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Recent Obituaries

Rose Cangialosi, of Mamaroneck and formerly, the Bronx, passed away September 10, 2023, at age 92. She was born June 18, 1931, to Giuseppe & Lucy Peragine. Rose worked for many years in Treasury Bonds for Chemical Bank which later became Chase Manhattan. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, fondly remembered for her feisty spirit. Rose is the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Cangialosi. She is survived by her loving daughters, Rosemarie Callerame (Alfred) and Joann Gama (Christopher), cherished grandchildren, Lisa, Michael, Alexa and Renata and great grandchildren, Alyssa, Lucas, and Leo.


Mary Niland passed away on September 9, 2023. She was a beloved soul who touched countless lives. Mary Niland leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and unwavering devotion to God, her family, and her community.


Born in Mamaroneck, New York to Irish parents and the youngest of three, Mary’s magnetic personality, zest for life, and sharp wit instantly drew people to her. She was a fiercely loyal daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, whose love knew no bounds.


A devout Catholic, Mary's faith was the bedrock of her life. Between her service for Holy Trinity Parish in Mamaroneck and later at St. Gregory the Great in Harrison, NY, she wore many hats, from lector, cantor, and sacristan to girls basketball coach, often alongside dear friend Father Flynn. She extended her giving spirit to the wider community through volunteer work with Meals on Wheels.


Mary's love for her Irish heritage ran deep, and she fostered close relationships with her relatives in Ireland. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life, cultivating beautiful gardens and tending to her tomato plants. She hosted friends and family for countless meals and celebrations, her prized blueberry pies a testament to her culinary prowess. And her passion for dogs was evident to anyone who met her schnauzers, whom she treated as cherished family members. Mary’s life was a living embodiment of the Irish Claddagh, where love, loyalty, and friendship reigned supreme.


Having lost beloved brother Jack in April of this year, Mary is survived by devoted brother Michael and his wife Joan, 14 nieces and nephews, and their children. Her memory will forever be treasured in the hearts of those privileged to know and love her.


Adeline DiBuono, 92, was born on October 6, 1930 in Mamaroneck, New York, and passed away on September 5, 2023. She attended school at Mamaroneck High School. Adeline worked at Lowenthal Construction Company. She served in the Navy.


Norman M. Hinerfeld, an apparel manufacturing executive, civic leader, and devoted father, husband and friend, died on May 19,2023.

He was 94 years old. Norman is survived by his wife, Ruth Hinerfeld (nee Gordon); daughter, Lee; and his sons, Thomas (Grainne Ward) and Joshua (Andrea Binder); and two grandchildren, Olivia and Samuel. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Robert Elliot Hinerfeld, who died in 2019.

Upon graduating from Harvard Business School in 1953, Norman went to work for Goldman Sachs in the underwriting “boiler room.” After a stint as a first lieutenant in the Finance Corps of the U.S. Army, Norman embarked on a multi-decade career in the apparel industry.

Norman spent a year working at Julius Kayser & Company, a lingerie firm of which his father, Benjamin, had served as executive vice president. Early in his career, Norman earned credit as co-author of two patents for automation of apparel manufacturing equipment. In 1958, Norman helped orchestrate the merger of Julius Kayser & Company and Chester H. Roth Hosiery. The merged firm became the Kayser-Roth Corporation. Norman held various operational and executive leadership roles there, including president and chair of the executive committee. He was instrumental in building the company into one of the largest apparel manufacturing companies in the world. Gulf & Western acquired Kayser-Roth in 1975. Norman subsequently negotiated the purchase of multiple divisions of Kayser-Roth from Gulf & Western, forming Wingspread Corporation. Later in his career, he acquired and ran two manufacturing businesses in his capacity as chief executive officer of the Delta Group.

Possessing both an insatiable curiosity and commitment to mentorship, Norman coached and advised numerous nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He served as a mediator, arbitrator, member of the executive committee, and board chair of the American Arbitration Association. He chaired the International Policy Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the New York metro section of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and the board of the American Apparel Manufacturing Association. He served on the boards of the Stern School of Business at New York University, Animal Medical Center of New York, the International Apparel Federation, and various corporations.

Norman was “an impressive model of how a director can perform his duty of overseeing the financial health of the organization he serves diligently, constructively, and with inexhaustible good humor,” said John Kerr, Chairperson of the American Arbitration Association.

Norman forged many lifelong friendships both on and off the tennis court. He was a fixture on the clay courts at Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, NY for over five decades.

Norman Martin Hinerfeld was born on May 17, 1929, in New York City, the son of Benjamin and Anne (nee Blitz). The family settled in Passaic, NJ. Norman graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude in 1951 and earned membership into the Phi Betta Kappa Society. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1953, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Norman met Ruth Jean Gordon during a Harvard dance. They married on Christmas Day in Boston in 1952 and were married for over 70 years. They kept the spark of their relationship alive through shared passions for travel, reading, civic engagement, and miniature schnauzers. Norman was especially fond of his last canine companion, Riddle.


Frank J. DiBuono passed away on April 14, 2020 at the age of 92. Frank was born on February 23, 1928.


Born and raised in Mamaroneck, New York, the son of Antoinette Insardi DiBuono and Joseph DiBuono, he was a lifelong resident of Westchester County.


Frank studied music at the Juilliard School in New York City during the swing era. He was a trumpeter for the United States Navy, while serving as an aviation support technician from 1946 to 1948, aboard the USS Yosemite and USS Yellowstone, achieving the rank of Seaman First Class. He was awarded the WWll Victory Medal and American Area Medal.


After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Frank started a construction business, which became his pride and life work, having built many properties in his native Westchester County, including the home he raised his family in.


Frank was a devoted family man, lovingly known by his grandchildren as “Tatty.” Always well-dressed, he stood tall, carried a big presence, with an energy and unmatched sense of humor and wit. A distinguished member of the GI Club, a trumpet player, golfer, card player, stamp and coin collector, with a passion for “big band” music, horses, horse racing and vegetable gardening.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Adeline Macri DiBuono; his daughter, Patricia Turiello of Milford, Connecticut; his son Robert DiBuono, of Harrison, New York; his grandsons: Patrick Turiello (Leah Fabish) of New York; Christopher Turiello of New York; Douglas Turiello of Milford, Connecticut; granddaughter, Amanda Lenzi (Joseph Lenzi) and great-grandson, Leonardo Lenzi of Branford, Connecticut.



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