Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Helen A. Stroub (07/22/14)

Helen A. Stroub of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away surrounded by her family on July 22, 2014. She was 89 years old.  Helen had worked for various local merchants throughout the years, lastly at Melanie’s Cards & Gifts in the Cortlandt Town Center. She was born on January 7, 1925 in Yonkers to John and Anna Skladany Bobot. On July 17, 1943 she married Stephen V. Stroub in New York City. Helen is survived by a daughter, Jo-Ann McGinness of Cortlandt Manor and two grandchildren; Stephanie (Bradley) Sellen and Stephen John Stroub, Jr. Also surviving are four great grandchildren; Cody, Cameron and  Casandra Sellen and Stephen John Stroub, III. Predeceased by her husband, Stephen V. Stroub and her son, Stephen John Stroub, Sr. Visitation is Sunday, July 27th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, July 28th, 10am at St. Columbanus Church. Interment will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Christine Nedd (07/13/2104)

Funeral Service 10am at the funeral home on July 24, 2014, followed by private cremation.

Elaine B. Marafioti (07/16/14)

Elaine B. Marafioti passed away on July 16th, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67. Elaine was born Feb 11, 1947 to the late Josephine and Theodore Cocco in Jersey City, NJ. Elaine graduated from Dickinson High School and after getting married she attended Phelps Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Later on in life she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Mercy College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Elaine worked in area hospitals and retired from Dominican Sisters Family Health Services as a visiting nurse. Her co-workers called her "Lady Elaine". She was a perfect lady with a lot of love and respect for everyone who entered her life. Surviving are the loves of her life, her husband Frank of 47 years, daughter Jennifer (Mark) and sons Michael (Lara) and Richard. Also, her grandchildren; Gabrielle and Owen.  Brothers; Mikael, Teddy and Richard. There will be a celebration of life at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY on Tuesday, July 22nd  from 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations are being requested in Elaine's memory to Calvary Hospital, c/o Calvary Fund, 1740 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY 10461 or the St. Labre Indian School Educational Association, Ashland, MT, 59004.

Michael T. Fitzgerald (07/22/14)

Michael T. Fitzgerald of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away on July 22, 2014. He was 65years old. Mr. Fitzgerald was an Exterminator for J. P. McHale in Buchanan, NY. He was born on December 1, 1948 in Peekskill, NY to Thomas and Lucy Dowd Fitzgerald. Michael graduated from Peekskill High School in 1967. He served in the US Army from 1968 to 1970 during the Vietnam Nam era. He is survived by his wife Linda Portes-Fitzgerald of Cortlandt Manor, and three children from a previous marriage; Michael Fitzgerald of Myrtle Beach, SC, Michelle Fitzgerald of Myrtle Beach, SC and Stacey (Richard) Spencer of Tennessee and a grandson Jacob Elder. Also survived by three brothers and three sisters; Patrick (Pat) Fitzgerald of Florida, Kathy (John) Townsend of Staten Island, Thomas (Marilyn) Fitzgerald of Cortlandt Manor, Anne (Richard) Gile of Poughkeepsie, Joseph (Valerie) Fitzgerald of Putnam Valley and Elizabeth (John) Riley of Montrose. Visitation is Thursday, July 24th, 3pm to 7pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 25th, 11:30am at the Assumption Church. Cremation services private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Transplant Recipients International Org., 2100 M St. NW #170-353 Washington, DC 20037-1233.

Alice Kasvi Doran (07/15/14)

Alice Kasvi Doran of Columbia SC, formerly of Peekskill, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Born in Astor Park, FL, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. Kasvi and Hilma Rehiimaki Kasvi, Finnish immigrants. Alice moved to South Carolina in 1978. She was first generation American and learned English as her second language. Alice grew up in Bronxville, NY where she graduated from Tuckahoe High School. She raised her family in Peekskill, NY.

She worked for A.C. Neilson Co., was a Girl Scout Troop leader; worked for the New York DMV and as a waitress.  She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Doran of Columbia, SC, grandchildren, Sally and Joseph; great granddaughters, Caroline and Vivian. Predeceased by, her husband, Joseph Doran.

Graveside service, Wednesday, June 23rd 10am, at the Assumption Cemetery. Arrangements Handled by Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY.

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