2008-08-08 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Peter Danzilo Finds Peace
News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News • 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Peter Danzilo, resident of Breezy Point and Las Vegas, had been suffering and hospitalized for several months and finally succumbed on Tuesday, August 8, 2008 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC.

He was a veteran of World War II and Korea; graduate of Fort Skylor; received a B.S. from St. John's College; was a commody broker, manager of famous nightclubs, Elegante on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn and Guy Lombardo's; married to devoted wife, Helene, whose family owned the Elegante. She gave him three daughters, Maria, who is married to Richard Lehv and they have daughter, Hollis and twins, Clara and Richard; Lanie married to Richard Schroeder with son,Valentino and Christine, soon to marry Vito Colettar.

Peter enjoyed the respect and love of all his neighbors in Breezy Point and, I am sure, elsewhere. He was a fine and upstanding citizen, well- loved father whose daughters adored him and a devoted and loving husband to his ever-loving wife, Helene. I notice, as I pass the house that has been empty for the season so far, that the tree beside it is weeping for him and the family since their absence. Peter was such a good man, rest assured, he is at peace now. My prayers go out to him and his family in this time of grief. They have been such close friends of mine and have always been there when I have needed them. I hope I can be there when they need me and do what I can to comfort them. God bless. He was waked at Dennis O'Connor Funeral Home, Beach Channel Drive and the Funeral Mass is at St. Thomas More Church at 10 a.m. this Friday morning, August 8, 2008.

On the lighter side, Patricia Crowley, married to my cousin, Bobby Crowley with daughter Nicole, reached her 49th birthday on July 19. Had a little champagne with her and family to celebrate. My granddaughter, Elizabeth Matuozzi, turned six years old August 4. Unfortunately, I could not be with her. She lives in San Diego with my son Kevin and his wife, and her mother, Julie Matuozzi. She has a stepsister, Samantha Matuozzi.

A very busy week……..

Though we are in August and swimming and surfing off the beaches of the Rockaway's and combating or riding through the riptides with caution, it is hard to think of activities come the fall and winter. But, actually, you do not want to miss the Spectacular Shows at the Winter Garden and Radio City. They are definitely must sees for families, school and senior groups. WINTUK (Cirque du Soleil) is an enchanting Winter Tale about a young boy, Jamie, and his quest to find snow. It will be at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden October 30 through January 4, 2008. The Radio City Music Hall will again present its Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes and the Parade of Wooden Soldiers, New York at Christmas and the awe-inspiring Living Nativity. I saw clips on screen the other day and Christmas and the Fall and Winter season are not the same without these shows. Get your group and/or family together and get your tickets early to get into the spirit of things.


The Gala Opening of the Museum of Sex featuring animal exhibitions took place this week on 27th Street and Fifth Ave. We witnessed Bear Porn video; Two Bucks for the Doe sculpture; elephants and zebra copulating, all animals, large and small having fun creating the world of future animals without the aid of enhancing drugs. All were up and able. Stop by and see for yourself. It is quite interesting.

I hear talk about silver as a big investment today. The South America Silver Corp is drilling in Bolivia and Chile and finding huge deposits of indium. If you wish more information: www.soamsilver.com

Netter (Dolly) Mahoney from Lincoln Walk was honored. The guests, forty five of them, all members of the Cantirino family, came from all over: Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Florida and Pennslyvania and congregated at Kennedy's on the Bay to attend and honor Nettie (Dolly) Mahoney who will be 99 December 27, 2008. Happy Birthday, Nettie. She is a beautiful, charming lady who looks far, far younger than her years and is spry, alert and full of life, ready to take on another twenty years. Her brother, Fred, 91, said the family, originally Cantirino, Great Grandma Cantirion immigrated to the USA in 1880. Many happy reunions to follow.

Is was good to see Peggy Ansbro looking the same and still making announcements in St. Edmond's Church, and to hear the voice of Sr. Beata again. Pat Bishop has been Director of the Sr. Canter in Ozone Park for four and a half years and if you need any help or want any information about the Sr. Department Agency please call 311. Look forward to seeing more of you and if you want me to publish any of your news I will be glad to do so. Just email me at: dorothydunne@ yahoo.com

Can't close without comments of Fashion Week NYC. Buyers came from all over the States and Canada to catch a glimpse of the beautiful fashions that will hit the stores soon. …….The chiffon dresses with cute little cover-up jackets; genuine leather outer jackets; oh, so beautiful; and teasing intimate wear on gorgeous models, were displayed at the shows…….perfect crowd pleasers for the males and the women appreciated them, too; fashionable luxurious handbags with compartments for the well organized.. All at the Javits Center, Pier 94, New Yorker Hotel, Met Pavillion and numerous other places. I don't know how the buyers get around to all in the three days they are here in NYC.

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