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.