Obituaries – October 2017
Florence Brown, 96
Florence Winifred Brown, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died October 14 at her residence. She was 96.
She was educated in Tarrytown and graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1937 and later graduated from Katherine Gibbs Business School in 1939. She worked as an Assistant Corporate Secretary for International Paper Co. in New York City for 35 years, before retiring in 1982. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church of the Tarrytowns and a 20-year volunteer with Phelps Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Tarrytown Seniors, Sleepy Hollow Leisure Club and Hill & Dale Garden Club.
Fernando Ferreira, 72
Fernando L. Ferreira, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died October 22. He was 72.
He was born in Portugal on August 31, 1945 to Antonio and Maria Dos Anjos Ferreira. He immigrated to the United States and settled in the Tarrytowns. He was retired from the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, where he had been a custodian.
Mary Johnson, 88
Mary L. Johnson (Garzia), who was born and raised in North Tarrytown, died October 14. She was 88. She joined the U.S. Navy, where she met and married Robert Johnson. They went on to raise their three children, Karyn Reichbach (Hy), Kathy Spoerle (Hank) and Kristine Manna. She enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren, Emily, John and Jeffrey.
Mrs. Johnson loved her hometown of Sleepy Hollow and lived in the Van Tassel apartments for more than 60 years. She worked as a dental assistant and later for Helen Whitings. Most recently she worked for the Tarrytown School District. She was also an active member of the Sleepy Hollow Seniors. She spent the last three years living at Skyview Nursing Home in Croton, where she continued to enjoy daily activities.
Anthony Canino, 76
Anthony Canino, a resident of Irvington, died October 23. He was 76.
Mr. Canino was the life of every party, he enjoyed his Doo Woop oldies music and spending quality time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of 51 years, two children and four grandchildren.