Anne "Dolly" Mezzancello

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Born in White Plains, NY on December 24, 1932

Departed on December 29, 2019 and resided in West Harrison, NY

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Anne C. (Dolly) Mezzancello, had just turned 87 years old, when she passed away at her home in West Harrison on December 29, 2019. Her loving family was by her side. She bravely battled Liver Cancer. Born December 24, 1932 in White Plains, the daughter of Lucia and Nicholas Palladino of Ferris Avenue. Anne married the “Love of her Life” Salvatore Mezzancello of Silver Lake on November 15, 1953. Her Love predeceased her on August 1st, 2001. Together they raised three sons in the house they built and called home at 26 Lincoln Ave.

Anne was an AT&T long distance, overseas telephone operator for most of her career. She would often speak about the important people with whom she had short conversations, while connecting the call-- Henry Kissinger; John Lennon; Ed Sullivan to name a few. In addition, she held several part-time positions including Customer Service representative at Abraham & Strauss, White Plains Bowling Alley, and Holiday Inn in Elmsford.

Anne was a parishioner of the Saint Anthony of Padua Church parish and was a member of the Ave Maria Guild. In addition, she served as a volunteer for the Annual Festa in West Harrison. She and others would roll approx. 2000 meatballs, 100 lbs. of sausage and peppers.

She loved her Thursday morning adventures meeting up with friends at the West Harrison Senior Center, along with the many trips here and abroad; her Saturday morning hairdresser appt at Karen’s; her frequent trips with her friends for lunch at Graziella’s of White Plains (she was the transportation); and her 2-weeks’ timeshare at Villa Roma.
Anne was an avid TV and movie buff and loved big band music. Anne was blessed with a generous, big heart, and had a lovely singing voice and knack for sketching flowers. She was a member of the Star Trek family, which television series she continued to watch until her last breath.

Anne is survived by her 3 sons and their families. Salvatore and Diana (D’Agostino) of Harrison; Guy and Joan (Salvo) of Armonk; and Mark and Pattie (Wuest) of West Palm Beach. Anne had 9 beloved grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren: Jeffrey and his wife Jen, of Yorktown and their children Michael and Ashley; Matthew and his wife Marissa of Valhalla and their son Max; Jonathan and Becca of Port Chester and their son Luca; Daniel and Keeley of Greenville, S.C., and their children Clary Jo and Clay; Michael of Armonk; Jason of Stamford; Brittany, Courtney, and Dominique of West Palm Beach, as well as many nieces and nephews in Connecticut, Florida, Virginia and West Harrison. She had good friends in many cities and states with whom she called her “Lady Friends.”

Anne was pre-deceased by her sister Jeanne, who passed on November 6, 2007, and who was her closest friend. Even though they were miles apart, they spoke on the phone every day. Anne stayed in close contact with her sister’s two children Dawn and JR, both of Virginia.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, January 3rd, from 4-8 p.m. at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue at South Broadway, White Plains, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Anthony of Padua Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Westchester for their professional and kind support, and Lisa’s Care LLC. With a very special thank you from all our hearts to Nana for the capable, loving care for our Mother. In lieu of flowers, please make Donations to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Julie Cianci December 31, 2019 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Dearest Grandma Mezz,
    Thank you for loving my family as your own. We love you and are grateful to have known you all these years and that you are no longer in pain. Rest In Peace Grandma Mezz in the arms of Poppy Mezz and our Lord. God Bless you.
    Love, The Cianci Family.

  2. Carmella Del vecchio January 1, 2020 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace dolly from your oldest friend. Mac

  3. Mary DiLeo January 2, 2020 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Rest in Peace my friend!!! I so enjoyed our telephone calls throughout the years, catching up, crying laughing. Thanking you for being such a good friend.

  4. Dorothea Ferri January 2, 2020 at 9:14 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Dolly’s passing. I know she is with all of her loved ones in Heaven. May God’s peace and blessings be with her family and friends as they mourn her loss.

    With love,


  5. Cynthia Ferri Leckart January 2, 2020 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Rest In Peace Aunt Dolly. I have many happy memories with you. You’re love and goodness will live on.

  6. Donna Ferri January 2, 2020 at 10:27 am - Reply

    To my cousins Sal, Guy, Mark and their families…

    I am so sorry for your loss. My cousin Dolly was such a wonderful person with a very big heart for everyone. I will miss our phone conversations and the love and support she gave to me during my dad’s passing and her calls to check up on how my mom was doing. She will be a great loss to all but her love will live on in all of us.

    With love….

    Donna and Aunt Jean

  7. Gary Barlotta January 4, 2020 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Love you my cousin…remember all the days in Silver Lake…glad we seen each other again just a few years ago and talking with you on the phone…Sal,Guy, Mark..Diane, Joannle, Patti….all you children and grand children…..Your Mom and Grand Ma was a wonderful fun loving Person……She will be dearly missed…..Love you Dolly

  8. Danny Mezzancello January 6, 2020 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I will miss you, gram (or “gram gram” as our little ones called her). You laughed lots, lots of times at yourself … and that laugh was something special! You asked questions loudly during movies and embarrassed the heck out of me (I laugh at that often). You poured Coke in your red wine, even when they were $50+ bottles … madness but hilarious … “go get Grandma some coke to pour in there.” You had a special way of pronouncing my wife’s name Keeley (“Kee-Lee”) whom you adored (she will miss you a lot, too!, and has shed many tears over you departure). You always asked how her family was, which is sweet. She also loved you! I’m glad you got to know Clary and even Clay, just 1 year old, a little. You weren’t ready to go … but God was ready for you to come … rest easy in His and Poppy’s arms now. Xoxo.

  9. Jim Ferri January 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about Dolly. I called her for her birthday but she was not able to talk. My thoughts go out to her sons and family.

    Cousin Jim Ferri in Sarasota Florida.

  10. Jacques Maloubier January 15, 2020 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    So sorry

  11. Jackie Longo January 22, 2020 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    To all of the Mezzancello family, I was so sorry to hear about Dolly. She was a beautiful person who was loved very much by me & my boys. She always looked out for all of us. She will be greatly missed. I know she is at peace & with her loving Sal. With much love, Jackie,Richie,Kayce,Robbie, & Caitlin

  12. Danny Mezz December 25, 2020 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Merry Christmas, Grandma Dolly. And happy belated birthday. Clary mentions you often. Hi to Poppi. Xo

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