Leslie Herbert Bobb Entrepreneur
Bobb, an entrepreneur, was born in Golden Grove, Guyana on December 26, 1943. He worked as an emergency room technician at St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn, as an accountant and bookkeeper for multiple day care centers and later started his own business, Golden Grove Construction Company.
He is survived by his brother, Tyrone; sisters, Yvonne and Claudette; children, Sonia Bobb, Andrew, Jackie, Sonia Lam, Sarah and Kelsey; grandchildren, Charlie, Jeremy, Evelyn, Jessica, Darryl, Alyssa, Lauren and Terriann; companion Shelly Morgan; and other family member and friends.
Roy Boggiano, a resident of Rockaway for more than 30 years, died August 5. He was 53.
Boggiano, a former construction worker, was born in Rockaway Beach on January 4, 1952. He also worked at his family’s well-known clam bar, Boggiano’s, on Beach 98 Street. When he relocated to Florida in 1983, he worked for the Cosmos Fragrance International Corporation.
Boggiano was preceded in death by his wife, Fran.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. Robert and Marie; brothers, Bob Jr. and Tom; sisters, Mary Lou Smith and Sue Boggiano Cholakis; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales on Saturday August 27, at 11 a.m.
George Lee Buggs Jr.
George Lee Buggs Jr., a longtime resident of Lawrence, died August 8. He was 31.
Buggs, a carpenter, was born in Queens on March 12, 1974. He worked in the construction industry until he decided to move to Baltimore and open his own carpentry business.
He is survived by his son, Daiquan George Buggs-Edwards; mother, Louise Edwards; two fathers, Peter Edwards and George Lee Buggs Sr.; sisters, Michelle Buggs, Syreeta and Monica Edwards, Shaila Ball, Angie and Sandra Buggs; brother, George Buggs II; maternal grandmother, Addie Lee Kinder-Booker; paternal grandmother, Willie Mae Buggs; grandfather, Joseph Morely; uncles, Donald, Jonathan, John and Gregory Kinder, Ralph Edwards, William and Jonnie Mac Buggs, Curtis Williams, Charles Thomas and Ervie Pace; aunts, Ruth Frierson, Margaret Davis, Janice Thomas, Saundra Williams, Mozzella Pace, Juanita Kinder and Carolyn Murry; great-uncles, Joseph and Charlie Kinder, Randolph Parker and Elde Henry Epps; great-aunts, Sadie Ellison, Carolyn Parker, Joyce Epps and Florence Kinder; significant cousins, Shaun, Michael and Reggie Frierson, Willie and David Parker, DeWayne Kinder, Cedrick Thomas, Jason Germain, John Kinder Jr., Keisha, Niavona and Kela Kinder, Shandell White, Faye Edwards and Keturah Kinder; many other relatives and friends; and special friends Vernell Scott and Detective Dean.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with visitation and services at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery.
Nathaniel Carey, a lifetime resident of Far Rockaway, died August 11. He was 80.
Carey, a police officer, was born in New York City on December 16, 1924. He served in the United States Army in both France and Italy during World War II. He then returned to City College of New York for an additional year. He was a member of the Free Masons at Mt. Moriah Lodge #10 for more than 40 years. He was a lifetime veteran of the 369 th Pursuit Squadron (the Black Squadron of World War II). He was also a member of Robert Couche Senior Citizens Center and advisor of the men’s group and Property Committee at the Lutheran Resurrection Church.
He is survived by his sister, Millicent Carey; sister-in-law, Ione Taylor Carey; nephew-in-law, James Edward Powers; nieces, Beverly Ann Phipps, Andrea Kelly, Margarette Tavernier, Retha Powers and Nishi Tavernier; nephews, Clude Phipps Jr., Hubert Carey, Stephen Kelly, John Carey, Marc Powers and Miles Kelly; godchildren, Andrea Kelly, Valda Morris, Jeanine Mitchell and Denise Thompson; friends, Keith Mitchell and Clarence Hoggard; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Interment was at Calverton National.
Eleanor Inez Fay Flynn
Eleanor Inez Fay Flynn, a longtime resident of Rockaway, died August 6. She was 69.
Flynn, a housekeeper, was born in Little Washington, North Carolina on March 27, 1936. She was a member of the Beauford County Baptist Church in North Carolina and after moving to New York, became a member of the First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway where she was on the Usher Board. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrence where she continued to usher and served as a secretary, was on the Missionary Board, Utility Club and the Grandparents Club.
Flynn was preceded in death by her son, Melvin Flynn; and sisters, Queen Ester Farmers and Isalee Cropper.
She is survived by her daughter, Paula Morrison (Patrick); daughter-in-law, Tanya Amason; grandchildren, Melvin Jr., Sophia, Shannon and Patrick Jr.; sisters, Ellen Washington
of Maryland and Helen Flynn of Little Washington; brothers, Privy Flynn
Jr., and Raymond Flynn of Phila_delphia; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held at the First Baptist Church of Lawrence. Interment was at Amityville Cemetery.
Catherine “Katie” Gracey
Longtime Far Rockaway Resident
Catherine “Katie” Gracey, a resident of Rockaway for almost 25 years, died August 7.
Gracey was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church.
She is survived by her husband, James; children, Maureen, James, Kathleen and Kevin; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, May and Patsy.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Perry’s Funeral Home in Lynbrook. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea. Interment was at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Helen P. Ivey
Home Health Aide
Helen P. Ivey, a resident of Rockaway for more than 35 years, died August 3. She was 73.
Ivey, a home health aide, was born in Mocksville, North Carolina on October 27, 1931. She was a member of the H. Kelly Temple.
Ivey was preceded in death by sons, George, Frank and Henry.
She is survived by her husband, John B. Ivey of Far Rockaway; daughters, Rosemary of North Carolina, Clara, Belinda, Mary and Jacqueline all of Far Rockaway; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with visitation and services at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Calverton National.
Ambrose G. Lacey
Ambrose G. Lacey, a Rockaway resident, died August 13. He was 79.
Lacey, a sales manager for Verizon, was born in Galway, Ireland on March 22, 1926. He was a World War II, United States Navy veteran.
Lacey was preceded in death by his parents, James Lacey and Margaret Lacey.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; children, James and Georgine Lacey, Peter and Denise Lacey, Mary and Patrick Morgan, Ann Lacey, Margaret Lacey, Eileen and Paul Friel and the late Loretta; grandchildren, Allison and James Lacey, Theresa and Jerry Morgan, Jennifer and Gary, Rebecca and Christopher Castaldo, Henry Lacey, John, Michael, James and Anne Friel.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church. Interment was at Long Island National cemetery in Pinelawn.
Burley Lee Pearson
Burley Lee Pearson, a longtime resident of Far Rockaway, died August 5. He was 63.
Pearson, a driver, was born in Logan, West Virginia on February 6, 1942. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Second Family Church in the Bronx and then joined the New Canana Baptist Church. He later joined the First Baptist Church in Far Rockaway.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Pearson; children, Logan, Jonathan, Quentin and Monique; grandchildren, Divine, Hezekiah, Dominique, Sharon, Fatima and Isaih; brothers, James Davison and Roger Pearson of West Virginia; sisters, Laura Washington and Freedom; and other family members of friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway. A funeral service was celebrated at the First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory.
Catherine Roland, a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, died August 17.
Roland, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn on May 7, 1917.
Roland was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Roland; and brothers, Frank and Jerry Driscoll.
She is survived by her sons, Michael and Thomas Roland; daughters, Patricia Healy and Kathleen Johnston; sister, Anne Uebbing; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 21, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales church on Monday, August 22, at 10:45 a.m. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery will follow.