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Recent Obituaries

Elaine Delli Colli Kammerer, passed away on August 11, 2023 at the age of 91. Elaine was born January 15, 1932, in Mamaroneck to Sadie DeMaria and Angelo Delli Colli. Elaine made many friends and enjoyed a life of traveling, games, entertaining guests, and family gatherings. She is preceded by her husband Anthony “Bud” Kammerer who passed away December 5, 2007 and her brother, Armand Delli Colli. Elaine is survived by her son, Brian (Janice) Kammerer of Rensselarville, NY and Daughter Nancy Kammerer of CT. She was a proud grandmother to Axel (Shannon) Kammerer of CT; and Erin Tobin (Drew) of So. Westerlo, NY. A great-grandmother to Benjamin and Lydia Kammerer and Allister and Abel Tobin. She is also survived by her sister, Dolores Delli Colli of Albany, NY. Elaine leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews and loving friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Swim Across America.


Elsalee Jay Flynn, “Baby Girl Jay”, lost her courageous battle to cancer, on August 7, 2023, at age 50. She now joins her husband, John, who passed away July 5, 2023, in Heaven. She was born June 20, 1973, to Leonard & Vivian Dalupan. Jay was raised in Mahopac where her love of jazz band and performing began at an early age. She graduated Mahopac High School and went on to attend college. Jay was a creative spirit and worked in earlier years in marketing. Later she would teach the subject as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Purchase. A gifted writer, she authored 6 books, including Perspectives of the Heart, 12 Days, and One Season (a series of 4 books). Jay was a familiar face at Artistree in Mamaroneck especially behind the camera. She’d photograph and video many performances. Jay cherished her family above all else. She leaves behind her beloved daughter and the one she loves the most, Abigail, loving parents, Leonard & Vivian Dalupan, and mother-in-law Kathy Flynn, dear siblings, Analisa Johnson (Scott), Frances Vakirtzis (Montos), Len Dalupan, brother-in-law Tom Flynn (Gisele), along with her nephews and nieces Sean Johnson (Meg), Christina Galow (Josh), Eleni Vakirtzis (Tony), Panagiotis Vakirtzis, and Derek Flynn, cousins Christopher Hutchison (Theresa) , Elena Meyers (Don), Katie Faulkner, Patty McLowry (Matt, Annabelle) and friends who became the family she chose: Childhood friends Tricia Seith and Nikki Schmidt and “Tribe Trio” Mindy Wintermantel and Heather Capelle.


A memorial fund has been established for the care and education of Abigail Jay Flynn. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-and-hope-for-abby/donations


Robert M. Frattarola, devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2023, at the age of 44. Robert was born on August 7, 1978 to Robert & Katherine (nee Marshall) Frattarola. After graduating from Yorktown High School in 1997 as an All-American Lacrosse player, Robert attended The Johns Hopkins University where he played Division I Lacrosse for the Blue Jays. While at Johns Hopkins, he met the love of his life and best friend, Katherine (nee Tucker). They were married in September of 2006. They welcomed their first son, James, in 2012; their second son, William, in 2017; and their daughter, Emery, arrived shortly after in 2019.


Robert was a loving father, actively involved in coaching on the field and cheering from the sidelines in lacrosse, soccer and gymnastics; enjoying the quiet nights cuddling with his children in bed and sharing his passion for skiing, skeet shooting and fishing.


Robert was a fierce competitor, generous friend and successful professional. For all of his accomplishments and talents, Robert’s greatest gifts were his willingness to hold himself accountable to a higher sense of purpose and his ability to make people feel loved. He will most notably be remembered for his strong character, unimpeachable integrity, kind nature, infectious laugh and comforting smile.


Robert, at his core, was devoted to his family. He was their heart and anchor. His siblings always looked to him for strength as their true north, and he exemplified who they all strived to be. He was always willing to lend a loving hand, ready ear and welcoming home and was selfless in helping all those who needed it, particularly young lacrosse players who were looking to improve their game. It is widely believed that he was the funniest of all his friends.


In addition to his wife, children and parents, he leaves behind siblings, Michael, Katie, James (Dana), and Amy (Camilla), his mother-in-law, Patricia Naclerio, along with many cousins, beloved nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, a Ugift 529 foundation has been set up in Robert’s honor. Donations may be made by visiting https://www.ugift529.com/ and entering code 407-L9H.


Beatrice A. Geier, (DeVico) passed away peacefully on July 30, 2023 after a long illness. She was 85.



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