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Recent Obituaries

Anthony Villa of Mamaroneck passed away on November 26, 2023. He was 79. Born in Bronx, NY to Joseph and Antoinette Villa (nee Carbone). Anthony retired from the NYC MTA as a supervisor, after working his way up as token collector. Though if you asked him what he did for work he would say “I don’t work. I’m allergic to it”. He found himself a “second career” as a patron of Avenue Bagels in Mamaroneck. You would see him daily in the window where he would be talking to his bagel family or feeding the birds. Anthony is survived by his loving siblings, Father James Villa, Lucille Tumino (Vincent) and Ralph Villa (Anna) and cherished nieces and nephews, John Tumino (Bonnie), Roseann Gallicchio, Michele Mack (Christopher), Joseph Tumino (Kerry), Vincent Tumino (Vanessa), Joseph Villa (Anna), Anthony Villa (Catia), numerous great nieces and nephews and Buddy (his cat). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude’s Research Hospital

Celia M. Cirillo (nee Juffkins) of Mamaroneck passed away on November 25, 2023. She was 78. Born in Wallingford, England on November 28, 1944 to Frederick and Madge Juffkins (nee Bird) Celia along with her husband Anthony owned and operated Webster Variety Store in Mamaroneck. Celia is lovingly survived by her husband of 56 years, Anthony Cirillo, her children, Vincent Cirillo, Peter Cirillo, Alisa Cirillo Quinn, Paul Cirillo and their spouses. Celia is the cherished grandmother of Anthony, Tristin, Mara, Taylor, Oliver, Troy and Eliza. Dear sister of David Juffkins (Ethel), Paul Juffkins (Penny) and the late Peter Juffkins, Celia is also survived by her brother-in-law, Al Cirillo (Maria Cirillo). Her adored nieces and nephews, Marc, Steven, Amber, Nikki, Bryony, Bethany, Luc, Jennifer and Stephanie, additionally survive her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Animal Nation

PO Box 72

South Salem, NY 10590


Paws Crossed Animal Rescue

100 Warehouse Lane South

Elmsford, NY 10523


Rosary Hill Home

600 Linda Avenue

Hawthorne, New York 10594

Robert TenEyck “Bob” hiked to his eternal resting place on Saturday, November 4, 2023. He was 91 years old and passed away after a 10-plus year extensive and brave battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Bob did quite a bit of hiking in his lifetime. He was a lifelong advocate of outdoor pursuits and supporter of myriad wilderness and wildlife preservation activities and a frequent visitor to our nation’s national parks. While in his seventies he twice hiked the Grand Canyon. Family hiking and camping trips are cherished memories with many of his surviving children and friends. He was also an avid baseball fan and a dedicated follower of The New York Yankees, even “earning his pinstripes” by being struck by a foul ball while attending a game at Yankee Stadium – a badge of honor he wore proudly.

He was born on September 1, 1932 in Yonkers, New York and spent his childhood there, a childhood of memories he held dear. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, where he lettered in track. He then earned his Baccalaureate and master’s Degrees from New York University. He went on to become a math teacher in the Mamaroneck school system for more than forty years, rising to the level of head of the math department. He was also an adjunct professor at Iona College in his later years. His love of numbers is legendary, as was the affection his students had for him.

Bob served in the United States Army Reserve for ten years, including two years active service in the Korean War. He was discharged honorably in 1963 and to his death remained active in the American Legion including membership in and support of The Sons of the American Legion subsidiary organization.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife of 44 years, Dorothy (Boyce - died August 24, 1997) and second wife of 23 years, Jill (Cesa – died April 9, 2021); father, Joshua; Mother Mary Matte; brothers Arthur and William and sisters Louise and Rita. He is survived by his two daughters: Lorna TenEyck and Cathy Schlick, sons-in-law Calvert Schlick and John Bowen, granddaughters Corinne Kern and Kerrin Klein and Corinne’s spouse John; grandchildren Reid and Connor Mathers and Mia and Luke Kern; nieces/nephews Claire Thompson, Christopher Smith, Mary Louise Kennedy; brothers-in-law Rich Borsellino and Dennis Cesa; and sisters-in law Pam Borsellino and Katherine Cesa; step nieces/nephews Michele Carey, Chrissy and Nick Borsellino, Gianna and Arianna Cesa, and a large, loving group of loving and dedicated friends.

The family requests that any remembrances of Bob be in the form a gift to the Westchester SPCA, 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (In Memory of Robert TenEyck) which he and his second wife, Jill, supported not only financially but also with volunteering time and from which they adopted several dogs which shared their homes and benefitted from their care over the years.

Rest in peace, Bob. Let’s go Yankees!


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