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Armstrong, Marguerite

Orangeburg, NY - Tappan Location

Marguerite Heilig Armstrong, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at Nyack Hospital surrounded by her husband and children. She was 58.

She was the daughter of John Heilig and the late Winifred Francis Heilig, born on December 9th, 1959 in Flushing, Queens.

Marguerite grew up in Plainview alongside her four sisters. She was an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and dogs. On any given day of any season, Marguerite could be seen walking the many parks and piers she loved so much or hiking unexplored trails with the people who meant the world to her. She was loved by all and a friend to everyone fortunate enough to have been blessed by her wisdom, guidance, everlasting love, and devotion to her family.

Marguerite is survived by her devoted husband Frank, her children Melissa and Daniel, her father John Heilig and mother-in-law Florence Armstrong, her sisters Kathy (Joe), Maureen (Greg), Ellen (Don), and Winnie (Ed), her sister-in-law Jane (Jay) and brother-in-law (John) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Visitation hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt with a private cremation following.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marguerite’s name can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Chamberlain, Mary

Orangeburg, NY - Tappan Location

Mary E. Manville Chamberlain, 94, formerly of Orangeburg, NY, died peacefully on January 24, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

Mary was born in Massena, NY on May 27, 1923 to the late Charles Manville and Thressa Fobare Manville.

Mary retired from the South Orangetown School District where she was a secretary in the central office. She also worked for the Schwarz Mann division of Becton Dickenson for many years.

She was active in the Orangetown Senior Citizens Club and a member of the St. Catharine’s Church Ladies Guild.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Clarence (Badger) Chamberlain Jr. as well as sisters Betty Amelotte, Frances Dixson, Theresa Smith, Shirley Bentley, Carol Hughto, and brothers Bobby and Danny.

She is survived by her children: Ellen (Raymond) Hoffman of Central Valley, NY, Robert Chamberlain of Manhattan, NY and Cathleen (Robert) Kocourek of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Shannon (Otto) Rehe, Jennifer (Craig) Baker, Ed (Mary) Hoffman, Greg (Jennifer) Mauro, Jenifer Kocourek, and Traci (Michael) Craig, as well nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister Joan Breckenbridge of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

Family received friends at Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Catharine’s Church followed by interment in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, both were in Blauvelt.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimers Association (www.alz.org) or the Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte Region (www.hpccr.org).

Pacella, Mary

Orangeburg, NY - Tappan Location

Mary Patricia Pacella died peacefully on January 18, 2018 at the age of 89. She was the youngest of 5 children born in Manhattan to Margaret and Patrick Quinn of County Wexford, Ireland, on February 19, 1928. She received her MA from Seton Hall University and taught at St. Catharine's School in Blauvelt, Woodglen Elementary, and Link Elementary in Clarkstown retiring in 1989.

She is survived by her sons Daniel and George and her niece Jacqueline May and her spouse Louise Jones. Her husband George predeceased her in 2011. She leaves three grandchildren Daniel, Christina, and James and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves many true and dear friends in Orangetown.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt with burial following at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet. Visiting hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. Donations in Mary's name to St. Catharine's Church, 523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913 would be greatly appreciated.

Walsh, Joseph M. Jr.

New Haven, CT - Tappan Location

Joseph M. Walsh, Jr., 52, of New Haven, CT and formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at 2pm, the same date of his deceased father’s birthday. He was a long-time customer service employee of Stop and Shop Supermarket in New Haven, CT. His passing was sudden but very peaceful.

Joey was a proud native of the Bronx and a 29 year resident of Chapel Haven, a residential school and independent living facility in Connecticut. He was the oldest child to Joseph Walsh and Theresa Walsh (nee Vericker), and a loving brother to Matthew (Laura), Teresa Ann (Steven), John (Emilie) and James (Christina). Over the years Joey was blessed to be an uncle to fifteen nephews and nieces: Ryan, Michael, Kathryn, Colin, Sean, Erin, Aidan, John Patrick, Nicole, Kellie Rose, Christopher, Nicholas, Joseph, Juliana and Gabriella.

Joey loved life and lived it to its fullest. He embraced all that life had to give, and smiled every minute of every day, lighting up any room he walked into. His passion for life was contagious, and he taught so many people around him about the goodness of life, and did so without even knowing it. He loved spending his summers down at Long Beach Island with his family where he would ride his bike all over the island, making his regular stop at Nardi’s Tavern for either a grilled cheese sandwich or pancakes…heavy on the syrup. The day following his passing, Nardi’s named their special of the day in his honor. He was also a world traveler, most recently spending a week with his family in Ireland in July 2017. He loved movies and music, and you could always count on him to sing along with any 50s doo wop song. Joey worked for more than 25 years at Stop and Shop. He never missed a day of work, and was recognized for his work achievements by Easter Seals in their 2012 annual report.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church with burial following at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, both in Nanuet, NY.  Visiting hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home, 98 Route 303, Tappan, NY (845-359-0890).  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Chapel Haven Inc., a registered 501(c) (3) Non-profit organization, located at 1040 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515.