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Recent Obituaries

Adriana Tedeschi, of Mamaroneck, passed away peacefully Saturday February 11th. She was 83. Born in St. Vito, Italy January 14, 1940 to Philip and Mary Stagliano. Adriana worked for many years at the Bank of New York in Harrison. She was a very generous and loving person; and loved to tend to her garden and flowers. She was also a great cook and baker; though her greatest love was for her grandchildren. Adriana was predeceased by her beloved husband Angelo and is survived by her loving daughters Carmela Ambrosio (Anthony) and Maria Pia Tedeschi; her cherished grandchildren Ariana, Dominic, and Sal; as well as her dear brother Mario (Judith) and sister-in-law Julie. She is predeceased by her brother Vito. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Adriana’s name, to Mamaroneck Emergency Medical Service, https://www.mamaroneckems.org/donate.

Marc T. Kent Jr., of Mamaroneck, passed away February 5, 2023, at age 92. Marc was born May 19, 1930 to Marc Sr. & Olga Kent. He is decorated war hero having served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He wore his Purple Heart, Bronze and Silver Star with pride. He also worked tirelessly for the Masons, Scottish Rite, the Republican Club and served as a Harbor Commissioner for Mamaroneck. Marc received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and went on to become the CEO & President of the family business of Merchandising and Marketing Corp. in Mamaroneck. Marc is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Audrey Kent, his loving daughters, Barbara Kent (John Lizzi), Stacey Blagden (Christopher) and Leslie Kent (Susan Jackowitz) and cherished grandchildren, Marc Robert Kent and Lauryn BlagdenMemorial donations can made to the Gary Sienese Foundation, https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate.

Anne Marie Nolletti, long time resident of Mamaroneck, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2023 at the age of 94. Anne was born March 15, 1928 to Joseph & Nancy Mandracchia. Anne attended Rye Neck Schools, The College of Mount St. Vincent and later art school. Art was her passion, and it gave her the ability to see beauty in all that surrounded her. She found beauty not just in objects, but also in people, always seeing the best in others. Anne loved to paint, sew and knit and she utilized these talents to create a successful business, “In the Works”, a knitting shop on Mamaroneck Avenue. The store offered a place for customers to gather around the table and chat while working on their own knitting projects with Anne’s assistance. She combined her love of design and fashion to create unique patterns for her customers and she also enjoyed making sweaters to give to others. Anne was a devoted and loving, wife, mother, “Nana” and great grandmother. She always put others ahead of herself. She is predeceased by her beloved husband James L. Nolletti. She is now reunited in Heaven with him along with her cherished grandson, Justin Nolletti and brother Vincent Mandracchia. Anne is survived by her loving children, James J. Nolletti (Jackie), Nancy Heinbockel (Mark), Elena Skrobacz (Bill), and Linda Jackson (Peter); 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be sent to The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence, https://www.littlesistersofthepoorbronx.org/.

Caryl D. Feldmann (Fried) born in Brooklyn April 8, 1934, to Tina Gorman Fried a part time librarian and Henry B. Fried, the noted horologist, who lectured all over the world and wrote 20 books on that subject. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School and received both a BA and MS from Queens College plus 60 extra credits in subjects that were of interest to her. Married to Joseph (Skip) Feldmann her love and companion in world travel and adventure for 60 years minus 14 days. He died in 2015. Her two daughters are Leslie Cowen (Jim) and Sara Sheehan (Bobby) and grandchildren, Alex Cowen (Sisi), Madeline Scarpa (Matt) and Hanna, Oliver, and Lukas Sheehan. Her brother, Robert S. Fried, the pop artist, predeceased her in 1974. Caryl taught In Plainview three years before moving to Mamaroneck, where she taught 6th grade for 27 years. She and her co-teacher, Anna Kantor, wrote a proposal to the district for a team-teaching approach. It was approved and the wall dividing the classrooms was replaced by sliding doors and subjects were individually taught. When NASA wanted a teacher to be in Space, she applied, and the district recommended her. In 1988, she wrote Gorbachev requesting that an exchange of teachers/students between the Soviet Union and the USA and was granted an interview with the US Embassy in Moscow to expedite it. The exchange was granted with the high school, not with the 6th graders. After retiring from teaching, she wrote a weekly column about the history of Mamaroneck and about notable residents. She also was a chairperson/arbitrator for FINRA. Donations in Caryl's name can be made to: Mamaroneck Larchmont Student Aid Fund https://www.mlstudentaidfund.org/

Lynn Gross Straus of Mamaroneck, NY passed away on January 28, 2023. Born in New York City in 1925 to Beatrice Rittenberg and Philip Gross, she was a graduate of Scarsdale High School and Vassar College, majoring in Child Study. After attending Bank Street College of Education where she obtained a Master of Science Degree, she taught elementary school at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. She was pre-deceased by the love of her life, her husband of 54 years, Philip Albert Straus Sr. Their half-century romance was a life fully lived replete with a loving family, friends, rewarding work, travel, skiing, tennis, sailing, opera, art, and a dedication to philanthropy and social justice. Her lifelong passion and advocacy for early childhood education and improving care for at-risk children has had a lasting impact. In the 1960s, she and her sister, Joan Scheuer, created the innovative pre-kindergarten program, "The Village 4's" in Mamaroneck, which became a model for the national Head Start program. She applied her expertise to notable innovative model infant and toddler care programs at the Jewish Board of Guardians' Infant Care Unit, the Parent Child Development Center in Birmingham, and the Parents Place "drop-in" center for parents of infants. She was the loving mother of Philip Jr. (wife Margaret Harris), Donald (partner Elizabeth Nipper) and Katherine; grandmother of Miriam, Peter, Elizabeth, and Sarah; sister of Joan Scheuer and her twin Peggy Lazarus (predeceased); and great-grand- mother of Linden, Avery, Talia, Sienna, Bennett, Oren, and Anabella. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Bank Street college of Education https://give.bankstreet.edu/ campaign/givingtuesday- campaign/c377230; 610 W. 112th St, New York City, NY 10025 or Zero to Three: https://www.zerotothree.org/ get-involved/?form=donate; 2445 M Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20037.

Maria Rosa Fabiano, born November 8th, 1934 in San Vito Sullo Ionio Italy – died peacefully in her home on January 25, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Maria and her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1963 and settled in Mamaroneck, where spent the last 60 years of her life. Maria was known for her legendary tomato garden, which she shared with all of her neighbors. Nothing was more important to her than her family, which she was very proud. Maria Rosa is survived by her son Vito (wife, Rosary), daughters Maria (husband, Bill Skamangas) and Antonietta, (husband, Vincent Zappier). Maria Rosa was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Orlando, her beloved son, Giulio, and her beloved brother, Domenick.


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