Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries

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Alfred Vigna: Yorktown resident

Alfred J. Vigna, a resident of Yorktown, died November 10 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers.

He was 80.

He worked as a store manager for Gristede’s Supermarket in Westchester County. He was with the company for 39 years before retiring in 1984.

He was born March 23, 1922 in Bronxville to Antonio and Francesca Costanza Vigna. He was educated in Eastchester and graduated from Eastchester High School in 1940.

Mr. Vigna served in the Army Air Corps during World War II attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and a Presidential Unit Citation.

On April 8, 1951, he married Yolanda Nanni at Mt. Carmel Church in Mount Vernon.

He lived in Yorktown Heights for the past seven years. Before that he lived in Yonkers from 1955 to 1995.

Locally he was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights.

He will be remembered for his hard work and love of family.

He is survived by his beloved wife Yolanda; his son Dominick and daughter-in-law Gemma; his daughter Frances and son-in-law George Davis; his loving grandchildren, Craig and Alexis Davis; and his sister, Edith Cocopardo.

Family members who died earlier include his brother John Vigna and his sister Amelia Bozzi.

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

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Concetta (DePalma) Mastro: former resident of Yorktown Heights

 

Concetta (DePalma) Mastro of East Hanover, New Jersey died at home on Sunday, November 10.

She was 93.

She was born in Corato, Bari, Italy. She lived in Yorktown Heights, New York and retired to Lighthouse Point, Florida before moving to East Hanover, New Jersy in 1996.

She worked in the garment industry for 30 years and was a member of the International Garment Workers Union of Yonkers, New York before retiring in 1945.

She was a member of the St. Cosmo Damian Society of Yonkers, New York.

She was predeceased by her husband Louis Mastro, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy Tempesta of East Hanover, New Jersey, sons Frank Mastro and daughter in lax Scrafina of Yorktown Heights, New York, her sisters Felicia Amicucci of Yonkers, New York and Nancy Salerno of Pembroke Pines, Florida her grandchildren Joseph Tempesta, , Jr. Louis Tempesta, Anna Christopher, Michael Tempesta, Louis F. Mastro, Louis Mastro, Rosemarie Centanni, Michael Mastro, Frank Mastro, 10 great grand children, and one great-great grand child.

She is also predeceased by her brothers Michael Depalma and Dominic Depalma.
 

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Dorothy Cochrane: former PV resident

Dorothy A. Cochrane, a former longtime resident of Putnam Valley, died November 6 at the Chancellor Place in Saco, Maine.

She was 82.

She was born November 27, 1919 in the Bronx to William and Agnes May Simonson Millar.

On November 22, 1939, she married Garrett V. Cochrane Jr. in New York City. He died May 4, 1993.

She is survived by one son, J. Steven Cochrane of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one daughter, Carolyn M. Smith of York, Maine; one sister, Helen Zurhellen of Putnam Valley; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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Edwin Clarry: Peekskill resident

Edwin W. Clarry, a longtime resident of Peekskill, died November 10 at Cedar Manor Nursing Facility.

He was 90.

He was a retired Self Employed Auto Body Mechanic in Peekskill.

He was born in Rochester on February 25, 1912 to Harold and Nona Brown Clarry.

On February 3, 1937, he married Josephine M. DeMartini in New Orleans. She died in 2000.

He is survived by three daughters, Marsha Valente of Croton, and Nona Clarry and Eunice Conners, both of Montrose; one sister, Thelma Hassel of Norfolk, Virginia; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one sister, Sandra Proctor.

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

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Elizabeth Brown: Cortlandt resident

Elizabeth C. Brown, a resident of Cortlandt, died November 3.

She was 96.

She was born January 6, 1906 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies to Edgar and Alice Dennis Brown.

She worked for many years at the Pierre Hotel in New York City as a housekeeper.

In addition to her daughter, Doryl Wolfe, she is survived by two brothers, five grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

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

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Florence Grimm: resident of Putnam Valley

Florence Grimm longtime resident of Putnam Valley died on Thursday, October 31.

She was the loving mother of Arlene Green of Putnam Valley, Robert Grimm of East Setaucket, New York and Ronald Grimm of East Islip, New York.

She was cherished by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley.
 

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Florence Tierney: Ossining resident

Florence B. Tierney, a resident of Ossining died November 6.

She was 90.

She was born July 21, 1912 in Ossining to Richard S. and Ida Borg.

She was a graduate of the Washington School where she attended through high school. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Ossining and the Ossining Women’s Club.

She is survived by one son, Peter R. of Briarcliff Manor; two granddaughters, Kimberly MacKenzie and Katherine Gaskill; and seven great- grandchildren.

Her husband, Peter J., who was the retired A&P manager in Ossining, predeceased her.

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

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Howard Atkins: Somers resident

Howard E. Atkins, a lifelong resident of Somers, died November 10 at Hudson Valley Hospital.

He was 77.

He was born February 26, 1925 in Somers to Frank and Maria (McLaughlin) Atkins.

He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, including on the island of Iwo Jima, and he served during the Korean Conflict. He later worked as a Journeyman and Lineman for I.B.E.W. Local 3 1249 Syracuse, New York. He was with the Union for 38 years.

Mr. Atkins was a member of the Katonah V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of 55 years; his children, Warren, James, Kenneth, Robert, Nancy Askew and Donna Rossetti; 10 grandchildren; and one brother, Warren.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah.
 

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Mary Hamilton Wesley: resident of Croton on Hudson

Mary Hamilton Wesley resident of Croton on Hudson died Monday, November 11, 2002 at Calvary Hospital.

She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 13, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Robert Emerson DeCarlo and Elizabeth Winston Hamilton.

She was 67.

She was a graduate of East Denver High School in Denver, Colorado in 1953 and she received her B.S. at Briarcliff College in Briarcliff Manor and her Masters degree in English at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

She was a retired English teacher who worked at Sleepy Hollow High School from 1971 till 1990.

She was trained under Dr. Martin Luther Kings’ leadership in non-violent demonstration in New Orleans and participated as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s.

She was in Alabama Court on September 26, 1963. She refused to respond to questions unless she was properly addressed as Miss Hamilton. At the time people of color were referred to by the 1st name only. She was held in contempt of court and placed back in jail. The NAACP and the ACLU appealed her case to the Alabama State Appellate Court, the Alabama State Supreme Court and finally the U.S. Supreme Court where a judgement was handed down on March 30, 1964 that stated, "The Petition for Writ for certiorari is granted. The judgement is reverses.

She is survived by her daughter Holly.

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

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Paul (Tiny) Feig: former Ossining resident

Paul R. (Tiny) Feig, a former Ossining resident, died November 9 in Bradenton, Florida.

He was 70.

He was born June 26, 1932 in Ossining.

Mr. Feig was a retired Corrections Officer at Greenhaven Correctional Facility, was a member of the American Legion Post #1302 in Poughkeepsie and was a retired member of the Blue Knights (NY 3).

He is survived by his wife Rita; his son Roy; seven daughters, Sue Kozlowski, Shirley Steele, Linda Andrews, Patricia DeCastro, Theresa Camp, Denise Falzone and Janet Canero; one sister, Barbara Playford; one brother, Richard; and 26 grandchildren.

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


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