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Greer, Miles W.

Harrington Park, NJ - Closter Location

Born April 21, 1925 in the Bronx, NY. The son of Dupuy and Marie Louise Geer. He attended De Witt Clinton High School in New York City and graduated from Long Island University in 1950 after returning from Navel Service.

During the Second World War, Miles went into the U.S. Navy, and emerged after 3 ½ years as a Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class. He married Joyce Braunwirth in 1966 and moved to Harrington Park, NJ. Where he resided for 44 years. He was a long term member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the American Legion. Miles proudly participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade with his association.

His business career included employment with several Wall Street brokerage houses, and culminated with his retirement from the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 1987.

Miles passed March 9, 2018. His wife, Joyce, predeceased him as well as his brother, Ward Elliot. His first cousins, Robert and James Ross also predeceased him. He is predeceased by his friend, Claire Goetze, and is survived by his second cousin, Jean Ross.

Visitation was at Moritz Funeral Home in Closter, NJ. Celebration of life was held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harrington Park with burial following at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 31 Lynn Street, Harrington Park, NJ 07640-0819 would be greatly appreciated.

Conway, Teresa

Tappan, NY - Tappan Location

Teresa Conway of Tappan, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, age 83.  She is the beloved wife of John J. Conway, Sr., mother of daughter, Ellen Drown and husband, Stephen of North Easton, MA, son John Conway, Jr. and wife, Kathy of Sparkill, NY, son Patrick Conway and wife, Eileen of New City, NY and son Peter Conway and partner, Brian Mageja of Pomona, NY  She is daughter of deceased parents Thomas Mangan, Sr. and Theresa O'Brien Mangan and sister to deceased brothers Patrick J. Mangan and Thomas Mangan, Jr.

She is grandmother of John Thomas, Christopher, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Brenden and Erin Conway and Bryon and Patrick Drown. She is a dear sister-in-law and aunt to her husband's many siblings and their children.  She is the niece of the deceased Margaret Flanagan, and was beloved by the Flanagan family. She will be missed by many neighbors and friends.  

Teresa retired from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY after many years as the office administrator of the Pathways Program, working previously in the audio visual department and library.  She also worked as an aide at the Tappan Zee High School and the Tappan Zee Elementary School.

Visiting hours were held at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan.  A Funeral Mass was held at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan.  

Brizzolara, Gertrude

Orangeburg, NY - Tappan Location

Gertrude Anna Brizzolara (nèe Hauser), 90, of Orangeburg, NY passed away peacefully on March 6 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on September 4, 1927 to Edward and Anna (nee Lenahan) Hauser on Kings Highway in Tappan, NY. She was married for 55 years to her husband Charles who died on August 10, 2009. She is survived by her three children: Thomas (Nancy) of Norwood, NJ; Kathy (Paul) Saporito of New Milford, NJ; Dennis (Peggy) of Montvale, NJ. She is also survived by her seven loving grandchildren David, Michael, Alicia, Paul Joseph, Kristi, Jennifer, and Jonathan, her loving brother James Hauser of Blauvelt, NY, and many nieces and nephews. "Trudy", as she was known to many, was predeceased by her eight brothers and sisters: Etta Stevenson, May Bradford, Helen Knapp, Lillian Kemmer, Charles Hauser, Joseph Hauser, Anna Isaksen, and Edward Hauser. Trudy grew up in Tappan, NY and was a 1945 graduate of Haverstraw High School. She was an employee of Zenith Labs in the 1980s. She was also a long time member of the Tappan Senior Citizens Club and the McGuire Center Crochet Club of Northvale, two places where she had many treasured friends. She took great pleasure and pride in her grandchildren's athletic and artistic endeavors and successes in their chosen careers. A Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 120 Kings Highway in Tappan with burial following at Tappan Cemetery. Visiting hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home , 98 Route 303 South in Tappan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the South Orangetown Ambulance Corps, 70 Independence Avenue, Tappan, NY 10983 would be greatly appreciated (

Campanelli, William

Blauvelt, NY - Tappan Location

William J. Campanelli, a resident of Blauvelt, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at the age of 98.

He was born on May 22, 1919 in Brooklyn to Leonardo and Antonia (Campanella) Campanelli. He graduated from Mechanics Institute in New York and was employed as an audio engineer at Atlas Sound in Parsippany, NJ for 45 years.

Bill developed a passion for ham radio operating (W2LRU) and Morse Code at a young age, a hobby he maintained for his entire life. He served as a radio operator during WW II with the Third Fleet aboard the USS LaPrade.

He is preceded in death by Helene - his wife of 40 years; his parents; his brothers, Peter, Richard and Louis; and his sister Mary.

He is survived by his sons, Robert of Washington, DC and Gregory of Stony Point; his daughter-in-law Maureen; and his grandchildren, Sondra, Julia and Jonathan.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt with burial following at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ. Visiting hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. Donations to United Hospice of Rockland ( in Bill’s name would be greatly appreciated.

Shelley-Rafferty, Mary

HarringtonPark, NJ - Tappan Location

It is with our loving hearts we are sad to announce the passing of Mary Fitzpatrick Shelley-Rafferty on March 5th 2018, at the age of 83 surrounded by her family at her home in Harrington Park, NJ. Daughter of Bridget (nèe Brannigan) of County Kilkenny, Ireland and Daniel Fitzpatrick of County Kerry, Ireland. Mary grew up in the Bronx where she met and married Robby Shelley. Robby and Mary raised their four children, Anne, John, Kevin and Kathleen in the Bronx and then in  Yonkers, New York. 

