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Mary Carreau Timberlake

Mary Carreau Timberlake

Mary Carreau Timberlake, age 95, died peacefully at home in Pelham Manor, NY on September 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and devoted caregivers.
A lifelong resident of Pelham Manor, NY, Mary was known for her elegance, strength of character, tenacity to never give up, loyalty and boundless energy. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She was born in New York City on November 12, 1921 to Alys (Sinclair) Carreau and Joseph Stanislaus Carreau. She was one of three siblings, brother, Joseph Carreau, who died in 1969 and sister, Martha Carreau, who died in 2008.
Mary attended the Pelham Day School, Miss Hall’s boarding school, the Spence School and Sarah Lawrence College.
She married her beloved husband, Shelby V. Timberlake Jr. on May 29, 1944. He passed away in 1999,
She is survived by three daughters, Lauren Brady (Thomas) of Charlotte, NC, Pamela Steudler (Paul) of Falmouth, MA and Elizabeth Timberlake of Mystic, CT.
She has three grandchildren, Kirstin Steudler of Pocasset, MA, Timothy Steudler (Raphaella) of Los Angeles, CA and Thomas Brady (Justin) of Charlotte, NC and three great grandchildren, Luna Bella Lima Steudler and Zoey Lana Lima Steudler of Los Angeles, CA and Leo Carreau Lane Brady of Charlotte, NC.
She is survived by her incredibly kind and loving caregivers of eight years, Anie O’Connor, Theresa Colton and Guadalupe Medina. The family was truly blessed to have such an amazing team all these years.
Mary was a lifelong member and Deacon of Huguenot Memorial Church. She was also a member of the Manor Club, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, and of course, her beloved Shenorock Shore Club since 1946.
She was an accomplished artist beginning watercolor classes at the Pelham Art Center, at the age of 65, under the guidance of Eleanor Miller and known for her floral paintings and portraits.
A celebration of her life will be on September 30, 2017 at Huguenot Memorial Church, 901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor, NY. At11am A reception will be held in the Church’s Schram library following the Memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huguenot Memorial Church, 901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor, New York. For online condolences and directions, contact George Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY (914)-632-0324 or online at georgetdavisfh@aol.com.

William Hochberg

William Hochberg

William Hochberg, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on September 17, 2017. He was 86
A graveside service will take place on Monday September 18th at 1:15pm at
Mt. Moriah Cemetery
685 Fairview Avenue, Fairview NJ 07022

Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray, a longtime resident of Pelham Manor, died on September 16, 2017. She was 83.
Pat was born on April 4, 1934 in NYC to Michael and Gladys (McPherson) Fitzgerald. She met her beloved George through their parish’s Catholic Leadership Group. They married in 1955 and raised their five children together. Pat worked for many years as an Assistant to Ed Koch in the Mayor’s Office of Operations in NYC, before embarking on a 30-year career in sales. She loved her work, attributing this to the depth and quality of the relationships she developed with her customers and coworkers.
Pat was an avid and accomplished golfer, and a wonderful singer. She had an energetic, determined and resilient spirit. She was rooted in her faith, and lived her life with an emphatic embracing of joy and love, and a deep dedication to her family, friends and community.
She was predeceased by her husband George who died on October 11, 1978, and is survived by her five children and their spouses: Pamela and Bruce Koehler; Jessica and Bill Lewis; Claudia and Charles Campagna; Chris Gray and Maria McCauley; and Matthew and Stephanie Gray; along with her 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday 2-4 pm and 7-9 PM at George T. Davis Funeral Home LLC16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Villa Marie Claire Hospice, 12 W. Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458 . http://www.villamarieclaire.org/ways-to-give.aspx

Harold Gillet

Harold Gillet

Harold Gillet, a resident of Cherry Hill Ct., and former longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on September, 12, 2017. He was 91.
Harold was born on November 27, 1925, in the Bronx to the late Sam and Eva Gillet. He was a self-employed Photographer who owned a studio for many years in the Bronx and in Irvington, NY. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was an active volunteer for Meal on Wheels; he served on the Board of Director for 25 years for the Renaissance Project (a Drug Rehab Facility) where he introduced legislation that provided all youth with proper education while in treatment. This became a model for the program to go nationwide. He was featured several times in the Journal News, most recently for flying a plane at 90 years old and as an advocate for seniors who were being displaced from the Esplanade Senior Facility. He supported his wife’s vocation which was Yoga, for over 50 years and donated all proceeds to charity. Together they raised over one hundred thousand dollars. He supported the Alzheimer’s Association out of respect for his wife.
He is survived by his wife the former Jaye Greenberg whom he married March 30, 1947; his 3 children: Donna (Charles) Paioff, Scott Gillet and Lawrence (Jane Maine de Biran) Gillet and his daughter-in-law Judy Joy Gillet; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Sylvia.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday September 14, 2017 at 1pm at George. Davis Funeral Home LLC, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Interment will follow at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, NY. The family will sit Shiva Thursday from 6-10pm and Friday from 1-7pm at the home of Lawrence Gillet and Saturday from 7-10pm at the home of Donna Paioff.

