Ann L. Spelman (nee: Libbey), 89, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away on June 21, 2012 at the United Hebrew Home in New Rochelle after a long illness. She moved to New Rochelle in 1923 and resided in the same house until 2005. In her youth, she was a champion swimmer for the Milton Point Casino in Rye. She attended New Rochelle schools and graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1940. She also attended Skidmore College. She was married in 1947 to Dr. Thomas J. Spelman who passed away in 1952. She taught third grade for many years at the Holy Family School in New Rochelle. She was also a real estate associate in Pelham and New Rochelle. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas J. Spelman, Jr., William M. Spelman, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Robert E. ("Big Lou") Spelman and her brother, Robert Townsend Libbey. The family will receive friends at the Fox Funeral Home on Sunday, June 24th, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Hebrew Home in New Rochelle.Read more
Ethelinda MacGregor Martorana, wife of Frank Martorana of Chiefland, Fla. and New Rochelle, N.Y., passed away at Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle, N.Y. Monday, June 11, 2012 after a long illness. Her family was with her.
She was born June 23, 1926 in Boscawen, and lived in Penacook, Spring Hill, Fla. and New Rochelle, N.Y. After graduating school, she had a long career in cosmetology both as a teacher and business owner. She later worked in the Medical Records Dept. at the Concord Hospital.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Everett MacGregor; her parents; her two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Martorana of New York and Florida; her sister, Beverly Jones of Laconia; and her many nieces and nephews.
There will be a private graveside ceremony at Blossom Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Wendell J. Butts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read more
Vincent "Vinny" Savanello, resident of New Rochelle, formerly of Port Chester, died on June 17, 2012. He was 58.
Vincent was born on December 27, 1953 in Port Chester to the late Vincent A. and Pauline (Cherico) Savanello. Vinny was a graduate of Port Chester High School. He resided at YAI Belvidere Group Home in New Rochelle
He is survived by his two sisters Angela (Charles) Riccio and Grace Ann Savanello; his two nephews Charles and Christopher Riccio; his Aunt Elizabeth (Betty) Zaccagnino and his two Uncles, Peter Gualtieri and Vito (Carmela) Savanello and many cousins.
Visiting will be Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A Mass is scheduled for Thursday 10:30am at St. Joseph Church. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to YAI Belvidere, 24 Belvidere Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10805.
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Jeanne Robinson, born April 20, 1934, passed away unexpectedly on June 9, 2012 in Washington D.C. where she had resided for over 40 years. Since 2008, she had been a resident of an assisted living facility in Washington, D.C. and was very active in their Resident Art Program. The program director spoke highly of her, both as a person, and her art skills. Jeanne was born in Valhalla. NY, grew up in White Plains, NY, and graduated from W.P. High School in 1952. Jeanne had two brothers, Reginald Robinson and Hubert Maurice Robinson, Sr., both of whom predeceased her several years ago. She was also predeceased by her mother Jessie H. Robinson and father Samson Robinson. Jeanne is survived by a sister Rose Alfrieda Francis of Manhattan, NY, Nephews; Bristol Francis of Manhattan, NY, Barry Francis of North Carolina, Anthony Maurice Robinson of Norfolk, Va., Shawn Robinson of Massachusetts, Hubert Maurice Robinson, Jr. of New Rochelle, NY, Nieces: Shelby Alicia Robinson of New Rochelle, NY, Tracey Robinson of New Rochelle NY, and many Grand nieces and nephews.Read more
Shirley Rock Starke, a resident of New Rochelle departed this life June 7, 2012. Born September 19, 1925 to Harry and Jane Rock in Amityville, NY where she received her basic education and then a Nursing Degree equiping her to be employed as an Operating Room Nurse. Surviving are three sons, George L. Starke of Washington, DC; William and Jon Stark of New Rochelle, NY; several grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a brother, Harry Rock; a sister, Carol Watson and others. Predeceased by a son, Jeffery Starke. Family to receive friends Saturday, June16, 2012, 10-11am First Baptist Church, 407 New Rochelle Road, Bronxville, NY. Funeral 11am at the church.
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Cecilia D. Paulmann, 87, who was born in Great Barrington, MA to John & Cecilia Donohue, passed away on June 9, 2012. A lifelong resident of New Rochelle, she was a devoted wife and mother of nine children. She attended The College of New Rochelle but left in her junior year to marry Frederick H. Paulmann, Jr. who predeceased her in February 2011.
For more than 35 years she served as an Eucharist Minister. Many of those years were devoted as a volunteer with the Ursuline Nuns, who travelled to a variety of nursing homes each week. Following her tour of nursing homes she continued as an Eucharist Minister in Holy Family Parish and to homebound parishioners. She continued to bring the Holy Eucharist to the homebound until her illness 6 weeks ago.Read more