(As the hardlapsing staff has previously noted, we were an indentured server at St. Thomas More in the 1960s.)
Via Capital New York:
According to a statement from Andrew Cuomo’s office, a private funeral mass for Mario Cuomo will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on the Upper East Side. Visitors may call at the Frank Campbell Funeral Home at 1076 Madison Ave. in Manhattan from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.
First of all, the Frank Campbell Funeral Home has long been God’s halfway house for luminaries of all stripes.
From the New York Post:
Inside New York City’s funeral home to the stars
For the famous and infamous of New York City, 1076 Madison Ave., at 81st Street, is a mandatory stop.
For all of them, sadly, it’s the next to last stop.
The list of clients reads like a Who’s Who: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Robert F. Kennedy, Ed Koch, Judy Garland, Leona Helmsley, Ed Sullivan, James Cagney, Greta Garbo, George Gershwin, William Randolph Hearst, Malcolm Forbes, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, L’Wren Scott, Heath Ledger, gangster Frank Costello and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
And now Mario Cuomo.
Toss in St. Ignatius and you have the deluxe Upper East Side sendoff.
S0 – ave atque vale, Mario.
Rest in peace with Leona Helmsley.