Esther Salvatore

Esther Salvatore

August 13th, 1926 January 19th, 2019

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Obituary for Esther R. Salvatore (DiPippo)

Esther R. Salvatore (nee DiPippo), 92, lifelong resident of Eastchester, passed away peacefully with family members by her side on January 19, 2019. Esther shared 32 years of marriage with her loving husband Daniel Salvatore prior to his passing in 1980. Esther’s life was devoted to her faith, raising her children, loving her many nieces, nephew and cousins, adoring her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing the violin and cherishing her Italian heritage.
The daughter of Antonetta (née Romeo) and Crescenzo DiPippo, Esther was born on August 13, 1926 in Bronxville and lived in Eastchester her entire life. She grew up with her siblings, Christopher and Gloria, and her many close cousins. Esther attended Waverly elementary school and graduated from Eastchester High School in 1944. After completing school, she attended New York University to study music and was later employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
On September 19, 1948, she married Daniel Salvatore of Tuckahoe and raised 3 daughters in Eastchester. A devout Catholic, she attended mass regularly at Assumption of our Lady in Tuckahoe, a place of worship that her father and grandfather helped to build. She was an active parishioner and was a proud member of the Rosary Altar Society, Sodality, Eastchester/Tuckahoe Senior Center and Yonkers Philharmonic as a violinist.
She enjoyed her family immensely and instilled her faith, a love of music, a strong work ethic and the bond of family across many generations.
Esther was predeceased by her husband Daniel, her parents Antonetta and Crescenzo, her brother Christopher and her sister Gloria.
She is survived by her children Christine (John) Capossela, Denise (Robert) Garofalo, Essie (Robert) Giraldi, her grandchildren Crista (Andrew) DeStefano, Cara (Anthony) DiNapoli, Danielle (Joseph) Cirasella, Elena (Dan) Sammartano, Robert Giraldi, Diana Garofalo (Cristian Cleary), her great-grandchildren John, Anthony, Mark, JC, Leo, Maria and Nico.
The family will receive friends at the Westchester Funeral Home, Eastchester on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 4-8pm. Mass Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9:30am Assumption of our Lady in Tuckahoe. Interment to follow at Kensico Cemetery. Online condolences can be given at
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to Assumption of Our Lady Church, 100 Pleasant Ave, Tuckahoe NY 10707 []

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  • Visitation

    January 24th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    January 24th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    January 25th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Assumption Church
    100 Pleasant Ave.
    Tuckahoe, NY
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    January 25th, 2019
  • Interment

    Kensico Cemetery
    273 Lakeview Avenue
    Valhalla, New York
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Beth Wallach

Dear Denise and family,

Evan and I were in Ireland when we heard the sad news about your beautiful mother’s passing. We send our deepest condolences to you, and hope you’ll find comfort in friends, family and cherished memories.
Beth & Evan
Comment | Posted at 07:59pm via Condolence

Sandra Albanese

I will miss seeing her happy face at the outdoor concerts every Summer.
She was a very sweet and caring person
Comment | Posted at 01:54pm via Condolence

Carolyn Hyman

Esther was such a sweet lady! She never missed an opportunity to ask how you were feeling, and to inquire about your children. She showed a genuine interest in all she came in contact with. Such generosity of spirit is rare, and she will be sincerely missed!
Carolyn Hyman
Comment | Posted at 11:09am via Condolence

Alfred Mariani

What a wonderful, kind and gracious woman. She will be deeply missed. Alfred( Fred) Mariani.
Comment | Posted at 11:09pm via Condolence

Lynn Tavolilla Cristallo

Dear Essie & sorry to hear of your mom's death. May she live on in your hearts & minds forever!
Comment | Posted at 05:06pm via Condolence

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