Philip F. Mainiero
Filippo (Fortunato) "Philip" Mainiero was born Sept 13, 1908, to John M. and Gertrude Lucia Mainiero in Castel Franco, Miscano Italy. He had two brothers Frank and Leonard and two sisters Lucy and Josephine. His family came to the United States in 1918 , settling in Rye, where he was raised and educated. In Rye his family lived at 39 High St and were members of the Church of the Resurrection.
Philip enlisted in the Army on April 15, 1942, in New York City, New York, during World War II. He was 33 years old. He served as a maintenance mechanic in an Armored Division in Europe.
He married Virginia Maier Nov. 2, 1941 at St Peter's Episcopal Church in Portchester, she died Dec. 12, I960.
In 1945, Philip moved to Port Chester. Mr. Mainiero attended several diesel engineering schools in Newn York City and Long Island. He also attended General Motors Institute in Flint Mich.
He worked as a mechanic for the former County Bus Corp. for eight years. He then worked for the next several years for Jules Auto in Portchester. For tha next several years before hiss retirement in 1974. he worked for Barbero's Garage in Port Chester.
He marrried Doris 0'ConneIl May 17, 1983, at St Peter's Church, He was an avid gardener, who took great pride In his garden, said Mrs. Mainiero. "The neighborhood really enjoys his work," she said.
Philip Mainiero, a longtime Port Chester resident and former Rye resident, died Saturday April 1, 1987 at his home. He was 78.
At the time of his death , in addition to his wife he was survived by two sister Lucy Abetino and Josephine Iorillo both of Rye; and two brothers Leonard of Ormond Beach FL. and Frank of Rye.