2006-09-29 / Obits

Obituaries

Albert Peter Angelone Secret Service Agent

Albert Peter Angelone, who was born and raised in Arverne, died July 29. He was 67.

Angelone, known to many of his friends and colleagues as "Angie," graduated from Far Rockaway High School and Adelphi University before serving a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps. He then taught physical education and coached, receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Hartford.

In 1968, Angelone joined the Secret Service and worked as an undercover agent until being assigned to the Presidential Protection Division. He was protecting President Gerald Ford when an attempt was made on his life in September, 1975.

Upon retirement in 1989, Angelone, an avid hunter and fisherman, and his wife, Mary Ann, relocated to Martha's Vineyard, where he pursued his favorite sport, surf-casting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Albert Angelone.

Angelone is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; sons, Anthony, a Marine Corps captain and Peter, a Secret Service agent; cousin, Marie Corrado of Port Washington and Rockaway Beach; and many cousins in Canada and Italy.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

Willie Mae Blackwell

Longtime Rockaway Resident

Willie Mae Blackwell, a Rockaway resident for over 20 years, died September 18. She was 103.

Blackwell was born on September 19, 1902 in Augusta, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her son, Earl Blackwell; daughter, Marie Lindsey; and grandchildren, Dorothy West and John Henry West.

Blackwell is survived by her daughter, Carrie West of Heph, Georgia; sister, Ada Bates of Gulfport, Mississippi; grandchildren, Mary Davis and Willie James of Heph, Georgia, Debra Minter of Laurelton, Francine Lindsey, Steve Lindsey, Phillip Lindsey of Inwood and Marcine Holley of Wheatly Heights; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a Service of Remembrance at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York.

Mary R. Donohue

Nurses' Aide

Mary R. Donohue, a Rockaway resident for 47 years coming from Brooklyn, died September 23.

Donohue, a nurses' aide, was born in Brooklyn. She was a member of the St. Camillus Golden Age Club, St. Francis de Sales Altar Rosary Society and Seabreeze Club, and a Columbiette at the Knights of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Donohue.

Donohue is survived by her children, Michael (Patricia), Mary Summus (Louis), Kevin (Patsy), Patrick (Leslie) and Ellen McNulty (the late Thomas); sister, Anna McDermott; sister-in-law, Eleanor Hallock; grandchildren, Tara, Kelli, Meghan, Christina, Michael, Teresa, Sean, Danny, Erin, Sean, Patrick, Molly, Haley, Kevin, Paddy and Darragh; and great-grandchildren, Natalie.

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

Mamie Brunson Hudson

Longtime Resident

Mamie Brunson Hudson, a longtime resident of Far Rockaway, died September 18. She was 90.

Hudson, the first of five children, was born on November 27, 1915 in Cameron, South Carolina. She was an active member of St. Peter's A.M.E. Church at an early age, as well as their Sunday School. In 1936, Hudson relocated to New York and established herself with Bethel A.M.E. Church in Far Rockaway. She was a member of the Senior Choir and the Sunday School.

Hudson was preceded in death by her parents, Flossie Brunson and Shepard Gentry; four siblings; husband, Donald Hudson; daughter, Judith Elaine Hudson; and aunts, Bessie, Daisy and Bernice.

She is survived by her first cousins, Annie Felix of South Carolina and Daisy L. Fox of New York; nieces, Lola, Tanya, Terry, Karen, Barbara and Brenda; nephews, Johnny and Glen; brother-in-law, William Donaldson of Jamaica, New York; son-in-law, Reginald Walker of Corona; close friend, Mozell Jones of Jamaica, New York; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York.

Anne Kearney

Homemaker

Anne Kearney, a Rockaway resident for 28 years coming from Dobbs Ferry, died September 23.

Kearney, a homemaker, was born in County Kerry, Ireland. She was the last surviving sister of 14.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy, and daughter, Geraldine Kearney.

Kearney is survived by her son, Timothy; daughter, Joan Kearney; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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 Gate of Heaven in Valhalla, New York.

Patricia A. Martine

Collection Manager

Patricia A. Martine, a Rockaway resident for 40 years coming from Whitestone, Queens, died September 25.

Martine, a collection manager, was born in Manhattan. She was a member of the Seabreeze Club and Golden Age Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, a past president of the NYC Corrections Officers Benevolent Association.

Martine is survived by her children, Christine Pastore (James), John Jr. and Catherine Martine; sister, Helen O'Sullivan; brother-in-law, Louis Martine (Marie); sister-in-law, Florence Martine; grandchildren, James Pastore Jr., Gregory Pastore and John Martine III; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 29 at 9:45 at St. Francis de Sales Church. Interment will be held at St. Raymond's in the Bronx.

Rose Marie McShea

Secretary

Rose Marie McShea, a Rockaway resident for 30 years coming from Jackson Heights, died September 25.

McShea, a secretary, was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

McShea is survived by her sisters, Catherine Elliott, Stephanie Rollo and Caroline Baluski.

Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 29 at 9:45 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.

Bernadette Owens

Assistant V.P. Of Nations Bank

Bernadette Owens, a Rockaway resident for over 40 years, died September 22. She was 56.

Owens, the Assistant Vice President of Nations Bank, was born on June 10, 1950 in Queens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Frank Foreman; and brother, Denton.

Owens is survived by her husband, Jimmy Owens; sister, Maria; children, Derrick, Jason, Stephanie and Rodney; grandchildren, D'Yana, Derron, Derrick, Anthony and Dominique; and daughters-in-law, Caroline and Melissa.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation to be held on Friday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.

Schermiela Aleicia Palmer

Student

Schermiela Aleicia Palmer, a student at Beach Channel High School, died September 13. She was 16.

Palmer was born on June 21, 1990 in Brooklyn. Her hobbies included singing, dancing and reading, and she dreamed of going to law school to become an attorney.

Palmer is survived by her father, Elue Dwight Palmer Sr.; mother, Paulette Surgeon-Palmer; sisters, Nezieta White, Pittershawn Palmer and Scherrie Palmer; brothers, Elue Dwight Palmer Jr. and Mathew Paul Palmer; godmother, Bishop Dr. Annette Lazarus-Rose; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Visitation and a service were held at Liberty Hall Cathedral of Praise in Brooklyn. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Great Neck, New York.

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