On April 11, 2001, a Memorial Mass was held at St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction given in her memory by her nieces and nephews.
Born in Brewster on August 18, 1917 to Samuel and Sadie (Hadden) Gallagher, Mrs. Sassone resided in Cold Spring most of her life, with the exception of the last 3 years at Rosary Hill in Hawthorne, where she died on April 4, 2001 after a long illness.
She was married to Harold Sassone in 1940. He predeceased her in 1992. Mrs. Sassone is survived by two daughters, Joey Lynn Shepard of Hyde Park and Elaine Ahmed of Cold Spring. She has three grandsons, Dr. David Swain of California, Brian Swain of Ohio and Justin Sassone of Cold Spring. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mildred Hanlon of College Point, NY. Her sister, Helen Jones, died in 1991.