Grace M. Charles (07/21/16)

Grace Marie Charles (nee Sgro) died July 21, 2016 after a courageous six year battle against lung cancer. Grace was born to the late Antonino and Teresa (Albanese) Sgro on May 22, 1937. She was raised on Highland Avenue in Verplanck with her parents, sister Rose Ann, grandfather Girolamo Albanese (dec.), aunt Angie (Albanese) Messa, uncle Onofrio Messa (dec.) and cousin Ronald Messa.  Gracie graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School in 1955 and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Charles on May 9, 1959 at St. Patrick’s Church in Verplanck. Her husband Tommy predeceased her in 1977. She was a Montrose resident of Lent Avenue from 1960 to present. Grace was a graduate of the Westchester Beautician School after which she worked as a hair stylist out of her home and for Joe’s Hair Salon in Peekskill. She later changed careers and studied to become a real property appraiser and thereafter became the Assistant Assessor for the Town of Cortlandt Assessor’s Office, where she proudly worked for over 40 years.

Grace is survived by her aunt Concetta (Sgro) Sullivan, aunt Angie (Albanese) Messa, sister Rose Ann (Sgro) Dean, three daughters Pamela (partner Laura Fredricks), Dina (husband G. Joseph McGuire) and Carissa and her two adoring grandchildren Michaela and Gabriel Capicotto.

Visitation is Sunday, July 24th, from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, July 25th at 10am, St. Patrick’s Church, Verplanck. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to Calvary Hospital-The Dawn Greene Hospice, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461 (tel. 718-518-2465).

Patricia J. Frey (07/21/16)

Patricia J. Frey of Peekskill, NY passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Patricia was 67 years old. Patricia was born in New York City to Salvatore and Frances Bruno Guttilla. Patricia was a clerk in the New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Peekskill, NY. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Frey of Middletown, NJ.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 25th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, June 26th at 11am, Church of the Holy Spirit, Cortlandt Manner. Cremation services "private". In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. (www.cancer.org)


Harold J. Madison

Harold J. Madison, age 82, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016.  He was a Cortlandt Manor resident.  Harold was born on July 9, 1934 in Yonkers, the second of 10 children to Harold N. and Agnes Debko Madison.  He was employed as an Iron Worker and then later worked for CIBA-GEIGY in Ardsley until his retirement.  On Nov. 13, 1965 he married Barbara Yotz at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Yonkers.  He was a Life Member of the Continental Village Fire Dept.  Harold is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Cortlandt Manor, 2 daughters, Suzanne (Donald) Sudol, of Garrison, and Jennifer (George) Whitehead, of Hopewell Jct.;  1 son, Neil (Tara) Madison, of Wappingers Falls, and his 7 granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Sam, Hannah, Kelsey, Alex, Emma, and Brianna. There will be a Memorial Mass on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:00am, St. Patrick’s Church in Verplanck.  Burial is private.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org

Daniel P. Maldonado (07/19/16)

Daniel P. Maldonado, age 58 of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away on July 19, 2016. Daniel was born in New York City on November 22, 1957 to Jose Manuel and Anna L. Morales Maldonado. He was an Attorney in New York City and Cortlandt Manor. He was a member of the Peekskill Elks, Peekskill, the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, Verplanck and the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, Cortlandt Manor. He is survived by his wife Maria (Nieves) Maldonado of Cortlandt Manor and two daughters; Christina (Brandon) Burnett of Brewster and Grayson Maldonado of Philipsburg, NJ and two grandchildren; Eva and Roman.

Visitation is Friday, July 22nd, fro 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, July 23rd at 10am, St. Columbanus Church, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Dan (Donato) Moramarco (07/16/16)

Dan Moramarco passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday July 16, 2016. He was 98.  He was born at home, with the help of a mid-wife, on February 25, 1918. Dan was the second oldest of 5 children born to Nicola Moramarco and Anna Guacci Moramarco, immigrants from Altamora and Avellino, Italy, respectively. On November 16, 1960 he married Marie Renza at St. Clare’s in The Bronx. Dan worked as a cutter and pattern maker in the then thriving NYC garment district. He prided himself on his ability to work his way through the ranks in a very culturally diverse work place. Enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1942, Dan served dutifully in England.  He was with the ground crew for B-17 and B-24 bombers and later served as drill sergeant, a role for those who knew him befitted his personality.

He is survived by his adored wife Marie, residing at Drum Hill, Peekskill, N.Y., his brother Mike in San Diego and several loving nieces, nephews, and several great, great nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Monday from 4pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, N.Y. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, 10am at the Assumption Church, Peekskill. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

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