- Carmela Vaccaro, matriarch of one of the oldest and biggest families in the town, celebrating her 80th birthday, is shown with her family, which includes six children, 43 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Carmela Vaccaro is shown in the second row, center, holding Matthew Kelly, her great grandson. (As published in the Eastchester Record on Jan. 26, 1984.)
In addition to the collections of original records and historians’ published materials, local residents were invited to offer their own recollections of lives well lived in Eastchester, Tuckahoe or Bronxville. These memories took the shape of oral histories, photographs, essays and poems of 1000 words or less.
Interviews of each of the following residents was conducted to record an Oral History. Enjoy the text of each here:
Histories and memories submitted by residents:
A tribute to Carmela Vaccaro written by her great grandson Daniel Vaccaro.
The Albanese Family in Eastchester, submitted by Ray Albanese
A tribute to former Supervisor James P. Doody, submitted by his daughters.
Newspaper articles and story of Lawrence Labriola, submitted by his family.
A tribute to former Supervisor Francis X. O’Rourke, submitted by Francis X. O’Rourke, Jr.
The History of the Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration (1991-Present), submitted by Manfred Moses and Carmine Masucci
Cornell’s Hardware Store has been serving our community for over 100 years.
The History of Westchester Funeral Home, submitted by Alan Benedict
Houlihan Lawrence has a 125 year history in our community.