Kathleen Cronin, beloved children’s librarian at New Rochelle Public Library, died February 17th, 2019. She was 70.
Kathleen was born on April 3, 1948 to Bernard and Lillian (Moore) Flynn, the first of eight children. She was in one of the first classes of Holy Name grammar school in New Rochelle. She then graduated from St.Gabriel’s high school and The College of Mount Saint Vincent. She received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute.
Kathy started her over four decades of librarian service with New York Public Library in the Bronx before moving to New Rochelle Public Library in 1980. She entertained generations of children with her “Storytime” readings. She took great pride in fostering a love for reading in children. By the end of her career, she also took great joy in meeting people who she read to in the past who then brought in their own children to Storytime. In 1996, she was named the Head of Children’s Services at New Rochelle Public Library. She served in that role until her retirement at the end of 2017. Upon her retirement, due to her years of outstanding service, the Library dedicated a study room in the Children’s Section in her honor.
She served her community and her church, as well. She was a longtime member of Holy Name Parish’s Sodality and she served in the New Rochelle Rotary for many years.
In 2017, she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.’ She dealt with the illness with the same strong spirit that she brought to all her other endeavors throughout her life.
She is predeceased by her parents and her youngest sister, Mary Ellen Flynn.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gene, and her four children and their families; Matthew (Kristie and Kayla), James (Jenn), Brian (Meredith) and Jean (Jesse). She is also survived by her six siblings and their spouses; Bernie (Gail), Richard (Sue), Billy (Mary), James (Laura), Theresa (Bob) and Joanne (Tom); her brother-in-law, Michael and his wife, Linda and Kathy’s many loving nieces and nephews. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by all who she has touched.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday 4-8pm at George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10803. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday 10am at Holy Name Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made in her memory to New Rochelle Public Library or Mac Angels Foundation. www.georgetdavis.com
Nicola Sette, 91, of the Bronx, New York passed away on January 29, 2019. Born in Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy on July 10, 1927 to the late Felice and Giovanna (Labombarda) Sette. He came to the Unites States in 1971 to start a new life for himself and his family. He was employed by Stella D’Oro in Riverdale, NY in the product receiving department, he retired in his early 70’s. He is survived by two sons Philip and Cosmo Sette (Christine) and a daughter Giovanna (Sette) Sabat (Steve). His beloved grandchildren Michael Louis Filardi (Danielle), Francesca Christine Filardi and Nicholas Joseph Sette, and two great grandchildren Anthony Steven Meehan and Giulianna Marie Filardi. He was predeceased by his wife Michelina (D’Agostino) Sette.
Nicola (Papa) was devoted to his family. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed.
Visiting will be Thursday, January 31, 2019 2-8PM at Lloyd Maxcy and Son’s Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, New York. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 559 Pelham Manor Road, Pelham,NY. Interment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY.
Agnes M. Montague, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on December 29, 2018. She was 97.
Agnes was born on March 25, 1921 in New Haven, CT. to the late Emiele and Marta Schmidt.
Agnes worked for many years at Bloomingdales in New Rochelle, after which she volunteered for over 50 years years at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center, and then Sound Shore Medical Center where she earned the nickname “Sarge” for her ability to coordinate help for her fellow citizens. She received awards for her volunteerism from New Rochelle, Westchester County, the State of NY and President George H.W. Bush.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert and her daughter Gail Karen Kscenicz.
She is survived by her son Richard Montague, her daughter Lynn Ellen Russo and her granddaughters Jennifer and Courtney.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm at George T. Davis Funeral Home LLC, 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10805 Interment will follow on Thursday morning at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Albert Thomas Harry Krus, 86, passed away December 17, 2018 in his beloved hometown of New Rochelle, NY, after a recent illness. Albert was born on July 29th, 1932 in the Bronx, NY to Dorothy (née Johnson) and Albert Krus Sr.. Mr. Krus proudly served his country in the U.S.Navy, during the Korean Conflict, in the airborne division. Albert married Rose Marie McKenna on August 20, 1955. They raised one son and one daughter. He worked in the banking industry for over 35 years, throughout Westchester County. Albert shared his humor and familiar manner with friends, over the years, and enjoyed time spent bowling with friends at the Larchmont Shore Club. He was a charitable man, and supported multiple causes throughout his life, including Veteran’s causes, Native American support groups, and animal protection funds such as the ASPCA. Most of all, Albert deeply cherished his family, and his commitment to them was profound.
