Monday, August 7, 2017


Long time Croton resident, Iris (nee Graves) Stevens D'Alvia, has died. 

Your editor first knew Iris through the local political scene and soon after, through our mutual love of animals. Iris often said that that she wanted to be remembered as the kind of person who never hesitated to confront party wrongdoing despite the consequences but more importantly, as someone who never turned her back on an animal in need. We met regularly at a friend's house for doggy play dates with her beloved Bo-bo ( and occasionally with the more spirited Gillie. Click on the photo to see Iris at the St. Augustine June festival in 2013.

From the Edward F. Carter funeral home website: Iris (nee Graves) Stevens D'Alvia, died at home, in Croton on Hudson, New York on the evening of August 5th, 2017 at the age of 77, in the arms of her daughters, surrounded by her pets. The cause of death was COPD. Iris was born on May 2, 1940, in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the age of 2, her family moved to Philadelphia, PA, where she later was a concert pianist with the Philadelphia Junior Philharmonic and an accomplished violist and painter. A graduate of Syracuse University in 1962, she moved to New York City where she began a career as an educator and publishing associate. In 1971, she returned home to Upper Westchester for good....Read the complete obituary here:

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5-8PM at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 41 Grand St, Croton on Hudson, NY. Funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 9th at 11AM, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, also in Croton.

1 comment:

  1. Wednesday is traffic court day so set aside exra time for parking for the funeral at the church.