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Recent Obituaries

Gennaro Peter Ingenito, M.D. died at Calvary Hospital on February 9, 2024, at the age of 93.  He was born on April 2, 1930, in Brooklyn, NY to Peter and Helen Ingenito.  Known to many as “Jerry,” his full name was Gennaro Pietro Joseph Amerigo Ingenito.  At the time of his birth, the story goes, the nurse remarked, “If he becomes a doctor, how will he fit all those names on his shingle?”

 

Jerry attended Public School 26 on Gates Avenue in Brooklyn and graduated from Bushwick High School in 1948.  While he was a high school sophomore, he competed against fifteen other students from various New York City high schools in a recitation contest of Italian poetry at Columbia University.  He memorized and recited the Italian poem, “La Preghiera della Sera” (“The Evening Prayer”) by Giuseppe Capparozzo and earned first place.  After high school, he attended City College of New York (CCNY), was a member of the Caduceus Society, and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science.  He went on to study medicine in Italy and graduated in 1964 from the University of Siena with a Doctor of Medicine.

 

Dr. Ingenito enjoyed a long 48-year career in psychiatry and retired at age 82.  He interned at Cumberland Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), worked at Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn, NY), Hillside Hospital (Glen Oaks, NY), Nassau County Medical Center (East Meadow, NY), and Brunswick Hospital (Amityville, NY), before going exclusively into private practice.  Fluent in Italian, he practiced medicine and counseled many Italian-speaking immigrants and first-generation Italian Americans.

 

He is survived by his son, Robert, daughter-in-law Kim, and granddaughter Emma, all of Mamaroneck, NY.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Emma Magay Ingenito, M.D. of Hempstead, NY.

 

Norman Henry Block, of Stamford, Connecticut, passed away on January 30, 2024. Norman, also fondly known as Norm, was born to Erna (Amalie) and Henry Block, on August 31, 1942, in Westchester, NY.  Norman grew up in Westchester NY, served in the US Army as Military Police, and eventually graduated from the Bulova School of Watchmaking and began his career as a watchmaker.  After working in this field for some time at Talner Jewelers in New Rochelle, Norm became part owner to Mercurio Brother's Italian Delicatessen in Mamaroneck, NY.

 

Norman is predeceased by his wife, Anna, and is survived by his two loving daughters, Lisa Blackwell and Kimberly Block.  He is also survived by his son-in-law Robert Blackwell and his grandsons, Kai and Cory Blackwell. Norman leaves behind his best friend and identical twin brother, Ralph Block, and his wife Catherine.  He is predeceased by his sister Dolores DePaso, and her late husband, Fred.  Norman is survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family, all of whom were very special to him.

 

Norman will be remembered for so many beautiful things.  His deep love for his family, especially his two daughters, was shown outwardly and consistently.  He was an avid believer in the Lord and walked in his glory daily.  He shared this with his family and was a wonderful example of living what he believed in.  Norman was a gentle and a truly good soul, always kind and willing to help those around him. He loved to tinker and work with his hands.  Many times, you would find him landscaping the yard, in his garage workspace, or upkeeping his home in some way. Norman’s favorite sport activity was skiing.  Many of his family and friends could credit him with teaching them how to partake in his preferred pastime.  Norman also had a great love of animals and always had at least one canine companion through the years.  Along with his gentle and loving ways, Norm will also best be remembered for his sense of humor.  This gift brightened any room, lifted spirits, and made lifelong memories that enable his loved ones to now laugh through the tears.

 

John A Rubeo III, of Harrison and later, Mamaroneck, passed away January 30, 2024, at age 78. He was born July 13, 1945, in Yonkers to John Anthony & Elizabeth Rubeo.  John proudly served in the US Navy and worked for many years as a dry wall contractor and was the go-to family handyman and dog sitter.  John had a talent for painting and created many beautiful scenic paintings throughout his lifetime.  He was an avid golfer, and he also enjoyed sewing, cooking, bowling, hunting and played drums.  Johnny loved to be around children and helped care for many of his nieces and nephews along with their families.  He also had a great love of dogs, most especially, his dear Shawnee. Johnny leaves behind his devoted wife, Donna (nee Coviello), along with loving siblings, Lois Hollander (William), Marietta Byrd (Steve), Betty Jean Rubeo and Joanna Rubeo Remsen.  He is also survived by siblings in law, Gerald Coviello (Joan) and Patricia Coviello and nieces and nephews, Gerald Coviello (Maria), Jeff Coviello (Lisette) and Jaclyn Rogewitz (Frank), and great nieces and nephews: Giada, Lucia, Jerry, Chloe, Luc, Adriana, Frankie and god sons Joe and Michael Piccini. 

 

Vito Lamberti, (93), of Mamaroneck, New York, passed away on January 28, 2024.

Vito was born in San Vito Sul Ionio Italy on February 7, 1930.  He was a talented stone mason who worked for many years in and around Westchester County.  He was a founding member of the Manzoni Lodge in Mamaroneck.  He loved making wine, visiting his siblings in Montreal and Italy. Vito was a huge soccer fan of Inter-Milan.   Vito was predeceased by his wife Felicia (Greco). He is survived by his daughters Maria Albanese (Paul Jr.), and Grace DIPalermo ( John ) his loving grandchildren Paul, Stephanie, and Zachary along with his sisters Elisabetta (Posca)Lamberti and Maria (Lagani ) Lamberti and brother Antonio Lamberti, and many nieces and nephews near and far.   In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to an Alzheimer's Association in Vito’s name.

