OBITUARY

Pasquale Orzo

December 16, 1917December 14, 2012

Pasquale (Patsy) Orzo, 94 of Croton-on-Hudson, passed away on December 14, 2012 at Skyview Nursing Home in Croton. Patsy was born in Harlem to Domenica and Salvatore Orzo on December 16, 1917. He grew up with six sisters. He was an ambitious teenager, who was never without a job. His free time was spent playing his favorite sport basketball. Patsy attended Textile High School in Chelsea and St. John’s University in Brooklyn. He graduated with a degree in accounting and worked as an auditor for several accounting firms over the years. Later in life, he went back to school and became a Certified Public Accountant. He married Eileen Backoff on April 23, 1944 at St. Benedict’s Church in the Bronx, and enjoyed 63 years of married life. Patsy served in the National Guard and was a member of the Boy’s Club of NY and the Knight’s of Columbus. He was a board member of R.A.I.N., which served the elderly in the Bronx and northern Manhattan. He volunteered his time at Bronx State and Calvary Hospitals. He was a very generous and prayerful man, giving freely of his time to many charities. Patsy was an active member of St. Raymond’s Church in the Bronx, where he ended his career as an administrative assistant to the pastor. Upon moving to Croton, he enjoyed being a member of the Croton Seniors and attending the Croton Caring Committee’s monthly luncheons. Patsy was predeceased by his wife Eileen on February 6, 2008 and his sisters Lucy Rinaldi, Jessie Falso , Connie Krlic, Anna Dercole and Mary Gluberman. He is survived by his son Dennis Orzo and his wife Joyce of New Rochelle; his daughters Cathy Higgins and her husband Tim of Croton-on-Hudson, and Deborah Berni of Stamford, Conn.; his sister Gloria Casilli of Orangeburg, NY; five grandchildren: Michael, Tracey (Ago), Mandy, Daniel, Thomas (Jennifer), James (Dana); and four great grandchildren: Angelo, Lillian, Kathleen and Charlotte. Viewing will be at Holy Name of Mary Church, 110 Grand St. , Croton-on-Hudson, NY on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, 10:30 at Holy Name of Mary Church. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Calvary Hospital, Croton Caring Committee or St. Jude’s Children’s Hosptial.

Services

  • Visition Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2012
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Pasquale Orzo

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Silvio Berni

December 21, 2012

Debbie, Cathy and Dennis.
I have fond memories of your father and thought of him often. I could not have asked for a better father in law. He never judged me and was always friendly to me whenever we met. I have always used him as an example of a model man and human being. He is now where I believe he wants to be--God bless a good man and the world will be a worse place without him.
Silvio

Daniel Kiernan

December 17, 2012

Dennis, Joyce, Cathy, Tim, Deborah and your families, on Saturday, I found out that yet another soul entered heaven. Matt informed me of Uncle Pat's passing on Friday. My heart was already heavy with sadness the news only deepened that sadness. Please know that you all have my condolences on the loss of Uncle Pat, your father. Cherish the many years of memories you have of him with your families and know he is in better place. He is, and will be, in my prayers. Danny

GREGORY FALSO

December 15, 2012

UNCLE PAT WAS A KIND, GENTLE AND THOUGHTFUL MAN WHO WAS VERY CHARITABLE WITH HIS TIME AND MONEY.
REST IN PEACE UNCLE PAT,

YOUR NEPHEW AND NIECE
GREG AND COOKIE