2003-10-17 / Obits



Anne Dolan
School Worker

Anne Dolan, a former Rockaway resident, passed away on October 9. She was 92.

Dolan was born in Lettermacaward, Glenties, County Donegal Ireland. She was the oldest of Sheila and Charlie Bonner's nine children. Dolan immigrated to America on the ocean liner Caledonia, in 1938. She lived first in Pittsburgh, and then moved to Jersey City where she married Paddy. The two had met on the boardwalk in Rockaway, and eventually lived in Belle Harbor. Dolan would work in the cafeteria at Ditmas JHS, in Brooklyn, for 20 years, and was a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales.

The Dolans had three children: Dr. Patricia Ryan, Kevin, and Anne Marie Duca. They also had seven grandchildren: Bonnie, Cliff, Kevin, Christine, Megan, Jonathan, and Jamie.

A funeral mass was held at St. Francis de Sales. Visitation was at the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

James O'Neill
Ret. Medical Tec

James O'Neill, who lived in Rockaway for about 25 years, passed away on September 21. He was 50.

O'Neill was born in Rockaway and graduated from St. Mary's High School, in Far Rockaway. His mother, June, was a resident for nearly 70 years, and now lives in Middle Island. O'Neill was a retired medical technician.

He was recently preceded in death by his father James O'Neill.

He is survived by his wife Lee; sons Robert and Noah; two grandchildren; sisters Amy and Jenny; and a brother, Michael.

O'Neill's funeral and interment were in Florida.

Arthur Tully
Water Dept. Chief Clerk

Arthur Tully, a former Breezy Point resident, passed away in Lawton, Oklahoma, on October 12. He was 90.

Tully, who was born in Brooklyn, was a parishioner at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church. He worked as chief clerk at the Water Department.

Tully was preceded in death by his wife, Anne L (nee Zeni) Tully; mother, Mary (nee Delury) Tully; and his father, Thomas Tully.

His survivors include a daughter, Carol Anne Martin (David), of Lawton, Oklahoma; a son, Arthur R. Tully (Patsy), of Campbell Hall, New York; granddaughters Sarah Laster (Michael) and Megan Tully; and a grandson, Matthew Tully.

A funeral mass was held at St. Thomas More. Visitation was held at the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Lawton Area, 1930 Ferris Ave. Suite 5, Lawton, Oklahoma 73507, or the American Cancer Society.

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