NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Salvatore Generoso, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died Saturday, June 20.
He was born Jan. 17, 1925, to the late Vincenzo and Marie (Pedicano) Generoso. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He owned and operated the men's retail store The Mannerly Shop from 1956-1985. He served as chairman of the Civil Service Commission and a member of the planning board and board of assessment. He was appointed as the city clerk of New Rochelle in 1987, and was an active member of numerous civic and fraternal organizations including the Calabria Society, Knights of Columbus, B.P.O.E. Elks, 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Finance Committee of St. Joseph's Church, president of the Holy Name Society, secretary of the Columbian Civic League, president of the Huguenot Lions Club, chief ranger of Court Sons of Italy Foresters, president of the Boys Club Alumni Association, chairman of the New Rochelle Republican Committee, chairman of the Bellantoni Memorial Committee responsible for the hospital All Faith Chapel.
He has been the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award by the Boys Club, Appreciation Award by St. Joseph's Holy Name Society, Merit Award by the Lions Club, Hearing Conservation, Work for the Deaf Award and many more.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Jean Picone, whom he married at St. Joseph's Church; two sisters; a brother; and a sister-in-law.
He is survived by his son, James; daughter-in-law, Linda; one granddaughter; two brothers; and nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
Visiting hours will take place Tuesday, June 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. A mass of Christian burial will take place Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle.
Donations may be made in his honor to St. Joseph's Church, 280 Washington Ave., New Rochelle.
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