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Patricia A. Egan of Rye, formerly of Crestwood, and more recently a resident of the Willow Towers in New Rochelle, passed away on February 14, 2017 at the age of 91.

Hers was a life well lived and her legacy will be that of a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family was her greatest joy and she was happiest when she was with them.

At her funeral, one of her grandchildren remarked, “My grandmother was the happiest person I’ve ever met.” Everyone in Pat Egan’s large family agreed with that description.

Born July 23, 1925 to Daniel and Sally “Nannyo” (Regan) Cowan in New York City, she grew up in Bryn Mawr Park, Yonkers. She graduated from Cathedral High School and The College of Mount Saint Vincent.

In 1950 she married John Egan, who remained the love of her life for 61 wonderful years.

Pat worked at Young & Rubicam and at Sarah Lawrence College as assistant to the Director of the Early Childhood Center.

She was a faithful parishioner of Resurrection Church in Rye and prior to that, Annunciation Church in Crestwood. She was a longtime member of Coveleigh Club, where she and her husband thoroughly enjoyed the time they spent with their many friends.

An active volunteer, Mrs. Egan served as a board member of the Westchester Catholic Education Council, the Annunciation Guild, the Ladies of Charity, and the Alumni Board of the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

For the past six years, she lived at Willow Towers, where she embraced her new friends and caring staff.

Mrs. Egan is survived by her three children: Betty Ann and her husband Robert Lecky, Jack and his wife Lorrie, and Jim and his wife Marianne; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held at Church of the Resurrection on February 20.

Donations in her memory can be made to Cristo Rey New York High School – Corporate Work Study Program – a co-ed high school for underprivileged students (www.cristoreyny.org).

June Lombino, a longtime Rye resident and retailer, died peacefully at her home at Rye Colony, surrounded by her family, on March 18, 2017, after a long battle with lung cancer. 

Born on June 28, 1935, in New York City, she was the daughter of Thomas and Francis (O’Leary) McLaughlin. Mrs. Lombino was a graduate of New Rochelle High School, class of 1953, and LaSalle Junior College in Newton, Mass., in 1956.  

In June of 1957, she married Robert J. Lombino. While raising her children, she was co-owner of a women’s boutique, June Elizabeth’s in Rye and in Larchmont, for twenty-four years.

Known to many in town as a warm neighbor and active community volunteer, she was a member of Rye Rotary, Rye Merchants Association, and the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce. For the past ten years Mrs. Lombino worked as a real estate agent for Stetson Real Estate.

She was a member of Coveleigh Club for over forty years. In her free time, Mrs. Lombino loved to play bridge with her friends, spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was an avid reader. Devoted to her family, she never missed a birthday or anniversary, and loved to tell stories with pride and colorful details.

She is survived by five children and their families: Katharine (Kathi) and James Mulvey and their children Ashley Smith, Courtney DePinto, Katharine Boehn, and Stephen Mulvey; Tracey and Dante Brittis and their children, Dante and Christina; R. Scott and Jolie Lombino and their children, Robert, Brianna, Christian, and Madalena; Sherry-Lee and Wayne Stewart and their children, Julianna Marella, Louisa Marella, and Keira Stewart; and Mary-Kay Lombino and Eric Steinman and their son Ezra; as well as three great-grandchildren, a niece, Katharine (Kim) Martin, and four grand-nieces. She was predeceased by her sister, Katharine (Kay) Morley in 1957.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, March 23 from 5-8 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Church of the Resurrection on March 24 at 11 a.m. Her remains will be buried alongside her parents, sister, and grandparents in Holywood Cemetery in Brookline, Mass. 

Donations in June Lombino’s memory may be made to Church of the Resurrection.

Elizabeth Ward Haynes died on February 24, 2017, at the age of 19. Lizzie, as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of Ann Renzi Haynes and the late W. Ward Haynes of Rye. Her father Ward died on September 11, 2001.  

In addition to her mother, Ann, Lizzie is survived by her siblings: Terence (TJ), her twin, William (Billy), Michael, and Katie; her paternal grandmother, Barbara B. Haynes of Rye; and her maternal grandparents, Eugene and Joyce Renzi of Sarasota, Florida and Sackets Harbor, N.Y. She also leaves many adoring aunts, Katie Haynes Pepe (Bill), Laurie Renzi Gadsden (Philip), Jennifer Renzi Kelly (Philip), uncles, TJ Haynes, Eugene Renzi (Kristin), and David Renzi (Jessica), and cousins. 

She battled daily seizures from the time she was six months old. These devastating seizures took their toll, causing her to be both physically and mentally handicapped.

“Although unable to speak and confined to a wheelchair, Lizzie inspired us daily and showed us what is truly important in life,” said her family. “She reminded us to appreciate how precious life is and gave us the opportunity to make us all better people. Her smiles and laughter lit up a room and gave us pure joy and gratitude.”  

Giving to the very end, Lizzie Haynes was able to help so many others and their families with the gift of organ transplants. 

