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


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.

Saverio E. Funicella

Saverio E. Funicella


Saverio Emilio Funicella, 93, of Bluffton, SC died Monday, September 28, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, GA.Mr. Funicella was born on August 28, 1922 in San Vincenzo La Costa, Italy, the son of the late Francesco Funicella and Divina Scala Funicella. Mr. Funicella was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Rose Funicella. He is survived by his daughter, Joanne Funicella Cooney (Thomas) of Bluffton, SC; son, Frank... Read more

Thomas G. Hanratty


Thomas G. Hanratty of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday September 26, 2015 at the age of 73. He was born in the Bronx on April 4, 1942, the son of Thomas J. and Gladys Greene Hanratty.Thomas spent his career in banking and retired as a manager at Mellon Bank. He was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. John P. Mooney Council in Mahopac. Thomas loved animals and had a... Read more

Edward A. Kearney


Edward A. Kearney of Brewster, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday September 25, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born in The Bronx on October 27, 1931, the son of Liam and Mary Ahearn Kearney.Ed served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He earned his Master's Degree from Iona College and worked as an accountant for various firms. From 1975 – 1996 he owned the Lake Mahopac Inn in Mahopac. Ed served on the Board of... Read more

Helen Racz


Helen Racz of Mahopac, NY formerly of Queens, NY passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 100 and a half. She was born in Pottsville, PA on March 8, 1915, the daughter of John and Mary Plasha.She is survived by her daughter Delores Motto, her daughter-in-law Kathleen Racz, 4 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony and her son George.Visiting Sunday 1-5 pm... Read more

Steven J. Peikes


Steven Peikes of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, September 20 at the age of 55.A funeral service will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, September 22 at Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac. Interment will follow at Mt. Eden Cemetery in Hawthorne. Read more

Catherine Ruggiero

Catherine Ruggiero


Catherine Ruggiero passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19th at the age of 102. She was born in Novasiri, Italy, the daughter of Matteo and Josephine (Salamone) Pugliese. She is survived by her son Louis and his wife Annette, her daughter Theresa DeRobertis and her husband Dom, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Catherine's husband Thomas passed in 1969.Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Monday,... Read more

Robin Mariconi-Benack

Robin Mariconi-Benack


Robin Mariconi-Benack of Mahopac passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16th surrounded by her family and is now safe in her son Christopher's arms; she was 53. Robin was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Kenny Griffith and Mary (Russo) Imbrogno. She loved her family and drew her strength from her granddaughters. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Peter, her son Jon Benack, her daughters Daniele... Read more

Josephine Zarella


Josephine Zarella of Orlando, FL and formerly of Bronx, NY passed away on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at the age of 91. Josephine was born on February 28, 1924 in the Bronx to the late Dominick and Vincenza Turdo.Josephine was a seamstress and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando.She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Zarella, sons Alan and John Zarella and her daughter, Jean Fay. She is survived by her sister,... Read more

Leonardo "Leo" Altobelli

Leonardo "Leo" Altobelli


Leonardo "Leo" Altobelli of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday September 14, 2015 at the age of 59. He was born in Colledimezzo, Italy on April 7, 1956, the son of the late Erminio Altobelli and Luisa Polidoro Altobelli.He emmigrated to the United States in 1975. He was employed by Hudson Valley United Cerebral Palsy Association as a physical plant and maintenance director.On April 24,1976 he married Pina (Josephine) DiNardo at St. Vito... Read more

Robert P. Nowicki


Robert P. Nowicki passed away on September 14, 2015. Visiting Thursday September 17, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Shrub Oak, NY. Interment to follow at Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY. Read more