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Sophie Komeshian (12/13/2017)

Sophie Komeshian entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, just shy of her 104th birthday at Cortlandt Healthcare in Cortlandt Manor, NY. As one of the last survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Sophie was born in Everek, Turkey and immigrated to the U.S. in 1921.

She married and raised her family in Yonkers, NY and was proud to say she had nourished countless children in the Yonkers Public Schools as she was their head cook. You could always find her in the church kitchen or preparing meals for the Seminary students and she reveled in the mmms and yumms. Her love of cooking was passed down through the generations and she is immortalized in her treasured recipes (including her Simit Cookies and Apple Chocolate Chip Cake). She was an excellent card player, often winning at Crazy Eights or Rummy and she was a whiz with dice as well, taking no prisoners when playing Yahtzee.  Her knitting skills were exemplary and her beautiful creations included sweaters, dresses, hats and blankets for her family and friends.  She also made beautiful baby clothes and christening outfits for newborns.

Left to cherish and remember Sophie are her living children, Raffy Komeshian of Garrison, NY, and Sara Hatchadoorian of Mahopac, NY; grandchildren, Andrew Hatchadoorian, Caryl (Joe Fontana) Minard, Christina Komeshian, Laura (Daryl Birger) Komeshian, Danielle (Stephen) Rydberg; great-grandchildren, Ani, Tahlene & Axel Rydberg and Benjamin & Jack Birger.

Sophie was preceded in death by her husband Harry Komeshian, son Stephen Komeshian, 2 unknown twin children, great-grandchildren Tomas & Kristofer Rydberg and son-in-law Raymond Hatchadoorian.

Family, friends and others whose lives Sophie has touched are invited to the Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill, NY from 1-5pm on Sunday, December 17, 2017, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and chat.

Sophie’s family would like to extend their gratitude for the loving care she received at her home of 9-years, Cortlandt Healthcare.

Anthony M. Marino (12/13/17)

Anthony Michael Marino was born in Manhattan on October 13, 1933, first child of Michael Marino (who worked for the MTA) and Lillian (Tortorici) Marino (who was a seamstress for many prestigious designer houses). On April 30, 1955, Anthony married Kathryn Barboun, his next door neighbor whom he’d known since they both were 9 years old. Anthony and Kathryn had 3 children while living in the Bronx and in 1968 moved the family to the house Anthony built in Cortlandt Manor. 

Anthony was a clever and resourceful problem-solver, able to fix anything and everything. In his early working years, Anthony owned and operated a TV store – repairing television sets back when TVs still had tubes. He later worked as a union plumber in numerous high-rises throughout Manhattan, most notably the addition and high rise to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Milstein Pavilion for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Anthony’s love of baking (and large quantities of it) was well known in the family and beyond. Anthony would bake birthday cakes for family members, and at Christmastime, Anthony and his sister Mary (Marino) LiCalsi would bake thousands of homemade cookies for family, friends, and others in the community. Those Christmas cookies were a special treat that many looked forward to year after year. 

Anthony is survived by his loving wife Kathryn Marino, his daughters Lillian (Marino) Drumheller and Mary Kay Marino and his son Christopher Marino (spouse Christine Marino); his five grandchildren: Kristen (Drumheller) Fannin (spouse Nick Fannin), Carolyn Marino, Matthew Marino, Christopher Marino, and Diana Marino; his two great-grandchildren Lucas Fannin and Evelyn Fannin; his sister Mary (Marino) LiCalsi; his nephews Michael LiCalsi and Anthony LiCalsi (spouse Yoko LiCalsi); his great-niece May LiCalsi, his aunt Anna Tortorici, and several cousins. Anthony passed away on December 13, 2017, and will be missed by all his family and dear friends.

Visitation hours will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Nardone Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10am at St. Columbanus Church in Cortlandt Manor.

Yolanda T. "Vi" Mastrianna (12/01/17)

Yolanda T. “Vi” Mastrianna a life-long resident of Peekskill, NY passed away on December 1, 2017. She was a beautiful 97 years old. She was born on July19, 1920 in Peekskill to Domenico A. and Jennie Etri Bertoline. Vi attended local schools and graduated from Peekskill High School. She worked at John R. Jones in Peekskill and then as a bookkeeper at Bertoline & Sons. She loved this job because she got to work with her brothers in a family business started by her father, Domenico. On February 8, 1942 she married Joseph John Mastrianna at the Assumption Church in Peekskill. Vi was a very active member of the Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, an avid golfer and card player.

A loving mother she is survived by her two children, Domenick Mastrianna of Sarasota, FL and Jeanne (Vincent) Burruano of Garrison. Her cherished grandchildren; Vincent, Joseph, Michael, Domenick, Joan, Jean (Giordano) and Jane. Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren whom she adored, along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph John Mastrianna, three sisters and four brothers; Millie Goderre, Lena Toohey and Mary Rose Skinner, Angelo (Slim), Nicholas, Joseph and Benjamin Bertoline.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Assumption Church. Private Cremation Service will follow. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

Kevin R. Kemple (12/9/2017)

Kevin R. Kemple of Poughkeepsie passed away on December 9th, 2017. He was 61 years old. Kevin is pre-deceased by his parents Edward and Frances, his brother’s Edward and Patrick, and his sister-in-law Sally. He is survived by his brother Thomas (Maureen) , 4 nieces, Colleen, Katie, Courtney, and Annie. Visitation will be held at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4pm and 7-9pm, Mass of Christian burial Thursday 11:00am at St. Columbanus Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart and Lung Association.

Carlos T. Lopes (11/25/17)

Carlos T. Lopes of Peekskill, NY, age 75 passed away on November 25, 2017. Visitation, Tuesday, November 28th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, November 29th, 11:30am at the Church of the Assumption, Peekskill. Interment will follow at Assumtion Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor.

 

 

 

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