Seraphine “Sera” Pugliese a 66 year resident of Yonkers passed away on May 9, 2022 at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Carl and loving mother of Paul and Carl, Jr. (Catherine), devoted grandmother of Peter (Michael) and Steven (Kaitlin), dear sister of the late Catherine Pampinella, loving cousin and aunt to many. Sera was born in Manhattan to the late Luca and Bartolomea (nee Alaimo) Tantillo on April 22, 1924.
Sera was kind, outgoing and enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Very active throughout her life; she enjoyed yoga, swimming and tennis. She was a tireless volunteer and nine-year caretaker for her elderly Godmother, Mary Budd, through most of the ’80’s. Blessed with an indomitable spirit and a deep devotion to Jesus, His Blessed Mother and her Faith. She volunteered her time as a Religious Education teacher at St. Eugene’s Parish for many years. She always looked forward to enjoying Helene’s delicious home-cooked meals and prayed tirelessly for her son, Zachary’s, healing. In her later years, Sera thoroughly enjoyed the company of her deeply devoted friend, Caroline Abirou, who she loved like a daughter.
All are welcome to celebrate the Gift and Blessing of Sera’s ninety-eight years between the hours of 4 to 8pm Wednesday at Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Eugene’s Church on Thursday May 12 at 11am. Interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx.