15 Church Street
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 225-2144
John Sposato

John P. Sposato

Wednesday, January 14th, 1931 - Thursday, April 1st, 2021
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John Sposato, of Harrison, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021 at the age of 90. A lifelong resident, John was born in his family’s home in the Brentwood to his parents Frank and Grace on January 14, 1931.

John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He lost his wife and the love of his life, Mary Ann, on September 6, 2000. Together they raised six children. His eldest child and daughter, Donna Marie, predeceased him and he is survived by his remaining five children, John (Nancy), Angela, Frank, Leonard (Enza) and Peter (Monica) as well as his six grandchildren, John Anthony, Brianne, Peter, Marianna, Isabella and Juliette.

John was a prominent fixture in the Harrison community. In the 60’s he and his brothers owned the iconic Surrey’s Restaurant that made the best egg cream sodas ever! He was a founding member of the “Lucky 13 Club”, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VA. Eventually John went to work for the Harrison Central School District as a custodian in the Harrison Avenue School. While there, he had a positive influence on many of the children and enjoyed much appreciation from the parents for his caring gentle and nurturing nature.

John’s open heart and tremendous empathy went hand in hand with his devotion to his faith and his country. He was raised Catholic, attending church services daily, bright and early at 7 am, he was a Eucharistic Minister for a number of years helping with church services and offering communion. John’s devotion included his tremendous pride at having served his country. As a Korean War Veteran serving as an aircraft groundsman on the USS Wasp, John would often reflect on his time in the US Navy, as some of the proudest moments of his life.

Anyone who knew John would say he was one of the nicest people you ever met. He loved to tell jokes, play golf and spend time with his family. His memory resonates with so many because of his kindness, big heart and generosity.

This is John Sposato. He lived, he loved and he left us with wonderful memories.

In lieu of flowers, John’s wishes were to honor his wife and daughter with a donation to The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (www.ovarian.org).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Harrison Funeral Home
    329 Halstead Ave
    HARRISON, NY 10528
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  • Wake Service 1

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Harrison Funeral Home
  • Service

    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Gregory the Great Church
    215 Halstead Avenue
    HARRISON, NY 10528
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  • Interment

    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 12:30pm
    Ferncliff Cemetery
    280-284 Secor Rd
    HARTSDALE, NY 10530
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Donations are being accepted for: NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION INC.

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Jeannie Wurzburger

Posted at 03:27pm
Angela I am so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I know that you don’t need to be told what a wonderful man he was . He was a man of faith who is in heaven now at peace. I hope you find comfort in your memories.
Love Jeannie

Sharon F Bucchignano

Posted at 04:32pm
Hi All So sorry to learn of your dads passing. He was indeed a very special man. Love. Sharon (Amelio) & John Bucchignano
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Sonia, Trevor, and family

Posted at 05:33pm
Dear Sposato family, Uncle John had an a kind soul and infectious smile that always lifted your spirits. He will be greatly missed. God bless.
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david hall

Posted at 09:48am
A true gentleman and an all around nice guy. Rest in peace my friend.

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