2007-05-04 / Obits

Obituaries

Kathleen L. Brantley Registered Nurse

Kathleen L. Brantley, a Rockaway resident for seven years coming from Brooklyn, died April 28.

Brantley, a Registered Nurse, was born in County Leitrim, Ireland.

Brantley was preceded in death by her husband, Karl.

She is survived by her son, Carl Brantley (Ann); daughters, Kathleen Casey (Gerard) and Margaret Quartuccio (Peter); sisters, Emily Curry and Anastasia Clausen; and grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Joseph, Peter, Christopher, Matthew and Kathryn.

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

Beci V. Burchette-Grandy

Homemaker

Beci V. Burchette-Grandy, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 22. She was 38.

Burchette-Grandy, who was born in Brooklyn on November 17, 1968, was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Garfield Burchette III; daughter, Shaina; and brother, Val John Burchette.

Burchette-Grandy is survived by her children, Rebecca "Reba" and Shane "Doogie"; grandson, William Snyder Jr.; mother, Dorothy; sisters, Lori, Ginia, Valerie, Carol-Anne, Andrea, Civi, Nicole, Destinee and Dulazia; brothers, Thomas, John, Garfield IV, Charles and Arthur; 13 nieces; nine nephews; two grand-nephews; special childhood friend, Tanya Hawkins of Queens; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Forest Green Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey.

Christine Caminiti

Homemaker

Christine Caminiti, a Far Rockaway resident for 50 years and a resident of Horizon Care Center in Arverne, died April 23. She was 79.

Caminiti, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn.

She is survived by her son, Frank Caminiti of Far Rockaway; daughter, Debra Rivera (Victor) of the Bronx; grandchildren, Sandi Lawrence of Florida, Jennifer Caminiti of Florida and April Rivera of the Bronx; great-grandchildren, Gage and Cheyenne Lawrence; brother, Joseph LoCascio of Long Island; and sisters, Eva Simonelli of Mineola and JoAnn Crocilla of Centereach.

Funeral arrangements and a service were entrusted to The Meserole Funeral Home in Inwood. Disposition was at Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village.

Gladys Govan

Nurses' Aide

Gladys Govan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 26. She was 64.

Govan, a nurses' aide, was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina on February 10, 1943. She attended Refuge Church of Christ where she was baptized. Govan was a member of the Young Adult Choir at the church and served as an usher until her health declined.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Amanda Govan.

Govan is survived by her daughter, Patricia Govan; grandchildren, Courtney and Jeremy of St. Matthews, South Carolina; faithful and devoted companion, Ulysee Sept; nephew, David Lee Hart Jr. of Far Rockaway; nieces, Bessie Hart, Beatrice Hart of Far Rockaway and Linda Hart of St. Matthews, South Carolina; uncle, Jack Govan of Brooklyn; dear friend, Marie Mitchell; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Visitation was held at Refuge Church of Christ in Far Rockaway. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Great Neck, New York.

Anne F. Levine

Teacher, PHC Aux Co-President

Anne F. Levine, a Neponsit resident for more than 30 years, died April 28. She was 80.

Levine was a New York City school teacher for more than 30 years and was co-president of Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary for many years. She was a member of Temple Beth-El and was involved in various community activities in the Rockaways. Her son Robert Levine is the president and CEO of Peninsula Hospital Center.

Levine was preceded in death by her husband, Morton Levine.

She is survived by her children, Rose Klein (Sylvan), David Levine (Pam) and Robert Levine (Phyllis); and grandchildren, Joshua (Tiffany), Jessica, Alanna, Daniel, Michael, Jordan and Scott.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Boulevard-Riverside-Hewlett Chapel.

The family has established a memorial fund in Levine's name at Peninsula Hospital Center. Contributions may be directed to the Office of Public Affairs.

Johanna Murphy

Registered Nurse

Johanna Murphy, a former Far Rockaway resident who moved to Cedarhurst 30 years ago, died April 30 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She was 67.

Murphy was born in Far Rockaway. She attended St. Catherine's Hospital School of Nursing in Yonkers and became a registered nurse. She worked for 40 years at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway and was a utilization review case manager.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edna (nee Bishop) Murphy.

Murphy is survived by her sister, Dorothy A. Certeza (Humberto) of Towson, Maryland; brother, William B. Murphy (Norma) of Neptune, New Jersey; two nieces; six nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Meserole Funeral Home Inc. in Inwood, with a memorial gathering to be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Disposition was at Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village.

William 'Liam' O'Connor

Union Tunnel Worker, Bartender

Willaim "Liam" O'Connor, a Rockaway resident for nearly 40 years coming from Ireland, died April 27.

O'Connor, who was born in County Kerry, Ireland, was a member of Local 147 Tunnel Workers and bartended at Hickey's and the Irish Circle.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tadgh O'Connor.

O'Connor is survived by his wife, Ann Marie McClafferty O'Connor; sons, Liam and Kevin O'Connor; daughter, Bridget O'Connor; brothers, James, Pa-Joe, Jack and Mick; sister, Hannah May Murphy; and a grandson, Christian O'Connor.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Camillus Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

William F. Whelan

Retired Mechanic

William F. Whelan, a Rockaway resident for 20 years, died April 28.

Whelan, who was born in Cold Spring, New York, was a retired mechanic for Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority or MaBSTOA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ennis J. Whelan.

Whelan is survived by his mother, Mary T. Foley Whelan; son, William Whelan Mirro; brother, Reverend Robert J. Whelan; sisters, Christina Whelan (Terry), Rita Dickesheid (Dan) and Barbara Harrison (Danny); four nieces; two nephews; and two great nephews.

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

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