2006-09-22 / Obits


Edward D. Re Federal Judge, Law Professor

The Honorable Edward D. Re, a Rockaway resident for 34 years coming from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, died September 17.

Re was born in Santa Marina, Salina, Italy. He graduated from St. Johns University School of Law in 1943 and was appointed to the faculty in 1947, where he taught Appellate Advocacy, International Law and Remedies to generations of students. In 1968, the university awarded Re an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and in 2003, the Alumni Association presented Re with the St. Thomas More Award for moral courage.

Re was Chief Judge Emeritus of the International Trade, and served the administrations of both President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and as Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. He was appointed a federal judge to the U.S. Court of International Trade by Johnson in 1968, and, by appointment of President Jimmy Carter, served as Chief Judge from 1977 to his retirement from the federal bench in 1991.

Re served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired as a Colonel in the JAG Branch. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #481 in Dyker Heights.

Re is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Corcoran Re; children, Mary Ann Re, Anthony J. Re, Marina Re, Edward D. Re Jr., Victor M. Re, Margaret T. Re, Matthew J. Re, Joseph R. Re, Mary Elizabeth Hoes, Mary Joan Re, Mary Ellen Caggiano and Nancy Cregan; 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.

Ron Bodo

Truck Driver

Ron Bodo, a Rockaway resident for over five years, died September 11. He was 41.

Bodo, a truck driver and entrepreneur who started his own business, Bodotransportation, within a period of three years, was born on December 4, 1964 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies.

He is survived by his mother, Ivylin Rousseau; wife, Kathy Bailey; daughter, Nova Bodo; sisters, Regine Turpin (Marvin) and Casey Ellis; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Visitation and a service were held at the Church of the 1st Borne in Jamaica, Queens. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.

Robert R. Collins

Pension Director

Robert R. Collins, a Rockaway resident for 17 years coming from Huntington Station, Long Island, died September 15.

Collins, a retired pension director in the Local #3 IBEW, was born in Manhattan. He was a member of the Sword of Light Pipes and Drums, the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department, and Ancient Order of Hibernians Member Division 21. Collins served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Era.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Reilly Collins.

Collins is survived by his children, Bridget Fagan, Sheila Muldoon, Mary Collins and Patrick Collins; grandchildren, Elizabeth Muldoon, Caitlyn Collins and Jesse Collins; and sister, Grace Shea.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas More Church in Rockaway Point. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Huntington, New York.

Mina Peavy Devaney

Longtime Rockaway Resident

Mina Peavy Devaney, a Rockaway Park resident for 65 years before moving to Carolina Shores, North Carolina in 1985, died August 14. She was 86.

Devaney, the daughter of Nathaniel and Lulu Stewart Peavy Sr., was born on April 10, 1920 in Rockaway Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John J. Devaney; and sisters, Viola Lape and Lillian Edwards.

Devaney is survived by her sons, John R. "Jack" Devaney (Jean) of Sudbury, Massachusetts and Robert "Bobby" Devaney (Jocelyn) of North Hills, California; grandchildren, Kathryn Devaney of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kevin Devaney and Brian Devaney of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and David Devaney and Hannah Devaney of North Hills, California; and brother, Nathaniel Peavy (Audrey) of Carolina Shores, North Carolina.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

Frederick M. Haggerty

Tunnel Worker

Frederick M. Haggerty, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 18.

Haggerty, a tunnel worker, was born in Manhattan and attended local schools.

He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Bouderau Haggerty; sons, Terry Joel, Justin Ross, and Frederick M. Jr.; brothers, George and Richard; sisters, Colleen Haggerty and Kathleen O'Shaughnessy; and aunt, Marie Huber.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was kept private.

Rosemarie M. Lino

Medical Receptionist

Rosemarie M. Lino, a Rockaway resident for 35 years coming from Brooklyn, died September 15.

Lino, a medical receptionist at Peninsula Counseling, was born in Brooklyn.

She is survived by her son, Christophe (Alisa); grandson, Anthony Lino; and brothers, Frank and Joseph Lupo.

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

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