Obituary: Aileen McNeill-Prestifilippo


Former Sag Harbor resident Aileen McNeill-Prestifilippo of Bayside, Queens, died on April 1 at New York Hospital in Queens. She was 46.

Born November 25, 1962, in Queens to Aurelia McNeill-Kelley and Daniel R. McNeill—who predeceased her—she graduated in the class of 1979 from Pierson High School in Sag Harbor. An artist, she worked as a hairdresser.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Frank Prestifilippo of Queens; four daughters, Francesca, 19, Aileen, 14, Nancy, 10, and Lilianna, 7; a son, Anthony, 16; and three sisters, Alice McNeill of East Hampton, Aurelia McNeill-Menaik of Sag Harbor and Colleen McNeill-Ford of North Haven.

A daughter, Gabrielle, predeceased her.

The family received visitors at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on April 4. Funeral services were held on April 5 at St. Andrew’s Church in Sag Harbor, followed by interment in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Cor Maria Retreat House, P.O. Box 1993, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 or Little Flower Children’s Services, c/o Office of External Relations, 2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River, NY 11792 would be appreciated by the family.

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