2018 Grand Marshall

DR. JOSEPH COMIZIO

Born and raised in a family of five in Yonkers, New York, Dr. Joseph Comizio lives in Eastchester with his wife, Carolyn, and their five children, where he has been an Eastchester resident since starting his Orthodontic practice in 1986. After attending Fordham College and receiving his B.S. degree, Dr. Comizio attended Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his D.D.S. and Orthodontic specialty training degrees, and where has been an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics for over 25 years. 

Dr. Comizio is currently completing his MBA in healthcare and marketing, and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, Past-President of the Eastchester Dental Society, and serves on the Professional Education, Children’s Dental Health and Ethics Committees of the Ninth District Dental Society.  Dr. Comizio was selected as an area club founder and leader for the national practice management firm, Dental Business Study Clubs, and he is a certified researcher for Align Technology’s Invisalign computer programmed clear aligner tooth straightening system. 

Dr. Comizio has been a lecturer for dental, orthodontic and business groups, and has authored articles including numerous topics about orthodontics and innovative ideas for business and practice management, and is a member of Proctor and gamble’s Oral-B Crest Division’s national speaker’s bureau. 

Dr. Comizio is an Honorary Board Member of The Community Fund of Bronxville-Eastchester-Tuckahoe and past co-chairman of their golf outing fundraiser, past Board Member and Vice President of the Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce, Board Member and three time Past-President of the Eastchester Rotary Club including co-leader of their high school based Interact youth group and co-chairman of their annual golf outing fundraiser, a Westchester Neuroscience Foundation Board Member, Eastchester Youth Council Advisory Board member and has served on the 1887 Forum Advisory Committee of Community Mutual Savings Bank.  He has served on numerous civic and professional boards and committees throughout the years, and has worked with numerous charitable and fundraising groups and causes.

Dr. Comizio enjoys the spring and summer during which he has spent much of his free time, for almost 20 years, managing and coaching boys and girls Eastchester Little League baseball and softball programs, including leading teams to NYS District 20 Championships in 2015 and 2018.

 

2018 David R. DiRubba Community Service Award

SHEILA MARCOTTE

Sheila was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts and moved to New York in 1983 to attend the College of New Rochelle. Upon graduation in 1987, she remained in New York and began a career in finance for the brokerage firm of EF Hutton. IN 1991, she married Tom Marcotte and eventually left Wall Street as a VP. for Lehman Brothers on the retail high-yield trading desk in 1994 to raise her own family.

 

In 1998, Tom and Sheila moved to Tuckahoe where an application to volunteer in the Village of Tuckahoe led to an appointment on the Library board in 1999. After serving as secretary to the Library board she was appointed as a Commissioner on the Village Planning Board. In October of 2001, the Tuckahoe Village Board appointed her as Trustee after the tragic attacks of 911, and she was elected the following March. In 2004 Sheila was appointed to the Eastchester Town Board and was twice elected to that seat. In the spring of 2010 Sheila won a special election for the County Legislator seat in District 10.

 

Sheila continues to serves on many boards and committees as well as volunteers locally in many organizations. Some of her past, and current Town and Village involvement include:

 

  • Eastchester Friends of the Library Member

  • Eastchester Historical Society Current VP President/past Trustee/Member/Docent

  • Tuckahoe and Eastchester Beautification Committee

  • Eastchester Zoning Code Revision Committee Member

  • Eastchester/Tuckahoe Annual Health Fair Coordinator

  • Eastchester Columbus Day Parade and Carnival Committee

  • Memorial Day & Veterans Day Committees

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

  • Eastchester/Tuckahoe Lions Club Woman of the Year - 2009

  • Co-founder – Eastchester Historical Society Summer History Camp

  • Founder and coordinator Tuckahoe “Snow Angels”

  • Coordinates the Annual Tuckahoe Eastchester Senior Citizen raffle

  • Coordinates and founded Eastchester Annual Town Yard Sale

  • Home Delivered Meals for Senior Citizens

  • Project H.O.P.E

  • ECAP - Books and Beyond Board Member

  • ECAP Advisory Board Member

  • Tuckahoe Eastchester Bronxville Senior Advisory Board Member

  • 2018 Eastchester St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal

  • Community Fund Board Member

  • USS NY LPD 21 Commissioning Committee Member

 
Sheila and Tom reside on Winter Hill Road in Tuckahoe along with their four children, Thomas, Meghan, Matthew and Kevin.

2018 Monsignor Anthony Maltese Humanitarian

JAMES PECCHIONI

 

James has lived in the Town of Eastchester for his entire life.  He remembers attending Cooper School in the Scarsdale section of town up and until it closed in 1970; he then remembers finishing off his early education at Anne Hutchinson School until such time as he entered Eastchester Middle School and subsequently graduating from Eastchester High School.  After graduating, Jimmy matriculated to Iona College where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1999 and Masters of Criminal Justice in 2007.

From 1981 - 1985, James or "Jimmy" as many know him as around town, served our nation in the armed forces as a member of the United States Air Force (USAF).  Some years after his time in the USAF concluded, Jimmy began working for the Mount Vernon Police Department.  In 1994, he transferred into the Eastchester Police Department where Jimmy worked until his retirement in 2008 at which time he left the department at the rank of Sergeant.

Throughout his years as a resident and supporter of all things 'Eastchester,' James has lived his most notable days with his wife, Korynn, who also happens to now be a Sergeant in the Eastchester Police Department, and his two sons, Alex, and Andrew. The youngest, Andrew, currently attends Greenvale School.

When hist time is not filled with volunteering for boards and committees here in town, like our own Eastchester Historical Society, James serves as Commander of The American Legion LeRoy Gregory Post 979.

 

Nonna Columbus

CATHERINE ARCIDIACONO

My great  grandma, Catherine Arcidiacono or Jojo as we call her, was born in Bronx, New York.  She moved to Eastchester in 1975, which means she’s been a resident for over 40 years.  She has three kids named Patricia, Theresa, and Joseph. She has nine grandkids and six great grandkids, with a seventh on the way.

Jojo is loving, funny and very generous. Every Christmas she has everyone in the family come over and holds a big Christmas Eve party.  She cooks a traditional Christmas Eve dinner, complete with seven fish and everyone’s favorite potato croquettes.  Her family absolutely loves her cooking and her friends joke that she is the best cook in the group.

In her spare time Jojo enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing games on Facebook and watching Blue Bloods.  One of her most favorite things might be doing the dishes before everyone has finished eating.   Every Wednesday she plays cards with her sister and her friends.  She goes to church every weekend. 

In our family, Jojo is the role model.  She stresses the importance of family and make sure that we always get together.  We all know how lucky we are to have Jojo as our nonna.  Each person in her family has a special bond with Jojo and an infinite amount of memories.