He loved spending time with his two granddaughters, Krista and Cari Librett.
Albert’s wife of over 60 years, Rose Marie, passed away on August 22, 2016. With the comfort of his children, he shouldered this loss, but he missed her terribly. Now he may again walk and rest with Rose, joyfully, for eternity.
Albert is survived by his son Jeffrey (Iris) Krus and daughter, Carol Ann (Mitchell) Librett and his 2 grandchildren: Krista and Cari
Viewing will be held at Geo. T. Davis Funeral Home (16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY) on Thursday, December 19th, 2018 between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 noon, followed by a 12:00 noon service. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.
Caleb Ashley, 83 of Mount Vernon, died on November 14, 2018. He was 83
Visiting will be December 1 from 9:30am to 10:30am @ First Holiness of God Church 108 Guion Place, New Rochelle
Service following visiting at 10:30am
Interment Kensico Cemetery
Repass will take place after interment at Church of God
19 Locust Avenue, New Rochelle, NY
Visitation Saturday 4-8pm
Private services and disposition
It is with great sorrow the family of Anthony “Tony” LaGuidice announces his passing on Friday Nov. 16, 2018, at the age of 96.
Tony was born on Dec. 7, 1921 in New Rochelle where he resided for most of his life. He was one of 9 children born to the late Carmelo LaGuidice and Giovanina Pagliari LaGuidice.
He is survived by his loving wife Nan (Holly) LaGuidice who he was married to for over 53 years. He is also survived by his 2 daughters, Marcie (John) Dammacco, Stephanie Masterson; 3 grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Heather and one surviving sister Josephine Formisano. As well as many nieces and nephews.
He was a proud Veteran who served in the U.S. Army Air Core during WWII and again in the U.S. army during the Korean War. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 8.
Among the many jobs Anthony has had over the years he owned and operated his own driving school business for over 15 years, Royal Crown Driving School. As well as worked as a school bus driver for Eastchester School system and was the superintendent at 170 Elm Street for over 30 years.
Tony’s favorite hobbies were wood working, bowling and golfing. As well as making everyone smile and laugh.
A memorial visitation with the family will be held at George T. Davis Funeral Home 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle on Dec. 1, 2018 from 11-1pm. A memorial service at 2pm will follow at New Rochelle United Methodist Church, 1200 North Ave, New Rochelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Att: donations P.O. Box 375, Walden, NY 12586. www.hvhonorflight.com
Anthony L. Cacace, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on November 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was 93.
A memorial service is scheduled for Monday November 12th at 2:15pm in the Cypress Room of Willow Towers
355 Pelham Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10805
Norman Bloom, a longtime resident of Pelham Manor, and more recently of Tuckahoe, passed away on October 28, 2018. He was 93.
Norman was born on July 30, 1925 in New Rochelle to the late Hyman and Eleanor (Bursch) Bloom. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII as an Aviation Cadet and as a radar technician with the rank of Corporal. He briefly served again in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated Iona College with a degree in Business Administration with the class of 1950.
He was an accomplished salesman, managing the family business, Bloom & Bloom, on North Avenue in New Rochelle, and then continued in men’s furnishings sales until his retirement.
Norman was actively engaged in his communities both in Pelham Manor and Sag Harbor. He was a member of American Legion Post 8 for over 60 years and recently was acknowledged for his 70 years of membership in his Masonic lodge, John Jay Lodge #653, F. & A. M. He was a member and officer of the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Company for over 50 years and was acknowledged for his service by President George W. Bush. While in Sag Harbor, Norman continued his commitment to service as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 10 years. He was a member of The Pelham Jewish Center for over 60 years.
He was predeceased by his wife of almost 61 years, the former Eleanore V. Hochberg, who passed away on January 8, 2011, and his son Henry J. Bloom (August 7, 1995). He is survived by his son Raymond M. Bloom of Arlington, MA, and his grandson David T. Bloom (and his wife Melissa) of Denver, CO. He is also survived by his brother, Lawrence S. Bloom of Hollidaysburg, PA.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 4th at The George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. Family and friends will gather at 12pm in commemoration with Rabbi Salzberg’s service to begin at 1pm. Interment will follow at the Westchester Jewish Center Cemetery in Glenville, CT.
Memorial gifts in Mr. Bloom’s memory can be made to The Pelham Jewish Center or the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Company.