Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

73 North Liberty Drive, Stony Point, NY


Joseph Cenname

August 11, 1955August 31, 2019

Joseph Cenname of New City, New York, 64 years old, passed away peacefully on August 31st, 2019. Born on August 11th, 1955 to Mario and Erika (née Schmid) Cenname, in Jamaica, Queens, he was a resident of Rockland County for 48 years. For the last 27 years he was a resident at Jawonio. Joseph was a graduate of North Rockland High School. He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to classic rock, and working in the workshop at Jawonio. He was an Honorary Lifetime member of the Italian American club of Haverstraw as well as a member of the New York State Head Injury Association. He is predeceased by his father, Mario and his youngest brother, Mario Jr. He is survived by his mother, Erika, three younger brothers Frederick (Ann), Robert, Patrick (Simone) and nieces/nephews (Christina, Michael and Helena Sidoti, Patricio, Marian, Berto, and Athena) who adored him dearly. Joseph is now walking with the angels.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-9pm at Higgin’s Funeral Home in Stony Point, NY. Mass will be held on Friday at 10:30am, at St. Gregory’s Church, Garnerville. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made to Jawonio/Fisher Residency House in New City.


  • Visiting Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 6, 2019

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