Florence E. Closs
Florence E. Closs, 82, a former Rockaway Beach resident, died May 22 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, New York after a lengthy illness.
She received her Masters in Education from St. Johns University and taught for many years in P.S. 100. She was also a lifetime member of the Supreme Council Columbiettes and active in numerous charities through out her lifetime.
Closs was preceded in death by her spouses, Terrance P. Brady and Charles T. Closs; parents, Patrick and Nora Kelly; siblings, Thomas, Kathleen (Sissy), Joseph, Edward and Raymond Kelly.
She is survived by, her daughter, Joan Jennings (Michael); grandchildren, Terrance Jennings, Laura and Lindsay Closs, and John and Catherine Ferreira; siblings, Hugh and John Kelly and Eileen Cummings.
A memorial mass will be held at Holy Spirit R. C. Church, New Hyde Park, New York on June 26 at 10:00 a.m. Memorials can be made to The Development Fund of the Sisters of Charity of New York, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, New York 10471 or The Retired Detectives of New York, PO Box 1666, Canal Street Station, New York, New York 10013.