Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary: Doris Delfosse

Doris Delfosse, a Rye native and teacher, passed away on March 20 in the Bailey Hospice Center in Saint Augustine, Fla. Doris was 86. Born Doris Emily Ferris into the extended Ferris family of Rye, Doris grew up living on Forest Avenue across from Rye Town Park. After her marriage to Joseph Delfosse and living […]

Obituary: Jack Polak

  Jack Polak passed peacefully on Jan. 9, 2015 at the age of 102. He was born in Amsterdam on Dec. 31, 1912. When the Germans invaded the Netherlands, he was deported to Westerbork, a transit camp where he worked as a school principal. In February 1944, he was transported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. […]

Obituary: Betty Schneider

Betty Schneider, long-time resident of Rye, died July 11, 2014. She is survived by her husband Richard. The two had been married for 68 years. The couple moved to Rye in 1980. Betty became involved in several community activities, including the Ceres Garden Club, the Woman’s Club of Rye and the American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary […]

Obituary: Mary Fahey

Mary Elizabeth Brine Fahey, a 35-year resident of Rye, died peacefully on Thursday, April 3, after a yearlong struggle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Her beloved husband of 55 years, Robert Joseph Fahey, passed away last April. Fahey was a loving and loyal spouse, mother, daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. She was a wonderful […]

Obituary: Nora Mitchell: A Rye life

By Joe Sack Nora Mitchell was born an only child in the Manchester-Liverpool area of England in 1918. Her father was a carpenter. Looking for work when times were tough after World War I, her parents moved the family to the United States when she was 5 years old. Searching for a place to call […]

Remembering former mayor Frank J. Garito

By Doug Fleming He looked good the last time I saw him, then again, he always looked that way. In fact, he looked better in death than many of those who came to mourn him looked in life. His life was full of wakes and I know of no one who went to more. The […]

Obituary: James Maisano, Sr.

James “Jim” Maisano, a resident of New Rochelle for more than 40 years, died on Sept. 4, 2013, in Danbury, Conn. He was born on Dec. 20, 1930, in Brooklyn to Nunzio and Mildred Maisano. Jim was married to his loving wife Loretta Maisano on May 28, 1961, who predeceased him in 2008. He is […]

Novella H. Hegeman

Novella H. Hegeman (nee Henderson) died on Sunday, July 28 after 97 years of blessed life. She was born on July 3, 1916 and raised in Pottawatomie County, Okla., where she attended school and had a year of “normal” college before meeting her first love, Mr. I. Frank Brown of California then a senior vice […]

Obituary: Robert L. Chittenden, III

Born on Sept. 12, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, Mr. Chittenden was the son of Robert L. Chittenden, Jr. and Dorothea Peters Chittenden. He married his beloved Joyce in 1957. Mrs. Chittenden predeceased him on May 27, 2010. After graduating from Edison High School in Mt. Vernon, class of 1954, he went on to join the […]