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Hundreds Mourn Undersheriff Peter Convery

Undersheriff Convery's flag-draped casket is placed in the hearse as Sheriff's Department deputies salute. Credits: Deena Bell
A procession of sheriff's deputies on motorcycles pass by K-9 units, who stand (and sit) at attention in honor of Undersheriff Convery. Credits: Deena Bell

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral services for Putnam County Undersheriff Peter Convery Monday, Nov. 21, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac.

Convery passed away following an apparent heart attack Tuesday, Nov. 15. He was 65. 

The church was filled with law enforcement personnel from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Westchester Parkway Police and Westchester Department of Corrections, where he retired as a captain.

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He was also a longtime member and former president of the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club and many Rotarians attended the services. He was also a lifetime member of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.

Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt said he knew Convery for 35 years and served with him as a volunteer in the fire department.

“He was a genuine person and a great family man—a true, consummate professional,” Schmitt said. “He was a humble and kind person and cared deeply about the community. He will be sorely missed.”

Tom Casey, Rotary’s current president, said that Convery was a driving force within the club.

“He was one of our own and one of the best,” Casey said. “He was a true friend and a true leader.”

Burial was at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Brewster. 

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