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Current Obituaries

Sr. Virginia Maxwell, OSU

Sr. Virginia Maxwell, OSU

Sister Virginia Maxwell, OSU, also known as Mother Marie Mercedes, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully February 12th at Andrus, Hastings-on- Hudson.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Susan Gaffney Maxwell and Ignatius Maxwell. Sister Virginia is pre-deceased by her parents and brother Ignatius. She is survived by her loving Ursuline Community and several nieces and nephews.
Sister Virginia entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY in 1938 and made her first profession in 1941. Sister Virginia spent most of her Ursuline years as a teacher and counselor. She began teaching elementary school in 1942 at The Ursuline School, then Blessed Sacrament School in New Rochelle, NY and St. Angela Merici and Our Lady of Mercy parochial schools in the Bronx, NY. She taught on the secondary level for several years at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula and a year at the Ursuline Academy in Bethesda, MD.
Sister held an undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle in English, and an MA in Applied Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in California.
Sister held a Master’s in Guidance Counseling from Fordham University and from 1971 to 1986 was a guidance counselor with the NYC Board of Education. She continued counseling until her retirement in 2011. The year before her retirement Virginia was a member of Project Bravo at Montefiore Hospital. Throughout her over 75 years of ministry and profession Sister Virginia communicated a contagious enthusiasm and love of life. She will be missed by her family, friends and Ursuline Sisters.
Visitation will be Friday, February 14 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804. There will be a prayer service at 4:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 am in the Ursuline Province Chapel followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla.
Donations in Sr. Virginia’s name may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the North Avenue address.

Antonino Mendola

Antonino Mendola, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, passed away on February 12, 2020. He was 92.
Antonino was born on June 24, 1927 in Sciara, Italy to the late Gaetano and Maria (Quatrocchi) Mendola. He owned and operated Antonino Mendola Landscaping.
He is survived by his wife, the former Giuseppina Bulfamante and his grandson Antonino “Nino”.
He was predeceased by his daughter Maria Scaccia; two grandchildren Giuseppe and Rosina; his brothers and sisters Russell, Christina, Maria, Thomas, Josephine and Philip.
Visiting will be Friday from 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30am at St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery.

Jessica Blaney Childs

Jessica Blaney Childs

Jessica Blaney Childs was born on August 9, 1985 in New Rochelle NY and is the daughter of Bill and Theresa (nee Blaney) Childs. On February 10, 2020 Jessica sadly and unexpectedly left us and passed from this world.
Jessica grew up in New Rochelle and was a graduate of The Ursuline School in 2003. She went on to earn her B.S. Degree from St. Bonaventure University in 2008. Jessica was employed by the City of New Rochelle and worked in the Tax Assessors Office.
Jessica is the proud and loving mother of Christian Mihalick. Christian was the most important part of her life and truly meant the world to her. Besides Christian and her parents, Jessica is survived by her maternal grandmother Mary Blaney, brothers; William (Jodi), Bernard (Emily), Timothy and four nephews; Will, Cole, Henry and Graham. She is also survived by many Aunts and Uncles; Jean and Pat Kennedy, Bernie and Tracy Blaney, Marie and Roger McCollum, Cathy and John Cuddihy, Joe and Meg Blaney and Brian Childs and many cousins.
Jessica’s passing has left a void in all our lives that can not be filled. She was loved by all and will be forever sadly missed.
Visiting will be on Thursday, February 13 from 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. A Mass is scheduled for Friday, February 14 at Holy Family Church on Mayflower Avenue at 10:30am.

Vincenza F. Troiano

Vincenza F. Troiano

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. Vincenza F. Troiano who passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the age of 80 in White Plains, NY. She was born in the lower East Side of New York City on Thursday, November 23rd, 1939 (Thanksgiving Day). The year that President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving Day would always fall on the second to last Thursday of November. Mrs. Troiano was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and respected member of her community of New Rochelle, NY. As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality she was loved by many.

She is predeceased by: her husband, Luciano A. Troiano, her mother, Marianna Mulea and her father Joseph Mulea as well as her brother, Charles Mulea. She is survived by: her 3 daughters, Victoria Troiano, Marianne (John) Dowling and Christine (James) Alfano; and her son, Anthony Troiano; as well as her eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Carmela Colandrea, her brother-in-law, Eugene Colandrea, her sister-in-law Anna Mulea and their familes. Vincenza’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her loved ones.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 10th, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Blessed Sacrament Church (15 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801) followed by funeral procession to Greenwood Union Cemetery, (215 North Street, Rye, NY 10580).

