2003-08-15 / Obits

Daniel Coughlin

Daniel Coughlin

Retired Firefighter

Daniel Coughlin, a Belle Harbor resident for 60 years, passed away on August 10.

Coughlin, a native of Ballyshannon Co. Donegal, Ireland, was a retired New York City Firefighter, ladder 21. He was a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales, and was affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, F.D.N.Y. Emer­ald Society and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Coughlin is survived by his wife Marion (nee Gilson) Coughlin; sons Danny (Mickey), Ken and Chris; daughters Pat O’Connor (Jack), Bar­bara Kearon (George), Nancy Plun- kett, Gerry McGlynn (Courtney), Mary Jane Caserta (Anthony), Debra D’Amato (Rich), Kathy Frazer (Scott); and a sister, Annie Coughlan, of Ballyshannon.

Visitation was at the Denis S. O’Con­nor Funeral Home. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

Isabelle M. Gallagher

Lifelong Belle Harbor


Isabelle M. Gallagher passed away in Lakeworth, Fla., on August 7.

Gallagher, who was born in Rock­away, was a homemaker, and attended the Hammels senior citizen center. She was a lifelong Belle Harbor resident.

She is survived by sons James Gallagher and Tony Schwartz, of Lakeworth, Fla.; daughter Honora Kiernan, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sons Thomas Kiernan and Jose Rodriguez of Neponsit; son Kevin Gallagher and daughter-in-law Caryn Mosio, of Monroe, N.J.; sisters Rose­marie Kiernan, of Rockaway Beach and Ann Essen of Tampa, Fla; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

A mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima on August 23, 10 a.m.

Alfred W. King

Army Veteran

Alfred W. King passed away on May 31, after a long illness. He was 80.

King served in the United States Army as a P.F.C. from 1943 to 1946.

King is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty (nee) Benedix; daughter Susan Gradiska and son-in-law John, who preceded King in death. King was the grandfather of Valerie Kogut and husband Patrick and John W. Corbett and wife Mary Kate, and was the great grandfather of Meagan, John and Katie Corbett, and Patrick Kogut who also preceded in death. King is also survived by sisters Joan Delaney, Rose Ruscetta and Virginia Sinclair.

Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery.

Kathleen F. Mulqueen

School Aide

Kathleen F. (nee Gilson) Mulqueen, a Belle Harbor resident for 45 years, passed away on August 12.

Mulqueen, who was born in Knock­long Co. Limerick, Ireland, worked as a school aide for the New York City Board of Education. She was affiliated with the Sea Breeze Club, was president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH). Mulqueen was also a past Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and sat on the parade’s committee. In 1993 she was named the LAOH "woman of the year."

Mulqueen was preceded in death by her husband Michael.

She is survived by her sons John (Debra), Michael (Lisa) and Thomas; daughter Rosemarie; brothers Dennis, Noel, Michael, Thomas and James Bourke; sisters Patricia Jeffers and Helen Gleeson; and grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Connor, Brinna, Michael and Brennan.

Visitation will be Friday, August 15, 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. at the Denis S. O’Con­nor Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at St. Camillus Sat­urday, August 16, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, also on Saturday.

Cecelia Meagher Schnibbe

Cecelia Meagher Schnibbe, a Rock­away Park resident for more than 20 years, passed away on August 5.

Schnibbe was an artist and a musician. She played the guitar.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter J. Schnibbe, who was a Lieutenant in the United States Mer­chant Marine during World War II.

Schnibbe is survived by a daughter, Karen A. Schnibbe; sisters Miriam Henckel and Josephine Nelson; a nephew, Robert Henkel, Jr.; a niece Cassie Malone. She was a great-aunt to Jessica, Sean and Kelly Malone.

Interment was at St. John’s Ceme­tery.

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