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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.

Emily Y. Cafferty


Emily Y. Cafferty of Brookhaven, GA formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on July 20, 2017 at the age of 80. She was born in NY City on June 25, 1937.On May 20, 1954 she married Thomas P. Cafferty in NY City. Mr. Cafferty died on March 2, 2006. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Cafferty and her husband Michael Swikata of Dunwoody, GA, Eileen Cafferty and her husband Robert Durbin of Gilroy, CA and Susan Cafferty Strickland of... Read more

Anthony Zanfini

Anthony Zanfini


Anthony Zanfini of Putnam Valley, NY passed away on July 19, 2017 at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his son Anthony, and his sister Linda Hochberg and her husband Joe. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 24th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. Services will conclude with a prayer service at 8:30 PM during the visitation. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions... Read more

Peter L. Guerci


Peter L. Guerci of Mahopac, NY passed away on July 18, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in Chicago, IL the son of Louis and Santina (Campagna) Guerci. Peter was a proud veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. Peter is survived by his daughters Danielle D'Anna and Donna Milazzo (Vinnie); his sister Marlene Pavia (James), 2 nieces, 3 nephews, and 5 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife June in 2015 and... Read more

Dorothy Duffy


Dorothy Duffy of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away on FridayJuly 14, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born in Yonkers on May 10, 1931, the daughter of John and Marie Corliss Duffy.Dorothy was a Client Relations Associate with the Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City, retiring after a career of over 30 years. She was an active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac where she volunteered through the... Read more

Thomas D. Motta

Thomas D. Motta


Thomas D. Motta of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday July 14, 2017 at the age of 70. He was born in the Bronx on January 19, 1947, the son of Salvatore Motta and Elizabeth O'Grady.Thomas served in the US Army, Company A, 70th Engineers Combat Group in Vietnam. He was a mechanic with Bronx Honda, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed antique cars and attended many car shows in the area. Tom was also a model train enthusiast and collector.On... Read more

Renee L. Nelsen


Renee L. Nelsen of Dover Plains, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the age of 92. She was born in Carmel, NY on June 22, 1925, the daughter of Wallace and Emma McCollum Ganong.Renee worked as a clerk and secretary for the Selective Service in Carmel until her retirement. She was active in the Union Valley Cemetery Association where she held the positions of treasurer and secretary. She was also a member... Read more

Louis Fugazzi


Louis Fugazzi of Somers, NY passed away on July 7, 2017 at the age of 57. He is survived by his wife, Anna and children, Danielle, Louis Jr. and Ginamarie.Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 5-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home, 692 US Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541.In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Louis may be made to the NY Organ Donor Network Read more

Mary J. Condon

Mary J. Condon


Mary J. Condon of Mahopac, formerly of Yorktown Heights, passed away on Tuesday, July 4th at the age of 82. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Ryan) Mangan. On June 10, 1961 she married Frank Condon; they were married for over 50 years before he passed in 2012.Mary is survived by her sons, Michael (Mary) and Kevin, and her two grandchildren Liam and Kiarra. She was predeceased by her brother William Mangan.... Read more

Laura Palm


Laura Ruth (Grevert) Palm was born in Yonkers, NY on November 2, 1932 to John and Ruth Grevert. She passed peacefully on July 2, 2017.Laura graduated with honors from Yonkers High School in 1950. After attending Wood Secretarial School, she was selected to work at the FBI in their New York City Office. Her career included positions at Precision Valve, General Electric, IBM, Union Carbide and the Mahopac and North Salem Schools.Laura... Read more

Phillip M. DeLuca

Phillip M. DeLuca


Phillip M. DeLuca, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday June 30, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in Peekskill, NY on April 10, 1942, the son of Michael and Olga Comilloni DeLuca.Phillip graduated from Mahopac High School in 1962 and was a school bus mechanic for the Mahopac Central School District for 42 years, retiring in 2006.He is survived by his daughters, Kathy L. Bucey (Michael) of Pleasant Valley, NY,... Read more