Luzette DeFaria, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 22.
DeFaria was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved from the Brownsville neighborhood to Rockaway 35 year ago. She worked as an administrative aide for the New York City Transit Police.
She is survived by her sons, Calvin Douglass Jones (Natangi) and Michael J. DeFaria; grandchildren, Kimberly Toney DeFaria, Chaunthalia DeFaria, Michael Rahiem Toney-DeFaria, Rahshid DeFaria, Rashawn DeFaria, Cory Serrano, Aliea Serrano, Nisaiah Noble, Ebony Rolle, Derrome Edwards, Chance Jones, Naya, Janine Wright and Nicole Wright; and eight greatgrandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrust- ed to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Visitation will take place on Saturday, September 1, at Kingdom Hall, 616 Beach 68 Street, Arverne, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a service.