The Arciere Market
Salvatore "Sam" Arciere
The Arciere Market
Salvatore "Sam" Arciere, a life long resident of Inwood, died on December 24, 2002 at the age of 95.
Salvatore was the co-proprietor of the Arciere Market, a fruit and vegetable store located in Inwood.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Stephen) Sikorsky; and grandchildren, Stephen Jr., (Allison), Richard (Danielle), and Gregory.
Interment under the direction of the Meserole Funeral Home Inc was held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery in North Lawrence.
Real Estate Manager
Sean Coveney, a resident of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Belle Harbor, passed away on December 27, 2002 at the age of 64.
While in Belle Harbor, Sean worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church. After receiving a Fine Arts Degree from Columbia University, Sean went on to work as a real estate manager for many years. He was also a member of the Rockaway Artists Alliance and the Cumann Brendan Gaelic Society.
He is survived by his wife Doreen.
A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of the Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota, Florida.
Former Sanitation Engineer
George Culpepper, born in Savannah, Georgia died on December 25, 2002. He was a 50-year resident of Inwood community before relocating to Georgia.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 30 years as a Sanitation Engineer with the Nassau County Sanitation Department.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Culpepper; and sons, Dr. William and Steven-Vickerstaff- Culpepper.
Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of the Lawrence Funeral Chapel.
Eileen (nee Naughton) Diodati, a resident of Inverness, Florida, born and raised in Far Rockaway, passed away on December 14, 2002.
Eileen worshipped at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church while in the Rockaways, and she spent the majority of her life as a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her son, Thomas; brother, Thomas Naughton; and sister, Ann Reilly.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph; children, Joann Kulish, Stephen Diodati, Joseph Diodati Jr., Rosemary Freel, and Barbara Medina; sisters, Mary Annan, Theresa Ferraro, Ellen Naughton, and Dorothy Freel; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements and services were held under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home and Crematory.
Fred J. Vasselman
Fred J. Vasselman, born in Manhattan, was a life long resident of Rockaway Park and the owner of Monis Liquor Store. He died on December 21, 2002.
Fred worshipped at St. Rose of Lima and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Married Men's Club. He was an usher at St. Rose of Lima.
Fred is survived by his wife, Geraldine; daughter, Patricia Boggiano; son, Fred; eight grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Greenfield Cemetery.