 

Amalia “Amy” Bisignani, of Mamaroneck, passed away on January 27, 2024, sadly, days before her 57th birthday.  She was born January 28, 1967 to Fausto Pietro Bisignani & Egle Romana Bisignani.  For many years she worked as an executive assistant for S W Management LLC in New Rochelle and prior to that at the Sheldrake Environmental Center in Larchmont NY.   Amalia was a kind soul who cared for many friends along with animals.  She assisted with many charitable causes targeting those most in need.  She leaves behind her loving mother, Egle “Mimma” Bisignani and siblings, Michael Bisignani and Maria Bisignani along with many cousins and friends, here and abroad.

 

Fernando Gomez of Mamaroneck passed away January 25, 2024 at the age of 81.  Born in Bogota, Colombia to Benito and Maria Elena Gomez in 1942, he emigrated to the United States in 1962. Fernando had a long career as a computer systems manager with the Research Institute of America, later Reuters.

 

Fernando was a loving husband, father and devoted grandparent whose enduring warmth touched everyone he came in contact with. He lived each day with kindness and great humor, taking joy and comfort in every aspect of life. His genuine nature and magnetic personality were infectious and selfless gifts that put others at ease and radiated positive energy to all who knew him.  Fernando shared his lifelong passion for soccer with family and friends.  Later in life, he came to enjoy golf, tending his garden, and enriching the lives of his grandchildren.

 

Fernando leaves behind his loving wife Andrea (Marionakis) Gomez, cherished sons Kenton (Nancy) and Christopher (Jesica), and stepdaughter Tara Alexandre (David).  He also is survived by sisters Sylvia Shannon (Jim) and Maria Victoria Aparicio (Rafael).  He was predeceased by brothers Alfredo and Eduardo Gomez.  Fernando is the beloved grandfather of Isabella, Lily and Andie Gomez, as well as Mya, Jordan and Lia Alexandre.

 

Jennie Bucolo, lifelong resident of Mamaroneck, passed away on January 25, 2024, at the age of 91. She was born on January 28, 1932, the daughter of Alfredo & Giovannina Tomassetti.   Jennie was a graduate of Mamaroneck High School class of 1949 and Berkeley Secretarial School.  She was employed by the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department as a school guard for 20 years.  Thereafter, she worked as executive secretary to the assistant principal of Mamaroneck High School, retiring with more than 20 years of service.  She was extremely proud of her work, particularly at high school, and the lifelong friendships she made.

 

Jennie was a lifelong member and volunteer of St. Vito’s Church. She was an active and regular volunteer for the church in numerous capacities, including the CCD program, CYO basketball, annual Festa, among others.  She was also an attendant of daily mass. Her faith was a guiding force throughout her life.

 

Jennie married Joseph Bucolo on April 18, 1953.  Joseph predeceased Jennie on April 26, 2001. They are survived by three beloved daughters, Gail Bucolo, Sharon Comblo (Joseph) and Rosemarie Bruno (Richard), four grandchildren, Jennifer Martinez (Jonathan), Patricia Comblo, Jocelyn Bruno (Evan Mozingo) and Jason Bruno (Ivanna Stuart), and three great-grandchildren, Liam Martinez, Logan Martinez and Finley Martinez.  She was also predeceased by her sister Theresa Vallese (Charles) and her brother Louis Tomassetti.  Jennie was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jennie was a joyous spirit that embraced every moment with her family. She was a beloved matriarch whose love, guidance and support will be greatly missed.

 

Raymond E. Davis, a longtime resident of Mamaroneck, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 23, 2024, at age 83.  He was born April 24, 1940, in Warren, Ohio to Harold & Amy Davis.  Ray graduated from The University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio with a degree in Business Administration and as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  In 1963, Ray was recruited by the United States Marine Corps.  Ray immediately reported to Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va and participated in the Long Range Study Panel, also known as “MARCORPS - 85”.  Under the direction of Brigadier General Gordon D. Gayle and Lieutenant General Frederick L. Wiesmen, the Long Range Study Panel was tasked with future concepts development for the Marine Corps operational, organizational, logistical and Research and Development needs for 1985 and beyond. The resulting proposals called for better training and assignment guidelines for recruits, increased use of technology on the battlefield and the acquisition of vertical-takeoff-and-landing jets, which could operate without standard airfields.  After completing two years of service and rising to the rank of Lance Corporal, Ray was honorably discharged.  In his mid-twenties, he enjoyed time on the stage as a member of The Canton Players Guild, acting in plays such as The Odd Couple and Catch Me If You Can.  He went on to have a distinguished career in computer software sales, winning numerous awards, his longest stint being with Datagraphix, a General Dynamics company.  Ray had a deep interest in uncovering his ancestry to preserve and honor his lineage. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, skiing and had a passion for opera, as well as growing orchids.  In his youth he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and as an adult he was an ardent supporter of his local Boy Scout troop where his sons were active and also earned the rank of Eagle. Ray was especially passionate about his travels to Rome and his summers in Canada.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Marion Davis, his cherished sons, Evan Davis (Kaelyn) and Christopher Davis (Lisa Knapp), and loving grandsons, Wyatt & Jackson.



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