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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.

Lena Schiavone


Lena Schiavone, a 41 year resident of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Somers, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday December 17, 2011. She was 93. She was born in Manhattan on July 23, 1918, the daughter of Carlo and Carmela Corica.Lena graduated from Evander Childs High School. She was a retired cook and deli worker at Jesse's Deli in Yorktown Heights for many years. Lena was a parishioner of St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac and... Read more

Eugene Angelo


Eugene Angelo of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday December 16, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 7, 1926 to the late Frank and Josephine Falcomato Angelo in the Bronx, NY.Eugene worked for many years as a mason for Local # 79. After retiring he worked at St. Mary's Church in the Bronx and volunteered his time to run its Youth Center. Eugene is survived by his wife of 54 years Adeline of Carmel, his sons Eugene and his... Read more

Canio "Ken" DeMaio


Canio J. "Ken" DeMaio passed away on Tuesday December 13, 2011. He was 51. He is survived by his children, Donato J. and Samantha M. DeMaio, his parents, Donato and Frances DeMaio and his sisters, Lucia Halbohn and Mary Barnett. Visiting will be held on Thursday December 15 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday December 16 at 11 am at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Interment... Read more

Frank Schutte

Frank Schutte


Frank Schutte, born May 16, 1960 of Ocoee, Florida was suddenly taken from us on December 10, 2011. He was the devoted and loving husband and friend of Teresa, much loved father of Haley, Ashley and Craig, and grandfather of Delainey. He was the beloved son of Elko and the late Maria Schutte, forever trusted friend and brother of Bill and Rick. Frank grew up and graduated from Mahopac H.S. in 1978. He received a degree in Business... Read more

Martin Claus


Martin Claus, 93, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on December 5, 2011 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Martin was a faithful volunteer for the Salvation Army, member and former president of the Mahopac Seniors Assoc. and the Mahopac Seniors Drop In. Martin married Adele Slukan in 1944. After her passing, he later married Ellie Zimmerman. He is survived by his children Laura (Robert) Muglio and Martin Claus Jr.,... Read more

Joseph Schiavone


Joseph Schiavone passed away peacefully on Friday December 2, 2011. Born to Ernest and Grace Schiavone in the Bronx on April 16, 1932, he served his country well in Korea from 1951 to 1953.A carpenter by trade, Joe retired in 2008 as a construction supervisor with Ron Rose Group in Hawthorne, NY.He is survived by his devoted wife, Loretta (nee Patrissi), his children, Ernest (Patricia), Peter (Aime), Colleen Cox (John) and Grace... Read more

Edward H. "Ted" Dwyer

Edward H. "Ted" Dwyer


Edward "Ted" Hazard Dwyer, 86 years, a native and longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away, peacefully, on Friday, November 25, 2011 with his family at his side. Ted was born on October 21, 1925 to Edward Eugene and Lora Hazard Dwyer of Mahopac, NY. Mr. Dwyer was instrumental in centralizing Mahopac School District into one school and was its first principal in the mid – 30's and 40's. His father also was a co-owner of the first... Read more

Emily Egan Fossati


Emily Egan Fossati, "Aunt Girlie", a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY died Friday November 25, 2011. She was 94. She was born in the Bronx on October 19, 1917, the daughter of Thomas and Emily Wright Egan.She is survived by her daughter, Emily "Gay" Harman of Mahopac, her son John (Wanna) Fossati of Ft. Pierce, FL, her daughter-in-law Margaret Fossati and son-in-law Bill Phillips, her brother Thomas Egan, her sister Audrey Leonard, 19... Read more

Teresa "Gina" Cainero


Teresa "Gina" Cainero passed away on Thursday November 24, 2011. She was 96. Family will receive friends on Monday November 28, 2011 from 9 am to 10:30 am at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following visitation at 11 am at St. John The Evangelist Church, Mahopac, NY. Interment will follow at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery, Mahopac Falls, NY. Read more

Bjorn Sigurjonsson


Bjorn Sigurjonsson, age 49, of Mahopac, NY died on November 24, 2011. Survived by his mother, Vilborg Sigurjonsson, daughters Lindsay and Ava, brothers Oskar, Reynir and Richard and three grandchildren. Visiting hours Friday December 2, from 2-4 & 7-8 pm where Funeral Services will commence at 8 pm. Private interment will be held at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery, Mahopac Falls, NY. Read more