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Carmella Bertoline, 99, Of Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Carmella R. Bertoline, a lifelong Peekskill resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 17. She was 99.

Bertoline was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Peekskill to Pasquale and Rose DiMatteo Pisanello. She worked as a bookkeeper for D. Bertoline and Sons, the family business in Peekskill. She attended Assumption School and was a communicant of Assumption Church.

An avid gardener, Bertoline was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Home School Association. She enjoyed coloring and playing games with her great-grandchildren, who called her "G.G."

She is survived by two children, Jo-Ann (Vincent) DiPierro of Peekskill and Dominick (Marie) Bertoline of Buchanan; a sister-in-law, Vi Mastrianna; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Bertoline was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas J. Bertoline; four sisters, Antoinette Ronci, Maggie Gasbarra, Philomena Isabella and Josephine Shaw; and three brothers, James, Sam and Dominick Pisanello.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Assumption. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Seabury at Field Home, 2276 Catherine St., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.

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