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Elizabeth Trost
Beloved wife, devoted mother, dear sister, cherished grandmother Elizabeth Trost (nee Sandin), age 94, of Castleton Corners passed away on September 26, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Stanley "Floyd". Devoted mother of Betsy Wallner (Ray), Jacqueline Ammirato, Susan Hicks (Michael)... Read More
Casey Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2021.
Yesterday
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary F. Dugan
Beloved aunt Mary F. Dugan (Mimi) of New Brighton passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 27, 1929, to Theresa and Denis Dugan. She grew up in Bellmore, Long Island, before moving as a teenager to Staten Island in 1941. She graduated... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Joseph D. Francolino
Todt Hill resident; enjoyed 'time with family and friends', 83 Joseph D. Francolino, age 83, of Todt Hill passed away September 24, 2021 at home. He was the beloved husband of Ann (59 years); devoted father of Joseph Jr. (BariLyn) and the late Daniel; cherished grandfather of Gionna... Read More
Casey Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
William R. "Bill" Long
Beloved father & grandfather, retired corrections officer William (Bill) R. Long, 82, Staten Island native, Son of William F. and Lillian Long, retired Captain from NYC Department of Corrections, passed away peacefully in his home, May 8, 2021. He grew up in Annadale, lived on... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jane Margaret Murrell
Longtime Islander, had career in financial industry Jane Margaret Murrell (nee O'Connor), 77 years old, of Highland Lakes, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Born to John and Maryjane O'Connor in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in Staten Island, NY vacationing... Read More
Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Camille Marie Petosa
Great-grandmother, started her life in 1916 in the MidWest, 105 Camille Marie Petosa, 105, of Staten Island, NY, passed away on September 22, 2021 in her home at 27 Delaware Avenue. Camille was born in Kinney, Minnesota to John and Philomena Di Iorio on January 7, 1916. She worked... Read More
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Ann "Tootsie" Strom-DiFuilo
Loving mother & grandmother Barbara Ann "Tootsie" Strom-DiFuilo, 74, of Grasmere passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021. Born Monday, June 16, 1947 in Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late George Strom and Louise (Steriti) Strom. Barbara loved her children... Read More
John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc.
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Claudette "Cande" Adamo
Claudette "Cande" Adamo, of Staten Island, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Therese Wilson. Cande was known for her warm personality and beautiful smile. Cande was well known as a pioneer dog groomer... Read More
Scarpaci Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Gloria Amoury
Centenarian and writer, adored her family Born on March 16, 1921, long-time Staten Island resident Gloria Amoury died peacefully at home in Manhattan more than 100 years later, on September 13, 2021. Daughter of the late Dr. Emanuel Amoury and Hannah Balish Amoury, Gloria grew up... Read More
Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dorothy Z. Joggerst
Great-grandmother of eight, lived on SI for many years Dorothy Z. (nee Zarek) Joggerst age 89 of Toms River formerly of Staten Island on September 19, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Gerard. Devoted mother of Nancy (George) Court of Cherry Hill, Kathy Hinerman of Orting, WA, Sharon... Read More
Murray - Paradee Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lawrence J. Reilly
FDNY veteran recognized for bravery, 'a man full of laughter' Lawrence J. Reilly, 72, of Staten Island, New York, beloved father and grandfather passed away on September 20th, 2021. He is survived by his partner of 19 years Mary Ann, his children Denis (Emmeline) Reilly, Carlene (Egan)... Read More
Harmon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara A. Toledo
Barbara A. Toledo passed away September 20, 2021 at her home in Brick NJ. Barbara was born and raised in NYC, graduating from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She spent a lifetime helping others at various nursing facilities in NYC and retired as relief... Read More
Silverton Memorial Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Pasquale "Pat" Carbone
MTA and school bus driver, beloved husband, dear brother, 79 Pasquale "Pat" Carbone, 79, passed away at his Grasmere home on September 15, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, Pat moved to Dongan Hills in the mid 1970's and settled in Grasmere last year. He was an MTA Bus Driver at the Ulmer Park... Read More
A. Azzara Funeral Home - Staten Island
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John Costigan
Retired CFO at St. Vincent's Hospital, known for his Irish Pride John Costigan, 88, passed away September 12, 2021 at Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens, Brick Township, NJ. Mr. Costigan was born on August 23, 1933 in Staten Island, NY to Arthur and Lillian Costigan. After graduating... Read More
