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Beatrice Spillane, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on April 7, 2023. She was 92.

Mrs. Spillane was born on December 18, 1930 in the Bronx to the late Vincent and Rae (Genova) Alessi. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting will be Thursday from 8:30am to 10:30am at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11am at Our Lady of Solace Church, 731 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne.



  1. Jennifer Ogden on April 11, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Bea was a beloved presence at Orienta Beach Club. She always made you feel welcomed like you were special- family. She was so kind and considerate. She has been very much missed. My condolences to her family at the loss of such a lovely lady.

  2. Lillian & Bob Pincus on April 12, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Two generations of Pincuses and our extended families were beneficiaries of Bea’s unfailing warmth and kindness. She was truly a “hostess with the mostess.” We will always remember this very special lady.

  3. Rosa Gaudio on April 12, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Bea was your typical Bronx woman with a smile that would melt you and a saying that would make you take a step back !!. I had the pleasure of working with her and being in awe of her life, her career at OBC. She took no prisoners and made you know it. She will be missed and knowing Bea she is continuing her passion for hospitality and people by doing what she does best, making people feel loved, making people feel welcomed. Rest in Peace Bea!!!

  4. Melissa Demasi on April 12, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Bea was such a special lady and I always looked forward to seeing her at Orienta Beach Club. I first met her when I was dating my now husband and then got to know her better as I became a member and raised my children at the club. My children always loved her and considered Bea part of our OBC family. She always knew everyone’s names and she continued to ask about all the kids as they grew and went off to college. Always kind and happy to see everyone. She has been missed greatly these past few years. Condolences to her family and loved ones.

  5. The Manzino Family on April 12, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Bea made us feel so welcome as a new young family at OBC many years ago. She had a way of making you feel special with her genuinely sweet expression as she spread her care & attention to each OBC family equally. We loved Bea and will miss her very much, may she rest in peace.

  6. Debra Wassman on April 13, 2023 at 8:03 am

    So many fond memories of Bea at Orienta Beach Club where she forged her path as a kind hostess and true executive working woman. Bea was much respected and loved by my parents at OBC and she organized many a fun evening the ultimate being their 50th Anniversary party. She oversaw my wedding party and on a sadder note, both my parents memorial reception’s. On my yearly visits back to the club I always asked for her. I hope she knew how deeply appreciated she was by many. God bless.

  7. Debbie Bazza on January 20, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Beas passing.
    I have fond memories of working with Bea at Orienta Beach Club, we became fast friends. We also worked in film and on the Ainsley Harriott Show together.

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