2012-04-26 / Obituaries

Louise W. Chiraselo

Louise W. Chirasello, age 96, a lifelong Brewster resident, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Purdys, NY.

Born in Brewster on December 16, 1915, Louise was the daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Eastwood) Russell. She attended schools in Danbury, Ct.

Louise married Joseph Chirasello on September 27, 1937, in Danbury. Mr. Chirasello died December 21, 1986.

As a young lady, Louise was owner and operator of Lou’s Pet Shop in Brewster. She then worked as a nurse’s aide at Danbury Hospital for several years and upon her good references from Danbury Hospital, she worked in central supply for Putnam Hospital Center during its early years and later retired from Putnam Hospital Center as an operating room technician.

Louise enjoyed gardening, shopping and occasional drives here and there. She loved refinishing antiques too.

Louise is survived by three daughters,

Mary Montanaro of Longwood, Fla., Gladys Fredericks and her husband James of Canaan, Ct., and Joan Prisco of Brewster; as well as 9 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Ira Frank ‘Sonny’ Thomas in 2009 and two grandchildren, Georgie Hall Jr. in 1973 and Cathy Powell in 2008.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, with interment following at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery. Calling hours were Friday at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster (www.beecherfuneralhome.com).

Contributions in Louise’s memory may be made to Putnam Hospital Center, 670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512.

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