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Emily (Papantonio) Viggiano

October 9, 1923 ~ May 19, 2019 (age 95)



Emily Viggiano of Dobbs Ferry passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at St. Cabrini Home in her 95th year.  Emily was born on October 9, 1923.  She was the youngest of eight children born to Isaiah and Rosina Papantonio.  She was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph in 1993.  Emily is survived by her children Carol (Thomas) Colacioppo, Joan (Kevin) Fitzgerald, and Janis (Enzo) Vellone.  She was a beloved grandma to Keith, Kristi, Erik, Joseph, and Daniel.  Emily also had great - grandchildren who were dear to her:  John, Mark, Marisa, Charlotte, Adelynn and Mackenzie.  Emily enjoyed singing in her church choir and baking cookies for her children and grandchildren.  


Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue Thornwood, New York 10594 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:30 PM to celebrate Emily's life.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Emily at Holy Rosary Church on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  She will then be laid to rest in her family plot at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.


~ If you plan to attend the funeral mass on Friday, please arrive to Pleasant Manor by 9:00 AM or at Holy Rosary Church by 10:00 AM ~


~ In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate if you consider a donation in Emily's name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or The Cure Alzheimer's Fund  ~

* see the links below for your convenience *

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481
Tel: 1-781-237-3800
Web: http://www.curealzfund.org/

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