Living Tribute Page

Please join us in celebrating the lives of the special people that have inspired us to protect the most vulnerable. 

Carmela Abbondanzo

03/17/1923 - 05/04/2020
West Haverstraw, NY
Carmela Abbondanzo (Bonelli) of West Haverstraw, NY passed away on May 4, 2020. She was born in Avellino, Italy on March 17, 1923. Carmela immigrated with her family to America as a young girl and lived in Manhattan. She graduated from the Manhattan School of Needle Trades and worked as a professional seamstress. She took great joy in her sewing abilities and made many of her own clothes including her original wedding gown design. She was married to Vincent J. Abbondanzo on May 11, 1947 for 39 years until his death in 1986. Carmela and her family moved to Rockland County from Queens, N.Y. in 1972. She enjoyed her new life in Rockland County and worked in the North Rockland Area Food Service Industry for many years. She was also a member of the Italian - American Social Club in West Haverstraw. In addition to her passions for sewing, cooking, gardening and crossword puzzles, she was an avid bowler and won several first place championships. She enjoyed being an active member of her Church at St. Gregory Barbarigo in Garnerville, NY. Carmela was well known in the county and loved by all of those who knew her. She is survived by her loving daughters, Maria Abbondanzo-McBean, Susan Abbondanzo-Johnstone, and her husband Jonathan, Diane Baisley, and Linda Bryce. She is also survived by her longtime companion Richard Breece Sr., her grandchildren; James and his girlfriend Melissa, Keith and his fiancé Ali, Kevin and his wife Kim, and Rebecca as well as her great grandson Joshua, and several nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed by all of her loved ones and friends. The family appreciates the love and support shown to them during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements will be determined at a later date due to the Coved-19 restrictions currently in effect in New York. 


Daniel D. Alvino

October 19, 1943-April 14, 2020

Daniel, 76, was a devoted husband to Claire and an amazing father to Joseph, Steven, and Tracey.  An all-around great man, he served his country during Vietnam, was a well-known football coach, and a Section XI football referee for 35 years.  He was also the director of the LIFFL from 1992-2012.  He was a generous man that was known to help underprivileged children who couldn't afford sports equipment. He loved to throw family parties full of food and fun.  Daniel worked for Varig Airlines at JFK and then UTI Worldwide from 1969 until his retirement in 2012. A Little League Baseball tournament is being planned in his honor.

Louise Magliocco Arcuri

January 23, 1946-April 16, 2020

Please watch this moving tribute lovingly put together by her son, Michael.


Jeanette M. (Martinez) Hohler

 April 20, 2020 of Hamburg, NY beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Hohler; devoted mother of Eric (Karen) Hohler and Jaimie (John) Sciolino.  Cherished grandmother of seven; loving great-grandmother of one; dear sister of Stanley Valdez, Marcia Martinez, and Susan Baca.  This dear woman is sorely missed. 


Carlos Gallegos

Heartfelt words written by his daughter Maria:  My father Carlos was a simple man who never asked for anything for himself. He lived for his family,  especially my mother.  A man who had such a love for God, his faith meant everything to him. I believe that in his darkest hours it is what sustained him.  He had 3 children my brother Ivan, my sister Monica and myself.  6 Grandchildren - Michelle, Celina, Daniel, Tatiana, Eva and Sara. He was also the great grandfather of Lorenzo and Chiara. He was married to my mother for many years and close to 30 years ago my parents divorced.  His good looks made him a little bit of a ladies man.  However, my parents divorce had very little meaning.  They spent most days together, every family event that we ever had we always were blessed to have both our parents present.  He was obsessed with my mother.  He lived with regret and because of that he worshiped the ground that she walked on. While he may not have been a perfect man. He was someone that was always there for us. He never walked away from his family. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed being with all of us.  My mother until the very end would always make sure that he was taken care of properly.  They had love for each other despite any differences when they were younger. My parents never remarried.  They both had a special bond for each other always. My dad was special. He was such a good looking man and was quite maticulous with himself.  He was an old school gentleman.  His hair had to always be perfect. He wore dress pants and button downs every single day.  I don't think I ever saw my father put on a pair of jeans in his entire life. As he got older and more vulnerable he just got sweeter and so loving.  Everyone and anyone that met him would talk about how sweet he was.  He is so missed and loved by all of us.  The only peace we have is knowing that he is with our Heavenly Father.