December 28, 2012 RSS feed / Obits

William James Culligan

Tree Service Worker

William James Culligan, a Rockaway tree service worker, died on December 17 at age 55. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Culligan was very active in community activities. He is preceded in death by his mother Philomena Culligan. More...

Maisie Ferryman

Nurse’s Aide

Maisie Ferryman, a nurse’s aide, died on December 6 at age 92. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, she lived in the Rockaways for more than 35 years. More...

Benjamin Lenihan

Restaurant and Tavern Proprietor

Benjamin Lenihan, a restaurant and tavern proprietor, died on December 24. Born in County Cork, Ireland, Lenihan was a long time Rockaway resident. He is preceded in death by son, Cornelius C. More...

Angel Manuel Serrano

Taxi Driver And Musician

Angel Manuel Serrano, a NYC taxi driver and musician, died on December 22 at age 93. Serrano was born in Manati, Puerto Rico. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ramona. More...

William J. Earl

FDNY Battalion Chief, Ret.

William J. Earl, a retired FDNY Battalion Chief, died on December 24. Born and raised in Rockaway Beach, he also resided with his family in Woodhaven, Queens. A Korean War U.S. More...

Anthony John Kirk

NYC Taxi Driver

Anthony John Kirk, a NYC taxi driver, died on December 4 at age 66. Born in Harlem, he was a Rockaway resident for more than 25 years. More...

Tawana Morgan-Robinson

Nurse’s Aide

Tawana Morgan-Robinson, a nurse’s aide, died on December 5 at age 43. She was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years. More...

Mary Julia Summers

NYC Housing Authority

Mary Julia Summers, who worked for the NYC Housing Authority, died on December 9 at age 62. Born in Epes, Alabama, she lived in the Rockaways for more than 25 years and was involved with St. John’s Baptist Church in Far Rockaway. More...


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