Kenneth Olivieri

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Kenneth Oliveri

Kenneth R. Olivieri died on Sept. 7, 2021, at the age of 76 at Northern Westchester Hospital.

He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Sheila, who was the love of his life; his two daughters, Mandy and Tara; and a very large extended family – all of whom he loved unconditionally and spoke with each day.

Ken was raised in Staten Island, lived in St. Petersburg, Fla. and moved to Westchester, where he resided at Bedford Plaza for the past 30 years. He held roles at Caldor, WARC and for the Village of Mount Kisco as a parking enforcement officer.

His most joyous role was coaching the Mount Kisco Maroons junior league football team for nearly 20 years, where he was given the nickname Cupcake by his young teammates for being such a softie. Ken was kind, encouraging and instilled teamwork and self-discipline in all of those he coached, but above all he cared. In his two decades as a coach, he mentored and positively influenced the lives of more than 700 kids. He developed their self-confidence. He encouraged them. He showed them they could be better than they ever thought they could be. He taught them to believe in themselves both on and off the field.

No matter where Ken went in Mount Kisco – the gas station, the grocery store, the car wash – he always bumped into current and former players and/or their parents, who thanked him for his mentorship. Ken never met a stranger. He brought joy to a lot of people’s lives.

In lieu of a traditional service, celebrate Ken by calling your family and friends regularly and being kind to one other; that is what he would have wanted. Ken’s life will be celebrated at a later date, which will be announced. We hope you will be able to attend.

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