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Cynthia Serino

Cynthia L. Serino

Tuesday, September 1st, 1959 - Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Obituary

Cynthia Lee Bates Serino, 60, of Pleasantville, NY passed away on December 12, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Cindy is survived by her husband Carmelo Serino, children Matthew, Andrew and Valerie, daughter-in-law Stephanie, mother Mary Ann Bates, brothers Wayne and Stuart Bates, and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, co-workers, and students. Cindy was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, teacher, and friend.

Raised in Brewster, she was the daughter of Mary Ann and Stuart Bates. While attending Brewster High School Cindy was also developing her love for cosmetology by studying to be a hair stylist at the local trade school. After graduation she was employed by Neiman Marcus as a hair dresser and participated in several haircutting competitions.

During these competitions she met one of the judges, Carmelo Serino, who turned out to be the love of her life. The pair married in May of 1981 and went on to open multiple hair salons named Xanadu. Cindy continued to share her love of the cosmetology industry as a dedicated teacher at Rockland BOCES.

Cindy’s greatest blessing in life was her three children, Matthew, Andrew, and Valerie. She was a selfless and devoted mother who always made family her top priority. She brought so much joy to her family and everyone she met with her fun-loving personality, love of dance, contagious laugh, and bright smile to go along with it. Her smile was always a source of inspiration, even when things got tough.

Catholicism was also a priority in Cindy’s life. She was a parishioner at Holy Innocents in Pleasantville and a founding member of the parish’s Cenacle group that is dedicated to praying the rosary at the homes of those in need. This embodied her as a person, always looking out for others and doing whatever she could to bring joy and peace into people’s hearts.

Visitation will be held at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home on Sunday, December 15th from 2:00 PM through 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 16th at Holy Innocents Parish at 9:30 AM. Cindy will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Cancer Research Institute.
https://www.cancerresearch.org/join-the-cause/donate/one-time-donation
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    Address
    418 Bedford Road
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
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  • Service

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 9:30am
    When
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 9:30am
    Location
    Holy Innocents R.C. Church
    Address
    431 Bedford Road
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
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  • Interment

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 10:45am
    When
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 10:45am
    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    10 West Stevens Avenue
    Hawthorne (New York, United St, NY 10532
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Amy Levine

Posted at 09:17am
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Amy Levine

Posted at 09:07am
I am so sorry to hear about Cindy’s passing. My
heart goes out to family and friends with deepest sympathy. I met Cindy through the R.I. Serino Family connection. She was a beautiful woman, very kind. and youthful looking. Sharing your sadness and wishing you comfort.
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Julia Singer

Posted at 09:34am
I was so sorry to hear about Cindy's passing. I had the opportunity to work with Cindy for many years at BOCES. I always remember her as being kind and caring. She will be missed. Julia Singer
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Jennifer Restrepo

Posted at 06:10pm
Its rare to encounter genuine selfless people in this world. I can only hope to emulate the impact and kindness that Mrs.Serino radiated every day!
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Judy kaiser

Posted at 11:54am
Sincere sympathy
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