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Marion Oldi, 87, Former Elections Commissioner

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Marion Oldi of White Plains died May 11 at Sound Shore Medical Center with her children at her side. She was 87.

Oldi was the former commissioner of the Westchester County Board of Elections for 17 years.

Born Dec. 11, 1924 in Yonkers, she the daughter of R. Thomas and Virginia Baldassare. Oldi graduated from Commerce High School in Yonkers and began working as a bookkeeper with her brother, Tom, at Thomas Motors in Yonkers for many years.

Oldi had a long career in Westchester County and New York state politics. In 1974, she became the first female Democratic Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Board of Elections and later became commissioner.

She also was a former women's division chairperson of the New York State Democratic Committee, a state committee person for the 87th Assembly district, a committee person for the Westchester County Democratic Committee and president of the 2nd Ward Democratic Club in Yonkers.

A lifetime member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Yonkers, she served as a lector for many years. In her later years, she was president of the Coyne Park Senior Center and enjoyed many games of cards with her sister, Mary, and other friends.

She is survived by a son, Michael (Fran) Oldi, of White Plains; two daughters, Ginny (Ed) Bradley, of New Rochelle and Joanne (Donald) Capone, of Guilderland, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Masterjoseph; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Oldi; her second husband, William Mahon; and a brother, Thomas Baldassare.

Calling hours are from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Sinatra Memorial Home in Yonkers. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul the Apostle Church with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.

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