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Recent Obituaries

Jennifer Lynn (Samela) Butz, in Silver Springs, MD on September 2, 1973.  Raised in Mamaroneck, NY, she went through the Mamaroneck School system.  Daughter of Sue Brookman and Robert (Bob) Samela, sister of Bobby and James, stepsister to Larissa Pizzulli and stepdaughter to Leslie Samela.  Married to Barry (Bear) Butz and devoted stepmother to Gabby and Gavin Butz.  Niece to two Aunts, Lyn Farrell and Bette Pollak, and her Uncle Bill Samela.  She has numerous cousins.  Jen was an animal lover who adored her pets.  She worked various managerial positions, including Dunkin’ Donuts.


Mary Elizabeth Fraioli, of Mamaroneck, passed away May 13, 2024, at age 86.  She was born December 14, 1937, to Amos & Mary Chiarappa.  Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and in recent years, great grandmother.  She lived for her family and also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds and animals outside.  Mary is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, the late Anthony Fraioli.  She leaves behind her devoted daughter, Kim Dellava and her husband Artie, and cherished grandchildren, Jocilyn Elizabeth, David Anthony, and Michael Andrew.  She is predeceased by her son, David Michael Fraioli.


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