The Haynes family would like to say a special thank-you to all of Elizabeth’s loving and generous support team. “Her teachers, aides, doctors, nurses, school administrators, caretakers, and friends gave her such amazing care, compassion and support, and for this we are forever grateful. We are comforted knowing that Lizzie is at peace and with her dad and others who were waiting for her with open arms.” 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 6 at Church of the Resurrection. Donations can be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Center For Discovery, C/O Angela Tokas, P.O. Box 840, Harris, New York 12742, or to The W. Ward Haynes Scholarship Fund, 278 Rye Beach Avenue, Rye, New York 10580.

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<<Michael Miskulin>>

Michael Miskulin of Rye, died on February 15, 2017, at the home where he had lived for the past 54 years. He was 85.

He was born September 15, 1931 on Staten Island, N.Y. In 1951, during the Korean War, he joined the Air Force and was attached to one of the new intelligence agencies. Upon his return to the U.S., he received a BA from Wagner College in 1956 and later, while working for Sperry Rand’s Univac division, an MBA from New York University in 1959. From 1962-64 he served on the faculty of NYU.

In 1959, he married Alyce Cazes. Their son, Michael, was born four years later, just before the family moved to Rye.

In 1961, after two years at Uni-Serve, he and two partners formed Computer Methods Corporation, where he was president until 1968. Mr. Miskulin went on to become an independent systems consultant to the airline, banking, and brokerage industries for clients including TWA, Chase Manhattan, and American Express. He played a significant role in establishing systems and procedures for credit card processing and was well respected by his clients, many becoming lifelong friends. Mr. Miskulin also served as a director of Storm Drilling Co. and Lincoln American Corp.

From 1966 to 1967, he was the international president of the Association of Systems Management. The Systems and Procedures Association recognized his distinguished service in 1967. He received the honor of a Colonel’s Commission from the governor of Kentucky.

He is survived by his son Michael of Port Chester. He was predeceased by his wife, Alyce, and his sisters, Anna and Marie.

A wake was held February 21 at Graham Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Wagner College.

Goia Petruzzo, a longtime Rye resident, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85.

Born to Mary and Thomas D’Ambrosio, she was raised in the Bronx and Pelham. She worked in New York City before marrying Joseph Petruzzo. After raising their five daughters, Goia enjoyed a fulfilling career at Lillian Vernon Corporation. She worked her way up to a sales position, for which she traveled throughout the United States, including a trip to the White House to pitch the then popular “Twinkle” ornament line.

An active member of the Rye Seniors, she enjoyed traveling, attending classes, and socializing. Goia was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great friend to many. She will be remembered for her famous “Peegee-Podgee” meals, belly laughs, sense of humor, and impeccable sense of style. 

Mrs. Petruzzo was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1993. She leaves behind her daughters: Joanne O’Malley (Kevin), Lisa Vita (Pete), Cara Barnhardt (Steve), Julie Petruzzo, Gina Numme (Chris); eleven grandchildren: Luke, Nick, Ian, and Shane O’Malley, Leslie and Kelly Barnhardt, Nina and Trevor Blanc, Christopher, Vanessa, and Jordan Numme; her sister Rita Petraglia of Tennessee; her sister-in-law, Emma DeEsso of Larchmont; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of her life is planned for the spring.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org).

Ann Prosswimmer Pratt, 83, of Essex, Connecticut, passed away on March 8, 2017 after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her loving husband Robert; her sister, Nancy Conroy; her brother, R. Alan Prosswimmer;

her daughters, Cynthia and Carrie; her grandchildren, Kwena and Tumi; and several nieces and nephews.

Born to Rudolph and Emma Prosswimmer, she was raised in Rockville Center, N.Y. and attended high school at the Ashley Hall School in Charleston, S.C. In 1955, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in art history and was a member of the water ballet team. She later studied occupational therapy at Northeastern University.

Ann and Bob Pratt started their married life in Providence, R.I. and lived for extended periods in Ann Arbor, Mich., Greenwich, Conn., Louisville, Ky., Simsbury, Conn., and Rye, before they settled in Essex. In each location, Mrs. Pratt was an active supporter of the arts, including The Louisville School of Art and The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Always generous with her time, she volunteered formally at a number of organizations, including the McLean Home in Simsbury, and, for several years, the 30th Twig” of United Hospital in Port Chester.

A giving and generous spirit, her greatest happiness was supporting and serving others. Her passion for life was expressed in a playful sense of humor, a deep appreciation of art and literature, a love of travel, and a good glass of wine. Her husband and family were the center of her life.

She raised two adventurous daughters whose lives led them overseas, doted on her grandchildren, and was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt. For her extended family, she hosted holiday dinners, graduation parties, wedding showers, as well as benefits and dinner parties, all with a seemingly effortless grace and ease.

“Ann’s joy for life was contagious,” said her family, “and she planted seeds of love wherever she went.”

Interment will be held Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by a memorial service to celebrate her life.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. To share a memory of Ann Pratt or send a condolence to her family, visit www.rwwfh.com.