Vita M. Halvorsen, 93, of New Paltz, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at New Paltz Center for Rehab & Nursing of New Paltz, New York.
Born January 15, 1926 in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (Vinciguerra) Aquino.
On January 16, 1949, Vita married Erling Halvorsen at St. Rita’s Church in Queens, New York. They enjoyed more than 60 years together before he passed away on September 6, 2009.
Vita worked for many years as a Credit Investigator for Manufacturers Hanover, in Hicksville, New York until her retirement in 1986.
Vita loved her family, and had many fond memories of her children growing up, and spending time at her parent’s bungalow in Rocky Point, along with all of her aunts and cousins. Vita belonged to many social clubs while raising her family on Long Island. She was also involved in all of her children’s activities while they were young. In later years, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities. Vita also loved music, dancing and painting as well. She had a zest for life and was known for always having a smile on her face. When Vita moved to New Paltz, she joined the New Paltz-Gardiner Seniors Club, meeting new friends and taking part in their monthly events.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Paul Halvorsen.
Survivors include her children, Mark Halvorsen and his wife Kelly of Odessa, Florida, David and his wife, Patricia of New Hyde Park, NY, and Donna Mannix and her husband, Edward of New Paltz; her grandchildren, Michelle, Lisa, Kevin, Justin, and Denise; and her great grandchildren, Jake, Mia, and Alana.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. at Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home, 162 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 10:15 a.m., a Funeral Mass will be held at Notre Dame Church, 44 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, New York, 11040.
The Rite of Committal follows at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury, New York.
Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist Vita’s family with the arrangements.