2004-06-04 / Obits

Obituaries


Mary Ann Owens
Far Rockaway Resident

Mary Ann Owens, a Far Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, died on May 28.

Owens was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina on November 30, 1926.

Owens was preceded in death by her husband, Westley Owens. She is survived by her children; Jeanne, Lorraine and Michael; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.

Thomas J. Reilly
Retired Plumber

Thomas J. Reilly, a Roxbury resident for nearly 25 years, died on May 30.

Reilly, who was born in Brooklyn, served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a parishioner at St. Genevieve Church.

Reilly was retired from his work as a plumber for the New York City Transit Authority.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Lang and Madeline Medici; and his brothers, Charles and James Reilly.

Reilly is survived by a sister, Mary Carpenter; brothers, Jerome and William; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Viola M. Ris
Retired Bank Employee

Viola M. Ris, a Roxbury resident for 40 years, died on May 28.

Ris, who was born in Brooklyn, was a parishioner at St. Genevieve Church. She was retired from her work as a supervisor in the file department of Chase Manhattan Bank and was a member of the Mayor's Club of Roxbury, Catholic Club, Roxbury Ladies Auxiliary and the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert J. Ris Sr.

Ris is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Gilhuley; sons, Cliford and Herbert Ris Jr.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Burial was kept private.

Ramona Serrano
Seamstress

Ramona Serrano, a 30-year Far Rockaway resident, died on May 30.

Serrano, who was born in Puerto Rico, was a seamstress.

She is survived by her husband, Angel Serrano; sons, Alejandro, Ronaldo and Raymond; daughters, Delia, Angela, Lillian and Lilly; a brother, Juan Torres; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

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

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