Flora Anderson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 10.
Anderson was born in Sparta, Georgia on May 3, 1922. She moved to New York in 1936 and later became a Deaconess of First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway. She enjoyed cooking and singing.
Anderson is survived by her son, Alan Anderson; daughter-in-law, Elvira Anderson; sister, Ethel Stewart; grandchildren, Alan Khyle Anderson, Tyherene Brown, Shontay Harris, Christina Johnson, Antonio King, Julian King and Jerome Montgomery; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.
Tommy 'Tucker' Berry
Lifelong Broad Channel Resident
Tommy "Tucker" Berry, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, passed away on January 18 from injuries he sustained from a fall outside of his home. He was 65.
Berry was born on May 30, 1941. He was a parishioner of St. Virgilius Church.
Berry is survived by his brother, Robert of the Bronx and aunt, Muriel Stemmann (nee Berry) of Broad Channel.
Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Forest Hills, where Berry was laid to rest with his parents, William and Rose Berry. A memorial service will be held at St. Virgilius Church at a later date.
Camille Brennan, a Rockaway resident for 30 years coming from Prospect Park, Brooklyn, died January 23.
Brennan, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel G. Brennan; daughters, Melissa Raifman and Mary Elizabeth Brennan; son, Daniel John Brennan; mother, Andonia Matera Poerio; brothers, Joseph and James Poerio; and grandchildren, Gilian Faith and Hailey Hope Raifman.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the Brennan residence, 443 Beach 122 Street, on Friday, January 26 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church on Saturday, January 27 at 9:45 a.m. Disposition was kept private.
Donations may be made in memory of Camille Brennan to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - New York Event Office, Attention: Meghan Sullivan, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 4th floor, New York, NY 10105.
Volunteer, Activist And
Mother of Three Including Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer
Ruth Fagin (nee Lashinsky), a Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, died January 22.
Fagin was born in Brooklyn and spent many summers in Rockaway before moving there permanently with her family.
After retiring as a cafeteria worker from Far Rockaway High School, Fagin became an active member of the DC37, Local 372, and an active union member under the tutelage of her longtime mentors and labor activists, Charlie Hughes and Victor Gotbaum. Fagin was a board member of the Harry S. Truman Regular Democratic Club and served as a Democratic County Committeeperson for decades. She was also a past member of the Deborah Heart Association Far Rockaway Chapter, the JASA Aerobics and exercise group and the JASA social club.
Fagin was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Fagin. She was the last surviving daughter of a family of eight children.
Fagin is survived by her children, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Glenn Riddell and Gail Rosenberg; grandchildren, Mitchell Pheffer, Frank and Stacey Amato, Joshua and Kim Rosenberg and Daniel Rosenberg; and great-grandchildren, Sam and Isabella Amato, Autumn and River Rosenberg and Natalie Pheffer.
Interment was at Beth Moses Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Daniel Timothy Farrell
Retired USPS Clerk
Daniel Timothy Farrell, a longtime Arverne resident, died January 14 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He was 53.
Farrell was a retired United States Postal Service clerk who worked at the Far Rockaway office.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Farrell and brother, Peter (Brenda) of Florida.
Farrell is survived by his mother, Nancy (nee McNamara) of Inwood; sister, Eileen Schell (Thomas) of Inwood; brothers, John (Kathy) of Virginia, Steven (Beth) of Manhattan and Kevin (Patti) of East Islip; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Meserole Funeral Home Inc. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Disposition was at Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village.
Gerard J. Foster
Gerard J. Foster, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 21.
Foster, a proprietor, was born in the Bronx.
He is survived by his wife, Grace DeResto Foster; sons, Gerard and Danny Foster; daughter, Laurie Anzalone; brothers, Joseph and Donald Foster; sisters, Mary Doherty, Dorothy McDermott, Sister Dolores Foster CSJ and Patricia Engelke; and grandchildren, Daniella, Trevor, Isabella, Maggie, Jake and Donny.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rome of Lima Church. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Dorothy 'Aunt Dot' M. Fulton
Museum Of Natural History Employee
Dorothy "Aunt Dot" M. Fulton, a former Rockaway Beach resident, died January 24 at Green Acres Manor in Toms River, New Jersey.
Fulton graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan in 1939. She was a slide librarian for the Museum of Natural History for 35 years, retiring in 1978. Fulton lived in Rockaway Beach before moving to Jackson, New Jersey in 1990. She was a parishioner of St. Monica Roman Catholic Church and St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Far Rockaway.
Fulton is survived by a niece, Helen Muller; nephews, Thomas, Dennis and James Fulton; 13 grandnieces and grandnephews; and 20 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 150 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, New Jersey. Visitation will be held Friday, January 26, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Brooklyn. Condolences may be sent at www.RyanFuneralHome.com.
