2010-05-21 / Obits

Joan Selby Cudjoe

Longtime Resident

Joan Selby Cudjoe, 75, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 3.

Cudjoe was born on September 10, 1934 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She worked as a seamstress, checker and later, as a home attendant.

Cudjoe was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy and Causie Selby; husband, Dennis Cudjoe; brothers, Johnny Joseph and Harold Selby; and daughter, Marcia Cudjoe.

She is survived by her children, Christian Selby, Dennis Cudjoe, Debra Cudjoe, Linda Cudjoe-Wells, and Sandra Cudjoe; son-in-law, Earl Wells; daughter-in-law, Leslie Ann Cudjoe; twenty-one grandchildren; granddaughters in-law, Michelle Cudjoe, Kristina Cudjoe and Cherylann Cudjoe; seven great-grandchildren; one great-aunt, Nella Saunders, 102- years-old; two nieces, Marion Seabrook and Alphitia Raymond; cousins, Walter Saunders, and Richard Saunders; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A mass was held at Brownsville Temple S.D.A Church, Brooklyn, New York. Interment followed at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

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