Loved By Many
Julie Ann Halstead Flatt
Julie Ann Halstead Flatt, a 20-year resident of Rockaway Park before moving to Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania in 1992, passed away on November 24, 2002.
She is survived by her husband, Vincent Flatt; daughters, Alexis Cole, and Amber and Autumn Flatt; mother, Marianne Dinsmore; brothers, Charles Halstead and Russell Dinsmore (and wife Diane); and sister, Debra Ann Halstead.
Sabato J. Gaeta
Sabato J. Gaeta, born in Long Island City, was a resident of the Roxbury area for 32 years. He passed away on November 30, 2002.
Sabato worshipped at St. Genevieve Church, and was an assistant starter administrator for the New York Racing Association. He was a member of the Mayor's Committee, and he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War.
He is preceded in death by his son, George Nies.
He is survived by his wife, Catherin (nee McCole) Gaeta; mother, Amelia Gaeta; sons, John and Donald Nies; sister, Caroline Acerno; and 4 grandchildren.
Interment under the direction of the Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery.
Irene F. Gillen
Irene F. (nee Sheridan) Gillen, a 46-year resident of Rockaway Park, coming from New York City, died on December 7, 2002.
Irene worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. She was a member of the Sea Breeze Club (St. Francis de Sales) and the Golden Age Club (St. Camillus).
She is preceded in death by her husband, James (Joe) E. Gillen.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin, Michael, Peter, and James Gillen; sisters, Ann Colton and Peggy Stolba; and 7 grandchildren.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
Finlay F. MacLeod
Carpenter -Local #157
Finlay F. MacLeod, born in Scotland, was a 34-year resident of the Rockaway Park community who died on December 9, 2002.
Finlay was employed as a carpenter in the construction industry with Local #157. He was a member of the British War Veterans - Queens Post Scottish Clans.
He is survived by his wife, Isabella (nee Egan) MacLeod; sons, Alan and Neil MacLeod; and two grandchildren, Connor and Brendan.
Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc.
Louise (nee DiCicco) Prendergast, born in Passaic, New Jersey, died on December 8, 2002 at the age of 69.
Louise worshipped at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, New Jersey. She worked as an operator for the Progressive Answering Service for 10 years before retiring in 1984.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Angelo DiCicco; and granddaughter Bridget Prendergast.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas P.; son, Kenneth (who spent 15 years as a resident of Rockaway Beach before relocating to Staten Island) and wife Diane; daughters, Lorraine Prendergast and Louise "Lisa" Schwartz and husband Wayne; sister, Dorothy Tucker; brother, Robert DiCicco; and two grandchildren, Erin Prendergast and Steven Chizmar.
Interment under the direction of the Shook Funeral Home was held at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Clifton, New Jersey.
Carol F. Sinnott
Catholic Charities Coordinator
Carol F. Sinnott, born in Brooklyn, was a resident of Rockaway Beach for 24 years. She passed away on December 5, 2002.
Carol worshipped at St. Camillus Church and was employed as a coordinator with Catholic Charities for the Brooklyn Diocese.
She is survived by her brother, James P. Sinnott; and 13 nieces and nephews.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Holy Cross Cemetery.
George F. Timmons
George F. Timmons, a 28-year resident of the Breezy Point community, died on December 5, 2002.
George worshipped at St. Thomas More Church and was employed as a police officer with the New York City Police Department's 77 Precinct. He retired from the force in 1986. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.
He is preceded in death by his brother, James Timmins.
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. (nee Dolan) Timmins; sons, John and Thomas Timmins; and brothers, Edward, John, and Robert.
Interment under the direction of the Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at St. Charles Cemetery.