William Lent, 83
William M. Lent, a longtime Sleepy Hollow resident, died April 19. He was 83.
Mr. Lent was born May 5, 1929 to Albert and Nellie Starkey Lent in White Plains. He had been retired for years but had been an electrician with Local 3, as well as being a member of the Masons Lodge in White Plains and a member of the Greenburgh Auxiliary Police. He also had served for many years with the Sleepy Hollow Fire Department. He was also a United States Veteran. Donations in his memory may be made to the Old Dutch Church.
Rita Maguire, 91
Rita Maguire, a resident of Tarrytown, died April 7. She was 91.
She was born in North Tarrytown on January 2, 1922 to Peter and Grace (Slavin) Maguire. She worked for Mallory Battery in North Tarrytown for 38 years. She was a member of the Foley Farmerettes of North Tarrytown (semi-pro softball league), a volunteer at Tarrytown Hall Care Center and an avid bowler for years in Elmsford.
Jose (Joe) Martins, 80
Jose F. (Joe) Martins, a longtime Tarrytown resident, died March 27. He was 80.
Mr. Martins was born February 22, 1933 to Jack and Felicidad Martins in Hudson, MA. He was the Superintendent of Tooling for General Motors Corp, in North Tarrytown for 28 years. He retired in 1993. He was an Associate Member of Hope Hose Co. #1 of the Tarrytown Fire Department. He was also a member of UAW Local 664. Mr. Martins was a veteran of the Korean War and was discharged as a Corporal in the United States Armed Forces.
Anne Nielsen, 87
Anne M. Nielsen, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died April 6. She was 87.
Born in North Tarrytown on November 17, 1925, she was the daughter of Ignac and Mary Slavik Karac. She graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1944. On June 30, 1962, she married John D. Nielsen in Holy Cross Church. She was a cook in many local restaurants, including Horsefeathers. She had been a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Sleepy Hollow Seniors and the Ladies Sokol Lodge.
Joaquim (Jack) Vieira, 78
Jack Vieira, a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died March 23. He was 78.
He was born April 18, 1934 in North Tarrytown and graduated from Washington Irving High School. He studied Industrial and Labor relations at NYU and graduated in 1954. Mr. Vieira served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne division and U.S. Reserves. He was honorably discharged in 1962. Professionally he was a publishers’ representative and was CEO/ founder of American Business Communications.
William Mathieson, 80
William M. Mathieson, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died March 9. He was 80.
Born in Tarrytown on January 2, 1933, he was son of William A. and Margaret Myers Mathieson. He served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. On July 18, 1964, he married Lucille Tornello in Immaculate Conception Church. Mr. Mathieson worked for General Motors for 37 years, having retired in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Spencer Kelly Post, and the Tarrytown Seniors and he was Past Master of the Masons Solomon Lodge.
Joseph DiQuattro, 80
Joseph DiQuattro, a former resident of North Tarrytown, died February 28. He was 80. He was born in North Tarrytown on June 11, 1932 and attended North Tarrytown High School. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably until 1955. He remained a member of the Coral Sea Assn.
On April 27, 1957, he married Frances Martorana in Immaculate Conception Church. Mr. DiQuattro retired after a long career at Commerce Offset Printing. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Thornwood and was a former member of the Italian American Club in North Tarrytown and the Italian American Club of Mount Pleasant.
Vivien Penalver, 99
Vivien Eva Lewis Penalver, who was raised in Tarrytown, died February 26 at the White Plains Center for Nursing Care in White Plains. She was 99.
She worked for many years as a clerk in the Family Courts division of Westchester County. She retired from that position in 1977. For many years, she was organist and choir master at the Foster Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Tarrytown.
Ann “Vicky” Millar, 71
Ann Victoria “Vicky” Millar, a native of Tarrytown and longtime resident of Key Biscayne, Florida, died February 25 surrounded by her family. She was 71.
Born in Tarrytown, she graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School and worked for several years in New York City as a media buyer prior to relocating to Florida in 1970 where she resumed her advertising career.
Mary Lombardi, 84
Mary Lombardi, a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died peacefully March 19. She was 84.
She was born in Tarrytown on June 29, 1928, the daughter of Angelo and Marietta Ferrara Vaccaro. She resided in the Tarrytowns her entire life. On April 19, 1953, she married Thomas Lombardi in Immaculate Conception Church. She worked at Woolworth’s and Goldberg Hardware and as a cafeteria worker at Sleepy Hollow High School. During her retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends as a member of the Tarrytown Seniors.
