2005-06-17 / Obits

James M. Brady Real Estate Broker

  • James M. Brady, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died May 31.
  • Born in Jamaica, New York, Brady worked as a real estate broker.

    He is survived by his daughter, Mary V. Brady; stepbrother, Kevin McQuillen; and grandson, John Patrick Donelan.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home.

    Linda Bynum

    Homemaker

    Linda Bynum, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 10. She was 66.

    Bynum, who was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on October 10, 1939, was a homemaker.

    Bynum was preceded in death by her parents, Gloria and William Brewer.

    She is survived by her daughters, Linda and Michelle; sons, Clinton and Dasheen; sister, Shirlene; brothers, Legion and Anthony; grandsons, Shamale, Shaquan and Anthony; and other family members and friends.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Disposition was at Forest Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey.

    Judy Feuer

    Housewife, Mother

    Judy Feuer, a Rockaway resident for more than 55 years, died June 8. She was 65.

    Feuer grew up in Belle Harbor on Beach 140 Street. She wrote poetry and played piano.

    Feuer raised her son in Belle Harbor and Rockaway Park. She lived on Beach 117 Street with her husband of 39 years at the time of her death.

    She is survived by her husband, Bernie Feuer; son, Michael Feuer (Keren); mother, Dorothy Becker; and sister, Jane Fine.

    Interment was June 10 at New Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale.

    Jack McCann

    Retired Transit Authority Superintendent

    Jack McCann, a Rockaway resident for nearly 30 years, died June 10.

    McCann, who was born in Brooklyn, served in the United States Navy in the 1960s. He was retired from his work as a superintendent for the New York City Transit Authority.

    McCann is survived by his wife, Peggy (nee Moriarty); son, John McCann; daughters, Kathleen DeLuca and Eileen Colvin; brothers, Richard and Thomas McCann; and eight grandchildren.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

    Catherine Anne Murphy

    Lifelong Resident

    Catherine Anne Murphy, a lifelong Far Rockaway resident, died June 11.

    Murphy, who was born in Far Rockaway, was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Murphy.

    She is survived by her mother, Catherine McSweeney Murphy; and brothers, Timothy Murphy Jr. and Michael Murphy (Gail).

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village.

    Kevin McHale

    Sanitation Worker

    Kevin McHale, a former Belle Harbor resident, died June 5. He was 62.

    McHale was born in New York City. He was a sanitation worker.

    McHale was preceded in death by his wife, Judith.

    He is survived by his daughters, Rosemary Servello (Keith), Kim Burg (Paul) and Colleen Lynch (William).

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Chapel. A Mass was celebrated at St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church in Cedarhurst. Entombment was at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Mary O’Connor

    Homemaker

    Mary O’Connor, a Rockaway resident since 1929, died June 10.

    O’Connor was born in Galway, Ireland. She was a homemaker.

    O’Connor was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick.

    She is survived by her sons, Patrick (late Elizabeth), John (Patricia), Michael (Carol) and Thomas (Lorraine); daughter, Donna O’Leary (Patrick); brother, Michael O’Connor; sisters, Anne Murray, Julia Joyce, Bridget Higgins and Sarah Seeney; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

    Madelyn Phillips

    Seamstress

    Madelyn Phillips, a Rockaway resident for nearly 30 years, died June 8.

    Phillips, who was born in Washington, D.C., was a seamstress.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur.

    Phillips is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Foye; nieces, Madeline Miller-Harris and Andrea Bryant.

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

    Angelo J. Proscia

    Record Productions

    Angelo J. Proscia, a lifelong Belle Harbor resident, died June 11.

    Proscia, who was born in Manhattan, served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and worked in record production.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen and daughter, Joan Corde.

    Proscia is survived by his daughter, Annette Martin; brother, John Prosceo; sister, Teresa Durante; nine grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside.

    Marthal Smith

    Home Engineer

    Marthal Smith, a Rockaway resident for 30 years, died June 13. She was 73.

    Smith was born in Anderson County, South Carolina on May 7, 1932. She was a home engineer.

    Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mamie Stewart Smith; brothers, Joe Louis Jones, William Smith, Odell Smith; sisters, Eula Mae Edwards and her twin, Martha S. Mattison.

    She is survived by her sister, Florence Hawthorne of Honea-Path, South Carolina; James Monroe Smith (Grace) of Starr, South Carolina; Otis Smith (Lillie) of Honea-Path, South Carolina and Paris Posey of Boston Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Carroll Mattison of Far Rockaway; sister-in-law, Rosetta Smith of Honea-Path, South Carolina; and other family members and friends.

    Family members said each of her nieces and nephews were special to her, but “her” Ashley, who she raised from infancy, had a special place in her heart.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with visitation at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel on Friday, June 17, from 5-7 p.m. and a memorial at 7:30 p.m. Disposition will be at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina.

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