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.