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Past Obituaries

Monthly Archives: November 2017

Frances A. Williams

Frances A. Williams, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on November 27, 2017. She was 85. Frances was born on January 1, 1932 in New Rochelle to the late Joseph and Rafaella (Rosamunda) Gallello and was the first baby born in New Rochelle that year. She owned The New Rochelle Rec Bowling Center in… Continue Reading

Rose Ann Bongo

Rose Ann (Caiazzo) Bongo passed away on November 27. She was 86 years old. She was a lifelong New Rochelle resident, and graduated from Albert Leonard High School in 1947. She became a cosmetologist and worked in New Rochelle beauty shops for nearly forty years. She married Anthony Bongo in 1956, who passed away in… Continue Reading

John B. Dawson

John Bernard Dawson, a natural-born teacher and friend to all in need, passed away Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017. He was born May 21, 1947 in Ossining, NY to John B. Dawson and Margaret Dawson (nee Hannan). His parents moved John and his sister Linda (now deceased) to Mount Vernon, NY, where his childhood bonds… Continue Reading

Sr. Miriam Cleary

Sr. Miriam Cleary, formerly known as Mother Ancilla, died on November 23 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings, NY, where she had lived since 2016. Miriam was born in New Rochelle to Mary Helen Ball and Harold J. Cleary in 1925. She graduated from The Ursuline School, and then from The College of New Rochelle… Continue Reading

Frances McHugh Schoenherr

Frances McHugh Schoenherr, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on November 21, 2017. She was 77. Frances was born on January 8, 1940 in Edgewater, Bronx to the late Francis and Mary (Clarkin- Riley) McHugh. Frances worked for over 9 years at Salesian High School and then for over 18 years at New Rochelle… Continue Reading

Ann Clairemont

Ann Clairemont, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on November 18, 2017. She was 86. Ann was born on January 17, 1931 in New Rochelle, to the late Joseph and Mildred (Politi) Chirichella. She worked for many years at the College of New Rochelle. She was predeceased by her husband Rene whom she married… Continue Reading

Antonina (‘Nina’) Griffo

Antonina (‘Nina’) Griffo, a long-time resident of New Rochelle, New York, passed away on November 18, 2017, at the age of 77. She was born in Stefanaconi, Italy to Domenico and Elisabetta (Guastalegname) Fortuna on October 15, 1940. Antonina is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, Giovanni (‘John’) Griffo. In addition,… Continue Reading

Lorraine Perricone

Lorraine Perricone, a longtime New Rochelle resident, died on November 16, 2017. She was 81. Lorraine was born on August 25, 1936 in the Bronx to the late Michael and Jean Galvano. She worked for many years as both a bookkeeper and a crossing guard in Scarsdale. She enjoyed bowling, playing card games and scrabble.… Continue Reading

Antonio A. Caltabellotta

Antonio A. Caltabellotta, a longtime New Rochelle resident, died on November 16, 2017. He was 71. Antonio was born on August 20, 1946 in Sciara, Palermo, Italy to the late Gaetano and Francesca (Minuto) Caltabellotta. He was the owner of the Piccola Italia Store in New Rochelle for over 30 years. He is survived by… Continue Reading

Rene O. Ortiz

Rene O. Ortiz was born on August 5, 1957 in the Bronx, NY. Eldest son of Rene and the late Lucy Ortiz; brother to Zoraida Gonzalez and Gerry Ortiz. Rene worked for USPS Morgan Station in New York City for over 20 years and had endeared many friends to him because of his loving, thoughtful… Continue Reading

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