2003-02-08 / Obits

Obituaries

Gloria Brochin Warshofsky


Gloria Brochin Warshofsky

President, Bayswater Civic Association

Gloria Brochin Warshofsky, a life-long resident of Far Rockaway, passed away on January 29, 2003. She was 74.

Gloria, who was well known as an interior decorator, was also a staunch community activist. She was President of the Bayswater Civic Association, and a member of Community Board 14 for many years.

She is preceded in death by husbands Milton and Harry; and parents, Louis Weisbard and Celia Stein.

She is survived by her sons, Lawrence Brochin (and wife Roberta), and Edward Brochin (and wife Deborah); stepson, Jay Warshofsky; and seven grandchildren.

Interment under the direction of Riverside Nassau North Chapels was held at New Montefiore Cemetery.

Harold J. Arkwright
Broker

Harold J. Arkwright, born in Brooklyn, was a 35-year resident of Breezy Point who died on January 29, 2003.

Harold worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and was the proprietor of the NYDEC Brokerage Company.

He is preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Nolasco.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (nee Ungeheuer) Arkwright; daughters, Barbara Ann Arkwright-Ryder (and Edward Sr.), and Amy M. Ryder; brothers, George A. and Richard T. Arkwright; sister, Evelyn Benson; grandson, Edward P. Ryder, Jr.; granddaughter, Amy M. Ryder; and great-grandchild, Carter.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Greenwood Crematory.

Margaret T. Comeau
Homemaker

Margaret T. Comeau, a 30-year resident of Breezy Point, passed away on January 29, 2003.

Margaret worshipped at St. Edmunds Church and spent the majority of her life as a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Comeau; brother, Valentine Behrens; and sister, Ann Marie Zotts.

She is survived by her sons, George (and Fran) and Russell Comeau; daughters, Deidre Duffy (and Thomas), Laura Flego (and Marc), and Audrey Quimby; brother, Alexander Behrens; sisters, Virginia Crudo, Corinne Ludwigjen, and Eileen Winters; and 9 grandchildren.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Dee Harriet Dickason IV
Writer

Dee Harriet Dickason IV, born in Rochester, New York, was a four year resident of the Rockaway community. She passed away on January 30, 2003 at the age of 61.

Dee was well known throughout the community as a writer of short stories, poems and essays. She was working on a novel at the time of her death. She was an active member of the Rockaway Artist Alliance; the Peninsula Library Literacy Program; and the Advisory Board of the Hammels Senior Center. Dee was also involved in various projects concerning the Gateway Recreational area and children from the low-income areas of Rockaway.

She is survived by her daughters, Leann Murphy, Michelle Padgett, and Virginia McAllister; and 10 grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held on February 8 in Montebello, New York.

Maura Foley
Formerly of Board of Ed

Maura Foley (nee Burns) died on February 2, 2003. Maura was born in County Monaghan, Ireland and came to America in 1958. She was a resident of Rockaway for over 31 years.

Maura worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She retired from the Board of Education after 25 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Michael Foley; daughter, Alice Edwards, son-in-law, Mark Edwards; son, Michael Foley; daughter-in-law, Sue Ann Foley; brothers, Jamsie and Patrick Burns; sister-in-law, Carole Burns; grandchildren, Maeghan, and Sean Edwards, Devon, and Ceara and Aislinn Foley; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc.

Max Fishman
Fishman Meats & Provisions

Max Fishman, born in Arverne, was a long time resident of Belle Harbor before relocating to Florida in 1986, Upon a recent return to New York, he passed away on January 21, 2003.

For several years he owned Max Fishman's Meats and Provisions, which serviced many of the delicatessens in the Rockaway area.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Fishman.

He is survived by his daughter, Marta Grossman and husband Ira; and three grandchildren, Glen, Neil and Andibeth.

Funeral services were held in the state of Florida.

Marion C. Freeman
Dearly Missed

Marion C. Freeman, born in Manhattan, was a 32-year resident of Breezy Point who passed away on January 30, 2003.

Marion worshipped at St. Thomas More Church and was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of the Breezy Point Garden Club, and she attended Cornell and Columbia University, where she majored in Literature and Home Economics. She was very fond of traveling.

She is survived by her husband, George T. Freeman; and daughter, Elaine Freeman.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at St. Raymond's Cemetery.

Gladys F. Hennessy
Secretary

Gladys F. Hennessy, born in Brooklyn, was a 28-year resident of Rockaway Park who passed away on February 3, 2003.

Gladys worshipped at St. Rose of Lima and was employed as a secretary.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hennessy.

She is survived by her sister, Bernadette T. Tansey; and family members, Patrick and Jack Tansey, Anne and Hank Ross, Matthew Tansey, Meliza, Noah, Phara, Peyton and Eliza.

Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be sent to Families of S.M.A. - P.O. Box 196 - Libertyville, Il 60048-0196.

William J. Howe
FDNY Retiree

William J. Howe, formerly of Rockaway Beach, died on February 1, 2003.

William was retired from the New York City Fire Department and the New York City Racing Association.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; and brother Thomas.

