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Death Notice / Obituary

Monday
Nov192018

Death Notice - Marie Piazza

Piazza, Marie on September 19, 2018 at the age of 87.  Longtime resident of St. James, NY. Beloved Mother of John, Frank, Angela and Charles. Cherished Grandma of 7 and Great Grandma of 1. Funeral Services were held at the St. James Funeral Home on September 23, 2018. Mrs. Piazza’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while his Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by the Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.stjamesfuneralhome.com

Sunday
Nov182018

Death Notice - Terence D Hughes

Hughes, Terence D. Jr. on September 20, 2018 at the age of 58.  Longtime resident of St. James, NY. Loving Husband of Ellie. Beloved Father of Joshua and Julia. Cherished brother of April and Keith. Funeral Services were held at the St. James Funeral Home on September 27, 2018. Mrs. Scher’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while his Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by the Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.stjamesfuneralhome.com

Sunday
Nov182018

Death Notice - Vivian Scher

Scher, Vivian on September 24, 2018 at the age of 101.  Longtime resident of St. James, NY. Loving mother of Edward, Richard, Dorothy and Janice. Funeral Services were held at the St. Patrick’s RCC September 29, 2018. Mrs. Scher’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while his Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by the Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.stjamesfuneralhome.com

Sunday
Nov182018

Obituary - Leonard Pecora Sr

Leonard Pecora Sr., known affectionately as “Len” or “Lenny,” left us on September 25, 2018 after living 97 wonderful years.  He served our country in World War II from September 23, 1942 to March 29, 1946.  He was one of America’s ‘greatest generation’ living through the Great Depression and was extremely proud to be a WWII veteran.  The history that he lived through was immense.

Sgt. Pecora, who lived in St. James, served as a welder in the Army Air Corp which became the United States Air Force.  He worked on the planes that flew the China Burma India Triangle, or the CBI campaign. He was stationed in India and China and rose to the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged at the war’s end. Sgt. Pecora received the American Campaign medal, Good Conduct medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal and the World War II Victory medal.  He once said, “I didn’t win the war but I was there… I was part of it”.

Last year Sgt. Pecora was honored by the New York Yankees standing by home plate, where his name and service record were announced during the 7th inning stretch, with the crowd singing along with Kate Smith in a heartfelt version of “God Bless America.” He was over the moon excited and rather overwhelmed as it was a once in a lifetime memory for him since he was such a huge Yankee fan.

Sgt. Pecora was loved by everyone who met him.  He proudly wore his WWII hat everywhere he went and people would always stop him to thank him for his service.  He was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, most recently Post 395, proudly participating in every VFW parade and selling poppies for the organization.

The loves of his life were his family.  Leonard Sr. is predeceased by his wife Lena, father Vito, mother Antonia, sister Phyllis and brother Salvatore.  Devoted father of Linda Aydinian (Steven), Laurence (Lisa), Leonard Jr. (Jacqueline), and Lorraine Bongiorno (Richard). Cherished grandfather of Laurain, Michael, Richard, Keith, Gianna, and Ava. Devoted brother of Mary (Jerry). Beloved nephews Christopher, Andrew, Matthew, Mark, Richard and Steven.  Cherished by Sharlene, Ashleigh, Keith and Charlie.

Mr. Pecora’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while his Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by the Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.stjamesfuneralhome.com


Thursday
Nov152018

Death Notice - Oliver Edwards

Honorable Oliver Edwards on September  30, 2018 at the age of 72.  Longtime resident of St. James, NY. Loving Husband of Anita. Beloved Father of Oliver.  Funeral Services were held at St. James Episcopal church  October 13, 2018. Mr. Edward’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while his Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by the Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.stjamesfuneralhome.com

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