Philipstown Obituaries

Margaret Giachinta

Margaret Giachinta (1931-2019)

Margaret Ann Giachinta, 88, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died Oct. 28, 2019, in Leesburg, Virginia.

Born May 29, 1931, in Cold Spring, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Muschock) Scoba. She married Antonio Giachinta, who died in 1987. She was the last surviving of her siblings Susan Rapalje, Hasha Scoba, Charles Scoba, Michael Scoba, Mary Etta, Helen Bertoline, Catherine Timmerman and Hazel McCullough.

Before Margaret became a homemaker and mother, she was employed by IBM in Poughkeepsie and in 1963 was awarded $5,000 for an idea that saved time in the assembly of computers. After IBM, she raised three boys and attended many football games and wrestling matches. Her family said watching her sons on the football field was her joy, just as she used to watch her brother Mike on the same field.

Margaret had the chance to attend the wedding of her first grandchild, Matthew Giachinta (Bre) over Memorial Day weekend.

She is survived by her children: Anthony Giachinta (Una) of Leesburg; Michael Giachinta (Noelle) of Cold Spring; and Peter Giachinta (Kim) of Cold Spring; and her grandchildren Matthew, Tyler, Samuel, Evan, Anthony, Erin, Gillian and Rachel Giachinta.

Friends may call on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott St., in Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto, 24 Fair St., in Cold Spring, with interment to follow at Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Capital Caring, 24419 Millstream Drive, Aldie, VA 20105.

Joseph Tamagna

Joseph Tamagna (1938-2019)

Joseph F. Tamagna, 81, of Brewster, and formerly of Boca Ratan, Florida, and Cortlandt Manor, died Oct. 28, 2019.

Born in the Bronx on June 9, 1938, he was the son of Vincent and Sarah (Restuccia) Tamagna. He married Caterina Iudica, who survives.

Joseph was a retired director of display for Alexander’s Department Store in New York City. He was a parishioner of St. Columbanus Church in Cortlandt Manor and St. Nicholas of Tolentine in the Bronx. As a decorator, Joseph was known for his flair of making life stunning.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Vincent Tamagna (Joseph Cook) of Cold Spring; Michael Tamagna (Monica Travis-Tamagna) of LaGrangeville; Delia Farrell (Donnie) of Brookfield, Connecticut; and Sarina Tamagna (Duncan Hawes) of Cold Spring. He also is survived by six grandchildren: Nicholas Tamagna, Daria Trombetta, Lauren Sambucci, David Valcich, Travis Tamagna and Rebecca Tamagna; and a great-grandchild, Megan Trombetta.

Visitation will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at White, Venuto and Morrill, 188 North Plank Road, in Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Columbanus Church, 122 Oregon Road, in Cortlandt Manor, with burial to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, New York, NY 10461, and other expressions of sympathy and support can be mailed to Catrina Tamagna and Family, 2102 Mayor Mitchell Court, Brewster, NY 10509.

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