Magdalene Groves, 92, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 9.
Groves was born in Ashboro, North Carolina and moved to Rockaway 57 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. She moved to New York when she was seven and attended Public School 1, Public School 5 and graduated from Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York.
Groves was preceded in death by her husband, William Groves; son, Steward Groves; sister, Mattie Louise Brown; nephew, Richard Brown; and granddaughters, Tonya and Cynthia Groves.
She is survived by her daughters, Thelma Groves and Jacqueline Clark; sons, Dennis, Sheldon, Everett, Philip and Glenn Groves; nephew, Fred Brown; 18 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Interment took place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York.