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Recent Obituaries

Mary Lynn Fleming Liverzani, recently of Mamaroneck, NY and a longtime resident of New Rochelle, passed away May 3, 2024, at age 83.  She was born December 19, 1940, in Cleveland, OH to Bartley & Vivian (Duggan) Fleming.  She spent her younger years in Shaker Heights, OH before the family moved to Eastchester, NY.  She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 1958 and Newton College of the Sacred Heart / Boston College in 1962.  After college, she worked in NYC at J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and later enjoyed a second career at Neiman Marcus.  Mary Lynn married the love of her life, the late Alfred Joseph Liverzani, on April 24, 1965, at Sts. John & Paul Church in Larchmont, NY, followed by a reception at Bonnie Briar Country Club, where Mary Lynn’s family had spent summers in her teenage years and beyond. Mary Lynn remained a dedicated parish member at Sts. John & Paul Church and volunteered at both the church and the school in countless roles over the years.  Mary Lynn was a longtime member of The Larchmont Shore Club, and always enjoyed time at the LSC with her husband, children, friends and later on her grandchildren as well.  Mary Lynn loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends and she could be counted on to make everyone laugh.  Anyone who knew Mary Lynn can only smile now to know that she is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband.  Mary Lynn is also predeceased by her parents and her brother, Bartley Fleming Jr. Mary Lynn is survived by her cherished children, Michael Liverzani, Peter Liverzani (Tara Donaghy) and Christy Prame (Michael) and loving grandchildren, Nicole, Amy, Joseph, Matt, TJ and Bobby.  She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives, as well as both lifelong friends and new friends who all meant the world to her.


Eva Degina, of Mamaroneck, passed away April 30th 2024, at age 93.  She was born February 6th, 1931, to Herman & Frieda Eschenbacher in Brooklyn, NY.  Eva would eventually settle in the Village of Mamaroneck with her beloved spouse and Mamaroneck native James (known as “Buddy” and part of the Greatest Generation) raising their family for many years.  She worked in earlier years as a dental assistant, secretary for Brewer Insurance Agency and in later years as a school monitor at F.E. Bellows School in Rye Neck.  While Mamaroneck was her home Eva’s frequent trips to the west coast of Florida was like a second home to her bringing her great joy every time she went. Eva also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and baking but nothing made her more proud than to be with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who she absolutely adored.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband, James Degina and grandson Keith. Eva is survived by her loving children, James Degina (Kathy), John Degina (Marie) and Carol Desmarais (Paul), cherished grandchildren, Megan, Jaime, Kristy, Eric, Randi & Jessica and great grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Cameron and Peyton.  She is also survived by her sister, Lillian Galgano.


Vittorio Morano, of Mamaroneck, passed away April 28, 2024, at age 93.  Vittorio was born in Andretta, Avellino, Italy on September 23, 1931, to Pasquale & Marianna Morano.  He arrived in the United States in 1958 to begin a new life.  For many years he was the owner and operator of Victor’s Barbershop in Mamaroneck.  Vittorio was a member of many clubs and organizations and had a close bond with the Giovanni Caboto Club as well as the Mamaroneck ELKS.  Vittorio is now reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife, Roseanna Morano.  He is survived by his two loving sisters, Ida DiGuglielmo and Giuseppina Miele along with many dear nieces, nephews and cousins and their families.  He is predeceased by his brother, Vincenzo Morano. 


John P. “Jack” Santoro, of Mamaroneck, passed away April 28, 2024, at age 88.  He was born October 14, 1935, to Battista & Margaret Santoro, his father, the former Mayor of Mamaroneck. He was predeceased by his two brothers Eugene and Ronald, and his niece Terry Stumpf.  Jack attended Archbishop Stepinac High School and Lafayette College, where he remained loyal to the football teams and would make his way back for games.  He faithfully served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  Jack worked as an estimator and project manager for various construction companies throughout NYC and Westchester.  He was an NY avid sports fan who rooted for the Yankees, Giants, and Jets.  Jack also enjoyed travel, alongside his loving and devoted wife, Claire (nee Pacia) of 54 years.  The couple enjoyed river cruises and trips to Italy among other destinations.  He leaves behind his wife along with many cherished nephews and nieces and their families. 


Josephine Fraioli of Mamaroneck died April 25, 2024.  She was born May 24, 1921 in Providence Rhode Island to Thomas and Jennie Fraioli.  Josephine was a much beloved Sister and Aunt.  She devoted her life to her family and Church community.  She was a long time employee of The American Can Company and retired from the Plastic Performance Division in the Human Resources Department.  She is survived by her brother John (Connie) and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers and their wives Albert (Anne), Louis (Theresa), Joseph, and her sister Gloria Paonessa (William).


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