After Robby’s passing in 1988, Mary continued to work as an executive assistant for MetLife in downtown Manhattan. In 1998, she married Joe Rafferty and moved to Highland Falls, NY where they spent their time with family and traveling together. In 2004, after Joe’s passing, Mary settled in Harrington Park, NJ.   

Mary will be remembered for her sense of humor, love of dancing and music and devotion to family. 

Mary leaves behind her sister, Kathleen O’Connor; and her four children, Anne (Chris), John (Liz), Kevin and Kathleen (Gary), as well as, 9 grandchildren, Erin, Connor, William (Rebecca), Tara, Kara, Trevor, Brianne, Katelyn and Aidan, and one great-grandson, August.  

Funeral Mass was held at St. Pius X in Old Tappan, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 

Kuhn, Alfred

Closter, NJ - Closter Location

Alfred G. Kuhn, 89, of Closter, passed away on March 1, 2018 with his family by his side. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. Beloved husband of Marjory June Gruben. Devoted father of Brian (Nancy), Barbara O’Bryan, Laury Lieb (Kenneth), Janet Westenhiser (John). Cherished grandfather of 11 – Ashley, Brian Jr., Meghan, Shane, Bethany, Jason, Danae, Jesse, Katelyn, Delaney and Madison and four loving great grandchildren. Visiting hours were held at Moritz Funeral Home in Closter. A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Closter followed by burial at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alfred’s name to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 171 Closter Dock Rd., Closter, NJ 07624 or to a charity on one’s choice.

Sozzo, Ann

Tappan, NY - Tappan Location

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Ann Sozzo, a resident of Tappan, on February 24th, 2018 at the age of 92. Ann was born April 30th, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to Pasquale and Concetta Luongo.   She met and married the love of her life Mike Sozzo on April 17, 1954. Before moving to Tappan they lived in the Bronx. Ann is survived by her daughter Debra and husband Anthony Magnone of Manhattan and son Michael and wife Theresa of Pearl River; grandchildren Michael (Amanda), Joseph (Kara Thomas and her daughter Logan), Nicole Sozzo and Devon Magnone; her brothers Pat (Theresa), Ralph (Rosemarie) and sister Carmela Luongo; sisters-in-law Marion, Theresa and Kay and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Mike (1989), sister Marie and brothers Joseph and Anthony. Ann worked for Allan and Bacon in Rockleigh, NJ. She was a member of the Red Hats, the Tappan Seniors and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan. A special thanks to her care givers Paulette and Ann Marie.  A Mass of Christian Burial was heldat Our Lady Of the Sacred Heart Church with entombment following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Visiting hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. Donations in Ann’s memory to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 120 Kings Highway, Tappan, NY 10983 would be greatly appreciated.

Davin, Stephen

Blauvelt, NY - Tappan Location

Blauvelt resident Stephen Davin died at the age of 57 on February 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Son of John and Rosetta, Stephen was born on June 3, 1960 in Suffern. He attended St. Catharine’s grade school and graduated from Albertus Magnus High School in 1978. Stephen proudly served in the United States Navy from 1982 to 1985 as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate. He served two years in the Philippines where he met Adora Davin, the mother of his children. He worked at Ricoh Corp most of his career. He was a member of the St. Dominic’s Knights of Columbus of Blauvelt.

Steve is survived by a devoted family: his mother Rosetta Davin, his four beloved children, Alex (Rae), John (Lam), Chris (Jill), Jacklyn, and Adora Davin, and his siblings, John, James, MaryBeth Carley, and Michael. He was devoted Grandpa to Denise, Kathleen, and Jackie Rose. Steve is predeceased by his father John.

Steve’s greatest joy was spending time with his kids and grandchildren, cheering them on at sports and playing late night games of Uno. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with good friends at K of C.

Calling hours were held at Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt, followed by burial at Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill.

Stephen will be remembered for his wit, humor, and devotion to his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hi Tor Animal Care Center of Rockland (

Stadnick, Kevin Albert

Blauvelt, NY - Tappan Location

Kevin Albert Stadnick suddenly passed away February 16th, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born January 11th, 1983. He was 35 years old.

He is survived by his mother Bernadette; his sisters Renee and husband Darrin, Donna and husband Mike, Denise and husband Jason; his brother Richard and wife Clarissa. He is also survived by his ten nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his father, Richard. He was loved and will be missed.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt with burial following at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet.

Byrne, Carolyn M.

Valley Cottage, NY - Tappan Location

Carolyn Marie Byrne of Valley Cottage, NY died peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 in the ICU at Memorial Sloan Kettering at the age of 26 after battling leukemia for over a year and a half.

She was born on June 30, 1991. She had attended grammar school at St. Margaret School in Pearl River, NY. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels High School in Demarest, NJ and received her BS degree in Biology from the University of Scranton. She was an Assistant Manager at CityMD in Clifton, NJ.

She is survived by her beloved sister Christine Byrne, her father and stepmother, Brian and Anne Byrne of Valley Cottage, and her mother Catherine Bertussi and her grandmother Anne Morrison of Pearl River. She is also survived by her fiancé JC McNamara. She also leaves many uncles, aunts and cousins from large extended families and many true and dear friends.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Catharine's Church at 523 Western Highway in Blauvelt, NY with a private funeral following. Visiting hours were at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in Carolyn's name to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065 or to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (

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 ( or the Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte Region (

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.