Wednesday, July 01, 2015


Roberta E. "Tissy" Gallagher (06/28/15)

Roberta E. “Tissy” Gallagher, age 87, of Peekskill, NY passed away on June 28, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 8, 1928 in Peekskill to Margaret and Arthur Grab. Roberta attended local area schools and was a graduate of Peekskill High School. On July 18, 1953 she married Charles B. Gallagher at the Assumption church in Peekskill. He predeceased her in October of 1996.

Roberta is survived by four children; George Gallagher of Peekskill, Charlann (Dr. James) Charland of Amsterdam, NY, Erin (Alexander) Newton of Cortlandt Manor and Lynn (James) Gilchrist of Mahopac, NY. Six grandchildren: Dr. Jamie Charland, Ryan Charland, Thomas and Kayla Newton and James and Casey Gilchrist. Also surviving is a sister, Catherine Brophy of Peekskill.

Visitation is today, Tuesday, June 30th, 4pm to 7pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, July 1st, 11:30am, at the Assumption Church. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Emily Etzkorn and the staff of Maria Hall at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY.

Barbara Scaramellino (06/01/15)

Barbara Scaramellino, age 94 of Peekskill, NY passed away at her daughters home on June 1, 2015 surrounded by her family. A homemaker, Barbara was born in Brooklyn on December 1, 1920 to Philip and Josephine Accardi Lombardo. On October 3, 1953 she married Hugo Scaramellino at St. Leonard’s Church in Brooklyn. She is survived by three daughters; Louise (Steven) Emma of Hopewell Junction, Joanne (Jack) Christian of Hopewell Junction and Barbara (Domenico) Gaudioso of Mullica Hills, NJ and a sister, Sally Shults. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Daniel and Andrew Emma, Michael and Eric Christian and Michael Gaudioso and a great granddaughter, Mackenzie Emma. Predeceased by her husband, Hugo Scaramellino and a sister, Frances Graffeo. Visitation is June 3rd, Wednesday, 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on June 4th, Thursday, 10:00am, Assumption Church. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

Ethel M. Cosica (05/26/15)

Cremation Services private.

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.


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.

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