2003-02-15 / Obits

Obituaries

Christopher M. Brennan

Student

Christopher Michael Brennan, born in Brooklyn, was a long time resident of Breezy Point who passed away on February 9, 2003.

Christopher worshipped at St. Thomas More Church and was a student at St. Petersburg College.

He is survived by his parents, Kevin E. and Catherine Hines Brennan.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor, Inc. was held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Joan E. Darmstadt
Former SJEH Nurse

Joan E. Darmstadt of Naples, Florida, born in New York City, died on February 7, 2003 at the age of 63.

Joan was once employed as a nurse at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. She also spent time working at the Morgan Facility Post Office.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Freda (Elgar) Mattner.

She is survived by her son, Richard and wife Erica; brother, Edward; and two grandchildren, Richard and Amanda Darmstadt.

Interment under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home was held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens.

Marie A. Farragher
Child Care Secretary

Marie A. Farragher, born in Rockaway Beach, was a life-long resident of Belle Harbor who passed away on February 11, 2003.

Marie worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and was a retired childcare secretary with the St. John’s Home in Rockaway Park.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Farragher.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Farragher; son, Thomas Farragher; brother, John McEachern; and 4 grandchildren.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor, Inc. was held at St. Charles Cemetery.

Phillip ‘PG’ Gayle
Dearly Missed

Phillip "PG" Gayle, born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, was a long time resident of Rockaway who died on January 31, 2003.

Phillip was well known in the community for using the term "PG Cool."

He is preceded in death by his children, Dalvis and Iva.

He is survived by his wife, Zironie; children, Andy, Owen, Gilbert, Mathelin, Hyacinth, Alton, David and Venice; 36 grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren.

Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home was held at Pinelawn Cemetery.

Eugene G. Hanretty, Sr.
Locksmith

Eugene G. Hanretty, Sr., born in Brooklyn, was a 60-year resident of the Roxbury community who passed away on February 8, 2003.

Eugene worshipped at St. Genevieve Church and was retired as the head locksmith at a building complex in Rockefeller Center. He was an Honorary and Deputy Chief (Capt. and Lieut.) with the Roxbury Fire Department. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.

He is preceded in death by his wife, George-Ann (nee Wilmarth).

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Baumann; sons, Eugene G. and Robert L. (and Peggy) Hanretty, Sr.; sister, Alice Cowan; and grandchildren, Wayne, Nicholas, Robert, Michelle, Jean Marie and Michael.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor, Inc was held at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Josephine Iannello
Seamstress

Josephine Iannello, born in Manhattan, was a 20-year resident of the Arverne community who died on February 3, 2003, her 95th birthday.

Josephine was worked privately as a seamstress and took part in many activities with the St. Rose of Lima Senior Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Philip Provenzano.

She is survived by her sister, Grace Provenzano; six nieces and nephews; and 10 grand nieces and nephews.

Interment under the direction of the Meserole Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. Charles Cemetery.

Margaret (Kalisak) Jenks
Loved By Many

Margaret (Kalisak) Jenks, a 16-year resident of Rockaway Beach, coming from Brooklyn, passed away on February 9, 2003.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Sweeney; son, Edward Kalisak; brothers, John, Edward and Bernard Jenks; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, James, and Robert; great-grandchildren, Kelly, Jaclyn, and Matthew; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A special memorial mass will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 9:45 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Penny Libran
Homemaker

Penny Libran, born in the Bronx, was a 13-year resident of Rockaway Park who passed away on February 9, 2003.

Penny worshipped at St. Camillus Church and spent the majority of her life as a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Libran; sons, Kevin and Lawrence Mario Libran; daughter, Doreen Mercado; sister, Lupe Delgado; and six grandchildren.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor, Inc. was held at Calverton National Cemetery.

Leo A. Monahan
WW II Disabled Veteran

Leo A. Monahan, a long time resident of Broad Channel, died on February 6, 2003. He was 81.

Leo served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the V.F.W. and was an avid fisherman with the Shad Creek Fishing Club.

He is preceded in death by his wife Maureen; brother, John; and sisters, Florence (nee Ogden), Marion (nee Vitale), Peggy (nee Spaeth), and Rosemary (nee Chavanne).

He is survived by his brother, Robert; and many nieces and nephews.

Interment, following Mass of Resurrection at St. Virgilius Church, was held at Calverton National Cemetery.

Kelly M. (Arthurs) Pertrano
Formerly of Rockaway

Kelly M. (Arthurs) Petrano, an 8-year resident of Hollywood, Florida, coming from Rockaway, died on December 17, 2002.

Kelly is survived by her husband, Michael; and daughter, Samantha Jo; mother, Ann Arthurs; and family members Bart, Theresa, Gregory, and Mark (King), Bobby, Helen, Kerry-Ann, Ryan Laurain, Michelle, and Bret.

A memorial service was held at Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Garden Home on December 21.

Sara Jo Petrano
Gone Too Soon

Sara Jo Petrano, daughter of Kelly M. (Arthurs) Petrano, was born and later died on December 16, 2002.

Sara Jo is survived by family members, Michael, Samantha Jo, Ann Arthurs, Bart, Theresa, Gregory, and Mark (King), Bobby, Helen, Kerry-Ann, Ryan Laurain, Michelle, and Bret.

A memorial service was held at Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Garden Home on December 21.

Dan ‘Bud’ Sullivan
Retired FDNY Captain

Dan "Bud" Sullivan, born in Rockaway Beach, was a life-long resident of Neponsit who passed away on February 12, 2003.

Dan worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church and was a retired Captain with the New York City Fire Department. He was also a well-known author of over 100 poems; a Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis de Sales Church; a member of the Knights of Columbus’ Holy Name Society; and a member of the Wingfoots Athletic Club. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marion (nee Koneman); and son, Stephen.

He is survived by his son, Daniel; his daughter, Maureen Sullivan-Hornbecker; sisters, Marion Griffin and Sr. Anne Marie Sullivan, CSJ; and grandchildren, Daniel E. Patrick Sullivan and Matthew Sullivan-Hornbecker.

Visitation will be conducted at the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home on Friday, February 14, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.

A special mass will be held on Saturday, February 15, 9:45 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor, Inc. will take place at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery.

William J. Walsh, Jr.
Retired P. O. - NYPD

William J. Walsh, Jr., born in Union City, New Jersey, was a 64-year resident of Rockaway Park who passed away on February 9, 2003.

William worshipped at St. Camillus Church and was a retired police officer with the New York City Police Department. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Christine M. (nee Comiskey); daughter, Kathleen V. Breen; sons, Thomas F. and William J. Walsh III; and grandchildren, William Walsh, Jennifer Ann Johnson, James W. Breen, Elizabeth A. Walsh, Monica C. Walsh, Jessica C. Breen, and Thomas J. Walsh.

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


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