Photos: Saying Goodbye to Tina Adovasio, a 'Loving Mother'

Scores of mourners turned out for the Bronx woman's Mahopac funeral.

Family members and friends fought back sobs and held on to one another as they watched pallbearers carry the body of their beloved Tina Adovasio in and out of Tuesday's funeral mass.

Two Yorktown police officers escorted the procession from the Yorktown Funeral Home to the church as they arrived ahead of the casket and family. One cousin of Adovasio is a cop at the Yorktown Police Department. The service was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. More than 100 people, many of whom carried yellow, pink and orange roses, remembered the mother of four who worked as a nurse in the Maternity Department of New Rochelle's .

"She was a lovely, loving mother of four children," said her ex-husband Joe Adovasio of the Bronx. 

Adovasio, 40, was  in a heavily-wooded area off the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown near Baldwin Road Wednesday night. Police arrested Adovasio's husband Edwin Coello, an ex-NYPD cop, Tuesday morning after the funeral, for which he was a no-show.

She had already filed for divorce from Coello, according to the Daily News, set to leave a situation that had her husband arrested three times for domestic violence against her.

Officials said they believe the cause of Adovasio's death is asphyxiation.

Plamena Pesheva (Editor) March 22, 2011 at 06:27 PM
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Willie Lester March 22, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Rest in Peace
Lisa March 22, 2011 at 09:53 PM
So Sorry for this loss. I know Tinas mom and she is a great person so I could just imagine what a great woman Tina was. I hope and pray her mom and Tinas children will have the strength to keep moving forward cause they have too. God Bless them all..... SO SAD......
Yesenia March 23, 2011 at 11:38 AM
God bless the children of Tina Adovasio and may he hold Tina's Mom's heart in his loving, healing hands.
Loveali March 24, 2011 at 01:25 AM
She was so sweet, and wonderful. She greeted both of my babies upon their arrival in this world...God guide and take care of her babies she spoke about them lovingly...
Donna March 28, 2011 at 03:04 AM
Why would you put a video of this womens funeral online? You should be ashamed of yourself.
Sara B Caldwell March 28, 2011 at 05:54 AM
Donna, I came across this article and read your comment. I am sorry that you feel that way. I am interested to know if (and how) you feel this video is any different than that of other news outlets. The outside shots in Patch's video has, from what I can see, the same shots as what CBS 2 captured, aired and placed on their own website (http://bit.ly/dUB0MY). In your opinion, should news outlets--TV and web--not transmit video of outdoor funeral processions?
Odd Job October 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM
What a sad ending this dear mother had. Now her family can begin to move on because justice is being served.


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