2004-03-05 / Obits



Larry Gerard Brown

Larry Gerard Brown, who has family in Far Rockaway, passed away on February 22. He was 53.

Brown, who was born in Brooklyn, was a welder. His brother, Richard, has lived in Far Rockaway for more than 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his two other brothers, Wilton and Carlton Brown.

Brown is survived by his son, Anto ine Maurice; siblings, Richard, Don ald, Louise Basham, Joan Ward Pep pers and Florence Belgrave.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at the First Baptist Church, Far Rockaway. Dis posi tion was at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.

Gladys Dobbins

Gladys Dobbins, a longtime Rock away resident and a member of St. Cam il lus Parish, passed away on March 2.

Dobbins, who was born in Manhat tan, had been living in Rockaway for 41 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dobbins.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Collins, Patricia Curran, Cecilia Derr and Loretta Lenahan; her sister, Loretta Keeley; her brother George Gully; and her grandchildren, Maura, Catherine, Laura, Ellen, Stephen and Peter.

Funeral arrangements were en trust ed to the Denis S. O'Connor Fun eral Home. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 5, 11 a.m. at St. Camillus. Burial at Calverton Nation al Cemetery will follow.

Katherine Ann Harrigan
NYC Board of Ed. Worker

Katherine Ann Harrigan, a lifetime resident of Rockaway Beach, passed away on March 2.

Harrigan had lived her entire life in Rockaway Beach. She attended St. Camillus School and Far Rockaway High School before working for the Board of Education.

Harrigan is preceded in death by her father, Cornelius Harrigan; her mother, Margaret Harrigan, and a brother, Neil Harrigan.

She is survived by her brother, Michael Harrigan; and sister Diane Hynes, both of Oceanside, New York; her nieces, Elizabeth Musnisky, Mere dith Hynes and Amanda Harrigan; nep hew, Brendan Harrigan; her grand-nieces, Madeline Musnisky and Paige Margaret Musnisky; and her grand nephew, Noah Xavier Musnisky.

Funeral arrangements have been en trusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home with visitation hours on Friday, March 5, from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery.

Irene Reda
Office Manager UPS

Irene Reda, who was born in Rock away Beach, passed away on February 21 after a long battle with cancer.

Reda attended St. Camillus for elementary school and Stella Maris High School. She lived and worked in Brook lyn, was an office manager for the Unit ed Parcel Service.

She was preceded in death by her father, William "Cal" Caligiuri.

She is survived by her husband, James Reda; her mother, Varnell Cart er Caligiuri; aunt, Jean McKenna (Jo seph); uncle, George Caligiuri (Cath erine); and 13 first cousins.

Funeral arrangements were en trust ed with the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Reverend David Espinal, was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima. Interment was at Resurrection-St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.

Mary E. McGeary
Former Resident

Mary E. McGeary, a former Rock away Beach resident of Annandale, New Jersey, died on March 1. She was 74.

McGeary was born on June 1, 1929 in Burlington, Vermont to the late George and Henrietta Gregg Carter. McGeary moved to Annandale, where she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, in 1978. Many years ago she was the president of the Alter and Rosary Soc iety of St. Gertrude's Church, in Edge mere.

McGeary was preceded in death by a set of twin children, Daniel Shawn and Kathleen Mary.

She is survived by her husband, Edward J.; sons, Edward J. Jr, of Fair field, Connecticut, Patrick, of Cath am, New Jersey, Peter, of Mal verne, New York, Timothy, of Staten Island, Mich ael, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey and Chris of Whitehouse Sta tion, New Jer sey; daughters, Mary Beth Mc Geary, of Brooklyn and Caro lyn Dowl ing, of Woodmere; and 16 grandchildren. Mc Geary had also cared for more than 20 foster children in New York.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, New Jersey. A mass was held at the Immaculate Concep tion Church, Annandale. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Clinton, New Jersey.

Memorials can be made to the Mary knoll Sisters, The Catholic For eign Miss ion Society of America, Inc., P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, New York 10545-0302.

Annabelle Roth
Former Resident

Annabelle Roth, a former Rockaway resident, died at the Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Maryland on March 1. She was 93.

Born in Toronto, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Etta Epstein Shalof.

A graveside service, officiated by Rabbi H. Richard White, was held at the Beth Israel Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland.

Funeral arrangements were en trust ed to Holloway Funeral Home, Penn sylvania, Salisbury.

Rose Anne Shaw

Rose Anne Shaw, a longtime resident of Rockaway Beach, and a member of St. Camillus Parish, passed away on February 29.

Shaw was born in Manhattan and had been living in Rockaway Beach for 20 years. She was retired from her work as a secretary for Met Life Insur ance.

Shaw is preceded in death by her husband William Shaw, and her son Cornelius Shaw.

She is survived by her grand-daughter, Marianne Carberry; her grandson, Thomas Shaw; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Brianna and Sean; her nep hew Ronie Burns; and her niece Rose Gurry.

Funeral arrangements were en trust ed to the Denis S. O'Connor Fun eral Home. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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