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Filomena M. Samela

Filomena M. Samela, a longtime resident of Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle, died on April 3, 2018. She was 87.
Filomena “Phyllis” was born on June 15, 1930 in Port Chester, NY to the late Alessio and Lucia (Guglielmo) Polese. She worked for many years as an assistant to the registrar at SUNY College. She enjoyed needlepoint, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her 4 children: Steven (Jeanne), William (Patricia), Gregory (Teresa) and Alicia Samela; 6 grandchildren: Nicole, Gregory, Christine, Michael, Caitlin and Steven; her sister Natalie Bottler and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband William, her grandson Justin and her sister Rose Sandanato.
Visiting hours will be Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9 am to 10:15 am at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday 10:30am at Holy Name Church; 75 Lispenard Ave., New Rochelle, NY .Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Justin’s Wings of Hope, 992 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905.

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