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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.

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Wallace J. "Wally" Ganong


Wallace J. "Wally" Ganong, of Wappingers Falls, NY and formerly Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday March 4, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was 89. Wally was born on July 9, 1922 in Carmel, NY the son of Wallace and Emma McCollum Ganong.Wally is a life member of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department and is also a past commissioner.On September 16, 1951 he married Edna Stevens at the Lake Mahopac United Methodist Church, who survives in... Read more

Remy V. Mauer


Remy V. "Flash" Mauer, 81, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Mamaroneck, NY. Remigius Mauer was born June 28, 1930, to Ludwig and Elsie (Steiner) Mauer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where he was raised and graduated from high school.He was an avid sportsman and athlete: three time All- American 50yd. swimmer, 440 hurdler, and water polo player. In his youth, he worked on farms in the mid-west and always felt an affinity with the land. He... Read more

James William Kennedy


James William Kennedy, 84, of Mahopac, NY died February 22, 2012. He was born to the late Edward and Margaret Kennedy on August 1, 1927 in the Bronx, NY.James graduated from La Salle Academy in 1945 and received a BA in Business Administration from Fordham University. He married Margaret Gallagher in 1952, and they lived together in the Bronx before relocating to Mahopac in 1971.James served in the US Navy during World War II. He was... Read more

Stella Riordan


Stella Riordan of Mahopac, NY died on February 22, 2012. Survived by her husband Thomas, her son Thomas and his wife Marianne and her grandchildren Hannah, Molly and Thomas.Visiting Friday February 24 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home, 692 US Route 6 Mahopac, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 25 at 11 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel of St. John The Evangelist Church, East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY. ... Read more

Rita "Nancy" A. DeSalvo


Rita "Nancy" DeSalvo, of Yorktown Heights, NY formerly of the Bronx, NY passed away on Monday February 20, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 27, 1941 in the Bronx the daughter of Maurice and Rita Savage. Nancy is survived by her son John, daughter Rita Brady and her husband Jim. Also, her brothers, Dick, her twin brother Roger and his wife Pat. Loving grandmother to TJ and James Brady and many nieces and nephews.... Read more

Edward E. Murphy


Edward E. Murphy, of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday February 12, 2012. He was born on January 24, 1931 in Yonkers, NY the son of the late Edward and Hazel (Varian) Murphy.Edward served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired operating engineer, working for Local #137 for over 40 years.On October 28, 1951 he married Joan Elizabeth Rafferty at St. Peter's Church in Yonkers. Joan passed away in February 1990. He is... Read more

Janice L. Autera


Janice L. Autera, of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday February 10, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Yonkers, NY on October 20, 1938 the daughter of Antone and Mary (Vitola) Amaral. Janice worked as a secretary for many years at The Hebrew Home For The Aged in Riverdale, NY. Janice is survived by her son Vincent K. Autera Jr. and his wife Susan of Carmel, NY, her grandchildren Vinson, Janice and Justin and her... Read more

Joseph R. DeMaio


Joseph R. DeMaio, of Patterson, NY and formerly Mt. Vernon, NY passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2012. He was 86. Born on February 22, 1926 in Bronxville, NY the son of Canio and Margaret Pinto DeMaio.Joey was known to many of his friends as "Frank Sinatra" for his love of singing. Everyone who met him would walk away smiling because of his great sense of humor and contagious smile. Joey was a resident of PARC and spent the last 12... Read more