D'Elia Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Angela Cucco
Beloved wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother Angela Cucco (nee DiClerico), passed away on Sept. 15, 2021 at her home in Ft. Wadsworth. Born in New Brighton to Dominick DiClerico and Anna (nee Scarpelli), she attended P.S. 17 and graduated from Curtis High School. Mrs. Cucco... Read More
A. Azzara Funeral Home - Staten Island
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Scott Christopher Curran
Scott Christopher Curran, 50, of Howell, NJ, formerly of Staten Island, NY, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2021. He was born on March 23, 1971 in Bayonne, NJ, son of Thomas and Rosalie Curran. He was one of 4 siblings. Scott enjoyed spending time building model trains and... Read More
Harmon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Walter T. Whalen
Beloved father, grandfather, and brother, native Islander Walter Thomas Whalen, 81, of Clarksburg, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold. Born in Staten Island, NY, Walter retired as a Supervisor from the City of New York, Department of Sanitation... Read More
Peppler Funeral Home - Allentown
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 17 to Sep. 18, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John "Jack" Bossert
Beloved father and grandfather, retired New York City firefighter and veteran John E. Bossert, passed away on September 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 87. Jack is predeceased by his wife Dolores, his parents John and Marion Bossert, and his brother Joseph Bossert... Read More
Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nilda Iris Santiago
April 25, 1944 - Sept. 6, 2021 On September 6th 2021 at 6:15 A.M. Nilda Iris Santiago ended her race here on earth and went home to be with the Lord. As 2nd Corinthians 5:8 says " …...to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". Nilda served as a bilingual teacher at... Read More
Harmon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nancy Somma
Lived a long, beautiful, and blessed life Nancy Somma (nee Parisi), passed away on September 12, 2021 at 98 years old, in Warren Hills Rehabilitation Center after 6 months of declining health. She was born in Staten Island, NY, in the family home on St. Marks Place in St. George.... Read More
Casey Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Josef Irlinger
Josef Irlinger, 87, passed away on September 10th on Staten Island, New York. Josef was born on March 14th, 1934 in Berchtesgaden, Germany. He left his beloved homeland to come to the United States in 1956. Shortly after arriving, he met and married Louise Schretter in 1960. In 1965... Read More
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Laura Smigielski
Lifelong Staten Islander, loving mother and grandmother Laura Smigielski (nee Bros), 86, of West Brighton passed away on September 11th, after a brief illness. Laura was a lifelong Staten Islander. Born in Port Richmond in 1934, she attended St. Adalbert's School and graduated from... Read More
Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
David Joseph Certo
Native Islander, Operating Engineers member, family man David Joseph Certo, 70, of Panama City, FL, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 5, 2021. David was born on April 4, 1951 in Staten Island, NY. He was retired from International Union of Operating Engineers through De-Bar... Read More
Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert M. Kozlowski
Retired hero firefighter was on front lines during 9/11 Retired hero firefighter, Robert M. Kozlowski, 74, of New Brighton, the former 1995 Advance "firefighter of the year" died September 10, 2021 after an arduous fight battling 9/11 related cancer. He was born in Jersey City, NJ... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Salvatore C. Minucci
Air Force veteran, computer systems executive, and family man who was 'everyone's favorite Santa Claus', 72 Salvatore C. Minucci, 72, passed away on September 9, 2021 at Staten Island University Hospital North. Born and raised in Dongan Hills, Sal moved to South Beach in 1976. He... Read More
A. Azzara Funeral Home - Staten Island
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Frances Tortorici
Beloved teacher, 'always devoted to children,' of Prince's Bay Loving wife, mother and cherished grandmother, Frances Tortorici, age 78, passed away on September 9, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, she and her young family moved to the New Springville area of Staten Island in 1972, and later... Read More
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Norman Holmes
Beloved father & grandfather, retired teacher, devout Catholic Norman Augustus Holmes passed quietly on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 2021 Born on November 5, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Staten Island in 1956. Husband of Tillie Holmes (Deceased) and father of Eric Holmes (Deceased)... Read More
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jean A. Marschall
