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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.

Michael J. Murphy

Michael J. Murphy


Michael J. Murphy of Mahopac, NY (formerly of Woodlawn) passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 9, 2017 at the age of 52. He was born in New York City on June 4, 1965, the son of John and Margaret (Peggy) (O'Neill) Murphy. He was a graduate of Mount St Michael's school and he for the past twenty-five years worked as an assistant manager and projectionist for United Artists Theatres (Movie Land) in Yonkers prior to moving to Mahopac.... Read more

Patricia Gail Fisher


Patricia Gail Fisher passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 with her family by her side at the age of 72. She was born in Lynbrook, Long Island, NY on January 23, 1945, the daughter of John J. and Genevieve E. Hennessy.Patricia was a graduate of Lakeland High School. She was employed as a secretary at IBM Corp. in Armonk, NY before retiring.Patricia lived for many years in Carmel, NY before moving to Jupiter, FL in 1996. ... Read more

Anthony R. DeCesare

Anthony R. DeCesare


Anthony Ralph DeCesare, 24, of Mahopac, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. He was born on March 19, 1993 in Carmel, NY, the son of Ralph and Deborah(Impieri) DeCesare. Anthony was a graduate of Mahopac High School and a manager in the family business D&D Traffic Control. He loved traveling with his friends and family, boating, skiing, fishing with Uncle Danny, driving, and racing remote controlled... Read more

Stanley W. Cernik


Stanley W. Cernik of Shenorock, NY passed away suddenly on December 3, 2017 at the age of 62. He was born in New York City on October 27, 1955, the son of Stanley and Grace (Balle) Cernik. Stan worked as an autobody mechanic throughout his life. Stan is survived by his sister Dale Connolly and her husband Bill, and his sister Grace Corcoran. He is also survived by his nephews Bill Connolly, Matthew Connolly, and Bill Corcoran (Karin). ... Read more

Frank J. Dulak


Frank J. Dulak of Jefferson Valley, NY passed away on November 28, 2017 at the age of 84. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Frank and Helen(Sullivan) Dulac. Frank worked as a school bus driver for Varsity Transit in New York City. In recent years he enjoyed summers in the Lake George area and gardening. Frank also enjoyed a good scotch, a great meal, and an espresso.Frank is survived by his son Frank, his daughters Denise, Lynn,... Read more

E. Patrick Flynn

E. Patrick Flynn


E. Patrick Flynn, 87, a resident of Carmel, NY, and New York, NY, passed away in peace on November 26, 2017. He was born on January 7, 1930, in New York, NY, to parents Helen J. Flynn and Edward J. Flynn, the storied political leader of the Bronx and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Pat graduated from the Canterbury School in 1947 and Brown University in 1951. He was a proud Marine, served in Korea, bred Black Angus cattle,... Read more

Robert "Bill" Donohue

Robert "Bill" Donohue


Robert W. "Bill" Donohue of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 75. He was born in the Bronx on September 1, 1942, the son of Robert and Faye (Katz) Donohue.Bill graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from City College of NY. He began his career at Consolidated Edison as a Junior Designer in 1960, retiring as Senior Vice President of... Read more

Jacqueline Gagne


Jacqueline Gagne of Mahopac, NY passed away on November 21, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Montreal, Canada on February 11, 1928, the daughter of Arthur and Juliette (Dutrisac) Maheu. On August 2 1947 she married Lucien Gagne; they were married for 67 years before his passing in 2009. Mom loved cooking, music, dancing and especially being with her family.Jacqueline is survived by her seven children, Guy(Sharon), Louis, Pierre... Read more

Coleen M. Kotzur


Coleen M. Kotzur, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday November 17, 2017 at the age of 65. She was born in Queens, NY on December 19, 1951, the daughter of William Claffey and Winifred Hendricks.Coleen was the treasurer of the Port Chester, NY School District for the past 15 years. She retired on November 1 of this year.Coleen was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. She enjoyed traveling and... Read more

Karen O. Spallina

Karen O. Spallina


Karen O. Spallina of Mahopac, NY (formerly of Carmel, NY) passed away in her home surrounded by family on November 9, 2017 at the age of 64. She was born at Mahopac Hospital on May 17, 1953, the daughter of Richard and Patricia (Conway) Othmer. Karen earned her Bachelor's degree from Monmouth University and her Master's Degree from Western Connecticut. Karen was a teacher in Dover School District from 1974-1980 and in Carmel Central School... Read more