2004-05-14 / Obits

Obituaries


Sarah J. Ashley
Lived, Worked In Rockaway

Sarah J. Ashley, who lived and worked in the Rockaway community, died at Peninsula Hospital on May 6.

Ashley was born on June 1, 1942 to the late Sally R. Brown, of Far Rockaway, and the late Azar Ashley, of Fort Gaines, Georgia.

As a young girl growing up with her grandmother, the late Nella Harrell, in Fort Gaines, Ashley attended Springfield Baptist Church. She came to New York City in 1965 and lived in the Rockaways. She joined the Elks Lodge and the Pride of Rockaway Temple.

Ashley is survived by her son, Keith Ashley; daughters, Sheila Ashley, of Ohio and Sherry Ashley, of Far Rockaway; sisters, Essie Coleman, of Columbia, South Carolina, Minnie Childs and Sally Chappell, of Fort Gaines; a brother, Charles Brown, of Bakers, Louisiana; grandchildren, Oshanna Ashley, of Far Rockaway, and Stephon and Shaton Washington, of Ohio; many other family members; and special friends Bernice Hilton, Janet Howard and Helen Stewart.

Eva Barracks
Hospital Worker

Eva Barracks, a Far Rockaway resident for nearly 30 years, died on
May 8.

Barracks, who was born in Cuba, was affiliated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. She was a hospital worker and belonged to New York's healthcare union, 1199.

Barracks is survived by her sons, Keith Chin (Marjorie) and Errol St. Marie (Constance); stepdaughter, Jean Dixon; brother, Ivan Grant (Joyce); sister, Daphne Terry; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grand children; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 16, from 2-6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 23-60 Brook_haven Avenue, Far Rockaway, on Sunday at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume afterward at O'Connor's from 8-10 p.m. Interment will be at Cypress Hill Cemetery on May 17.

Norma Boudreau
Homemaker

Norma Boudreau, a Highland Mills, Florida resident who lived in Rockaway Park for 45 years, died on May 8.

Boudreau, who was born in the Bronx, was a parishioner at St. Mary's Star of the Sea. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alban Boudreau.

Boudreau is survived by her sons, Alban and Robert Boudreau; daughters, Jeanette Loughlin and Mary Mitchell; a sister, Jean Casey; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.

Ricardo Gonzales
Handyman

Ricardo Gonzales, a Far Rockaway resident for nearly 30 years who previously resided in California and Florida, died on May 1.

Gonzales, who was born in Burlingame, California, was a local handyman.

Gonzales is survived by his father, Jose Gonzales; mother, Candida Gonzales; sisters, Marcia Caraballo and Dora Jimenez; brother, Ramsey Gonzales; four nieces; and one nephew.

Private funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home.

Margaret M. Joyce
Homemaker

Margaret M. Joyce, a 25-year Breezy Point resident, died on May 10.

Joyce, who was born in Brooklyn, was a parishioner at St. Thomas More Church, and belonged the St. Thomas More-St. Edmund Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of the Catholic Club and was a member of Par-Tee golf. She was a homemaker.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Edmund J. Joyce.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Burke and Margaret Dalton; son, Edmund Joyce; and brothers, James and Thomas Browne; and nine grand children.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery.

George W. Koup
Retired Firefighter

George W. Koup, who lived in Breezy Point for nearly 45 years, died on
May 9.

Koup, who was born in Brooklyn, was a parishioner at St. Edmund's Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Koup belonged to the VFW - Sergeant V. Barbella Post, Brooklyn, the FDNY Steuben Society and the Knights of Columbus #497 Flatbush Council. He was a retired New York City Firefighter.

Koup was preceded in death by his wife, Annie (nee McCole) Koup.

He is survived by his son, Edward Koup; and daughters, Eileen and Patricia Koup.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery.

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