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Current Obituaries

Mona Helene Gasparino

Memorial Remembrance Sunday 10am-12Noon
Interment to follow at Mount Moriah

Rosemarie “Rosie” Merigliano

It is with great sadness that the family of Rosemarie (Rosie) Merigliano announces her passing on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the age of 78.
Rosie was born on June 12, 1940 in New Rochelle, one of 14 children to the late Bernard Francis and Lottie (Zinck) Carroll. She attended New Rochelle High School where she graduated with a major in cosmetology. She was a beautician until she finally retired from Dom’s Beauty Salon in 2002.
On May 28, 1961 Rosie married Francis Merigliano and they were blessed with 3 children; Frank, Kevin and Doreen. He died on June 20, 1986.
A loving mother and homemaker, Rosie was a remarkable cook and baker and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends-most especially over the holidays.
All through her family she was famous for her chocolate chip cookies! (Second only to her own mother).
Rosie will be remembered lovingly and missed by her 3 children: Frank (Cathy), Kevin and her daughter Doreen; her 2 grandchildren: Frank, Jr. and Josephine and her siblings Dottie, Richard, Patrick and David.
Visiting hours will be Thursday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday 10:30 at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.

Frank N. Tilley, Jr M.D.

Frank N. Tilley, Jr M.D.

Frank N Tilley, M.D., 84, of New Rochelle passed away on July 14th. Frank was born in Manhattan NY on July 17, 1933 to Lillian and Frank Tilley Sr. He attended High School in Mt. Vernon. He received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, his M.D. from State University of New York, and a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University.
Frank married Frances Alberthea Payne in 1961 and together they had one child, Frank Tilley III. He was a Major in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked at Greenpoint Hospital, Woodhull Hospital, Harlem Hospital, and the Montefore Medical Center at Riker’s Island. Frank was an avid tennis and chess player and had been nationally ranked ping pong player.
Frank is survived by his sister Arline Catchings and son Frank III, his wife Jordana, their son Logan, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife and parents.
Family at friends may visit Saturday, July 28th at the funeral home from 10:30 to 12:30pm. A funeral service will be held at 12:30p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Franks’ name to the American Diabetes Association

Viola Williams

Viola Williams

She was born on January 5th, 1941 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the late Joe Archie, Sr and the late Leolor Wright.
At a young age she migrated to New York to finish school and to work in order to send money back home to assist with the care of her younger siblings. She was the oldest of nine (9) children.

In 1960, her oldest child was born, Wiliam (Howard). Thereafter, she met her husband, Walter W. Williams (who preceded her in death in 1981) and as a result both her daughters were born, Gwendolyn (Gwen) and Wanda (Gail).

For decades she was devoted and played such a huge role in her family’s church, Christ Temple Baptist Church, NY, NY; founded by her late aunt Rev. Drucilla Fordham. In which she insisted that her children and grandchildren attend.

In 2001 she built her home from ground-up in Bushkill, PA. She resided there until 2011 and then migrated back to New York, to New Rochelle where she resided until her death.

Viola was such a whole-hearted believer in God, so full of life and was such a hardworker. She loved and helped everyone. She was the matriarch and foundation of her entire family. She and her husband extended themselves by opening their home to so many….family and friends. Whenever anyone needed her she was there for everyone with no hesitation. She also loved to cook, sing and celebrate life with her family.

She leaves behind her three (3) children; William (Howard) who is married to Janet, Gwendolyn (Gwen) and Wanda (Gail) who is married to Calvin; her grandchildren, Tiffanee, Latoya (Licia), Ebonee, Vondell (Von) and Cahron; four (4) great-grandchildren; Janiya, Jayden, Mykel and Christal as well as sisters, brothers (3 of which preceded her death) nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends.

Now that God has called her home to be with Him she will be truly missed by all.

Visiting hours will be Thursday 4-8pm
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 on Friday morning at the funeral home.
Interment is private.

Jose Zapien

Visiting Tuesday 6-9pm
Mass Wednesday 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment Private

Kathleen Fortune

Kathleen Fortune
Memorial Mass Tuesday 10 am Holy Name Church

Barbara Cann

Barbara Cann, a resident of New Rochelle, died on April 22, 2018. She was 67.
Visiting will be Wednesday morning from 9-10:30am
Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to New Rochelle Humane Society, 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801 or

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