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Current Obituaries

Heaja Sohn

Heaja Sohn 75, of Tuckahoe, died on November 23, 2021.
Visiting will be Monday November 29 from 7:30-10pm at the Korean Presbyterian Church, 50 Pintard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY
Where a Service will take place Tuesday 10am.
Interment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery

Vincent J. Fodero

Vincent J. Fodero

Vincent J. Fodero, of New Rochelle, passed away on November 18, at the age of 96 with members of his family by his side.
He was born to Jennie (Merigliano) and Frank D. Fodero on November 23, 1924.
He was a lifelong resident of Bayard Street in New Rochelle, where he attended the public schools.
He belonged to the parish of the Blessed Sacrament, where he was a young altar boy, and continued to serve as an usher through most of his life.
He served in the Twentieth Airforce in WWII and was stationed in Guam. After his service he returned to New Rochelle and later married the love of his life Virginia (Riggio) in 1952. They enjoyed a marriage lasting 67 years. He worked as a Civilian Administrator for the Federal Government.
Vincent loved to share conversation with friends, family, and anyone else who had something to say. He was interesting and interested in everything. If you wanted to know what was new, you could always ask Vincent!
He was uncle to 3 nieces; 3 nephews; and 13 great-nieces and nephews, but he was everybody’s uncle. Every kid in the neighborhood called him “Uncle Vincent”.
He was a member of the B.P.O.E Elks Club in New Rochelle, and member of his favorite affiliation, the ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out).
He is predeceased by his wife Virginia, his parents, his sister Louise Barrella, and his brother Frank Fodero, and survived by his many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed.

A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Olga Castellanos Torres

Olga Castellanos Torres

Olga Castellanos Torres passed away peacefully at Montifore|New Rochelle Hospital, on November 21, 2021.

Visiting hours will be Friday, November 26, 2021, between 4 and 8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle, NY. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 9:30am at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 75 Lispenard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY.

Olga was born in the province of Oriente, Cuba on July 3, 1929, to the late Dr. Isidoro Castellanos Rodiles and America Pintado Castellanos Gonzalez. Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Pablo Torres, whom she married on November 20, 1955, in Havana, Cuba, and to whom she was completely devoted for their almost fifty-two years of marriage.

Olga is survived by her two sisters, America Santamarina (Victor) and Marta Squire (W. Geoffrey), and also her brother -in-law, Antonio Torres (Zoila), and many nieces and nephews, whom she cared for dearly. Her four beloved children are: Pablo Torres, Raul Torres (Ileana Lopez-Balboa), Olga Murphy (Kent), and Cecilia Roos (John). Olga was also blessed to be the Abuela to eight grandchildren, including Caroline Woods (Brendan), Chelsea Torres Bavaro (Paul), Sarah Helms (Chet), Alina Murphy, Matthew and Jillian Roos, and Natalia and Diego Torres. Olga also cherished her great grandchildren: Julio, Niko, and Francesca Bavaro; Weston Helms; and Jaxson Woods.

Olga attended St. George’s School in el Vedado, Cuba and then studied at the University of Havana where she went on to receive a Doctorate in Natural Sciences. Immediately upon graduating from the university, and before leaving Cuba, Olga embarked on a passion-filled career as an educator, starting with teaching math and science classes at the Ruston Academy, and thereafter at the Apostolate (College) of the Sacred Heart where she taught Botany, Zoology, Minerology, and Agriculture. Once she and her family fled to the United States as Castro took control, she continued an illustrious education career, this time teaching Spanish at St. Gabriel’s High School, Scarsdale High School, and The Ursuline School, all in Westchester County, NY. More important than the courses she taught were the life lessons she shared with her students.

After fleeing Cuba, Olga and her family eventually settled into the neighborhood of Sutton Manor in New Rochelle, where they developed life-long friendships among their neighbors. In later years, Olga embraced village-living in Larchmont, NY where she enjoyed wonderful years of retirement with neighbors and also with fellow retirees from The Ursuline School. Olga, a devout Catholic, was a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church since 1962.

The intellectual and loving matriarch of the Torres family, Olga lived life with tremendous determination and spirit. A woman of poise, beauty, and confidence, she had the ability to uniquely connect with family and friends alike, and always made each one of them feel special given her innate ability to absorb and remember details about their lives. And she never shied away from providing a helpful observation or educational story.

While she was committed educator, nothing compared to her devotion to her husband and family. She was the driver and inspiration for the family’s success in the United States after leaving Cuba, especially Olga’s unending support of her husband as he restudied dentistry at New York University because there was no reciprocity in the United States for his Cuban dental degree. Olga rose above these challenges and created a home atmosphere where music, dancing, and frequent extended family reunions and dinners were the norm.

