Saturday, May 30, 2015


Jayne F. Granuzzo (05/27/15)

Jayne Frances Granuzzo age 80 of Stuart, FL passed away on May 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving children. Jayne passed away on her husband Anthony’s birthday and is now with him celebrating together; he predeceased her on May 7, 2015. Mrs. Granuzzo was a stay at home mom to five children. Later on she worked for Herman Poritzky Real Estate in Peekskill and Sears & Roebuck. Along with her husband Anthony, Jayne co-founded A & J Washroom Accessories, Inc. in New Windsor, NY. Jayne was born in the Bronx on January 12, 1935 to Raymond and Alice Frye Smith. On February 16, 1952 she married Anthony (Tony) Granuzzo in St. Anthony’s Chapel at Immaculate Conception Church in the Bronx. Jayne was a past president and member of the Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary of Peekskill.

She is survived by her five children; Robert “Bobby” Granuzzo of Putnam Valley, NY and Stuart, FL, Donna Granuzzo of Wappingers Falls, NY, John (Cathy) Granuzzo of Port St. Lucie, FL, James (Nanette) Granuzzo of Green Brook, NJ and Debra Salch of Port St. Lucie, FL. Eight grandchildren; Glen, Laura, Vincent, Melanie, Michelle, James, Emily and Peter. Eight great grandchildren; Evan, Kaiya, Cody, Leah, Anthony, Sophia, Aria and Trey. Also surviving is a brother, Robert Smith and very special friends Frank Grecco, his wife Jeanette and their family of Mahopac.

Visitation is Tuesday, June 2nd, from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd , 10:30am at Grace Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY. Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to any of the following; Cancer Org., P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, the Arthritis Foundation, 1330 W. Peachtree St., Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30309 or the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 (

Funeral services were also being held in Florida at Forest Hills Funeral Home, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL on Friday, May 29th, from 1pm to 3pm.


Ethel M. Cosica (05/26/15)

Cremation Services private.

Mrs. Gloria Ward

Gloria P. Ward, a lifelong Peekskill resident, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at her home. She was 87. Gloria was born in Peekskill on September 6, 1927, the daughter of Fred J. and Florence Belford Bianco. On July 11, 1948 she married Homer Ward at Assumption Church. Mr. and Mrs. Ward were long-time supporters of the Peekskill Lapolla Little League, from its inception in 1964, he, until his death in 1992, and her up until one year ago.   Gloria is survived by her son, Kevin and his wife, JoAnne, of Peekskill, her grandson, Kevin Ward, Jr., and his wife, Sara Ward, also of Peekskill, her great grandchildren, Giovanni and Giuliana Ward, a sister-in-law, Priscilla Bianco, and a niece and nephew, Amy Margiotta and Fred J. Bianco III. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Fred “Jay” Bianco Jr. Her Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, May 28, 2014 at 11:30AM at Assumption Church, with Burial to follow at Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9PM at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home.

Richard A. Smeriglio

Richard A. Smeriglio, a former Peekskill resident, passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at Cortlandt Health Center. He was 86. He was the former Proprietor of the Oregon Hardware Store in Putnam Valley. Richard was born in Beacon on April 25, 1929, the son of Ralph and Katherine Balser Smeriglio. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus, East Durham, NY. He was the widower of Rita Smeriglio, who passed away in May of 1999. Richard later married Kathleen Lippert, who survives, and lives in Wallkill, NY. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in East Durham, NY. Besides his wife, he is also survived by 2 daughters, Rita Sharples, of Cortlandt Manor, and Carman Johnson, of Beacon, NY, his grandchildren, Lawrence Sharples and Karl Rennalls, and his stepchildren, Robert, John, Barbara, Tim, and Michael Lippert, and his nieces and nephews. Besides his first wife, he is also predeceased by a brother, Warren Smeriglio, and 2 stepchildren, Jim and Kathy. His Funeral Mass is Friday May 29, 2015 at 10AM at Assumption Church. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9PM at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home.  Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.

Anna Dutchick (0522/15)

Anna (nee Petrash) Dutchick of Montrose, NY, formerly of Yonkers passed away on May 22, 2015. A homemaker, Anna was born on April 12, 1915. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday at a party hosted by her daughter Gail along with many relatives and friends. On February 22, 1941 she married William Dutchick at St. Nicholas of Myra Church in Yonkers. Anna was a devoted Mets Fan and had been an avid bowler for many years. She also spent many happy hours and playtime with her constant companions; her “Yorkies”, Valerie and Mia.

She is survived by her devoted and loving daughter, Gail Smith of Montrose and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband William Dutchick, son-in-law William (Bill) Smith and three brothers; John, George and William Petrash.

Visitation is Tuesday, May 26th, 9am to 10am at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held following visitation at 10am, St. Christopher’s Church in Buchanan. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers.

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