Putnam Undersheriff Dies Suddenly

Peter ConveryPeter Convery, 65, an undersheriff with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, died Nov. 15 at his home in Mahopac after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Convery joined the Putnam County force in 2002 following a career with the Westchester County Department of Corrections, where he retired as a captain. His law enforcement career spanned 40 years.

“We are all absolutely heartbroken,” said Sheriff Donald Smith. “Peter was a loving and devoted family man, who adored his wife, Luanne, and their children, Caitlin, Courtney, Kerry, Tara and Connor, and their children’s families. And he was a very good friend to me.”

Convery was a longtime member of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department and an active Rotarian. He was a parishioner of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Mahopac.

Born in Tarrytown on Jan. 31, 1951, Convery was the son of John J. and Rose Ann (Carolan) Convery. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by grandchildren Colin, Isabelle, Peterson Jr. and Jackson and a sister, Maureen Beale.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. both days at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Church, 225 East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, with interment to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Brewster.


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