He is survived by his wife Mary T.; children, William J (and Helen), June Mingione (and Simone), Ce Ce Moffitt, and James D. (and Anne Marie); brothers, John and James; step-children, Margaret Rizzo (and Ray) and James Regan; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 1 step-great grandchild.

Visitation will be held at the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home on Friday, February 7, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be conducted on Saturday, February 8, 9:20 a.m., at St. Camillus Church.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

Virginia A. MacSaveny
Retired Teacher

Virginia A. MacSaveny, born in Brooklyn, was a 46-year resident of Rockaway Point who passed away on February 2, 2003.

Virginia worshipped at St. Genevieve Church and had retired as a science teacher with the Diocese of Rockville Center.

She is survived by her husband, Edward A. MacSaveny; daughters, Nancy Cusack, Ann Daly, and Virginia Donnelly; sons, Edward A. MacSaveny Jr., and John MacSaveny; and sister, Jean Kyne.

A special memorial mass will be conducted on Friday, February 14, 11 a.m., at St. Genevieve Church.

Ann Marie McDonough
Bookkeeper

Ann Marie McDonough, born in the Bronx, was a 33-year resident of Belle Harbor who died on January 30, 2003.

Ann worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and was employed as a bookkeeper at Park Nursing Home. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Mcondoleo (and Robert) and Jennifer Miller (and Aaron); sister, Elizabeth Aranzullo; grandchildren, Kegan, Sydney, and Laurenn; and many aunts, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc.

James Valentine McDonough
Retired P.O. - NYPD

James Valentino McDonough, born in Manhattan, was a 16-year resident of Rockaway Park who died on January 30, 2003.

James worshipped at St. Camillus Church and was a retired police officer with the New York City Police Department. He was the Eucharistic Minister at St. Camillus, where he volunteered to bring communion to homebound patients and patients at Peninsula Hospital Center. James also served as an usher at the church, and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Cecilia Kearney McDonough.

He is survived by his daughters, Eileen Bower and Anne Marie McDonough; sons, Brendan and Patrick McDonough; sister, Mary (May) McDonough; and grandchildren, Gaelan, Lauren, Erin, and Kevin.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Alice T. Minor
Community Activist

Alice T. Minor, a long time resident of Broad Channel, died on February 2, 2003. She was 90.

Alice worshipped at St. Virgilius Church and was active in numerous civic organizations throughout the years, including the Cub Scouts; Boy Scouts; and Girl Scouts. She was a member of the Foresters, the Mothers Club, and the Rosary Society.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur (Skippy); and daughter, Theresa Munson.

She is survived by her son, Arthur and wife Michele (nee Hull); Donald and wife Maureen (nee Ogden); and Robert and Christine Hayes (daughter of Theresa Munson); grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, Patricia, Peter, Maureen, Donald Jr., James, and Gary; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Interment, following a Mass of Resurrection at St. Virgilius Church, was held at St. Charles Cemetery.

Charles T. Quinn
Animal Caretaker

Charles T. Quinn, born in Queens, was a life-long resident of Rockaway Park who passed away on February 3, 2003.

Charles worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and was employed as an animal caretaker at the New York City Zoo.

He is survived by his mother, Helen (nee Riordan) Quinn; sisters, Patricia Insinga and Ellen Rodriguez; brothers, Dennis and Michael Quinn (and Madeline); niece, Sasha Rodriguez; and nephew, Michael Dee Quinn.

Julia Reed
Studley Paper Company

Julia Reed, born in New Jersey, was 50-year resident of the Far Rockaway community. She died on January 8, 2003 at the age of 53.

Julia attended Far Rockaway High School and worked for the Studley Paper Company (once located in Inwood) as a paper goods assembler for 20 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothea Julia Reed (Atlanta, Georgia); two sisters; and four brothers.

Interment under the direction of the Meserole Funeral Home, Inc. was held at the Cemetery of All Faiths in Middle Village.

Anna Lynch Sweeney
Formerly of Port Authority

Anna Lynch Sweeney, a long time parishioner of the St. Rose of Lima Church in Rockaway Beach, passed away on February 3, 2003 at the age of 88.

For most of her professional life, Anna worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the Operations Office at JFK Airport.

The widow of Eugene Vincent, Anna was the mother of Rita, Kevin and James, and the mother-in-law of Ellen. Born in Brooklyn to the late Charles and Mary Lynch, she is the sister of Charles, Jr., and Howard, as well as the late John and Joseph. She is also the loving sister-in-law of Kari, Nora, Patricia, Connie, and the late Jordis. Anna is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.

Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of the Bay-Ridge Funeral Home, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be sent to: St. Rose of Lima Restoration Fund, 130 Beach 84 Street, Rockaway Beach, New York 11693.

Eleanor M. Wolfe
Loved By Many

Eleanor M. Wolfe, born in Brooklyn, was a 9-year resident of Breezy Point who died on January 31, 2003.

Eleanor worshipped at St. Thomas More Church and spent her life as a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Wolfe.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Schumacher; sons, Edwin, Michael and Thomas Wolfe; brother, Peter Brown; and seven grandchildren.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. was held at Calvary Cemetery.


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