2010-01-29 / Obits

John R. Willsen

Supervisor, NYSE

John R. Willsen, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died January 25.

Willsen was born in Rockaway Beach and worked as a supervisor of enforcement for the New York Stock Exchange. He was a fire warden for the New York Stock Exchange in Twin Tower number two, a member of Rockaway Council Knights of Columbus, Broad Channel Rod and Gun Club, and Broad Channel Athletic Club.

He is survived by his mother, Marie T. Smith; wife, Patricia A. Cullen Willsen; daughters, Shannon Marie and Danielle Patricia Willsen; brothers, James, Joseph and William Willsen; sisters, Marie Bastable, Mary Kay Henglein and Michelle Willsen.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass will take place January 29, 10:00 a.m. at St. Virgillius Church, Broad Channel. Interment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, New York.

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