Joseph J. Berardino, a resident of Stamford, Connecticut since 1999, died October 8. He was 86.
Berardino was born on September 5, 1920 in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of the late Michael and Rose Corio Berardino. He was a graduate of St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. Berardino served his country as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he saw action in the D-Day invasion on Utah Beach as well as throughout the Atlantic and Pacific and the Philippine Liberation.
Berardino married the former Gloria Gerace on January 28, 1950. They raised their family in Garden City, New York, where he worked as an agent for State Farm Insurance in Franklin Square, New York.
Berardino was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria.
He is survived by his children, Mary Anne Carey (Edward) of Hawthorne, New York, John (Regina) of Fairfield, Connecticut, Michael (Barbara) of Katonah, New York, Joseph (Gail) of Greenwich, Connecticut and Peter (Joni) of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Eddie and Elaine Carey, John, Justin, Timothy, Mary, Samantha, Michael, Andrea, Allison, Genevieve, Dominic and Sophia Berardino; sister, Antoinette Berardino of Rockaway Beach; and brothers, Ronald of Garden City and Sabino of Manhattan.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Leo P. Gallagher and Son Funeral Home in Greenwich, Connecticut. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. Interment was at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Joseph J. Berardino Scholarship Fund, St. Michael's College, One Windoski Park, Colchester, Vermont 05439.
Lillian M. Cowhey
Real Estate Broker
Lillian M. Cowhey (nee Marino), a Rockaway resident for 40 years, died October 15.
Cowhey, a real estate broker, was born in Brooklyn and was a member of the Belle Harbor Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael.
Cowhey is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Cowhey; daughters, Marilyn Macron and Madeline O'Neill; and grandchildren, Alanna, Marlene, Juliette, Paige and Lily.
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 Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Alice P. Davis
Alice Davis, a Far Rockaway resident for three years, died October 5. She was 81.
Davis, a packer, was born on July 8, 1925 in Ohio, Nebraska. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, listening to music and dancing.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Davis is survived by her husband, Felephe Nazario, and a host of friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.
Nora Teresa Delaney
Nora Teresa Delaney (nee McMenamy), a Rockaway resident for 30 years, died October 18.
Delaney, a homemaker, was born in Belfast, Ireland.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin.
Delaney is survived by her husband, Samuel Delaney; sons, Samuel and Sean Delaney; brothers, Jerry, Seamus, Terrence, Thomas and Noel; sister, Maureen; and granddaughter, Meaghan Delaney.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, with visitation to be held on Friday, October 20, 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Camillus Church on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brunswick, New Jersey.
Evelyn M. Liantonio
Former Belle Harbor Resident
Evelyn M. Liantonio (nee Salvati), a former 34-year resident of Belle Harbor, died October 15 in Boonton, New Jersey. She was 81.
Liantonio was born in Barren Island, Brooklyn. She attended the Brooklyn Leading Designing Academy in New York, specializing in lady's costumes and fashion illustration. A devoted mother and homemaker, Liantonio also worked as a secretary at St. Joachim's School in Woodmere and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Alfred and Elizabeth Salvati and Vera Helfer.
Liantonio is survived by her husband of 59 years, John J. Liantonio; sons, Dominic (Lorraine), John J. Jr. (Grace); daughters, Collette Liantonio (Jan De Benedetto) and Christine (Major Samuel Middleton, USMC); brother, Joseph Salvati; grandchildren, Jon Calderaro, Eve (Darrell Fusco), Collette De Benedetto, Danielle Liantonio, Timothy and Brian Kellen, Stephanie, John J. III and Joseph Liantonio, and Christopher Middleton; and great-grandson, Cosmo Fusco.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Lewis & Carey Funeral Home in Boonton, New Jersey. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret's Church in Middle Village on Friday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.
Anne Marie Ryan
Anne Marie Ryan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 13.
Ryan, a secretary, was born in Brooklyn.
She is survived by her husband, George Wackenhut; brother, James Loures; and sister, Margaret King.
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 at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.
Maxine Ulmer, a longtime Far Rockaway resident, died October 10. She was 59.
Ulmer, a homemaker, was born on August 31, 1947 in Brooklyn. She was an active member of St. John's Baptist Church of Far Rockaway.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Ulmer, Jr.; parents, Thadius and Louise Elliot; and brothers, Floyd Lee Elliot and Johnnie Elliot.
Ulmer is survived by children, Thadius, Ronald, Maxine and Lowell Ulmer; stepson, Rayquon Elliot; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Janet Howard, Annette Adams and Linda Sidberry; brother, Richard Elliot; aunt, Julia Jones of Hertford, North Carolina; daughters-in-law, Mary and Yvette; sisters-in-law, Ethel James, Marlene Elliot, Molly Elliot; Kim Elliot, Selma Ramsey and Erma Alexandra; brothers-in-law, William Adams and Eric Sidberry; ten nieces; nine nephews; 20 great nieces and nephews; 8 godchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Interment was at Frederick Douglass Cemetery in Staten Island.