James “Jim” Maisano, Father of New Rochelle's Longtime Westchester County Legislator

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MaisanosJames “Jim” Maisano, a resident of New Rochelle for over 40 years, died on September 4, 2013 in Danbury, CT. He was born on December 20, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Nunzio and Mildred Maisano. Jim was married to his loving wife Loretta Maisano on May 28, 1961, who predeceased him in 2008. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Ryan of Fairfield, CT, and sons, Keith Maisano of Boca Raton, FL, James Maisano, Jr. of New Rochelle, NY, and Anthony Maisano of Southbury, CT, and their spouses, James Ryan, Fran Maisano, Jean Maisano and Alice Maisano. Jim is predeceased by daughter Laurie Maisano and brother Frank Maisano. He is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa Maisano, Lauren Maisano, Michael Maisano, Julia Maisano and Christopher Maisano and great-grandchildren Matthew Maisano and Olivia Maisano.

Jim was dedicated to his family, community and Catholic faith. He served his country in U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951 and saw combat in the Korean War. Jim worked diligently at building his own business, Municipal Computer Service, a computer data processing company in Larchmont where he served as president. He finished his career at Riese Brothers Restaurants as Chief Information Officer and ran the information technology department.

He was very active at Sts. John and Paul Parish in Larchmont, where he served on the parish council for many years and as its president, as a Eucharistic Minister and Cubmaster of Cub Scout Troop. Jim was a long-time member of the Larchmont Shore Club and served on the board of directors and as its president, and he ran the bowling league. He was well known on the tennis courts and bowling alleys at the Larchmont Shore Club. Jim enjoyed being a member of the Larchmont Rotary Club. He coached little league baseball and was an excellent baseball player who was proud to tryout at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jim was also an avid fisherman.

Visiting will be Sunday, September 8 at 2-4 & 6-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. Mass will be Monday, September 9 at 10:30am at Holy Name Church on 70 Petersville Road in New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the "Alzheimer's Association," 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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Anthony Galletta on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 15:17

My condolences to the Maisano family at this tough time. Jim, Sr. & Loretta were the driving forces behind Jim, Jr. Jim will continue to be a steward of the Maisano legacy of inclusion and has begun the transfer of that legacy to his son, Michael.

My heart goes out to the Maisano family but let's all take comfort in knowing Jim, Sr. & Loretta have been reunited for eternity.

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New Rochelle GOP on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 03:23

If you met Jim Maisano and his mom and dad when he started in politics back in 1995 - they were such a breath of fresh air. Totally not part of the old infighting in New Rochelle, the Maisanos campaigned incredibly hard, were honest and ethical, and made clear they only cared about making New Rochelle better. A big reason Jim was successful was always having his family right by his side. It is very sad both his mom and dad have now passed, but they continue to live in the big smile, kindness and confidence you always see when you meet Jim around New Rochelle. RIP Jim Maisano Sr!