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Recent Obituaries

Dr. Michelle Christine Abadir-Hallock, age 59, of Mamaroneck NY, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2023, after an almost ten-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Born in New York City, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science at SUNY Purchase and received her MD at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University. After her residency in Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery at Albert Einstein Medical College, Michelle became a staff member teaching surgery to dermatology residents. In partnership with her beloved mother, Dr. Dale Abadir, Michelle practiced general and cosmetic dermatology at Abadir Associates and Advanced Dermatology, PC for 30 years, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Michelle was a supporter of other women with breast cancer and a Breast Cancer Alliance, Board Member. She also staunchly advocated for New York's Medical Aid in Dying Act - the right to leave the world on your own terms. An active member of many medical associations (the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery), she also volunteered her time doing skin cancer screenings and raising prevention awareness. Michelle was predeceased by her sister, Tanya Abadir and her birth mother, Ann Abadir. She is survived by her husband, Peter Hallock; their sons, Will and Dell Hallock; her parents, Drs. Adel and Dale Abadir; her brothers, Dr. A. Ramsey Abadir (Tara), Dr. Edward Abadir (Stacey) and Dr. Alexander Abadir (Charlotte); in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Charitable donations may be made to the following in Michelle's memory: MSKCC Cycle for Survival http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/Michelle or to: Breast Cancer Alliance: breastcanceralliance.org/


Eugene Colm Doherty, of Mamaroneck, sadly passed away January 7, 2023, at age 47. He was born in Londonderry, Ireland on September 19, 1975, to Joseph & Bridgeen Doherty. Eugene worked for many years as a carpenter with Local Union 157. He was a fixture in the triathlon community and also coached swimming for many years at the Rye YMCA. Eugene came here in search of a better life, which he made with his loving wife, Sandra Luk. He became involved in his community and served as a volunteer fireman for the Village of Mamaroneck Engine 40, “Mamaro”. Eugene is survived by his devoted wife, Sandra and loving daughter, Emerson. He is also survived by his parents and siblings, Joseph, Edward, Fintan (Carolann), Brian (Aislinn), Jennifer (Sarah) and John (Roisin). Memorial donations can be sent to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, www. https://www.lls.org/


Michele Lettire, of Mamaroneck, passed away January 3, 2023, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed in 2016 and fought long and hard until the very end; she was the definition of a true fighter. She was 58 years old and was born January 13, 1964, to Gerald & Roslyn Lettire. For the last 40 years, she worked as property manager alongside her brothers at Lettire Construction Corporation. It was there she established her admirable devotion and dedication. She further used that passion in all aspects of life, including being a mother to her daughter Danielle. Michele and Danielle loved going on vacations, getting their nails done, shopping, relaxing at home, watching their shows and eating ice cream. Michele was also a lover of dogs and cherished her shih tzu Biscuit. In addition to her daughter, she leaves behind her loving father, Gerald Lettire, cherished brothers, Nicholas Lettire and Gerard Lettire, and devoted sister Veronique Roman. Alongside her family, she leaves behind many dear nephews, nieces and close friends. Michele was a person who was nothing short of amazing, caring, strong, driven and the life of the party. She is loved by many and will be missed everyday by her loved ones. Memorial donations can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Margaret Flynn Archer, of Mamaroneck passed away December 28, 2022, at age 87. She was born in Mamaroneck on March 28, 1935, to William & Margaret Flynn from Sligo, Ireland. Margaret graduated from Most Holy Trinity Grammar School, Mamaroneck High School and Berkley Secretarial School. She worked as a secretary to the editor of Brides Magazine – the perfect training for her 8 children’s weddings! She met her husband George commuting on the train to Manhattan. Together they enjoyed summers at Orienta Beach Club and golf at Winged Foot Golf Club, where they and their children made many lifelong friends. Margaret created a warm welcoming home on Beach Avenue for over 56 years where her Christmas Eve celebrations were legendary. Margaret is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, George H. Archer, Sr. She is survived by her cherished children Peggy Archer, Sheila Bugniazet (Eddie), Joan Cunningham (Jack), George H. Archer Jr. (Tara), Cynthia Savage (Jed), Nancy Macri (Vince), Amy Filip (Marian) and Carol Kuhne (Tom). Margaret is the dear grandmother of 22 and great grandmother of 4. She is the sister of William Flynn (Bernie), Dorothy McOwen, Patricia Artman (Michael), as well as the late Mary Ruggiero (Claude), Noreen Garrity (Ed) and James Flynn (Barbara). (914)698-5968. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 'Help Tara Walk Again', https://www.gofundme.com/f/f6jz2-help-tara-walk-again.

Rose Canonico, of Mamaroneck, passed away December 28, 2022, at age 92. She was born November 12, 1930, to Leonard & Concetta Mauro. For many years she worked as a teller and later a manager for Barclay’s Bank. She loved to both cook and enjoy a good meal, especially lasagna. Rose also had a great ability to knit and crochet. She had a devotion to feeding the needy and poor through donations. She is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, Frank “Chic” Canonico and beloved daughter, Janice. Rose is survived by her cherished sons, Frank Canonico (Meg) and Anthony Canonico (Carol), 6 loving grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is also the dear sister of Anthony Mauro and Josephine Buccini and predeceased sisters, Catherine and Antoinette. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome or a charity of your choice.


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