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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.

Josephine Connelly


Josephine O'Leary Connelly of Mahopac, NY, died at home surrounded by family, at the great age of 90 years, on November 11th, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Albert Joseph Connelly, Josephine was born October 11th, 1921, the Village of Eyeries, County Cork, Ireland to Jim and Catherine O'Leary. (nee Harrington).Josephine emigrated to NYC in 1949 where she and Albert were married at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, December 23rd 1951.... Read more

Dorothy A. Beatty


Dorothy A. Beatty, 94, of Yorktown Heights, NY passed away on November 7, 2011. Dorothy was a retired supervisor at Longines Wittnauer in New Rochelle and a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, NY.She is survived by her son, Thomas (Valerie) and her daughters, Dorothy (Frank) and Lois (Edward), her brother, Harry, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, brother... Read more

Domenica "Lena" Aliberti


Domenica "Lena" Aliberti, of Brewster, NY passed away on Thursday November 3, 2011. She was 93. Born the daughter of Nicolo and Assunta D' Auria in Philadelphia, Pa. She leaves behind her son Silvio Aliberti and his wife Clara, her daughter Rose Bellini, her brother Amedeo D' Auria, her sister Assunta Pascarelli, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Antonio Aliberti and her son-in-law John Bellini. Read more

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