Retired nursing supervisor, beloved mother & grandmother Jean A. Marschall, age 94, of Staten Island, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at home peacefully surrounded by her family. Jean was born and raised in New Dorp. She was a registered nurse, who worked as a Nursing... Read More
Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Elizabeth Ann Hartmann
Volunteer for Girl Scouts, church & civic groups for many years Elizabeth Ann Hartmann (Betty) peacefully passed away on September 6, 2021 at the age of 87. Betty grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn where she attended St. Thomas Aquinas grammar school and Stella Maris High School. Thereafter... Read More
Casey Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Vivian Ketels
Loving mother, cherished grandmother, Staten Island native Vivian I. (Murray) Ketels, age 92, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at her home in Point Pleasant. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, Vivian retired to Moodus, CT, and has resided in Point Pleasant for... Read More
O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Theodore J. McHugh
Enjoyed time with family and relaxing on his porch Theodore J. McHugh, 85, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 5, 2021 . He was born in Brooklyn, then moved to Queens, then to Staten Island where he lived for fifty-five years. He attended St. Joseph's... Read More
Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Regina L. Neller
Regina L. Neller Devoted Mother and Grandmother, 75 Regina L. Neller of New Dorp, Staten Island, NY, passed away at home on Monday, September 6, 2021, within the embrace of her family, after a brave 2-year battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was 75 years old. Born on August 14, 1946,... Read More
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 7 to Sep. 9, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Jean Nola
Barbara Jean Nola (nee Sterling), age 87, of New Bern, NC, and Staten Island, NY. Barbara was born on March 20th, 1934, in Staten Island. She was an excellent student and gifted in math, scoring at the top of all NY State High School students her senior year while at Curtis High School... Read More
Harmon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rudy DiGeorgio
Rudy DiGeorgio Battalion chief, loving husband, father, and grandfather Rudy DiGeorgio, of Great Kills, passed away on September 5, 2021 at S.I. University Hospital North at the age of 91. Rudy proudly served his Country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of... Read More
John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc.
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rose Hansen
Rose Hansen Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister Rose Hansen 79 of New Dorp passed away on September 3, 2021, at Staten Island University Hospital. Rose grew up in Dongan Hills and raised her family there. She worked for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company and later for Chase Bank... Read More
Martin Hughes Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 4 to Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Frank Siracusa
Frank Siracusa Loving husband, father, and grandfather; NYC Marshal Frank Siracusa, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 4th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Frank was the son of Phyllis and the late Carmine Siracusa... Read More
John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc.
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 6 to Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Stephen Thompson
Stephen Thompson Beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Stephen Thompson, of Murfreesboro, TN entered into eternal rest on September 4. He was born in Little Italy on June 26, 1937 to the late John and Maria Thompson and moved to Staten Island where he resided for over... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2021.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Elizabeth Mazza
Elizabeth Mazza Known for her infectious smile and compassionate spirit On Saturday September 4, 2021 Elizabeth Mazza who was known as Betty passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born July 15, 1944, a Staten Island resident, to Julia and James Burke. On... Read More
Harmon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 6 to Sep. 7, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Frances Ann "Faye" Pitonzo
Frances "Faye" Ann Pitonzo Devoted mother and grandmother Frances "Faye" Ann Pitonzo, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 4, 2021. Faye was born on September 22, 1925, in Staten Island, New York, to the late Angelo and Rose Calamito, and was a 75-year resident... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 6 to Sep. 7, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Thomas A. Prisco
Thomas A. Prisco September 4, 1924 - September 4, 2021 Thomas A. Prisco passed away peacefully on his 97th birthday, in West Chester, PA, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Marie Prisco (nee Carasaniti); loving father of Thomas (Jennifer) and Steven; caring grandfather of John... Read More
Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 6 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Henry Decker Jr.
