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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.

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

Daniel P. Coakley

Daniel P. Coakley


Daniel P. Coakley of Mahopac, NY, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at the age of 71. He was born to Hannah (nee Lawlor) and Patrick Coakley on May 17, 1940, in London, England, and immigrated to America with his family in 1949. Dan was a proud member of the New York State Police for 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Agnes (nee Hamrogue); son Daniel (Beth) of Lawrenceville, GA; son Martin (Nancy) of Wappingers... Read more

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