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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.

Austin "Buddy" Decker, II

Austin "Buddy" Decker, II


Austin J. "Buddy" Decker of Mahopac, NY passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2018 at the age of 75. He was born in Yonkers, NY on November 30, 1942, the son of Austin and Sophia (Novotny) Decker. On June 12, 1965 he married Mildred McSpedon at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers, and they were blessed with six children. Buddy worked for New York Power Authority and Entergy as an electrical engineer at Indian Point. He was a proud veteran of the... Read more

John R. Kernan, Jr.


John R. Kernan Jr. "JK", of Mount Kisco, NY passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 85. He was born in the Bronx on January 24, 1933, the son of John R. Kernan Sr. and Agnes Serry Kernan.John served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver for Preston Freight in Elmsford, NY, retiring in 1995. John, whose nickname was Hawk, was an avid fisherman and hunter. He holds the title of 2015 Hunter of the Year... Read more

Anthony A. Fahy, Jr.

Anthony A. Fahy, Jr.


Anthony A. Fahy Jr., "Tony" of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the age of 84. Tony was born in the Bronx on November 12, 1933, the son of Anthony A. Fahy Sr. of County Galway, Ireland and Rose McAnally Fahy, originally of Philadelphia, PA.Tony enlisted in the US Marine Corps at the age of 17, but his acceptance was contingent upon parental consent due to his age. He was deployed to Korea where he fought in the... Read more

Patricia A. O'Connor

Patricia A. O'Connor


Patricia A. O'Connor, a longtime resident of Carmel, NY passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the age of 78. She was born in Brooklyn on January 28, 1940, the daughter of Patrick and Marie Kilcoyne McAliney.Patricia was a Real Estate Broker with O'Connor Realty in Mahopac for many years.Family was most important to her, not just her immediate family but her extended family as well. Patricia was a very giving person who loved to... Read more

Raymond G. Morelli


Raymond G. Morelli of Carmel, NY passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born in Brooklyn on September 24, 1939, the son of Leonard and Trofemina Morelli.Raymond served in the US Navy. Raymond was an artist and retired as the art director at Sportacular Art in Weston, FL. He was also a member of the Artist Guild.On July 20, 1961 he married Bernadette Brennan at Our Lady of Grace Church in the Bronx. In... Read more

Nilda I. Frigeri

Nilda I. Frigeri


Nilda I. Frigeri 1965-2018. Nilda Iris Frigeri, age 52, passed away peacefully on March 5th, 2018. Originally from Brooklyn, Nilda was born to Olga and Salvador Perez on May 21st, 1965. Nilda married childhood friend and her love, Michael Wayne Frigeri, in 1986 who preceded her in death in 1998. An avid book reader and connoisseur of sugary confections, Nilda was known to many as a strong-willed woman with an un-wavering love for her family. ... Read more

Francesco Iannolo


Francesco Iannolo of Carmel, NY and formerly of Bedford Hills, Passed away on Friday, March 2nd after a long battle with cancer in his comforting home surrounded by his loving family; he was 63 years old. Francesco was born in Italy, the son of Domenico and Virginia (Carrozza) Iannolo. Francesco had an entrepreneurial spirit and his true passion was cooking for his friends and family at Villa de Calabria, a restaurant he owned in Pennsylvania... Read more

Charles H. Braun


Charles H. Braun of Carmel, NY passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, two days before his 81st birthday after a long, brave battle with cancer. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 22, 1937, the son of Herman and Helen Brennan Braun.He is survived by his wife Barbara of 61 years of marriage, son Charles and his wife Marianne of Cortlandt Manor, NY, his daughters, Barbara Koob and her husband James of Apex, NC, Julie Carpenter and... Read more

Robert Francis Longobardi

Robert Francis Longobardi


Robert Francis Longobardi of Jefferson Valley, NY died peacefully in his home on February 18, 2018; he was 86. Robert was born in Yonkers, NY on January 29, 1932, the son of Luigi and Alphonsina (Sammarco) Longobardi. Robert attended St. Mary's grammar school in, Roosevelt High School, Maryknoll Seminary in Brookline, MA, and graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor's Degree. His career in finance included working for General Foods,... Read more

Ronald L. Kauffman


Ronald L. Kauffman of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born in Brooklyn on August 11, 1938, the son of Bernard and Elsie Frankel Kauffman. Ronald earned his Master's Degree at NYU. He was a retired teacher in the Yonkers, NY school system.He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his sons, Robert, Richard, Ross and Rodd, his brother, Charles and his grandchildren, Mason, Morgan, Harry and Mary.... Read more