Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY


Esther Antonaccio

April 20, 1930June 27, 2020

Esther (Pasqualina)T. Antonaccio of New City, formerly of Mount Vernon, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 27, 2020. She was 90 years old.

She was born in Mount Vernon, NY to the late Antonio and Annunziata Spillo (née Benvenuto). She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Antonaccio. Esther spent many years as a stay at home mom and seamstress, until she returned to the workforce as a “Lunch Lady” in both the Clarkstown and Nanuet school systems. Loving mom of Debbie Peterson, and proud grandma of Christopher of Nanuet, she is survived by her sister Margaret DiLieto, sister in law Genevieve Spillo and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Frank and Angelo Spillo and sisters Mary Pacino, Carmela Genesi and Connie Luongo.

Family will receive guests on Wednesday, July 8th from 9-10:45am at Michael J Higgins Funeral Service in New City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine Parish in New City at 11am on Wed. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020


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Vincent Ionta

June 29, 2020

Esther your presence made life livelier and fun filled! Grandma Lizzie loved, You, Jake and Debbie. You all were very dear to my parents Flo and Nick. They always enjoyed the times you'd get together. You will be missed but your spirit (Beautiful, Energetic, Firm, Vibrant, Caring, Fun, Loving and genuine) remains clear with your family and friends. Our prayers are with your family. May you Dwell in the House of the Lord.

Vincent Ionta & Family

Renee Spillo

June 28, 2020

So sorry to hear about Aunt Esther. We will always remember her kindness and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Christopher during this difficult time.
Love, Renee,Bill,Joseph, and Jenna 💕🙏