Ethel Gorman

Ethel Gorman

Ethel Gorman, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on August 11, 2017. She was 84.
Ethel was born on September 10, 1932 in NYC to the late Max and Sadie (Katz) Wertzheiser.
Ethel dedicated her life to her family and her passions for art and children. After raising her children she returned to college to obtain her degree and then targeted her time on both tutoring and working as a Docent with a special focus on children’s programs.
She is survived by her husband Martin; her 3 daughters Claudia Gorman Schachner, Jessica Taylor and Allison Gorman Nachtigal; her six grandchildren Alec, Marisa, Nicole, Matthew, Jarret and Alexia.
A funeral service is scheduled for Monday 12 noon at the George T. Davis Funeral Home. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10805. Interment will follow at Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY. The family will sit Shiva at the home of Martin and Ethel on Tuesday August 15 from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in her memory, to the Alzheimer’s Association (Hudson Valley Chapter http://www.alz.org/hudsonvalley/ ) or UNICEF.

Grace F. Rothstein

Grace F. Rothstein

Grace Florence [Goodman] Rothstein of New Rochelle, New York passed away on July 1, 2017 after a long and interesting life. Born June 22, 1923, in Manhattan, Grace was the middle daughter of a physician, Alfred, and his wife Rose, a piano teacher.
Mrs. Rothstein was the widow of photojournalist Arthur Rothstein. Grace and Arthur married soon after they met, in 1947, and moved to Peter Cooper Village where Grace found work as a portrait photographer. The couple traveled widely, even after their four children, Robert, Ann, Eve, and Daniel were born.
The Rothsteins moved to New Rochelle, New York in 1956 and became sailors as well as avid year-round gardeners. Arthur often traveled on assignment for LOOK magazine and Grace managed the house, the kids and continued her photography career in a photo studio Arthur built for her behind the house. Soon Grace was the official photographer for the City of New Rochelle.
When her youngest child started school, Grace earned a degree in Special Education and thereafter taught at P.S. 94 in the Bronx, where she created her own curricula, incorporating her love for and knowledge of music, visual arts and gardening for eighteen years.
Since Arthur’s death in 1985 Grace dedicated herself to organizing her husband’s photographic archive. She also enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A private service will be held in her memory.

Joyce L. Henriques

Joyce L. Henriques

Joyce L. Henriques, of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on June 29, 2017. She was 92 years old.

The story of Joyce’s life is one of unselfish love, compassion and understanding. She was born in Cuba in 1924 where she spent her early years. Her parents returned to Jamaica and resumed living on their farm when Joyce was a teenager. In Jamaica, Joyce learned to speak English and made new friends, some became life long friends. As a young child she developed a deep interest in nature and remained true to the philosophy that natural foods are best. She maintained her love of all things natural throughout her life.

By her early 20’s she was well organized and resourceful, she participated in community events for local farmers, to which the local Colonial Government officials attended. It was at one of these events that she met a young reporter named Irvine B. McGeary who was destined to change her life. When Irvine proposed marriage Joyce agreed but there was one hitch. Irvine was raised by his Irish and very Catholic maternal grandmother, while Joyce was the product of a Sephardic Jew and a nondenominational Christian. Irvine could not marry Joyce in the Catholic Church unless she converted. This she did. She embraced Catholicism and raised her children to be true and faithful Catholics. She remained a true believer all the days of her life.

Joyce and Irvine’s marriage produced four children, Keith, Judith, Patrick and Richard. Sadly and unexpectedly Patrick predeceased her in 1993. As a wife and mother she taught English and Arithmetic at St. Catherine’s Grammar School, she also sold her baked goods to the local country store. She spent many happy years living at home, while caring for her family and her ailing mother. After her mother passed away she went to New York on vacation, and loved it.

Joyce discovered a new life in New York and decided that this was the life she wanted for her family. She saw opportunities and thought her family would thrive there. Unfortunately, Irvine did not want to move to New York and stayed behind in Jamaica with his business interests. So, displaying her strong determination and against society’s norms, she moved to New York and soon found a position with Texaco. After a few years she was able to bring all four of her children to live with her. Joyce did well at Texaco and they showed their appreciation as she rose to become a member of the Executive and Administration team. Joyce worked at Texaco for more than 30 years before retiring.

After retirement she spent more time with her two youngest grandchildren in Connecticut. Children were the joy of her life. Her influence was multi-generational. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother. She insisted that books must be part of a child’s early development, she also believed that children must use their own imagination to develop and create their own stories.

Joyce faced many difficulties throughout her life, but I never heard her raise her voice or shout at anyone. She had a unique way of listening closely to the opposite point of view; did not get angry, then would quietly think about the matter, before making her decision. Joyce was authentic, confident and fearless, she had a genuine love for people and life, this made her attractive to all who came to know her.

Above all else, Joyce was a mom, grandma and friend to all who came to know her.

Joyce leaves behind her children, Keith of Florida, Judith of New Rochelle, Richard of Connecticut, brothers Roy Henriques of Canada and Owen Henriques of Florida. Four grandchildren; Robert and spouse Trudie Coverdale with great grandchildren Solomon and Sophia Coverdale, grand daughter Heather Azzan with great grandchildren April, Ariana and Dorian. Grandson Gerard and spouse Sarah McGeary of New York, granddaughter Ashley McGeary of South Korea and Washington DC, many dear friends and her dear childhood friend, Vinton Beckett.

Jose Diaz

Visiting Thursday 9am-12noon
Interment Greenwood Union Cemetery

Arnold Zucker

Arnold Zucker

Arnold Zucker, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on June 24, 2017. He was 86.
A graveside service is scheduled for Monday June 26, 2017-10:00AM at:
Sharon Gardens Cemetery
273 Lakeview Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
914-949-0347

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