2011-04-08 / Obits

Marguerite P. Hyland (nee Hurley)

Church Secretary

Marguerite P. Hyland (nee Hurley) died on April 4.

Born in Brooklyn, Hyland came to Breezy Point more than 40 years ago.

Hyland was a church secretary.

She was the original “Avon” lady; school librarian and parish secretary at Blessed Sacrament Church, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn; a Eucharistic minister at St. Thomas More-St. Edmund, founded the Parish Visitors at St. Thomas More-St. Edmund; was a CCD teacher at Blessed Sacrament and St.

Thomas More; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Point Breeze Association.

She also was a volunteer at the National Park Service office in Gateway National Park and served on several committees of the Breezy Point Cooperative.

Hyland is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard (Barney) Hyland, parents, Teresa and Edward Hurley, son-in-law Francis (Frank) Kaiven, brother and sisters Mary and Edward Gilmartin, Theresa Sherry, James and Marie Hurley, Edward Hurley, John Heslin, John and Virginia Hyland, Sister Helene Marie O.S.F., godson and nephew Edward.

Hyland is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Helene Hyland and Richard Irving, Teresa and Robert Constantino and Marguerite (Meg) Kaiven, grandchildren Christopher and Kim Constantino, Maureen and David Stern, Brigid Constantino, Marie and Frederick Rella, Francis Kaiven and Becky Bass, great-grandson Frederick Francis Rella, nephew Richard Hyland (Maryann), sister Anne Heslin, brotherin law Bernard Sherry, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, April 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 9 at St. Thomas More Church at 9:30 a.m. Disposition will be at the St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, New York. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota Florida 34238, or Uniting Against Lung Cancer, 27 Union Square, West Suite 304, New York, New York 10013.

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