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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home, Lake Mahopac, NY, obituaries, online memorials

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The families of our community turn to us, because we give every funeral the respect it deserves. We believe that every funeral service should be truly memorable, flawlessly planned, and correct to the smallest detail. By giving our best, we provide real comfort to the families we serve.

Bruno J. Kalkowski

Bruno J. Kalkowski

9/18/2017

Bruno J. Kalkowski of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, September 18th at the age of 71. He was born in Salzdahlum, Germany on February 6, 1946, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Jama) Kalkowski. Bruno worked for Coca-Cola in Elmsford, NY for 37 years before retiring in 2006. He earned the distinction of a perfect attendance record for 21 years straight. Bruno is survived by his wife Marilyn, his son Joe and his wife Colleen, his son... Read more

Dorothy McCray

9/17/2017

Dorothy McCray of Mahopac, NY, formerly of the Bronx, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in New York City, thedaughter of Jacob E. and Christine (Bramble) Symister. Dorothy earned her Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College/City university of New York and worked as a Dietician in New York Hospital in the city for many years. On May 29,1955 shemarried Ezekiel McCray, they were married for over 62 years.... Read more

Andrew J. Panessa, Jr.

Andrew J. Panessa, Jr.

9/15/2017

Andrew J. Panessa, Jr. of Mahopac passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 66. He was born in Yonkers, NY on November 12, 1950, the son of Andrew and Evelyn(LaVista) Panessa. Andy was a retired detective of the New Rochelle Police Department. Andy is survived by his wife Cindy, his daughter Cynthia McGraw, his son Andrew and his wife Ashley, his brother Frank, and his grandchildren Michael, Christopher, Erik, and Ryan. He... Read more

Karen L. Yates

Karen L. Yates

9/15/2017

Karen L. Yates of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday September 15, 2017 at the age of 45. She was born in Brooklyn on March 10, 1972, the daughter of Rocco and Elsie Nordgren Matteo.Karen was a Public Health Program Assistant for the Putnam County Department of Health.Karen is survived by her daughter Sarah, her brother Anthony Matteo and her sister Kristina Russell and her brother-in-law John, all of Carmel, her nieces and nephews and... Read more

Edward O'Brien

Edward O'Brien

9/12/2017

Edward O'Brien of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at the age of 81 with his family by his side. He was born in Co. Clare, Ireland on July 15, 1936, the son of Edward and Mary Kane O'Brien.Edward emigrated to the United States in 1956. He was the retired owner of The Corner Deli in White Plains. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac and among his hobbies, he enjoyed the game of golf.In... Read more

Victor J. Cancellieri

Victor J. Cancellieri

9/11/2017

Victor J. Cancellieri of Mahopac, NY passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 68. He was born in the Bronx on February 8, 1949, the son of Victor and Eileen (Nolan) Cancellieri. Victor worked for the State of New York for the past 25 years as an Automotive Facilities Inspector. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and enjoying time with his family and friends. He was a car enthusiast who loved working on cars.Victor is survived by... Read more

Carmelina Cavarretta

9/11/2017

Carmelina Cavarretta of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday September 11, 2017 at the age of 63 with her family by her side. She was born in San Benedetto Ullano, Cosenza, Italy on July 23, 1954, the daughter of Antonio and Ernestina Arturi Pastura.Carmelina was educated in Italy. She married Joseph Cavarretta in Italy on October 17, 1971 and together they emigrated to the United States and settled in Mt. Vernon, NY before moving to Mahopac... Read more

Christopher L. Stasiak

9/4/2017

Christopher L. Stasiak of W. Nyack, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday September 4, 2017 at the age of 58. He was born in Yonkers, NY on January 12, 1959, the son of William and Joan Hughes Stasiak.Christopher was a graduate of Mahopac High School and served in the US Navy. He was a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Nyack for 33 years.He is survived by his mother, Joan Stasiak of Mahopac, his... Read more

Paul Ferrero, Jr.

Paul Ferrero, Jr.

8/28/2017

Paul Ferrero Jr. of Mahopac passed away on August 28, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born in Koehler, New Mexico. Paul enlisted in the Army, January 15, 1943 and served as a mine detector operator and rifleman in Sicily, Rome, France, and Germany during WWII. He was wounded 4 times before he was discharged with honors in July 1945; he was highly decorated. After serving, he earned his Masters Degree at Columbia University. His passions... Read more

Michael C. Verde

Michael C. Verde

8/24/2017

Michael Verde of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday August 24, 2017 with his family by his side, at the age of 83. He was born in the Bronx NY on March 11, 1934, the son of Raffaele and Bianca Scotti-Verde. Michael was educated in the Bronx and later served in the United States Army in Panama from April 1954 to March 1956. He went on to attend Food Trade Technical Schools and later worked in many restaurants, following which he worked for... Read more