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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.

Clelia Fiore


Clelia Fiore, of Somers, NY passed away on January 14, 2012. She was 94. Born on April 15, 1917 in the Bronx, NY the daughter of Joseph and Lena Quattrochhi Bottari.She leaves behind her husband Anhtony Fiore, sons Peter (Margaret) and Anthony (Judy), daughter Clelia Fiore, sister Laura Scolaro, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.There will be a memorial mass celebrated on Thursday January 19, 2011 at 11:30 am at St. Joseph's... Read more

Aubrey Smith Cooke , Jr.

Aubrey Smith Cooke , Jr.


Aubrey Smith Cooke Jr., passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was 60. Born on March 26, 1951 in Harlem, NY the son of Aubrey Smith Cooke Sr. and Beryl McGhie. Aubrey is survived by his wife of 37 years Maria, his children Aubrey III, Matthew and Venus, his brothers Errol, Lester (KiKi) and Patrick and his sisters Maxine, Lorna and Linda (Gene). He is also survived by his grandchildren Dominique, Aubrey IV,... Read more

Karen Leigh Zweig

Karen Leigh Zweig


Karen Leigh Zweig of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2012. She was 48. Karen was the daughter of Gary and Nancy (nee Bateman) Zweig.Besides her parents, she is survived by her twin daughters Kaylee Anne and Zoey Anne Utko, her brother Steven his wife Cathy and their three children, Clare, Ian and Patrick.Visiting will be held on Friday January 13 from 4-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held... Read more

Mary A. Smyth


Mary A. Smyth of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Yorktown Heights, NY passed away on Monday January 9, 2012. She was 80. Mary was born in the Bronx on June 2, 1931, the daughter of Daniel and Hannah Murphy Dinan.Mary worked as a monitor in the Lakeland School District for 25 years, retiring in 1993.On March 4, 1951 she married James P. Smyth at Our Saviors Church in the Bronx. Mr. Smyth died on December 31, 1994. She is survived by her... Read more

Lore Brunetti

Lore Brunetti


Lore Brunetti, of Mahopac, NY passed away unexpectedly along with her sister Ann Lane on Sunday January 8, 2012. She was 73. Born on March 7, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of James and Rita McGrath.Lore is survived by her son Mark and his wife Luciene, sisters Catherine Grana and her husband George and Maureen McCarthy, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons Michael and Paul and her brother-in-laws Ted... Read more

Eleanor E. Challou


Eleanor E. Challou, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday January 7 in Belair, MD. She was 92. She was born in Brooklyn on November 26, 1919, the daughter of Charles and Teresa Earley.Eleanor graduated from Richmond High School in 1938. She was a retired bookkeeper in the tax receiver's office in the Town of Carmel, NY.On June 24, 1950 she married Hubert G. Challou at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Richmond... Read more

Valentina V. Morris


Valentina V. Morris, of Briarcliff Manor, NY passed away on Friday January 6, 2012. She was 84. Born on November 1, 1927 in Liverpool, NY the daughter of Valentine and Helen (nee Stefanski) Rzemenewski.Valentina is suvrived by her sons Jonathan and Christopher Morris and daughters Donna Christ (Tony) and Cathy Morris. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jennifer Conte and Michael Crist and 2 great-grandchildren Giuliana and Gianluca... Read more

Irene Baranski


Irene Baranski of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday December 31, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born on September 22, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Steve and Anna (nee Yamruz) Kowal.Irene is survived by her daughter Jo-Ann Orzechowski and her husband Fred.Visiting will be held Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 10 am at St. John the... Read more

Patricia M. Schneider


Patricia M. Schneider, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday December 24, 2011 at the age of 74. She was born in the Bronx on March 18, 1937, the daughter of Alfred and Helen (nee Paterno) Colasurdo.Patricia leaves behind her loving children Patricia Martelli and her fiancé Ronnie Castaldo of Brewster, NY, Rosemarie Nikisher and her husband William of Mahopac, NY and David Schneider and his wife Geraldine of Ridgefield,... Read more

Caroline E. Mauer


Caroline E. Mauer passed away on December 21, 2011, in Mahopac, NY. Born on May 23, 1926, she was raised in Queens, NY, by her parents, Caroline and Arthur Mayer. An avid swimmer, she met her future husband Remy Mauer at a swimming pool. They married in NYC in 1952. After moving to Mahopac, she co-owned and ran the Lake Mahopac Gulf Station from 1958-1973, later moving on to work at the Putnam County Department of Social Services.... Read more