City to John and Eileen OíBrien OíSullivan.

She was educated in the Bronx and graduated from St. Helenaís in 1971. In 1972, she attended Lehman College in New York.

On September 30, 1973, she married Joseph Morrissey at St. Michaelís in the Bronx.

Mrs. Morrissey worked as a library clerk for three years in White Plains.

She lived in White Plains for the past four years. Before that she lived in Los Angeles, California from 1998 to 2002.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one daughter, Shavaun Rigler; two sisters, Sheila Priola and Maureen Hanna; and two brothers, John OíSullivan and Patrick OíSullivan.

She was predeceased by one sister, Nora.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown.
 

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John Hempel: former Yorktown resident

John Hempel, a former Yorktown resident, died October 9 at Skyview Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson.

He was 93.

He was born June 6, 1909 in Germany, where he was educated as a machinist.

He owned Glenida Lakeside Inn in Carmel. He retired in 1974.

Mr. Hempel was a 40-year member of Steuben Society, Unit 81 in Yorktown.

On November 9, 1929, he married Liesbeth Gunther in New York City.

He lived in Yorktown Heights for the past two years. Before that he lived in Toms River, New Jersey from 1975 to 2000.

He is survived by one daughter, Eleanor Druschen of Yorktown; one granddaughter, Susan Fraser of Peekskill; one grandson, Ron Druschen of California; six great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Liesbeth, in 2000.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown.
 

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Josefina Agudelo: Ossining resident

Josefina G. Agudelo, a resident of Ossining, died Saturday at her residence.

She was 91.

She was born January 2, 1911 in Columbia.

She came to the United States in 1980 and worked as a nanny in the Ossining area.

She is survived by four daughters, Josefina Kleman, Blanca Castro, Marina Santos and Alba Jimenez; one son, Hector; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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Judith Brady: former Yorktown resident

Judith B. Brady, a former Yorktown resident, died September 28 as a result of a car accident.

She was 62.

She was born March 29, 1940 in Ossining to Mahlon G. and Helen M. Bell.

She graduated from Ossining High School and Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers.

Mrs. Brady was a registered nurse at Peekskill Community and Saint Johnís Riverside hospitals.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Charles V. Brady of Homosassa, Florida; her mother, Helen M. Bell of Spring Hill, Florida; three daughters, Colleen Brady of Pear Blossom, California, Karen Brady of Homosassa, Florida, and Kim Walsh and husband Tim, of Monroe, New York; and one sister, Donna Traver and her husband Don of Rochester.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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Mildred M. Conklin: Peekskill resident

Mildred M. Conklin, a resident of Peekskill, died October 8 at her home where she had resided for 92 years.

She was a member of St.Peterís Church in Peekskill.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gerald Lenahan of Beacon; one grandson, Gerald Scott Lenahan of Peekskill; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Everett G. Conklin, on January 2, 1981.

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

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Paul Laurelli: Verplanck resident

Paul Laurelli, a longtime resident of Verplanck, died October 11 at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose.

He was 80.

He was born October 16, 1921 in New York City to Michael and Josephine Laurelli.

Mr. Laurelli served in the United States Army during World War II in Iwo Jima. He later served in the New York National Guard Army reserves.

He was a self-employed upholsterer, and a Life Member of BPOE Lodge 744-Peekskill and the VFW in Peekskill.

He is survived by his wife, Rose (Brilliant); two sons, Robert (Lynn) Laurelli of Ossining and Jay Laurelli of South Carolina; and one granddaughter, Alison.

He was predeceased by four brothers.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.
 

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Richard W. Vogel: Montrose resident

Richard W. Vogel, a resident of Montrose, died October 10.

He was 72.

He was born April 15, 1930 to Richard S. and Elise J. Vogel.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1952.

Mr. Vogel was retired from the JP Stevens Corporation in New York City where he was the Vice President for Government and Industrial Fabrics.

He was a member of the Kings Ferry Yacht Club, and his family said he was an avid sportsman and boater.

He is survived by one son, Richard (Stephanie) of Clearwater, Florida; three daughters Debra (Mike) Vogel-Radocaj of Largo, Florida, Cynthia (Dana) Stewart of Tampa, Florida, and Marilyn J. (Warren Jr.) Potenberg of Oldsmart, Florida; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; one very special grandson, Jason (Meagan) Setzer; and his long time companion and best friend, Maureen Sansone.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.
 

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Steven Radachovsky: Peekskill resident

Steven Radachovsky, former owner/manager of The Hitching Post on Highland Avenue in Peekskill, died October 9.

He was 91.

He was born October 27, 1910 in Peekskill to Stephen and Mary Doham Radachovsky.

In February 1972, he married Catherine F. Boyle Hayes at Sts. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church in Peekskill.

Mr. Radachovsky enjoyed playing baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Radachovsky of New York City and Betty Hayes of Peekskill; one son, Larry Foy of Hyde Park; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one sister and two brothers.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

Alfred Costello: longtime Mahopac resident

Alfred Costello, a longtime resident of Mahopac, died October 17 after a long illness.

