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Gerard Mignone entered eternal rest on January 3, 2013 at the age of 73. Gerard was born on April 17, 1939 and was the beloved son to the late Gerard and Assunta Rescigno Mignone. Gerard was born and raised in the Town of Eastchester. He graduated from Eastchester High School in 1957. Gerard enlisted in the US Army in 1958 where he was stationed in Korea until his honorable discharge in 1961. He joined the Tuckahoe Police Department in 1966. In 1971 he received an Associated Degree in Applied Science from Westchester Community College. In 1972 Gerard was promoted to Detective/Youth Officer, in 1985 he was promoted to Detective Sergeant, in 1989 he was promoted to Detective Lieutenant and in 1993 he was promoted to the rank of Chief where he served until his retirement in 2003. He was named Westchester County Detective of the Year in 1991 for his intelligent investigative skills and named Police Officer of the Year in Tuckahoe in 1989. Gerard was the Past President of both the New York Chiefs of Police Association and also the Westchester County Detective's Association. He has left his mark on much of the outstanding work and accomplishments of these organizations and has provided the impetus for many of their endeavors.
Gerard is survived by his loving wife, Margaret of 49 years; his sons, Gerard, Kenneth, Anthony, and Michael; his daughters-in-law, Kim, Emily, and Tina. He will be sorely missed by his grandchildren, Katelyn, Anthony, Nicolas, Michael, Amanda, Olivia, Alexa, Sofia and Joseph. He is survived by his brothers, Rudolph, Peter, Lawrence and his sister, Joanne Mignone Rosamond. He is predeceased by his sister, Concetta Mignone Vigliotti and his brothers, Francis and Edward.
The family will receive friends at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. EASTCHESTER, Sunday and Monday 2-4 & 7-9PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday January 8th at 10am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Scarsdale. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to EVAC, 257 Main St., Eastchester, NY 10709. To sign our online guestbook visit www.westchesterfuneralhome.com.
Published in the The Journal News from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2013