Maryjane Hyland, 69
Maryjane Hyland, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died July 27 after a brief illness. She was 69.
Born in Tarrytown on July 30, 1944, she worked for General Motors for many years. She is survived by two sons, four grandchildren and other relatives. She was predeceased by her son Richard Garcia, her brother Michael Hyland and by Leo J. Nennig.
David Gross, 97
David A. Gross, who was born in Tarrytown, died on July 8. He was 97.
Mr. Gross was raised in Woodhaven, Queens and was employed by Sperry as an electrical engineer. He served on the financial committee for St. Thomas the Apostle and the Diocese of Queens and returned to Tarrytown where he was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Catherine.
Mary Haggerty, 85
Mary N. Haggerty, formerly of Sleepy Hollow, died July 15 in Stamford, CT. She was 85.
Born in Tarrytown on July 25, 1928, she was married to James M. Haggerty and had worked at Readers Digest for many years. She is survived by her husband, four children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four siblings.
Richard Maki, 87
Richard P. “Dick” Maki, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died unexpectedly on July 3. He was 87.
He came to North Tarrytown in 1938 and proudly served in the U.S. Army during WW II where he attained the rank of Sergeant. After the war, he went on to have a long career at Miller Auto Parts in Mt. Kisco.
He was very well known because of his involvement in many local organizations. He was a parishioner of St. Teresa of Avila Church; he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and was Past Grand Knight. He was a longtime coach of Pop Warner Football and Dad’s Club Baseball. He was a member of VFW Post 1939 where he was Past Commander and the American Legion Spencer Kelly Post. He was also a member of and Former Captain of Washington Engine Co #2 in Tarrytown. Mr. Maki was also a member of the Sleepy Hollow Seniors.
Betty Olivieri, 84
Betty Olivieri, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died July14 at home in Tarrytown. She was 84.
She shared her talented voice in numerous operatic productions and recitals and was a soloist at many churches including Riverside in New York City. At 55 she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and worked at the Department of Social Services for 10 years.
Edwin Jacobsen, 96
Edwin A. Jacobsen, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died on July 23. He was 96.
Mr. Jacobsen served gallantly during World War II as a pilot of a B-17 in the European Theater. Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, he completed 36 missions as a member of the 8th Army Air Corps, 95th Bomb Group. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge in Tarrytown.
Raphael “Ray” Cerbone III, 60
Raphael A. (Ray) Cerbone, III, a resident of Irvington, died July 4. He was 60.
Ray, as he preferred to be known, was a Special Olympian who loved to compete in his favorite sports of swimming and bowling. He is survived by his loving mother Marion, his brothers Joe (Leanne) of Newburgh, Chris of CA and Greg of New York City and his sister Laura (John) Lofaro of Irvington. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Carlee Cerbone and Sage, Gregory and Calvin Lofaro. He was predeceased by his father Raphael and his nephew Joey.
Margaret “Eileen” Williams, 80
Margaret Ellen ‘Eileen’ Williams, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on June 27. She was 80.
She travelled to the U.S. in 1956 with her childhood and lifelong friend, Colette Ore (also of Sleepy Hollow). She worked and volunteered for St. Teresa’s School as a teacher’s aide where most of her own children had attended. She also worked many years at sons’ Jimmy and John’s Auto Repair business in Tarrytown.
Mrs. Williams loved to sing and was the life of the party at family gatherings. She will be remembered by family and friends for her love of the Catholic faith, singing, playing the piano and dancing. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Teresa’s Church and Immaculate Conception Church in Sleepy Hollow.
Robert Perugini, 90
Robert J. Perugini, a native of North Tarrytown, died July 8. He was 90.
He grew up and attended school in Tarrytown and after graduating from Washington Irving High School he joined the United States Marine Corps. In 1947, he married Elsie Grasso Perugini, who predeceased him in 1995.
Xavier Whalen, 59
Xavier Whalen, a native of Tarrytown, died on May 27, surrounded by his family at Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco, CA after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 59.
He was born in Tarrytown, on June 8, 1954 and spent his childhood in North Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow). He graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson High School in New York City. He attended San Francisco Art Institute and California State University at San Francisco. An avid reader and lover of art, music and culture, he pursued his passions with joy.
He was predeceased by his parents, Judge John and Gertrude Whalen, and an infant brother, Peter. He is survived by his nine siblings, Judy Whalen of Park Ridge, IL, Dennis Whalen (Taiko) of Portland, OR, John Whalen Jr. (Susan Weeks) of Cos Cob, CT, Michael Whalen of Shohola, PA, Elizabeth Forsyth (Roger) of Estero, FL, Patrick Whalen of New York City, NY, Suzanne Whalen of Cambridge, MA, Christine McDermott (Bill) of El Cerrito, CA, and Luisa Grant (Bill) of Ashburn, VA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and nephews.
Irene DeLuca, 84
Irene DeLuca, a resident of Irvington, died on June 4. She was 84.
Born and raised in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ambrosi. In the late 1940s, she worked as a secretary for a New York City magazine. In 1950, she married the love of her life, Raymond DeLuca, at St. Mary's Church in the Bronx. In 1954, they moved to Irvington and continued raising their family. She enjoyed life and liked going out dancing and listening to music, especially to one of the many Frank Sinatra songs. She later returned to work as a medical records secretary for St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She loved spending time with her family and always looked forward to cooking Sunday dinners. She was a beloved wife, loving mother and cherished grandmother and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her husband Raymond, children Bob (Rosemary) DeLuca and Ivy (Doug) Morgan and grandchildren Michael, Christine, David and Kent.
Gabriel J. "Gabe" Indrieri, 73
Gabriel J. "Gabe" Indrieri, a resident of Irvington, died peacefully on June 8. He was 73.
Born and raised in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Indrieri. He graduated from Fordham University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1962. Mr. Indrieri worked as an Insurance salesman for many years until his retirement. He married his one true love Marie Ambrosi on May 23, 1964 in the Bronx. They moved to Irvington in 1975 and continued raising their family. He was an avid NY Yankees fan. He was also a Mason for many years. He loved spending time with his family but he especially adored his two grandsons. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Marie, children Joseph, Marisa (Andrew) Mercatante and Michael and grandsons Andrew and John. He is also survived by his sister Marie Schuchman and many nieces and nephews.
Anthony J. Russo, 90
Anthony J. Russo, a 65-year resident of Irvington, died on June 13. He was 90.
Born and raised in White Plains, he was the son of the late Olerio and Elvira Russo. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. On April 11, 1948, he married his beloved Mary L. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irvington. He was a supervisor for the NY Telephone Company for 35 years. He was an avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed bowling at Scappy's for many years. He also enjoyed golf, fishing and gardening. On April 20, 2013, he took part in the Hudson Valley Honor Flight from Stewart Air Force Base to Washington. He will always be remembered for his keen sense of witty humor. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.
Mr. Russo is survived by his daughters Cynthia and Dianne, granddaughter Caitlin, brothers Rudolph and Rocco and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2012.