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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.

Karen Butterfield

Karen Butterfield

3/27/2017

Karen Butterfield of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday March 27, 2017 at the age of 74. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 12, 1943, the daughter of Sidney and Harriet Prue Hersch.Karen was the secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Mahopac Falls where she was a member and sang in the church choir. She was an active participant in Relay for Life and served as the caregiver chair. Among her hobbies, she had a green thumb and... Read more

Arthur B. Bortz

Arthur B. Bortz

3/26/2017

Arthur B. Bortz, a 59 year resident of Mohegan Lake, NY passed away on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born in Laureldale, PA on February 19, 1924, the son of Charles and May Wegman Bortz.Arthur served in the US Navy during WWII. He served on LST 391, landing at the beaches of Normandy and surviving the invasion. He was a member of American Legion Post 1009 in Yorktown Heights, NY.After graduating from Muhlenberg High... Read more

Mary DeFrancesco

Mary DeFrancesco

3/23/2017

Mary DeFrancesco, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the age of 97. She was born in Mahopac on April 15, 1919, the daughter of Enrico and Letizia Paniconi Veschi.Mary graduated from Mahopac High School in 1937. Hers was the first graduating class in the school that is now Lakeview Elementary School. She, along with her husband Enrico, owned Ricky's Luncheonette in Mahopac for many years. She was... Read more

Joseph P. Campbell

Joseph P. Campbell

3/19/2017

Joseph P. Campbell, a resident of Mahopac, NY for over 50 years, passed away suddenly on March 19th in Myrtle Beach, SC at the age of 76. He was born in Brooklyn, NY the son of Joseph and Thelma (O'Donnell) Campbell. On September 12, 1964 he married Louise Svoboda; they were married for over 52 years. Joe was a proud veteran of the Marine Corps and continued his service as a FDNY firefighter for over 20 years. Joe was an avid golfer and... Read more

John C. Murphy

3/19/2017

John C. Murphy of Somers, NY passed away on Sunday March 19, 2017 at the age of 86. He was born in England on January 30, 1931, the son of Charles and Stephanie Boniface Murphy.John was a retired respiratory therapist at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY.He is survived by his wife Angela Kusterer-Murphy; his children, Richard and Simon Murphy, Alison Kennery and Leslie Verity; his step-children Jonathan Kusterer and Jennifer Lynn... Read more

Robert J. Turchioe

3/19/2017

Robert Turchioe of Yonkers died suddenly on March 19, 2017 at the age of 55. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Frank Eugene and Mary Grace (Segretti) Turchioe of Somers who predeceased him. Bobby graduated from Somers High School in 1979. He was employed as an HVAC technician and salesperson. He is survived by his brother Frank and sister-in-law Helen, nieces Lauren and Carina, nephew Frank, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many... Read more

Donald  P. Wallace

Donald P. Wallace

3/14/2017

Donald P. Wallace of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday, March 14 at 3:15am at the age of 77. He was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Pierre Wallace and Louise(Bottali) McGuire. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy where he learned to be an electrician. His interests were watching his multiple fish aquariums and gardening. He owned a fish store and a greenhouse in Mahopac back in the 70's. He enjoyed spending time with his longtime... Read more

Barbara M. Vara

Barbara M. Vara

3/13/2017

Barbara M. Vara of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, she was 81. Born in Yonkers, NY to the late Harold and Mary (Quinn) Price. On May 7th, 1960, she married the love of her life, Anthony Vara at the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Yonkers, New York; they were married for 56 years.Barbara is survived by her loving husband Anthony, her daughter Patricia Hickey and her husband Neil, her sons Thomas and Robert Vara,... Read more

Theresa Cullen

Theresa Cullen

3/10/2017

Theresa Cullen, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday March 10, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in the Bronx on May 13, 1927, the daughter of Edward and Theresa Speckman.On September 11, 1948 she married Joseph Cullen at St. Jerome's Church in the Bronx. Joseph died on November 8, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Coxen and her husband, John of Mahopac, her sons, Gary of Mahopac and Joseph and his wife... Read more

Melvin M. Perlman, D.D.S.

Melvin M. Perlman, D.D.S.

3/7/2017

Dr. Melvin M. Perlman, D.D.S., of Carmel, NY passed away on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 76. He was born in the Bronx on August 1, 1940, the son of Louis and Rae Botkin Perlman.Dr. Perlman earned his dental degree from NY University. He owned his own dental practice in Yonkers for many years and has practiced at the Family Dental Center in Brewster, NY most recently.He married Marsha Binder in 1963. In addition to his loving... Read more