Eva Centofanti passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021 at the age of 92. Born Eva Del Monaco on September 24, 1928 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, she grew up in Italy, and survived WWII. She married the love of her life, Joseph A Centofanti on Nov 8, 1950. Together they became US Citizens in the 50's and settled in Sleepy Hollow. She self-taught to read and write in English. Later Eva designed her dream home that Joe built for her in Tarrytown where she's been living since 1977. Eva was beautiful, strong, caring and a smart woman who wanted to learn everything. She loved her family dearly, and enjoyed attending concerts, shows and any event her grandchildren participated in. She had a passion for traveling, gardening & sewing. She cooked for everyone who walked in her home, always had her famous anisette cookies on-hand and made everyone feel like part of the family.
Never asking whether or not family and friends were having a second or third helping of her meal, to Eva, it was non-negotiable. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, often asking her grandkids to keep her in on their jokes so she could laugh along with them.
Eva was a member of St Ann's at Immaculate Conception Church in Sleepy Hollow, Bowling Club, volunteered at the Cherry Door in the 80's, and later joined the Senior's program in Tarrytown.
Eva is predeceased by her husband, Joseph (1999), her sisters Evelina & Rita Del Monaco, her parents Felice Del Monaco and Angela Cecca. She is survived by her 3 children Enzo, Danny (Karen), Donna (Rick), her 6 grandchildren, Enzo Jr, Michael, Leslie, Melissa, Danielle, Kimberly & John along with her daughter in law Patty, 6 great grandchildren, her brother Angelo (Bianca) & many nieces and nephews in Italy.
Wake will be held at Coffey Funeral Home on Tues May 11, 4-8pm, Funeral at Immaculate Conception Church, Sleepy Hollow on Wed May 12, 10:00. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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