He was 83.

He was born April 22, 1919 in New York City to Mary and Anthony Costello.

Mr. Costello spent his formative years in the Bronx and Mount Vernon. In 1966, he moved with his wife and children to Mahopac where he resided for 35 years.

He served during World War II in the U.S. Army as a demolition expert and was among the first troops to liberate the concentration camp survivors.

For many years he ran his own business in Pelham, manufacturing custom tools and parts.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Caroline; two daughters, Maryann Nardone and Geraldine Seton; four grandchildren, Denise Craig, Gene Nardone, Michael Nardone, and Donna Seton; three great-grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsey, and Matthew Nardone; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was predeceased by his two brothers, Dominic and Phillip, and his sister Carmella ("Dolly").
 

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Dolores Leonard: Ossining realtor

Dolores J. Leonard, a former resident of Croton, died October 16 at her Ossining home.

She was 70.

She was a Realtor and Partner at ERA River Edge Realty in Ossining.

She was born March 3, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Frances Chisko Mundy.

A former educator, she earned her Bachelorís degree from College Misrecordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania, her Masterís in reading from Lehman College, and her Masterís in education from Hunter College.

She was a former teacher at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, and was later a teacherís assistant at Ossining High School. Prior to teaching she was a Researcher for Merck Pharmaceuticals.

She began her career in real estate in the late 1980s and purchased ERA River Edge Realty in Ossining in the early 1990s. Mrs. Leonard was a parishioner at Holy Name of Mary Church.

She enjoyed her work in real estate, and also being with her grandchildren, whom she referred to as her "little Angels."

She is survived by two sons, Lt. Joseph J. Leonard, Jr., of Friendswood, Texas and John G. (Allison) Leonard, of Hazelton, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Reynolds of Croton; and three grandchildren, Sean, Erin, and Kaitlin Reynolds.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton.
 

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Marcia Galto: Ossining resident

Marcia Galto, a resident of Ossining, died October 16.

She was 70.

She was born May 12, 1932 in Croton-on-Hudson to Dominick and Louise (Evans) Corea.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who lived for her family. She also enjoyed flower gardening in her yard.

She is survived by her husband, Louis; one daughter, Susan (Butch) Jones; one son, Louis (Sharon) Jr.; four sisters, Ginny Jahoda, Janet Williams, Jean Gamba and Louise Zarillo; two grandchildren, Stacey Jones and Nicholas Galto; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Violet Reynolds, in 1981 and her brother, Ronald Boerner, who died last April.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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Roald Amundsen: Shenorock resident

Roald Amundsen, a resident of Shenorock, died September 30.

He was 76.

He was born November 17, 1925 to Mathilde Tangen and Karl Amundsen.

On August 24, 1947, he married Lilyan (Lee) Pleger in Mount Kisco.

Mr. Amundsen was a past member of Kisco Masonic Lodge #708, a past Patron of the Eastern Star Kisco Chapter 770, and past member of Yorktown Lions Club.

He has lived in Shenorock since 1932 and was owner of Roald Amundsen Contractors.

He is survived by two sisters, June Kaldenbach of Margate, Florida and Barbara Kohnken of Somers; three brothers, Karl of Bedford Hills, Robert of Port Lucie, Florida, and Arnar of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Latassa of Mahopac.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lee, one daughter, Linda, one granddaughter, Sharon, and two brothers, John and William.

He was also employed for 10 years in the Yorktown School District.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Cargain Funeral Home in Mahopac.
 

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Sheila Nolan Hough: Yorktown resident

Sheila Nolan Hough, a resident of Yorktown Heights, died October 20.

She was born in 1913 in County Carlow, Ireland and came to New York City with her family in 1920.

She was a resident of Yorktown Heights since 1935.

She is the widow of Vincent R. Hough, and is survived by five daughters: Maureen Moore of Virginia, Patricia of Brooklyn, Ann Hennessey and husband Jim of Mendham, New Jersey, Barbara of Ossining and Veronica Alford of Yorktown Heights; two sons, Vincent and wife Patricia of Croton-on-Hudson and Michael and wife Maureen of Poughkeepsie; one brother; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was an active parishioner at St. Patrickís Roman Catholic Church for more than 50 years and was a volunteer in the Yorktown Museum Gift Shop.

Mrs. Hough was known for her quick Irish wit and deep faith in God.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrickís Church in Yorktown.
 

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Thelma Devereux: Peekskill resident

Thelma E. Devereux, a resident of Peekskill, died October 20 at the Westledge Healthcare Facility.

She was born in Peekskill to Ellsworth and Nellie Tice Strang.

She graduated from Peekskill High School and Peekskill Business School and worked as a group chief operator for the New York Telephone Company in Peekskill for 35 years, retiring several years ago.

She was a life member of the New York Telephone Company Pioneers.

She is survived by three nephews and their wives, Richard and Karleen Strang, William and Carol Strang, and Paul and Beverly Strang, a niece and her husband, Joan and Harry Keating, and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, John and James Strang, one sister, Emma Cothren, and two nephews, James and John Strang.

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


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