Edwin Garcia, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 18.
Garcia, who was born in New York, is survived by his mother, Angela Paulino Garcia; father, Caonabo Garcia; brothers, Wilberto (Lourdes), David and Eric; and sister, Martha Garcia.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Rev. John J. Hynes
N.Y. Archdiocese Roman Catholic Priest
Rev. John J. Hynes, a Rockaway resident for 18 years coming from Staten Island, died January 21.
Hynes, a Roman Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of New York, was born in Manhattan. He was pastor for Emeritus Holy Family Church in Staten Island and was a chaplain at Jacobi Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital for over 35 years.
Hynes is survived by his sisters, Genevieve Kelly, Annaell Brennan and Madeline Gautreaux; brother, William; aunt, Margaret Gerrity Lack; nieces, Bernadette Silk and Kathleen Reilly; and nephews, Melvin Chalk, John Chalk, Thomas Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Edward Brennan and Dennis Kelly.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist in Manhattan. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside.
Lucille J. Meade
Lincoln Center Receptionist
Lucille J. Meade, a 20-year Rockaway resident coming from Woodside, died January 18.
Meade, who was born in New York, was a receptionist at Lincoln Center and a school crossing guard. She was a parishioner and a Eucharist Minister at St. Camillus Church, and a Spiritual Provider at Park Nursing Home. Meade, who was a caregiver to several neighbors, was also a member of the New York City Board of Elections and the Democratic Club.
Meade was preceded in death by her husband, Walter.
She is survived by her sons, Walter Jr., Gerard and Michael; daughters, Carol Barkovsky and Sharon Intelisano; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements 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.
Eugene 'Uncle Buddy' Miccio
Longtime Broad Channel Resident
Eugene Miccio, a longtime Broad Channel resident, died January 19. He was 82.
Miccio, who was retired, was born in Brooklyn. He served his country as an Aviation Machinist Mate, Second Class from October 1942 to February 1946. Miccio, known to many as "Uncle Buddy," was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Virgilius Golden Age and the North Channel Yacht Club.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Miccio (nee Ricords); father, Sylvester Miccio; sister, Marie Guttiere; and brother, Sylvester Miccio Jr.
Miccio is survived by his wife, Winifred Miccio; sister, Patricia Mills; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hillebrand Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Virgilius Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.
Louise A. Newcombe
Louise A. Newcombe, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 21.
Newcombe, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. She was an active member of World Wide Church of God.
Newcombe was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Newcombe.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Newcombe (Patty); daughters, Mildred Mortan (Sanford) and Louise Rubbo (Andrew); sister, Mildred Hurlburt; and grandchildren, Karen Cobian, Tracey Newcombe and Lisa Newcombe.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, with a service held at the funeral home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.
Catherine L. O'Neill
Registered Nurse Supervisor
Catherine L. O'Neill, a Rockaway resident for 41 years coming from East Flatbush, died January 19.
O'Neill, a registered nurse supervisor for Kings County Hospital Center, was born in County Sligo, Ireland. She was a recipient of St. Brigid's Award from the Great Irish Fair; a member of Pioneers of America; and an independent real estate broker for 30 years. O'Neill was a daily communicant at St. Thomas More Church, and a member of the St. Thomas More-St. Edmund Altar Rosary Society.
She is survived by her sons, James P. and John J. O'Neill; daughter, Mary C. Tobin; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
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. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Ethel F. Quinn
Retired Secretary, Cirillo Bros.
Ethel F. Quinn, a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years coming from the Bronx, died January 23.
Quinn, who was born in Manhattan, was retired from her position as a secretary for Cirillo Bros. Oil Co. She was a parishioner at St. Thomas More.
Quinn was preceded in death by her sons John and Thomas Quinn; and daughter Patricia Quinn.
She is survived by her husband, John J. Quinn; son, Kevin Quinn; daughters, Maureen Quinn and Mary Pat Baldrian; 11 grandchildren, Richard, J.P., Michael, Ryan, Tricia, Christopher, Michael, Danny, Morgan, Tommy and Bobby.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas More. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.
John L. Russo, M.D.
Internal Medicine Specialist
John L. Russo, M.D., a Rockaway resident for more than 25 years, died January 23. He was 83.
Russo, a medical doctor who specialized in internal medicine, was born in Manhattan on July 10, 1923. He was a member of the Rockaway Catholic Jewish Council and the Bible Club.
Russo is survived by his wife, Augusta; daughter, Allison; stepsons, Stephen and Vincent Catalano; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Andrew Torregrossa and Sons Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette's Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, New York.
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