2002-09-07 / Letters

Thanks Rockaway

Thanks Rockaway

On behalf of my family I would like to thank all of those in the Rockaway community who showed us their love and support after the passing of our mother, Josephine Johnson.

During her 27 years in Rockaway, Josephine had an opportunity to touch many lives in Rockaway, the community she had grown to love.  In the beginning it was her job as a nurse at the Peninsula Hospital rehabilitation center and her work with the Beach 66 Street block association.  Most recently it was her position as Congressman Gregory Meeks’ District Chief of Staff and her work on the reading program at St. John's Baptist Church.  Our mother was many things to many people in Rockaway including: Congressman's representative, church colleague, political advisor and good neighbor.  Most importantly, she was mommy to my sisters and I, and nana to her grand children.  Again our thanks to all the well wishers in the Rockaway community.


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