George Patrick Gardner Active Church Member, Singer
George Patrick Gardner, a Far Rockaway resident, died February 3 at Mary Immaculate Hospital. He was 25.
Gardner was born on November 4, 1981 in Jamaica, Queens. He received his education in the New York Public School System. Gardner joined the First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway under the pastorate of Reverend Charles Washington, and served as a member of the Junior and Angel Choir; Tillman Choir and Junior Ministry; and was involved with various youth activities within the Church.
In 2005, Gardner began studying with the Soul Tabernacle in hopes of becoming a minister. He began his singing ministry at five years old at the First Baptist Church, and later branched off to singing with other groups and churches, including the JJ Howell Ensemble, the Youth Mass Choir of GMWA, and many others. He also recorded with T-West and the West Wing Singers of Harlem, and sang lead to “Watch Me Fly” on the album “All Creatures.”
Gardner is survived by his mother, Lucy Gardner; grandmother, Roxie Sharp; five brothers, Rickey, Gerald, Donald, Ronald and Victor; 11 nieces and nephews; Adina, Gerald, Hareem, Samantha, Aaron, Jennifer, Donald, Jalisa, Zakia, Karon and Ryan; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Chapel. A remembrance service and visitation were held at the First Baptist Church in Far Rockaway. Disposition was held at Long Island Cremation Company in West Babylon, Long Island.
Frances Haynes, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died February 15.
Haynes, who was born in Rockaway Beach, was preceded in death by her brother William Haynes and sister Nancy Haynes.
She is survived by her mother, Nancy Fitzpatrick Haynes; brother John Haynes; sisters Peggy Chugknowski, Elizabeth Haynes and Julie Sayer; nieces, Michelle, Dianne and Anne; and grand-nephew, Brennen.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery.
James P. Moriarty
T. Moriarty And Son
James P. Moriarty, a Belle Harbor resident, died February 22.
Moriarty, president of T. Moriarty and Son, was a graduate of Manhattan College School of Engineering, Class of 1954; and did post-graduate studies at New York University and Columbia University. He was a veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers; past president of the Emerald Society of Long Island, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and the St. Patrick Society of Brooklyn. Moriarty was the co-founder and chairman of the Cardinals Committee for the Laity; and was a past grand marshal of the Brooklyn and Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parades. He was also selected by President Ronald Reagan to accompany him to the 40th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, and erected the United States Memorial Garden in Caen, France, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.
Moriarty was also a New York State Representative of the U.S. Congressional Advisory Board; the Commissioner of the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Celebration; member of the board of directors of Dromoland Castle in Ireland and Nazareth High School. He was also a board member of the Ireland-U.S. Council; member of the Executive Committee of the General Contractors Association; as well as a member of the Knights of Malta and other charitable organizations.
Moriarty is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anna (nee McLaughlin); children, James (Marie), Anne Marie and Terence; siblings, Catherine, Mary and Teresa; and grandchildren, Victoria, Cassie and Terence.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Clavin Funeral Home in Brooklyn. Visitation will be held at the Clavin Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 25 at St. Francis de Sales Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manhattan College, Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, New York 10471, for a scholarship to be named in the Moriarty’s memory.
Robert Anthony Mulholland
Retired Con Ed Lineman
Robert Anthony Mulholland, a lifelong Breezy Point resident, died February 16. He was 75.
Mulholland, a retired Con Edison lineman who worked there for 38 years, was born on August 7, 1930. He was a member of the RFK Democratic Club and the Regular Democratic Club. He was also a member of St. Thomas More and St. Edmund’s Churches.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Patricia and Tom Kearns, Thomas, Catherine, Peter and Jennifer, and Robert and Karyn; grandchildren, Sarah, Ben, Franco, and Jessica; siblings, Mary Castabile, Catherine Tessitore, Thomas, and Peter.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to William E. Law, Inc. in Massapequa. Interment was held at St. John’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in Robert Anthony Mulholland’s memory.
Stanley Stockdale, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 13 at Peninsula Hospital. He was 63.
Stockdale was born on January 22, 1943 in Rockaway. He worked for 10 years at AAA; five years at the Parks Department; and 11 years for the New York City Housing Department. One of his favorite hobbies was going to casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
Stockdale was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Mae Stockdale and Wallace Spencer. He is survived by his wife, Sara Stockdale; seven children, Renita, Stanley, Anna, Hope, Dennis, Shauntisse and Inez; five siblings, Joseph, Doris, Michael, Patricia and Audrey; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Chapel in Lawrence, New York. A service was held at the Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Great Neck, New York.