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Sylvia Derrico

October 11, 1927 — December 1, 2022

Pelham

Sylvia Derrico of Pelham Manor, New York, passed away on December 1st, 2022. She was 95 years Old. Born in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, to Thomas and Rose Rinaldi. Sylvia was one of three children. She had a brother Alphonse and a sister Juliette. Sylvia graduated from St. Brendan Diocesan High School in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, and then attended the Berkeley School of Business. After Business School she worked at the Do More Office Furniture Company at the Graybar Building in Manhattan. Sylvia met Nicholas through her cousin Sylvia who was married to Nicholas’s Uncle Rocky. They would marry and move to Pelham Manor where they raised their three children, Michael, Thomas and Nicholas.

Sylvia will be remembered as a devout Catholic, a loving wife, mother, cousin, and an aunt to 13 nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Sylvia enjoyed traveling with her family, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. I think one of the things that she enjoyed was watching all of us play together. There were a lot of kids on our block, and we all became friends quickly and still get together a couple of times a year.

 Whether it was playing football in the backyard or hockey and stickball in the street, someone always managed to get a bump or a bruise. Our father would stitch them up so we could play again. Our mother always made sure that our friends’ parents knew where their kids were. Just like our father took care of all of you, my mother took care of us.

Sylvia is predeceased by her husband Dr. Nicholas Derrico, her sister Juliette, and her brother Alphonse.

A celebration of Sylvia’s life will take place at The Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue in Pelham NY on Tuesday December 6th between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady Perpetual Help located at 575 Fowler Avenue in Pelham Manor NY on Wednesday December 7th at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St John’s Cemetery, located at 80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11379 in Queens NY

For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

599 Pelham Manor Rd, Pelham Manor, NY 10803

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Interment

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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