Chef Stewart Barnes, a lifelong Redfern Houses resident, died on October 8. He was 53. Barnes, a chef, was born in Queens on January 18, 1951. He was preceded in death by Lena. He is survived by his wife, Marie Barnes; mother in law Marie; children, Cheryl, Shawn, Chaunda, Nicole, Tyeshia “Tara,” Latisha, Omarai, Johnathan “Jamaal,” Brandeen and Sade; many grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, John, Bennie Mae, Georgette, Deborah, Tommie, William “Billy,” Suzanne, Jeffrey, Darryl and Christopher; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews; and Mattie, Sandra, Sharon, Lena, Renard, Butch, Jerome, Butler and Caesar, who he shared a special closeness with. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at Bethel Church of God in Christ, in Far Rockaway. Interment was at Plainlawn Cemetery, in Hicksville.
Haywood Lee Boose
Boose, who was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, was a vendor.
He is survived by his sisters, Iris James of Portsmouth, Rosa Thomson (Jacob) of Portsmouth, Ann Alston of Queens and Carolyn Knoles of Portsmouth; a son, Maurice Lee of Queens; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with services at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery, New Jersey.
Mary C. Ferrandino
Mary C. Ferrandino, a Rockaway resident for nearly 25 years, died on October 16. She was 82.
Ferrandino, who was born in Hamilton Beach, was a homemaker. She belonged to the St. Genevieve’s Rosary Society, the St. Thomas More Golden Age and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Ferrandino; sons, Joseph Peter, Paul and Gary Ferrandino; and a daughter, Diane Camarda.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A mass was held at St. Genevieve, in Rockaway Point. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Mary E. Hand
Eastern Airlines Secretary
Mary E. Hand, a Rockaway resident for 20 years originally from Seattle, Washington, died on October 15. She was 71.
Hand, who was born in Manhattan, worked for Eastern Airlines at JFK International Airport. She was a lector at St. Camillus Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Hand; and a brother, Desmond Egan.
Hand is survived by her mother, Anna K. Egan; brothers, Patrick J. Egan and Kevin J. Egan; and sisters, Una Lonergan of Ireland, Bernadette Kennedy, Sr. Eileen D. Egan SSD, Brenda M. Egan.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was private.
Mary (nee O’Rourke) Quinn
Long-Time Edgemere Resident
Mary (nee O’Rourke) Quinn, a long-time Edgemere resident, died on October 16. She was 96.
Quinn, who was born in Ballinalee and Cullyfad, County Longford, Ireland, was preceded by her husband, William, who was also born there. Quinn raised five children in Ascension Parish in Manhattan before moving to Edgemere in 1971.
She is survived by her children, Margaret Cleary of Edgemere, William (Barbara) of Cape Cod, James of Bradenton, Florida, Michael (Pegi) of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Sr. Patricia Quinn S.C. of Yonkers. Also survived by nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A service was held at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Far Rockaway. Interment was at Gate of Heaven, in Valhalla, New York.
Helen Savage, a Rockaway resident for more than 70 years, died on October 15. She was 92.
Savage, who was born in New York, New York, was a former organist and St. Rose of Lima. She taught ste-dancing and entertained at nursing homes throughout the Rockaways for many years.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and James Savage.
She is survived by her friend, Eileen Connolly.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A mass was held at St. Rose of Lima. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery, in Middle Village.