Ann Amante, age 89, of New Rochelle, NY, died peacefully at her home June 9, 2012. She was born in Yatesboro, PA on July 29, 1922, the 3rd of 10 children of the late Victor & Fannie Polisuk. Her family relocated to Detroit, MI and after 20 yrs moved to NYC with 2 other sisters, Mary & Helen, where Ann met her husband, the late Joseph Amante. Together they owned and managed La Rochelle Florist at 520 North Ave in New Rochelle. Their vision was to do whatever it took to make customers enjoy being with their loved ones. Ann continued to managed the business another 25 yrs after Joseph passed away in 1978 before she retired. She had a passion for sewing, gardening and cooking. Ann is survived by her 3 loving children Carol Ann, Kathleen Amante-Dickter and Richard, her cherished grandsons Max and Jeffrey and her sister Julie Sulkowski. The Amante family will receive friends at George T. Davis Funeral Home in New Rochelle (www.georgetdavis.com) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held at Holy Name Church on Petersville Road in New Rochelle Wednesday June 13 at 9:30 AM followed by interment at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Elmsford.Read more
Jane E. Biscornet passed away peacefully at her home in Palm Harbor, FL on May 23, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY on 9/29/22, she was the last surviving child of 12, born to Frances Elizabeth Curley & James McGrath. She married childhood sweetheart, Lawrence Biscornet in July 1943 & lived happily for 48 years until he passed in October 1991. She raised her 3 children in New Rochelle before moving to Florida. She died the day after returning from a family celebration in NY. She is survived by her children: Larry & Dottie Biscornet, Barbara Reither & Dan Braden, Nancy & Michael Kirkpatrick, 5 grandchildren: Marifrances, Joy, Shannon, Michael, & Kelly Ann, & 5 great-grandchildren: Mollie, Gavin, Jacob, Michaela, & Izabella Jane. She was awaiting her 6th this month. She loved & was loved by many.
A memorial celebration will be held at Holy Name Church in New Rochelle on Saturday 6/16 at 12:30 PM. Donations made be made to The Arthritis Foundation and/or The New Rochelle Youth Bureau.Read more
Carmine Sonny "Max" Nicola a longtime resident of New Rochelle died June 7, 2012 was 85. Carmine was born March 4, 1927 in Tuckahoe, NY to the late Joseph and Angelina (Conese) Nicola . He was raised in Tuckahoe NY where he worked for over 35 years for the Eastchester DPW. After his retirement he worked for the Tuckahoe School District. He was active as a coach for the New Rochelle Little league, Football League and CYO Basketball. He was an avid Bowler and Bocci player.
He is survived by his wife the former Geraldine Zio whom he married on September 18, 1953; his two daughters Patricia (Gene) Romeo and Susan (Roy) Porto and his son Joseph Nicola. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Kimberly and Matthew and his two sisters Marie Colombo, Betty Zanchelli and many cousins.
Visiting Sunday 2-4pm & 7-9pm Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Place New Rochelle NY. Funeral Mass will be Monday 10 am St. Joseph's R. C. Church Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 280 Washington Ave, New Rochelle, NYRead more
Susan Pelini, age 60, formerly of New Rochelle, NY passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 after a long illness at South Bay Hospital, Sun City, FL. Susan taught in the Ridgefield CT. Public schools. She graduated from Mercy College and received her master's from the College of New Rochelle. Susan is the daughter of Marie (nee Marinack) Malanies and the late Frank Malanies. She was also the daughter-in-law of Teresa Pelini and the late Dr. Mark Pelini. Susan is survived by her husband, Gregory Pelini and her three sons, Mark, Steven, and Robert. She is also survived by a sister, Jill (Jacob) Goodwin; a nephew, Gabe Goodwin; a sister-in-law, Cynthia Pelini (Jaime) Peliicer and two nieces, Olivia and Valeria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5 PM to 8PM. Contributions in Susan's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 373 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897.Read more
Police Officer Allen B. Mcleod was appointed to the Department on October 5th , 1970. He was the first one on the scene and the only officer to lay down his life in the February 14th , 1977 St. Valentine's Day Massacre at the Neptune World Moving Company. He was one of five people slain by a disgruntled ex-employee who invaded the company's Weyman Avenue warehouse in a Nazi storm trooper's uniform and opened fire with a high powered rifle. Three other officers and two civilians were wounded. The tragedy has remained as one of the darkest days in New Rochelle's history. Officer Mcleod, a six year veteran, had responded to a report of a gunman holding hostages. The 33 year old officer was shot seconds after leaving his patrol car.Read more
Detective John C. Phillips was appointed to the Department on October 9th , 1963. He was killed in an auto accident on October 1st , 1981 at 2:30 a.m. Detective Phillips was a passenger in a car returning from a police investigation in the Bronx when it overturned on Shore Road after swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle.
Detective Phillips was well-liked and respected by his superiors and fellow officers. "He was the key to my whole operation," said his boss, Lieutenant William Crumm. "He was the type of Detective who you handed any type of case to, the most difficult ones-and he'd solve them."Read more
Patrolman Daniel F. Murphy was appointed to the Department on May 12th , 1924. He died on Friday, April 25th , 1930, five days after he was severely injured while on motorcycle patrol on Easter Sunday.
Patrolman Murphy had been assigned to motorcycle patrol for about eight months, and had been making a right turn from Pelham Road onto Centre Avenue when he was struck by an automobile.
Patrolman Murphy was president of the Police Association at the time of his death. He had earned a commendation for rescuing a bedridden invalid during a fire on North Avenue. "Patrolman Murphy was one of our best officers," said Acting Chief Frank Berningham. He was conscientious and hard working and his death will be regretted by all who knew him."Read more
Patrolman Timothy Mahoney was appointed to the Department on April 3rd,1922. He died on May 5th, 1930, shortly after his patrol wagon overturned during a collision. He was responding to another auto accident at North Avenue and Brookside Place.
Patrolman Mahoney had served as president of the Police Association in 1925 and 1926. He had received a commendation for helping to save a drowning man on June 10th, 1928 and was to have been promoted to Sergeant in the near future. "He was always conscientious and he performed his duty well," Chief Frank L. Bermingham said shortly after Patrolman Mahoney died.
A requiem mass was held at Blessed Sacrament Church. Six police officers carried their fallen comrade into church as police officers from all over Westchester County paid their last respects. Fifty uniformed officers marched in a cortege from the Mahoney residence of 49 Lincoln Street to the Church and from there to Holy Sepulcher Cemetery for internment.Read more