Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Joan B. Miller (02/27/15)

Joan Burchetta Miller, age 85 of Carmel, NY formerly of Peekskill, NY passed away on February 27, 2015. A Homemaker, Joan was born at home at 214 High Street in Peekskill, NY to Ernest and Joan Delagrange Burchetta. Joan remained at this home address until she married married Richard W. Miller.

Mom had many jobs over the years, most recently in Peekskill were Whelan Drugs in the Beach Shopping Center and Cross Roads Jewelers and Four Quarters Housewares in downtown Peekskill in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She moved to Dallas Texas when my dad transferred with Standard Brands in 1977. My dad retired and then took a management position with Campbell’s Soup in Laurinburg, NC establishing residence there. Upon his second retirement, they moved into their beach house in Ocean Isle, NC. When my dad passed on, my mom moved north to be with my sister, Joan, and to be closer to her family. When she was little and as a teenager, she was told that she looked like Bette Davis.

Joan is survived by two daughters; Joan Miller Serrecchia and her husband Rocco Serrecchia and Donna Heyner Smith and her husband Oren Smith. Six grandchildren; Richard Miller, Rocco Serrecchia, Jr., Melissa Serrecchia Tedesco and husband Mike Tedesco, Craig Keller and fiancee Ronnie Torrioni, David Serrecchia and Brian Heyner. Six great grandchildren; Alexandria Miller, Elizabeth Garcia, Roxy Torrioni, Julia Tedesco, Italya Miller and Giovanna Miller. Predeceased by her husband Richard W. Miller in March 2006, her brother, Ernest Burchetta, Jr. and great granddaughter, Felicia Miller.

Visitation is Sunday, March 1st, from 4pm to 8pm at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on, Monday, March 2nd at the Assumption Church, Peekskill, NY at 10am followed by Interment at Assumption Cemetery.


Virginia Augusta Costigan Reid (02/24/15)

Virginia Costigan Reid, a longtime resident of Cortlandt Manor died at the age of 100 years old on February 24, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.

She was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, cousin and friend and will be greatly missed by all. Virginia was the beloved daughter of Robert Hampton Costigan and Augusta Henrietta Briggs, born on June 5, 1914 in New York City. She grew up in New York City and lived in Minnesota, White Plains and moved to Cortlandt Manor from White Plains in 1956. On August 30, 1940, she married her husband, Samuel Malcolm Reid at the White Plains Memorial Church, White Plains, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years in 2006. She was a long time member of the Peekskill United Methodist Church.

During her early youth, she spent many summers at Camp Arcadia in Casco, Maine. Virginia attended the National Park Seminary, Silver Springs, Maryland and graduated from White Plains High School, she went on to attend Cooper Union, New York City. Virginia was employed for over 35 years for Caldors. She will always be remembered as an avid reader, and an accomplished knitter and crocheter too. Virginia enjoyed traveling internationally and throughout the United States and always looked forward to the next adventure. But most of all, her friends and family will always remember her passionate letter writing and her German Shepherds. Her friends were life long and writing was very special to them and to her.

She is survived by four children; Patricia Perruccio of Peekskill, NY Richard Reid of Cortlandt Manor, NY, Virginia (Michael) Costa of Cortlandt Manor, NY and Linda Kirinus of Aurora, Colorado. Eight grandchildren; Dominic Perruccio of Peekskill, Pia (Dave) Dixon of Seattle, Michael Reid of Arkansas, Edward (Dee) Jucius of Bronxville, Michael Costa of Washington, DC, Matthew Costa and David (Phoebe) Costa both of North Carolina and Ryan Kirinus of Aurora, Colorado and two step grandchildren; Joe (Karen) Costa of Virginia and Carolyn Costa Smith of Rhode Island. Also surviving are five step great grandchildren and her cousins, David and Peggy Briggs of Troy, NY and Mary Briggs Leff of Madison, Wisconsin. Virginia was predeceased by son-in-laws, Dominic Perruccio and Reinvald (Eddie) Kirinus, daughter-in-law Maureen Reid and step granddaughter Lisa Costa.

Visitation is from 12:00 to 4:00pm, Saturday, February 28th at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington St., Peekskill, NY. Funeral Service will be held during visitation at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. 

Laverne Dabbs (02/16/15)

Visitation Friday, February 20, 2015 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Peekskill, NY from 9am to 11am. Funeral service 11am. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, cortlandt Manor, NY.

Francis J. "Frank" Hughes, Jr. (02/24/15)

Francis J. “Frank” Hughes, Jr. a lifelong resident of Peekskill, passed away on February 24, 2015 at the age of 86. Prior to retiring, Mr. Hughes was a Programming Manager for IBM in Sterling Forest. Frank was born on March 4, 1928 in Peekskill to Frank J. and Susanna Kelly Hughes, Sr. He attended Peekskill High School graduating in 1946. Soon after high school, Frank served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in February, 1949.

Frank was a longtime member and past Officer of the Cortlandt Yacht Club and former member of the See Boat Club in Peekskill. For over 60 years Frank served with the Peekskill Fire Patrol. He also enjoyed bowling & softball.

He is survived by three sisters and a brother; Maureen (Bud) Turner of Ft. Meyers, FL, Lorraine (Fred) Koverda of Beacon, Thomas (Margaret Ann) Hughes of Crompond and Sue (Derek) Tudor of Garrison and niece, Virginia Conrad (Charles Balen) of Shrub Oak. In addition also surviving are six nieces and seven nephews and a host of great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by two brothers; Patrick & Peter Hughes and a sister Nancy Conrad. Also predeceased by the love of his life and Fiancée, Anne Carroll.

Visitation is Thursday , 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, 10am at the Assumption Church. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Peekskill Fire Patrol, Peekskill Ambulance Corp. or the National MS Society, 733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Arnold H. Jenkins (02/07/15)

Cremation service private.

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