Hiver Thomas LeBlanc

Hiver Thomas LeBlanc

Born in Vielle Case, Dominica, on December 22nd, 1947, Hiver Thomas LeBlanc, Sr. was the eldest of Imelda and O’Neil LeBlanc’s children. He excelled at school as a young boy and enjoyed growing up in Dominica. He would tell his children tales of walking to school after early morning work in the garden and having to race home to eat lunch. Hiver left home at an early age to attend St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) in Roseau, during which he lived in Saint Mary’s Hostel. He made good life-long friendships at SMA. His friends likened him to “Plato” and called him the “Philosopher” because he was always in thought. He was the mediator among his group of friends. If you had a problem you went to Hiver for advice. Upon graduating at Saint Mary’s Academy he started teaching there at the young age of 15.
Hiver emigrated to the United States in the 1960s when he received a scholarship to attend Iona College in New Rochelle, New York where he was embraced by the Carringtons family, with whom he lived while at college. Hiver graduated from Iona College with a B.S. in mathematics. At Iona he got his start in programming working on room-sized computers. In New York he started a family and had four children. Though he left his parents and siblings in Dominica at an early age, he loved them dearly and returned to visit when he could. He opened his home to several of his younger siblings when they came to the States for school and to nieces and nephews that came to visit. Hiver’s children were very grateful for the chance to get to know his siblings and their children through this open door policy. For the past two years Hiver’s had the great pleasure of taking care of his granddaughter and apple of his eye Ananda.
A regular churchgoer, Hiver was a man of deep faith that carried him through difficult times. Additionally, Hiver was a life-long explorer of life. He read widely and liked to engage in lively conversation. He recently was learning to play Go. He belonged to a walking group and went on walking vacations to South America and Europe. Hiver enjoyed listening to music from Harry Belafonte, Sparrow and Bob Marley to The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Two of his favorite songs are “Turn, Turn” by Judy Collins and “Big Iron” by Marty Robbins.
Hiver has worked as a programmer at Bell Telephone System, the Federal Reserve and AIG. Upon retirement he volunteered with members of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs at a nursing home. Hiver is known to be a warm, kind, funny, witty, supportive, loving person. Hiver extended his parenting to several others, serving as a father figure to many. All that knew him knew they had someone they could count on and depend on.
Hiver, Sr. will be joining in Heaven his parents, his son Hiver, grandson Aiye, siblings Clement and Roy and other loved ones. He leaves behind his family Simone, Phillip, Ananda, Nicole, Danielle and Shirley, several siblings Noeliva, Vanya, Hermine, Norman, Joseph, Angelo, Ferdinand and Anthony as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Carlo P. LaPera

Carlo P. LaPera

Carlo P. LaPera, 87 years old, of Ridgefield, CT and formerly of New Rochelle, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Monday February 3rd.
Carlo was born on January 19, 1933 in Tuckahoe, NY to the parents of the late Joseph J. LaPera and Lena (Olimpieri) LaPera.
Carlo worked for the City of New Rochelle Schools as a groundskeeper and was known to many as Dr. Linesman as Carlo was always there painting the lines for all those football games.
Carlo enjoyed hanging out with all his friends in New Rochelle from the days of the Galloway Bay to Spectators.
Carlo is pre-deceased by his brothers James and Joseph and survived by many nieces and nephews, too many to mention.
The family would like to thank Carlo’s Caregiver “B” who not only took good care of Carlo but also Carlo’s Brother Joe. “B” made it possible for Carlo to enjoy his final years at home.
Visiting will be on Monday, February 10 from 10am-1pm with a service at the funeral home at 1pm. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Julie Ok

Service will begin Monday 7:30pm at The Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester
Visiting will follow the service at the church.
Tuesday mornings Service at the church to be determined with pastor
Interment to follow Gate Of Heaven Cemetery

Owlet R. Knight

Visiting Friday, Feb. 7 at 4-8pm
Visiting Saturday, Feb.8 10am-11am at Bowen Memorial Baptist Church, 14N Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10553
Service Saturday, Feb.8 11am at Bowen Memorial Baptist Church, 14N Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10553
Interment to follow

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