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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.

John J. Dell


John J Dell a/k/a Dell'Angelo of Jefferson Valley, NY passed away on Monday June 11, 2012. He was 88. Read more

Rosalie A. Useted

Rosalie A. Useted


Rosalie A. Useted, a longtime resident of Goldens Bridge, NY and formerly of Armonk, NY passed away on June 4, 2012. She was 84. She was born in East Providence, RI on November 3, 1927, the daughter of Antonio and Antonina Catalano Mercurio.Rosie served as assistant postmistress in Goldens Bridge, NY, retiring in 1986 after 27 years of service.On October 24, 1948 she married Charles H. Useted at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Armonk... Read more

Rita Marie Graser


Rita Marie Graser of Wappingers Falls, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 29, 2012. Visiting will be held on Sunday June 3rd from 2-5 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday June 4th at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Mahopac with a private cremation to follow. Read more

Justin C. Salomone

Justin C. Salomone


Justin C. Salomone of Carmel, NY passed away Tuesday May 29, 2012. He was 29. Justin was born in the Bronx on April 17, 1983, the son of Steven and Susan Sessa Salomone.Justin graduated from Mahopac High School in 2001 and worked as a retirement planner for Bankers Conseco Insurance Co. in East Fishkill, NY. He enjoyed playing the guitar, and owned several.In addition to his parents of Carmel, he is survived by his brothers, Adam,... Read more

Kenneth Donnelly, Jr.


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James M. Cavallo


James M. Cavallo, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on May 10, 2012. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, Ann, sons, Edward, Gerard, Raymond and Robert, daughters, Marieann Greenwood and Roseann Napadano, his brothers, Mario and Ralph and 16 grandchildren. Read more

Theodore "Ted" Galgano


Theodore T. "Ted" Galgano of Mahopac, NY died Wednesday April 25, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 82. He was born in White Plains, NY on April 17, 1930, the son of Louis and Theodora Maffucci Galgano.Ted graduated from White Plains High School and served in the US Navy. He is a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac and a charter member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Yorktown... Read more

Elizabeth H. Ciulla


Elizabeth H. Ciulla, a longtime resident of Valhalla, NY and a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla, died Monday April 23, 2012 at her home. She was 93. She was born on May 15, 1918 in NY City, the daughter of Edward and Ida Ulrich Marron.On October 19, 1947, Elizabeth married James V. Ciulla. Mr. Ciulla died on November 18, 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth M. "Betty" Ciulla of Valhalla, her son James K.... Read more

Vincent G. Roberto, Sr.

Vincent G. Roberto, Sr.


Vincent G. Roberto Sr., a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Yonkers, NY died Thursday April 19, 2012. He was 90. He was born in Yonkers on May 24, 1921, the son of Dr. Romeo and Ellen Smith Roberto.He graduated from the NY Military Academy in 1939. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology and left during WWII to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a ship designer. A huge fan of jazz, Vin spent many nights at Nick's in NY... Read more

Marion Paustian


Marion Paustian, of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Granite Springs, NY died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the age of 93. She was born on May 29, 1918, the daughter of John and Sarah (Osborne) Dexter.Marion was a lifelong member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed crocheting and going to the casinos.On July 12, 1936 she married James G. Paustian, Sr. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in... Read more