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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.

Valerie M. Baker

Valerie M. Baker

11/4/2018

Valerie M. Baker of Carmel, NY passed away on November 4, 2018 surrounded by her family; she was 62 years old. Valerie was born in the Bronx on March 3, 1956, the daughter of Joseph and Alfonsina (Rotolo) Papale. Valerie loved the beach life, and often traveled to the Caribbean with friends and family. She had an unwavering affection for animals and all forms of life. Her devotion to helping and caring for others was often shown as she... Read more

Eleanor "Cissy" Abruzzese

Eleanor "Cissy" Abruzzese

11/1/2018

Eleanor "Cissy" Abruzzese, formerly of Yorktown Heights, NY and currently of Shirley, Long Island, NY passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 67. Cissy was born in Queens, NY on August 27, 1951, the daughter of Dr. Louis and Eleanor Redding Sirica.While living in Yorktown Heights, she worked in banking including Mahopac National Bank and Gold Dome. After Yorktown Heights, she lived for a time in Maryland where she was an... Read more

Margaret "Peggy" Keevins

Margaret "Peggy" Keevins

10/22/2018

Margaret A. "Peggy" Keevins passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 22, 2018 at the age of 72. She was born in Queens, NY, the daughter of William H. and Margaret (McDermott) Wilson. Peggy worked as a pre-school teacher at St. John The Evangelist Church for over 20 years. On September 16, 1967 she married Gerard "Gerry" Keevins and they were blessed with three children. During the summer months, Peggy loved spending... Read more

Carl B. Lugbauer

Carl B. Lugbauer

10/14/2018

Carl B. Lugbauer of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the age of 76. He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on February 25, 1942, the son of Edward and Margarite (Creutzberger) Lugbauer.Carl was a graduate of A.B. Davis High School in Mt. Vernon. He was a self-employed window treatment installer, working in Westchester and Putnam Counties in NY and in the Connecticut area.Carl enjoyed golf, bowling and working in... Read more

Walter "Skip" Tompkins

Walter "Skip" Tompkins

10/13/2018

Walter "Skip" Tompkins, a lifelong resident of Mahopac Falls, NY passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born in Putnam Valley, NY on February 5, 1928, the son of Frank and Alice Tompkins.Skip served his country honorably in the US Army as a Technician 4th Grade in the 1628th Engineer Utilities Detachment and was a life member of VFW Post 5491 in Mahopac. Skip was a retired operating engineer with Local 137 in... Read more

Jean A. DeCesare

Jean A. DeCesare

10/7/2018

Jean A. DeCesare of Mahopac, NY passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 73. She was born in the Bronx on July 3, 1945, the daughter of the late Anthony and Angelina (Giordano) Migliore. Jean worked for Putnam County Social Services as a Patient Transport Specialist of over 30 years. She loved to shop either in the mall or at home with QVC, and enjoyed trips to Atlantic City with her sister in law Julie to try her luck on the shore. Most... Read more

Teresa Young

Teresa Young

10/7/2018

Teresa Young of Mahopac, NY passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 85. She was born in Cloonbeg Castlegregory, County Kerry, Ireland on July 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Michael and Johanna(Dowd) O'Connor. On September 16, 1961 she married James Young at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Manorhaven, NY; they were married for over 57 years and blessed with four children. In addition to her husband James, Teresa is survived by her... Read more

Barbara D. Knibbs

Barbara D. Knibbs

9/27/2018

Barbara D. Knibbs, a Mahopac, NY resident since 1966, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. She was born in Yonkers, NY, the daughter of Christian and Ethel Rogers Andersen.Barbara loved spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed her trips to Cape Cod with her family. Her favorite pastime was watching the NY Yankees.On July 12, 1952 she married Edson R. "Buster" Knibbs at St. Mary's Church in Yonkers. Buster passed... Read more

Steven Potter

Steven Potter

9/26/2018

Steven Potter of Mahopac, NY died on September 26, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Steve was born in the Bronx on November 13, 1949, the son of William and Myra (Caine) Potter. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart after being wounded in combat. Over the years, Steve dedicated himself to his contracting and home remodeling... Read more

Joann Robert

9/26/2018

Joann Robert, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Joann just celebrated her 83rd birthday on September 1st. She was born in Croton-on-Hudson, NY on September 1, 1935, the daughter of Sam and Anna Bonauto Paonessa.Joann was one of four children that grew up in a traditional Italian household, filled with passion, heated discussions (arguments) and the constant smell of Italian food... Read more