Eulogio Rial (01/07/17)
Eulogio Rial, a long time resident of Peekskill, NY and Cape Coral, Fl passed away in the early morning hours of January 7, 2017. He was born in 1936 in the Galicia region of Spain, one of four brothers. Eulogio married Concepcion Diaz (Conchi) on December 31, 1969 and moved to Peekskill, NY to raise two sons, Francis and Alex. Eulogio and Conchi retired to Cape Coral, FL in 2007.
Growing up in difficult times, Eulogio began working at the early age of thirteen. He found work as a mason, on fishing boats, and as a laborer. At the age of eighteen he served in the Spanish Navy. Afterwards, he met his soulmate Conchi in Barcelona, Spain. There he worked many years in the Post Office. He chased in his dream to move to America in 1968. In 1969, he returned to Spain, and married Conchi, the love of his life. Together Eulogio and Conchi returned to America, settled in Peekskill, NY and began to build their dreams. Eulogio took pride in working hard and providing for his family, eventually working at General Motors as an assembly line worker for 21 years.
When he wasn't working or spending time with his family, Eulogio enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Eulogio loved to tell jokes, he could never get enough of seeing others laugh and smile. We will always remember him as a rugged, strong man with a tender and compassionate soul.
Eulogio is survived by his wife Conchi, his son Alex, his son Francis and daughter-in-law Julie, and his granddaughters Melissa, Amanda and Cristina.
Viewing will be held on Monday, January 9th, from 2-3:30pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Funeral service will follow visitation at 3:30pm.
Sheila M. Fleitz (01/01/17)
Sheila M. Fleitz of Cortlandt Manor, NY and St. Petersburg, FL passed away on January 1, 2017. She was 77 years old. She was born on August 8, 1939 in Flushing, Queens to Daniel and May (Mosely) McCarthy. On December 27, 1958, Sheila married James M. Fleitz at St. Michael’s Church in Flushing. Sheila worked at Walter Panas High School as a school monitor and at Indian Point as a Nuclear Security Officer. Locally, she was a communicant of St. Columbanus Church, a 50-year member of the Columbiettes, Local 462, and also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Predeceased by her parents, her husband James M. Fleitz, Sr., a brother, Daniel McCarthy (Joanne) and step-father; John Bennett. She is survived by her six children; James (Mary) Fleitz, Joseph Fleitz, Kathleen Fleitz, Kristine Fleitz, Sheila (Robert) Lux and Kerriann (Arthur) D’Angelo; seven grandchildren; Nicole (Tyler) Kirk, Jaclyn Fleitz, Megan and Daniel Fleitz, Anthony and Katherine D’Angelo and Regan Lux; three plus great-grandchildren; Layla, Giovanna and Ethan Fleitz, and baby Kirk on the way.
Sheila and Jim spent many enjoyable years at their second home in St. Petersburg with the other Peekskill snowbirds. Sheila was an avid fan of all her children and grandchildren and was a fixture at their many sporting and school events. She was a friend, confidante and surrogate mom to many -- always with a shoulder to lean on, or a kind word of encouragement and advice. She will be missed by us all.
Visiting hours are Wednesday, January 4th, 7-9pm and Thursday, January 5th, 3pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, January 6th at 10:30am at St. Columbanus Church, Cortlandt Manor. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the Franciscan Sisters of Peekskill to upgrade their heating system: https://www.youcaring.com/franciscan-missionary-sisters-of-the-sacred-heart-675609