2006-04-07 / Obits

Paul Barnes Lawrence Nursing Home Employee

Paul Barnes, a Rockaway resident for many years, died March 19. He was 59.

Barnes, a longtime worker in the housekeeping department of Lawrence Nursing Home, was born on January 31, 1947 in Leland, Mississippi to the late Dorothy Brown and the late Wardell Barnes. Barnes moved to New York in 1965, followed by his wife, Dessie Ivory, and they raised five children together.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Ivory; and brother, Otis Barnes.

Barnes is survived by his wife, Dessie; daughters, Sharon and Tara; two sons, Paul Jr. and Andre; sisters, Everlina and Margie; brothers, Issac, Fred and Deac; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Rockaway Beach. Disposition was held at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.

Laura Rose Barry


Laura Rose Barry, a former Rockaway resident, died March 31 at the home of her daughter, Rae Anne, in Orwell, Vermont following an extended illness.

Barry, whose nickname was Larry, was born on July 7, 1910 in Queens, the daughter of Ella Rose and Albert Zeaman. She graduated from St. John's University in New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and taught for many years in the New York City school system.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Edward Charles Barry, who died in September of 2000.

Barry is survived by her children, Edna D'Oliva of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Laurette Whittle of Hoboken, New Jersey, Dr. Patrick Barry (Kathleen) of Port Jefferson, Long Island, and Dr. Rae Anne Barry of Orwell, Vermont; niece, Susan Georges of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; nephew, John Zeaman of Leonia, New Jersey; grandchildren, Catherine Borico, Michael Wittle, Maureen Kersey, Margaret Toth and Patrick Barry; eight great-grandchildren; six great-nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sharon Thompson, Lorraine and Curly Audet and family, and Kaye and Jack Duffy, all of Orwell, Vermont.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sanderson Funeral Service in Middlebury, Vermont. There will be no visiting hours or Funeral Mass. Family and friends may attend Palm Sunday Mass on Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Orwell, Vermont. A reception will follow at the Barry-Thompson residence from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laura Barry's memory to the Orwell Free Library, 473 Main Street, Orwell, Vermont 05760.

Kathleen S. Casey

Retired Dietary Worker

Kathleen S. Casey, a lifelong summer resident and a 50-year permanent resident, died April 4.

Casey, a retired dietary worker, was born in Brooklyn. She was a longtime Rockaway Democratic worker; a Knights of Columbus Columbiette; a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; and a member of St. Camillus, St. Rose and St. Francis de Sales Senior Clubs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Casey.

Casey is survived by her children, Gail Gebauer, Brian Casey, Donald Casey, James Casey, Kathleen Vaughn, Irene Gasbay, Mary-Ellen Impastato, and Barbara Forman; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Camillus Church on Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Pinelawn, New York.

Ellen M. Grady

Resort Retirement Home Resident

Ellen M. Grady, a resident of the Resort Nursing Home in Arverne, died April 1.

Grady, who was born and raised in Manhattan, was a staff member of Manhattan's Woodstock Hotel. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church.

Grady was preceded in death by William and Margaret Grady of Staten Island, the uncle and aunt who raised her.

She is survived by many friends, including Susan Bates of Belle Harbor.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

Josephine F. Long

St. Virgilius Teacher

Josephine F. Long, a resident of Broad Channel and Inverness, Florida, died Friday, March 31. She was 83.

Long was a Far Rockaway High School graduate who went on to teach second graders at St. Virgilius parish school in Broad Channel. During World War II, she corresponded with GIs stationed overseas and was an air raid warden. She chaired a community bizarre raffle for more than 15 years. Long was also den mother of Cub Scout Pack 282/Boy Scout Troop 282.

Long is survived by her husband, Wallace D. Long; sons, Thomas and Wallace; daughter, Joanne Young; and grandchildren, Michael, Wally, Jennifer, Amanda and David.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hillebrand Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Virgilius. Interment was at Pinelawn Memorial Park & Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Rasheem T. Parrish


Rasheem T. Parrish, a lifetime Rockaway resident, died March 26. He was 20.

Parrish, a boxer, was born in Queens on July 26, 1985.

Parrish was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Sylvia Parrish; and aunt, Chanell Parrish.

He is survived by his parents, Scottie Flake and Donessia Parrish; three brothers, Ramel Parrish, "Little" Scottie Flake and Justin Flake; three sisters, Dimoniqua Parrish, Ashly Flake and Nyla Williams; stepmother and stepfather; six aunts; six uncles; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A memorial service was held. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey.

Beatrice Winston

Cleaners Technician

Beatrice Winston, a Far Rockaway resident for more than 80 years, died March 29. She was 98.

Winston, a cleaners technician, was born in Richmond, Virginia on June 15, 1908. She was a parishioner at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Winston is survived by her son, Silias Winston; brothers, Nelson and Paul Winston; granddaughter, Beatrice Winston-Robinson and sibling, Denise Winston; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; 29 nieces and nephews; Ms. Doris, her caretaker; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Great Neck, Long Island.

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