Henry Decker Jr. Lifelong resident of Travis, Staten Island; beloved family man, 86 Henry Decker Jr., 86, lifelong resident of Travis, Staten Island, passed away on September 2, 2021. Henry leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth Anne (Kiesewetter); daughter, Diane Heinz... Read More
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Wayne Dwyer
Wayne Dwyer Native Islander On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, Wayne Dwyer, a loving father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away at the age of 70. Devoted son of Angie Dwyer, loving father to Wayne and Brian, daughter in-law Lori, son in-law Miguel and grandfather... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Salvatore Morrongiello
Salvatore Morrongiello Loving family man, 87 Salvatore Morrongiello, age 87, of Brooklyn entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Salvatore Morrongiello was born January 8, 1934 in Italy. He is the son of the late Angelo and the late Carmela (Petito) Morrongiello... Read More
Marine Park Funeral Home Inc
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Christine Spata
Christine Spata Beloved mother & grandmother with a tender heart for pets Christine Spata, "Chris" and "Gram", 82 of St. Petersburg, FL passed away August 15, 2021, at Bayfront Medical Center in the Palliative Care Unit. Born in Manhattan and raised in Staten Island, NY she graduated... Read More
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 3 to Sep. 5, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Helen Antonia "Toni" Buegler
Helen 'Toni' Antonia Buegler Helen "Toni" Antonia Buegler, nee Cardosa, of Kendal-Crosslands Community, Kennett Square, PA died peacefully of natural causes on August 12, 2021 at the age of 94. Born October 30, 1926, to Anna and Henry Cardosa in Centralia, PA , Toni grew up as the... Read More
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Thomas Wayne Davis
Thomas Wayne Davis June 28, 1963 - Aug. 30, 2021 It is with heavy hearts that our dearly beloved Thomas Davis, 58, of Staten Island passed peacefully on August 30th, 2021. Thomas was one of four children, a lifelong Staten Islander and a graduate of Port Richmond High School. He worked... Read More
Harmon Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Vivian A. Gainey
Vivian A. Gainey Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Vivian A. Gainey, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully went to heaven at home surrounded by her family on August 31. Born Vivian Faruolo, in Rosebank to Joseph and Antoinette Faruolo, she was... Read More
Martin Hughes Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rosalia Patterson
Rosalia Patterson August 15, 1927 to August 28, 2021 Rosalia passed away at 7:09 AM on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island, suffering from Covid 19. Born and baptized Rosalia D'Angelo in St. Benedicta's RC Parish, she lived almost her entire... Read More
Scamardella Funeral Home
Published in Staten Island Advance from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Sister Kathleen Gilmartin
Sister Kathleen Gilmartin Sister of Charity in education ministry Sister Kathleen Gilmartin (1924-2021) died at Cabrini of Westchester on August 30, 2021. A Staten Island resident, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1955. Sister Kathleen's ministry of education... Read More
Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park
Published in Staten Island Advance from Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
George Eugene Giovinazzo
George Eugene Giovinazzo Beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, 88 George is a lifelong Staten Islander and a graduate of Port Richmond High School. Prior to working as a Lieutenant in the FDNY, George also served in the United States Army and for a brief time in... Read More
John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc.
Published in Staten Island Advance from Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 2021.
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