She met her husband Pablo at a party while dancing and spent years with him stepping to the salsa, waltz, tango, and cha-cha. And there was never a conga line she would ignore.

Olga Torres was a spiritual woman of unwavering faith, who left a lasting impression with so many, and will never be forgotten. In her memoirs she wrote: “The Lord has walked with me in my long journey. I have always asked him to listen to my prayers. I certainly believe in the power of prayers”. And we are certain that God has heard her prayers and welcomed her with open arms for eternal life.

Arturo Valencia

Arturo Valencia

Arturo Valencia, 51, passed away on November 20, 2021. He is survived by his parents Alicia and Pascual Valencia, his sisters and brother. Gail Guillermina Vidales (Martin), Francisco Valencia (Sandra), Veronica Sandoval (Leonides), Yesenia Joseph (Jerry). Nieces and nephews: Alberto, Erika, Isabella, Melissa, Enrique, Thomas, David, Julian and Nico; as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30am Wednesday at St. Gabriel’s Church 120 Divison Street St. New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery

In lie of flowers, please send donations to St. Gabriel’s Church

Enrico Daddabbo

Enrico Daddabbo

Enrico Daddabbo was born November 3, 1941 in the town of Rutigliano, Bari, Italy to Vito and Maria (Ventafridda) Daddabbo. Enrico passed away on November 21, 2021, at the age of 80 after a short courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Teresina, his son Vito, his daughters Carmela , Maria and her husband Lino, his five grandsons, Anthony, Nicholas, Lino, Marco and Christopher. Many nieces and nephews. His sisters Donata and Sr. Rosetta, his brother Pasquale. He was predeceased by his sister Julia, his brothers Vincenzo and Giuseppe. Enrico will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donation to Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY, calvaryhospital.org on his behalf.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, November 23rd from 5:00 – 9:00. A mass is scheduled for Wednesday, November 24th at 10:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.


Sandra “Sandy” Annunziata

Sandra “Sandy” Annunziata

Sandra “Sandy” Annunziata, long time resident of New Rochelle passed away on November 18, 2021.

Sandra worked as a civil servant at New Rochelle Board of Education for 26 years and also held many titles in the New Rochelle FUSE. She retired as the Executive Vice President in 2018. She began volunteer work at White Plains Hospital shortly thereafter. She was passionate about her work, loved walks at Glenn Island and hanging out at the beach and casino. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She was a devoted mother and dedicated to her family and friends.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Andrew Annunziata; son Michael Annunziata; and daughter Nicole Annunziata; brothers Anthony Tallarini; and Louis Tallarini; mother-in-law Genevieve Annunziata; her cousins Phyllis Melillo, Barbara Feola, Danielle Zimbardi, Donald Panico; Elaine, Robert, Richard and William DiNapoli and best friend Carol Amorello as well as many nieces and nephews.

Sandra will be laid to rest at Beechwood Cemetery with both of her parents.
Visiting hours be Monday 4-8pm
Mass Tuesday 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment will be private

Robert J. Smillie

Robert J. Smillie

Robert J. Smillie, a lifelong Resident of New Rochelle, died on November 18, 2021. He was 64.
Bob was born on January 15th, 1957 in New Rochelle to the late William and Freida (Nieman) Smillie. Bob worked for many years as technician at Sharp, Minolta and Cablevision. He currently was working for the City of White Plains for the past 18 years.
He is survived by his wife the former Ginger Robinson, his son Robert and his wife Diana; his beloved grandchildren Vincent and Agostino; his sister Mary (Vito) Torchia his brother Billy (Julie) Smillie and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife Karen Tenore Smillie, his aunt Emma Nieman and his sister Margaret.
Visiting hours will be Sunday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.

Raymond “Fly” Craveiro Sr.

Raymond “Fly” Craveiro Sr.

Raymond Craveiro Sr. (‘Fly’), longtime New Rochelle resident, passed away at home early Monday morning, at the age of 85.

Raymond served in the US Navy, and was a retired firefighter with the New Rochelle Fire Department. He loved fly fishing the Housatonic river, playing pool and guitar, and going for walks at Glen Island to feed dogs and ducks.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Judy (Emmerson), and his son, Richard “Ricky” Craveiro. He is survived by his sisters, Manuela “Tussie” Gaylord, and Marianne Totten; daughter, Denese Senno; son, Raymond Craveiro Jr.; his grandchildren, Joseph Senno (Chelsea), Brenna Senno, and Charles Craveiro; and long-time friend, Malcolm O’Brien.

Raymond will be interred alongside his wife and son. Services will be private.

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