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Recent Obituaries

Eleanor Porretto of Mamaroneck passed away on June 7, 2023 at the age of 93. Born in Manhattan on June 23, 1929, to Salvatore and Rose DiSilvestro. Eleanor was the beloved wife of the late Dominick Porretto, loving mother of Dominick “Tommy” Porretto (Maria), Julie Cianci (Charlie) and the late Patricia Porretto, cherished grandmother of Catherine Cianci, Thomas Porretto (Maggie), James Cianci (Diana), Elena Decunzo (Mike), Maggie Cianci, DJ (Dominick) Cianci, Carl Porretto and great grandmother of Olivia, Victoria, Dominick, Rocco and Genevieve. She is also survived by her dear sister Joan Loia and brother-in-law, Frank Porretto. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to MS Foundation, Tunnel2Towers, Pet Rescue or a charity of your choice.

Joan Stewart Reca, of Somers and formerly Mamaroneck, passed away June 6, 2023, at age 77. Joan was born November 26, 1945, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, to John and Mary Stewart. She immigrated to the United States in 1967, and the following year, on a fate-filled day, she’d met her devoted husband, Tommaso “Tom” Reca, while attending a soccer game at Harbor Island.

Joan worked for 20 years as a dedicated teacher’s assistant at Mamaroneck Avenue School, a role she cherished. She is fondly remembered for the Halloween costumes she’d sew for family and friends. In recent years, she and Tom relocated to Somers, where they enjoyed the Heritage Hills Community.

She is survived by her husband, Tom, of 50 years, and her children, Tommy (Kelci), Toni (Steve), and Jeni (Michael).Joan is the beloved Gran to Margot, Smith, McCann, Thomas, Costello, Kavanaugh, Kyler, Kaelan, Fitzgerald, Kenzie, and Kaida.She also leaves siblings, Sheila Cook and George Stewart, along with her dear nieces, nephews, and her two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.


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