Gloria Chotiner Kay a former longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on May 9, 2022. She was 97.
A graveside service will take place on Friday May 13th at 2pm at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings on Hudson
The indomitable Jeanne J. Rose, long time resident of Co-op City died on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. She was 95 years old. Jeanne Rose was the wife of 69 years to George N. Rose, mother of Patricia and Christopher Rose, and “mima” to her grandsons, Stephen, Evan and Jason and great granddaughter Josephine. Mrs. Rose was born and raised in New York City and worked as a legal executive secretary for the vast majority of her adult life. She was an avid lover of plants and in the early 1970s, founded the first garden club for building 17. We are very sad to lose her, but we know firsthand what a rich and long life she led. She will remain in our hearts forever. If you wish to honor her life in some way, you may send a donation in her name (Jeanne J. Rose) to the ACLU. Jeanne J. Rose was a fierce fighter on behalf of justice for all and always defended the most vulnerable.
Cyril C. Catedrilla joined his Creator on February 23, 2022 at 2:20 AM in Mt. Sinai, New York City.
Funeral services will be held on March 04 (Friday) and March 05 (Saturday), from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. A mass will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, March 05 at 3:00 pm at George T. Davis Funeral Home. The viewing and visitation will be at the same venue at 16 Shea PI , New Rochelle, NY 10805.
Cyril was born on July 15, 1975 and raised in the Philippines. He was the third child of Edwin and Josefina Catedrilla. He graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas, Philippines. He worked for a while in the Philippines as a Physical Therapist before moving to California in 2002 and worked with a nursing home in San Pedro, California. He then joined our parents in New York in 2010 and worked at Theradynamics in Bronx. He had a 2-year stint at Burke Outpatient Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy before he transferred to Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) until 2021. During his stay in VNSNY, even while confined in the hospital, he was awarded the VNSNY ESPRIT Awards last November 2020.
Everyone is fond of calling Cyril “Tabz”, due to how cute and chubby he was. He was the firstborn son in our family; thus, he was spoiled and beloved by those around him.
An avid gourmand and cook, he would indulge both sides of the culinary spectrum, enjoying good food and drink, while making the same with his mother, Josefina, on the weekends. Cyril was also a man of many hobbies and pleasures, from collecting figures of his wide spectrum of interests, attending comicons, to diving deep into entertainment such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and even Spongebob Squarepants. He had a childlike sincerity in sharing his light and life to others; he’d give of his time, his likes, his blessings, and his love.
Cyril is survived by his loving parents, Edwin and Josefina Catedrilla, his siblings, Grace, Jurizz and Ge
rard, nephews and nieces – Kalvin, Kassandra, Mika and Kyle.
Edmund John Di Bianco, 106, of Palm Coast, Florida, died on February 10 at his home.
Born in New York City on February 1, 1916, he grew up in New Rochelle, NY. He earned his BA
and JD from New York University, and served in the US Army as a Private First Class from 1942 to
- He was a combat veteran in the Normandy Theatre of operations, and earned two Bronze Star
He later settled in Hicksville, NY, where he had a private law practice for over two decades. He then
served as an officer and counselor for the Nassau County Probation Department. He retired to Palm
Coast, Florida in 1987, where he served as a court ad litum guardian for two decades. He was an avid
tennis player into his 90s, and followed current events closely. He was repeatedly honored by local US
Veteran groups, particularly at his February 1 gala birthday celebration this year at the Palm Coast VFW.
He also participated in many other Veteran activities and programs.
Edmund was predeceased by his beloved wife Katherine, her daughter Joan DiBianco, and by his parents
and seven siblings. He is survived by two of his children, Marie (Paul) Eik of Flagler Beach FL and Benito
Di Bianco of Muncie, IN. His daughter, Donna Di Bianco, predeceased him. He is also survived by his
grandchildren Kitty Eik White and Bianca Salazar, and by Diana Bielman of Austin, TX. Nieces and
nephews include Bianca (Philip) Carter of Albany, NY, William (Margaret) Banham of Crown Point,
IN, Daniel Scaparotti of Ormond Beach, FL, and Leslie DeMarco, along with friend and Long Island neighbor
Karen Erwin of Rochester, NY.
Special thanks go to his caregivers the late Richard and his widow Sherry Gaisford, their daughter
Amanda, and grandchildren Alex, Jayden, Leanna and Rosalia, plus other long-time neighbors and friends.
Calling hours will be held at the Clymer Funeral Home in Palm Coast, Florida on February 24 and 25
1pm to 7pm both days, with VFW memorial ceremony at 3pm Friday. Hours will be held at the George T. Davis
Funeral Home, New Rochelle, NY, on March 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, including religious service and military
honors. Interment will follow in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in New Rochelle. Due to military honors protocols,
flowers sent to New Rochelle should be basket arrangements only. Memorial donations to Veteran charities of
choice are encouraged.
Visiting Wednesday 3-8pm
Mass Thursday 10:00 am OLPH Church Pelham Manor
Burial Gate of Heaven Cemetery
full obituary to follow shortly
Saturday 1/22 at 11am Burial Greenwood Union Cemetery
Cecilia Pompeii Ortiz was reunited with Christ on December 15, 2021. She passed away at home surrounded by her husband and children.
