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Recent Obituaries

Molly Murphey Donovan (43) and her beloved son Michael Donovan Volpe (6) tragically lost their lives on June 20, 2024.  Molly was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado.  She attended Rye High School.  She graduated from Michigan State University and Duke University School of Law. Molly lived and worked in New York.  Molly is survived by her parents, sister, a large extended family, and many friends.  Molly and Mikey were beloved members of their community in Mamaroneck, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Advocates for Children of New York, which can be made at

Natalie Marie Murray (nee Micalizzi) passed away Thursday June 13.  She was 88.  Born October 18, 1935, in New Rochelle, to Andrew and Rosamund Micalizzi; Natalie graduated from Mamaroneck High School.  She went on to work for the Mamaroneck Board of Education in the Transportation Department.  Natalie married her beloved husband, Edward J. Murray in 1954, who predeceased her in 2001.  She is survived by her loving children Edward K. (Karen), Michael (Darlene), Thomas (Cathy), Nancy Maida (Joseph), Kathy Degina (James), and Maureen Murray; her cherished grandchildren Michael Murray (Yvonne), Suzanne Mallardi (Rocco), Randi and Jessica Degina, Edward and Donald Murray, and Thomas Murray Jr. as well as her great grandchildren Brooke and Rocco Mallardi and Paxton Murray.  Natalie is predeceased by her siblings Andrew Micalizzi, John Micalizzi, Ralph Micalizzi, Joseph Micalizzi, Mary Jane Micalizzi, Patricia Freeman, and Roseann Harvey.


Bernice Spina, of Mamaroneck, passed away June 11, 2024, at age 85.  She was born July 11, 1938, in Nova Scotia, Canada, to Hubert & Clara Shomph.  She had deep pride in her Canadian heritage and also from being a coal miner’s daughter.  Bernice worked for Pace University for over 30 years.  Bernice was a deeply spiritual woman; her faith was at her core.  Bernice always enjoyed a good Danielle Steele novel.  She had a beautiful voice for singing and is fondly remembered for her smiling face and her love for everyone.  Bernice is survived by her husband, Joseph Spina, her children, Paulette Pezzella (Patrick), Suzanne Spina, Christine Foley, and Andrew Spina, and grandchildren, Erin Griffies (Tony), Collin Foley, Paige Pezzella and Skyler Radcliffe Spina.  She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Spina. 

Fabia A. Di Sotto, of Mamaroneck, passed away June 10, 2024, at age 84.  She was born in Santo Padre, Italy on September 7, 1939 to Folco & Luisa Scappaticci.  For many years Fabia was a factory worker for Sealectro as well as a nanny and caregiver.  She is fondly remembered for her love of nature and the outdoors, and she was an avid gardener.  Sunday dinners were among the things she cherished the most in life, as it allowed her to spend time with her family.  Fabia is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband, the late Amedeo.  She leaves behind her cherished daughters, Anna Di Sotto and Cadia Thone (James), loving granddaughters, Giulia & Micaela and siblings, Nicola Scappaticci and Angelina Scappaticci.

Marilyn Breiter of 96 Danbury Rd Wilton, CT formerly of 953 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck NY, passed away peacefully on June 8 2024, age 97.  Daughter of Sam Barton and Anna Kolodny.  Dear and devoted wife of John Stuart Breiter.  Loving mother to Steve (wife - Valerie Eisman), Ted Breiter (Wife- Dawn Breiter) and Arlene Jacobelli (husband - Ray Jacobelli), Devoted sister to Lloyd Barton (wife - Vivian Greenwald).  Grandmother to Sean Hannon (fiancé - Crystal Colon) and Ben Hannon, Jami Breiter Berg (husband Aaron Berg), Andy and Danny Breiter, Emily Breiter (husband Dean Huysamen) and Jenna Breiter.  Great grandmother to Oliver and Madeline Berg.


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