George F. Hosey

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Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 2, 1936

Departed on July 11, 2019 and resided in Hawthorne, NY

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George Francis Hosey of Hawthorne, White Plains, NY and Manchester Center, VT, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019 at King Street Rehab in Rye Brook, NY.  He was born April 2, 1936 to Henry George Hosey and Frances Wilson Hosey at Midwood Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Harrington Hosey in 1990.  He is survived by his wife, Regina Marron Pockl Hosey, whom he met at St. Pius X Scarsdale Widow and Widowers Organization.  They married in 2002.  He is also survived by his sons, James R., George P. (Karen), Lawrence F. (Eileen) and Kenneth F. (Jennifer) and seven grandchildren.  He graduated with a B.S. from St. John's University in Queens, NY and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  He served 25 years in active and reserve service (artillery) retiring with the rank of Major.  He retired as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Manufacturers Hanover Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase).  He was a very proud lender to a young entrepreneur, age 29, our current President Donald J. Trump who was entering his first venture in New York, The Commodore Hotel (currently New York Grand Hyatt) some fifty years ago. He approved over $50 million in loans with zero losses.  He represented the Bank Chairman on a task force chaired by the NYS Superintendent of Banks which promulgated the new mortgage banking licensing regulations.  He previously was Vice President and Chief Mortgage Officer at Manhattan Savings Bank, Real Estate Appraisal and Brokerage Officer for John. J Reynolds, Inc.  He began his career as a tax assessor for the City of New York from 1961 to 1964.  He was past Chairman of The Westchester County Citizens Budget Advisory Committee.  Additionally, he served 12 years on the Westchester County Planning Board, and also dedicated 12 years of service on the Town of Mt. Pleasant School Board and was its past chair.  He was appointed to the Westchester County Domestic Violence Board and served as its chair.  He was also active in the Mount Pleasant Cub Scouts Organization.  He was appointed to serve on the Assessment Review Board for the Town of Mount Pleasant.  He was appointed to the financial board of the Dominican Sisters of Hope at Mariandale, Ossining, and currently served for many years.  He volunteered as a Lector and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in White Plains.  He was an Archdiocesan Certified Bereavement Counselor and Separated and Divorce Counselor at St. John and St. Mary's Church in Chappaqua.  He also served as an instructor in the annulment process at St. Joseph's Seminary for Deacons in Training.  He was a former member of the William A. Dunphy Council of The Knights of Columbus for many years and currently a member of the Mount Carmel/St. John's Church newly organized Council of Knights of Columbus.  He served as Grand Knight in Queens, NY at Council No. 394.  Visiting hours will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue at South Broadway, White Plains.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.  Kindly omit flowers.  George's preference for donations in his memory would be appreciated to Archbishop Stepinac High School, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605; Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605; Hospice of Westchester or the charity of your choice.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Adrienne Blue July 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. GLORIA CARRARA July 12, 2019 at 11:08 am - Reply

    May George rest in the arms of the Lord, and fly with the other Angels. Prayers & condolence go out to his loving family!! RIP

  3. Andrew and Jeanne Raimondi July 12, 2019 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Dear George and Karen, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of you father and may Gods grace shine upon him, Our thoughts and prayers are of you and your family.

  4. roseanne brothers July 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    So sad to hear of the loss of your father! I will always remember him as a true gentleman, may he rest in peace with no more suffering!

  5. Carolyn Zinno July 13, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply

    As I light this candle, I know you are safe in GOD’S house.
    Prayers will still be with you. RIP

  6. Carolyn Zinno July 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm - Reply


    So many wonderful times we have spent together, we were family. George being the life of the party.
    Just bring the eggplant out, and that was one of the highlights.There were a lot of ups and downs
    but George kept going, and would bring it up once again.He was not only well known, and respected
    he was a gentleman, always ready to help when he could.
    He now is out of pain and misery, he is in GOD’S hands.
    My prayers are with You, George’s Sons, & Family

  7. Susan Zinno Bourgeois & family July 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    George , Karen, Jim, Ken , Larry and Regina
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of you father ( George). George was a wonderful man in all he did. He will be missed by all
    Rest in peace George!

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