Glenn “Chief” Amesbury, 78
Glenn “Chief” Amesbury, a former Tarrytown resident, died February 8 at the Firemen’s Home. He was 78.
He was raised in Connecticut before moving to Ossining. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. He worked for the Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry as a social work supervisor for over 25 years. Mr. Amesbury was a life member of the Tarrytown Pocantino Hook and Ladder Company.
John Keels Jr., 78
John W. Keels Jr., a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died February 19. He was 78.
Mr. Keels was born on February 7, 1935 to John W. and Queen Elizabeth Williams Keels in Tarrytown. He was a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He was the founder and director of the Community Opportunity Center in Tarrytown. He was also a member of the NAACP, as well as a 46-year member of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns.
Joseph Laurino, 92
Joseph A. Laurino, a retired General Motors employee from Sleepy Hollow, died February 14. He was 92.
He was born February 2, 1921 to Caroline R. and Joseph L. Laurino in Long Island City, NY. He graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1940 and was a 1954 graduate of Iona College.
Mr. Laurino served as Captain in the U.S. Army- 17th Engineer Battalion with the Second Armored Division in the European theatre of operations during World War II. He worked at General Motors in North Tarrytown in the financial department for 26 years. He retired in 1979. On April 26, 1947, he married Josephine Capossela at St. Teresa’s Church in North Tarrytown. They lived in North Tarrytown for 61 years. He was a parishioner of St. Teresa of Avila where he was a Eucharistic Minister and he was also a volunteer at Rosary Hill Home.
Ethel Zeh, 86
Ethel K. Zeh, a resident of Irvington, died February 12. She was 86.
Born and raised in East Irvington “Little Dublin”, she was the daughter to the late Edward and Anabella Kerr. She was a graduate of Irvington High School. On March 6, 1948, she married her longtime sweetheart, Donald Zeh, who she met in the seventh grade. They bought their first and only home in Irvington and raised three daughters. She was very proud of her home and worked tirelessly with Donald to make it their dream house. She was a loving mother and dear neighbor to all she met.
Mrs. Zeh constantly helped people who needed a helping hand and would give rides to anyone who needed a lift. She enjoyed being with her family, especially around the holidays. She loved to bake apple and pumpkin pies and sugar cookies. She loved Christmas so much; the decorating celebration started the day after Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Zeh was extremely proud of her husband’s business, Elmsford Body Shop. She was the accountant for the shop as well as being the office manager. She was very active in the Elmsford Women’s Chamber of Commerce as the Secretary and Treasurer. She also worked at the polls for the Irvington Board of Education’s elections and budgets. She was a member of the Greenburgh Republican Committee for many years.
Elizabeth “Betty” Naples, 78
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Naples, a resident of Largo, Florida and longtime Tarrytown resident, died peacefully January 16. She was 78.
She was born in Tarrytown September 24, 1934. She graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1953. She was married to Anthony J. Naples and together they raised their six children. She was a member and former president of the Riverside Hose Ladies Auxiliary.
Angelina “Dolly” Manfredi, 99
Angelina “Dolly” Manfredi, a resident of Sleepy Hollow,99, died January 22. She was 99.
Born in Brooklyn, she has lived in Sleepy Hollow more than 50 years. She was a member of the Garden Club of Sleepy Hollow, Sleepy Hollow Country Club and a member of Our Ladies of Charity with the Archdiocese of New York. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1975 and her son Robert in 1957.
Albert Reale, 88
Albert Reale, a lifelong Irvington resident, died February 3. He was 88.
He was born in Irvington to Pasquale and Maria Reale. He served in the United States Army during WWII. His wife, Dorothy, predeceased him in 2006. He was a truck driver for Teamsters Local 456. He enjoyed boating, cars and trucks.
Yolanda daCosta de Carvalho, 72
Yolanda da Costa de Carvalho, a longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow, died February 15. She was 72.
Born in Brazil on February 18, 1940, on March 2, 1963, she married Alberto DeCarvalho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In June 1964, the couple came to New York.
She was a member of the Portuguese American Cultural Center of Tarrytown, the American Foundation for Charities of Portugal, the Associaco Humanitaria de Salreu and the Catholic Daughters.