Marlene Peteani

Obituary of Marlene A. Peteani

Marlene Peteani, age 90, passed away Wednesday evening, January 12, 2022, at her home in Briarcliff Manor, New York. The oldest daughter of the late Karl and Irene (Cassie) Hellmers, Marlene was born in 1931, in New York City. While growing up in the Kingsbridge Heights section of the Bronx, she met and fell in love with John V. Peteani, and they married in the spring of 1951. Marlene graduated from Walton High School 1948 and the Bellevue School of Nursing, in 1952, with a diploma in nursing. Along with raising a growing family, she worked as a R.N. at several hospitals and healthcare facilities in both the New York city metro area and in lower Westchester County. Marlene later earned her BA in Psychology from Mercy College in 1980 and took a position as a Clinical Liaison for the Psychiatric Department at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx. When that department was closed in late 1988, she took a similar position at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, Queens where she worked until her retirement in 1993. After retirement Marlene went on to volunteer with AARP as a Volunteer tax preparer, at several locations throughout Westchester County. Marlene was predeceased by the love of her life, husband John (1988), and their oldest son, Yonkers Firefighter John V. Peteani Jr. (2019). She is survived by her other eight children, Susan Scafffidi, Jean (Thomas LaPadula), Joanne (Marc) Tolen, Barbara (William) Bastardi, Stephen (Nancy) Peteani Sr., Marlene (late Thomas) Tartaro, Irene (Nicholas) Laurora, Kathryn (Bob) Freytag; her daughter-in-law Angela (late John V. Jr.) Peteani; her twenty-two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Herald, many nieces, and nephews. Marlene's parents, Karl and Irene Hellmers, her beloved uncle Henry Hellmers, her son-in-law Thomas Tartaro, her sister Renee Briemann, and her brother-in-law John Briemann also predeceased her. Marlene was a very sociable and approachable person, who was always making friends wherever she went. She loved (in no particular order) the following , dark chocolate, coffee ice cream, listening to Frank Sinatra music, reading murder mysteries and time spent with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and their pets. Her family was her pride and joy, whom she loved unconditionally, supported wholeheartedly, and gave unflinchingly of her time, energy, and self. In return she was beloved, cherished, treasured, and will be forever missed, forever remembered, and always loved by her family. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning January 18, 2022, beginning at 10:00 until 1:00 PM at Sinatra Funeral Home, 499 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers, New York 10704. Visitation will be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 1:30 PM St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 602 Mclean Ave Yonkers, New York 10704. A Commitment Ceremony will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York 10530. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Autism Research, at the Mind Institute of the University of California at Davis. Online https://give.ucdavis.edu/Donate/YourGift/DABRAIN By Phone Pledge your support, or make a gift with a credit card, by calling: 530-754-4438 By Mail Send a check, made out to UC Davis Foundation, to: UC Davis Gift Administration 202 Cousteau Place, Suite 185 Davis, CA 95618 Please make sure to direct your gift to Autism Research and include the following email address when making your contribution for notification to Marlene' family: marlenepeteanimemorialfund@gmail.com
Tuesday
18
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Sinatra Memorial Home, Inc.
499 Yonkers Ave.
Yonkers, New York, United States
Tuesday
18
January

Mass

1:30 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
St. Paul the Apostle Church
602 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Ferncliff Crematory
280 Secor Rd.
Hartsdale, New York, United States
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