2009-03-13 / Obits

Catherine T. Carfora


Catherine Carfora, a 50-year Far Rockaway resident, died March 8. She was 88.

As a longtime resident of Far Rockaway, Carfora worked at various restaurants in the area. At a young age, she was widowed and raised her children in the Redfern Houses. She worked as a receptionist in the Far Rockaway Social Security Office, from where she retired. She was an active member of St. Mary Star of the Sea and served on the board of the Shore View Co-op in Bayswater. She was a member of The Sodality of Our Lady.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred.

She is survived by her children, Alfred (Karen), Rosemarie (Thomas) Creelman and Dolores (Dennis) Hays; and grandchildren, Liza, Denny, Alfred Jr., and John.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Donza Funeral Home in East Rockaway. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Raymond of Penyafort Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, New York.

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