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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.

Cheryl Stirpe


Cheryl Stirpe of New Rochelle, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away Friday October 28, 2011. She was 60 years old. Cheryl was born in New Rochelle on August 14, 1951, the daughter of Robert and Maureen Hicks. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, James, her son James and his wife, Meredith, her daughter, Cara, her siblings, Kenneth, Robert and Beth Hicks and her grandsons James and Patrick.A Funeral Mass was... Read more

Erwin A. Kraft

Erwin A. Kraft


Erwin A. Kraft passed into eternal life on October 24, 2011 at Vassar Brothers Hospital Center. Mr. Kraft was born on March 16, 1919 in Long Island City, NY where he spent his youth. He enlisted in the US Army in June 1941. He served in the European Theater for three years and many other locations during his 21 years in the Army & National Guard, achieving the rank of Master Sargent. After WWII, Erwin went to work for IBM at World Trade... Read more

Richard A. Labick


Richard A. Labick, of Hopewell Junction, NY and formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away on Monday October 24, 2011. He was 69. Read more

Maria Sapienza


Maria Sapienza, 82, of Orange Park, FL and formerly of Boca Raton, FL and Mahopac, NY passed away on October 24, 2011. She was born on February 14, 1929 in New York City and has been a resident of Orange Park for 15 years.Maria graduated from Somers High School in Somers, NY. She worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City for 35 years, retiring as a vice president. Maria was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church and a member... Read more

Elizabeth Schweizer


Elizabeth "Tish" Schweizer, of Fallbrook, CA and formerly of Mahopac Falls, NY passed away on October 19, 2011. She was born in Cold Spring, NY June 2, 1930, the daughter of James G. Childs who was from Ireland and Myrtle E. Dole Childs who was from Canada. Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband Louie Schweizer and her children, Scott Harrison of Vista, CA; Dr. Dean Harrison of Granville, NY; and Jo Ann D'Andrea of Franklin, TN. Her... Read more

Jill A. Phillips


Jill A. Phillips, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday October 14, 2011 at the age of 63. Jill was born in the Bronx on November 16, 1947, the daughter of Virgil and Emily Egan Fossati.On October 17, 1970 Jill married William Phillips in Mahopac. In addition to her husband and mother, both of Mahopac, she is survived by her sons, Bill and his wife Dawn, Greg and his wife Amie, Bret and his wife Kelly and Brendan and his... Read more

Anthony "Tony" Dobbins


Anthony Lee "Tony" Dobbins of Pawling, NY and Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday October 13, 2011. He was 48. Tony was born in Norristown, PA on July 20, 1963, the son of Lee and Maria Teresa Alosco Dobbins.Tony attended Mahopac Schools and graduated from United Cerebral Palsy in Purchase, NY. He worked with UCP placement services in Patterson, NY. Tony was an avid bowler with P.R.P.H.He is survived by his mother of Mahopac, his... Read more

Francis T. Moore


Francis T. Moore, a longtime resident of Wappingers Falls, NY and formerly of Peekskill, NY passed away on Monday October 3, 2011. He was 72. He was born in Carbondale, PA on May 24, 1939, the son of James and Mary Wengrzynek Moore.Fran was a retired science teacher at Peekskill High School and an associate member of Cortlandt Hook and Ladder.On July 5, 1969 he married Jean A. Fisher at The Church of the Assumption in Peekskill. Jean... Read more

Raymond J. Bastone


Raymond J. Bastone, 86, of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday October 1, 2011. He was born in the Bronx, NY on October 15, 1925.Raymond served as a Merchant Marine during WWII and later retired from ConEdison.He is survived by his children Raymond J. Bastone Jr. and his wife Ann, Ramona Winter, Frank DeMasi and Anne Motta, his brother Joseph, his sisters Rosemarie and Margie, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was... Read more

Donna M. Lemmens


Donna M. Lemmens, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday September 30, 2011. She was 64. Donna was born on July 20, 1947 in Yonkers, NY, the daughter of Donald and Ruth Courtney.Donna was a volunteer at the Putnam Co. Humane Society and at the Mahopac Library for many years.On October 19, 1968 she married John L. Lemmens at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. In addition to her husband of Mahopac, she is... Read more