Local Support Pours in for Esteemed Westchester Restaurateur Killed in Traffic Accident
The owner of Mount Vernon mainstay Johnny’s Pizzeria was killed in a tragic highway pileup.
Via the New York State Police
Maria Piscopo, co-owner of Johnny’s Pizzeria in Mount Vernon, was killed tragically in a chain-reaction car crash along I-684 early Saturday morning.
Reports indicate that around 1 a.m. Piscopo was being driven home by her son, Joseph Piscopo, Jr., when the Brewster residents rear-ended a Dodge Dakota. When the two attempted to pull off onto the shoulder, a box-truck collided with the Piscopos’ SUV from behind. Both were taken by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center along with the truck driver, where the elder Piscopo was declared dead. She was 69.
Local support and sympathies for the Piscopo family have been pouring in across social media this week. Funeral services will be held at Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home in Mount Vernon this Thursday and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church this Saturday.
Tragically I am asking for Prayers for my Mom. This woman was so important in my life and my Family's Life And important part of the Restaurant. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday and Friday night from 4to8 at Yannantuono funeral home in mt.vernon and The church is Saturday at st.peter and Paul church in mt.vernon
Johnny’s was opened in 1942 by Joseph, Jr.’s grandfather (also named Joseph) and has been serving classic New York style thin-crust to the neighborhood for more than 75 years. Last December, Westchester Magazine named Johnny’s to our list of the county’s 38 Top Restaurants.