Cecilia led a vibrant life, and is lovingly known for her unbreakable spirit and joy of life. After graduating with her Bachelors from Columbia University, Cecilia set forth on an exciting career in the fashion industry. She travelled extensively, lived in different cities, and eventually taught Spanish at Nightingale Bamford School in New York. Cecilia’s life was full of love: she married, had four children, and remained close with her own siblings and parents. She was a devoted family member and dear friend to many. Cecilia’s love of life and faith in god inspired so many, and she will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband Orlando, children Alexander, Maria, Raquel, and Esteban, her father Antonio Sacoto, and her siblings Maria Somers, Luis Sacoto, and Elizabeth Lazaro. She joins in heaven her mother, Isabel, her brothers Tommy and Jimmy, and her sister Martha.
The funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30AM Thursday December 30th. Please join us in celebrating Cecilia’s full life.
Saverio (Sam) Porcelli passed away peacefully in his home in New Rochelle on Sunday, December 5 at the age of 98. He was born in Manhattan to Rosina and Tomaso Porcelli the sixth of seven children. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II after which he ran his grocery store, followed by a career as a carpenter. He and his wife of 65 years, Rita, traveled extensively and were very active in the Elks. Sam is survived by his wife Rita, his three children: Susan, Ellen and her husband John D’Amato, Robert and his husband Christopher Chronis; his sister Agnes Murphy and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Visiting Thursday 9:30-11am
Mass Thursday 11:30am Holy Name Of Jesus Church
Evelyn Rita Iannuzzi Moliterno – October 5, 1932-November 26, 2021
Our mother was beautiful – stunning actually, but that doesn’t or shouldn’t necessarily define her because she was so much more than that. She was also elegant, and intelligent, and refined; she was a great hostess, an unlicensed, but extremely talented interior designer, a fairly successful real estate agent, a school volunteer gym teacher and event organizer, a crazy-arm tennis player, a smooth dancer with unstoppable legs and yes, even a gourmet cook. She was always the cool mom!
Born in New Rochelle to Mary Palermo and Emil Iannuzzi, “Evie”as she was called by her friends (and later by all of us in jest), very much followed in her parent’s footsteps: her mother was also a beauty and a fantastic cook, mastering delicacies from every ethnicity that most immigrant Italians had never even heard of; her father, a native New Rochellean, was an entrepreneur and very successful businessman who owned R.E.C. Corporation on Cedar St. where Toyota Crabtree now stands. Mom was the second born: her sister Jean and brother Freddie have both predeceased her and her younger brother Bobby currently lives in Italy with his wife, Maria. She attended New Rochelle High School where she walked to school with her skates in the winter because in those days, you could skate on the lakes, graduated from Dean Junior College in Franklin, Mass and married our beloved father, Carmine (Mel) Moliterno at 21 years of age on January 24, 1954. They had a marriage for the ages: they had three great kids (if we do say so ourselves): Valerie, Melinda (Mindy) and Stephen. They weren’t rich, they didn’t go on vacations or drive fancy cars but they sure did have a fun life together. There was always singing, dancing, especially the Ev and Mel lindy duo, entertaining, celebrating and non stop eating! Sure, there was teasing and fighting (everyone was very loud) and we were usually never allowed to do what other kids could do because mom was tough but dad always stuck by her decisions because, as he said, she loved us so much she didn’t want anything bad to happen to us. And it never really did.
We got older, we married and had children, some of us grandchildren. Valerie married Tony Vanadia; they had 2 daughters, Jessica, who married Kyle McEvily and Noelle, who married Rick Spidalieri; Jessica and Kyle have Ryan, 11, and Alexandra, 8; Noelle and Rick have Graham, 6 years, and Carter, 4. Mindy married Steve Chanelli and they have 3 children: Daniel, Gregory and Candace. Stephen and Michele have 2 kids: Alyssa and Robert. For Ev, that made 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and every single one of them was very accustomed to having Grammy in their lives. We weren’t the type of family who moved away and forgot our roots – they were instilled in us by those two great people and will always be there and, happy to say, continues to live in the next generations.
Somewhere in between the grandkids, our parents moved out of New Rochelle and into Connecticut but with all the grandkids, there was always a reason to come south back to NY. Our dad lived long enough to meet Ryan but unfortunately passed away in 2012 right before Alexandra was born, though we think their paths crossed going up and coming down from heaven. They were married for 60 years. Mom took dad’s death hard, her health was failing but she continued to dole out tough love…on herself, refusing to move back down to New Rochelle or, heaven forbid, in with one of her kids. For almost 9 years since his death, she soldiered on – she cooked for herself, shopped for herself, (though neither made her happy), watched old movies, allowed herself an occasional martini on holidays, for old times sake, continued to demand that we uphold holiday traditions like baccala gravy on Christmas Eve, still dressed up with her rhinestones, aurora borealis beads and bangles for every family celebration and smoked her cigarettes up to the bitter end. Barring the latter, we all wanted to be just like her. We were blessed to have had her in our lives for her 89 years, we will always remember the smell of her perfume, her coral lipstick and Keds sneakers. We won’t be able to drive by a Kentucky Fried Chicken or eat an Entenman’s donut, French onion soup and clams on the half shell without missing her. It will be an odd and sad Christmas for us this year but we are comforted to know that she is finally exactly where she wanted to be with our dad and they are both now watching over us. Evelyn passed very peacefully in her sleep, as she prayed she would, on November 26, 2021.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday 4-8pm at The George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10:30am at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.