In Memoriam: Antoinette “Toni” Emerson

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the recent passing of former Association President and Realtor of the Year Antoinette “Toni” Emerson.

Emerson, who served as the 1995 President of the Westchester County Board of Realtors and earned the Board’s Realtor of the Year award the following year, died on Dec. 26 at the Waterview Hills Rehab and Nursing Center in Purdys, NY at the age of 89. She was the daughter of Santina and Michael Aucello.

Emerson was employed at IBM for many years in public relations. Upon retiring from IBM, she joined Vincent and Whittemore and later Houhilan Lawrence as a real estate agent.

She had a great concern for the residents of Pleasantville and volunteered her time in various organizations including the Lions Club, Pleasantville Farmers Market and the Chamber of Commerce. She was also president of the Pleasantville Country Club. Emerson was always willing to do whatever was needed.

She is survived by her two sisters Beatrice Centonze of Stamford, CT and Connie Jakola (Al) of Katonah, NY, her niece Allison Centonze and nephew Michael Centonze (Dolly) whom she adored and cousins Grace Bear and Maria Aucello along with other family members and close friends Lydia and Michael Petrizzelli.

Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral services will be private and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Jude Research Hospital,

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