Francis Edward Filmanski, 86, of Pompano Beach, FL, retired priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre died on Aug. 20, 2014. Son of the late Frank B. and Pauline (nee Yunka) Filmanski of Riverhead. Father Francis is survived by a sister Jean Lynch of Westhampton Beach, and predeceased by two brothers Louis and Floyd Filmanski and sister M. Patricia Kissel. He was a proud uncle to his six nieces and nephews. Father Francis served his first mass at St. Isidore’s Church in his hometown of Riverhead, on June 7, 1953. Always proud of his Polish heritage, his first assignment was at Our Lady of Poland Catholic Church in Southampton. In June 1975 he was installed as pastor of St. Hedwig’s Church in Floral Park. He remained as pastor there for 33 years until his retirement in 2005. Aside from his pastoral duties, Father Francis loved to travel and was a baseball fan, especially for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family and his parish, his sense of humor and his generosity. Mass of Transferral and Christian Burial were celebrated at St. Hedwig’s RC Church. Interment followed at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Riverhead.
Kathleen Springer of Stewart Manor (previously Kathleen Alexander), who grew up in neighboring Garden City, a beloved teacher at Hillside Grade School in New Hyde Park for 39 years, died on Aug. 8 after a six-year battle against ovarian cancer. Beloved daughter of the late George and Gloria (Logan) Springer. Cherished sister of William (Pamela), Kenneth, Marianne (Joseph) Judge, Carole, Jeanine, Patrick (Sunny) and the late George Jr. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by dozens of cousins, friends and acquaintances. Funeral mass was held at St. Anne’s Church in Garden City. The family requests donations be made to: St. Anne’s Ministry Fund or the Institute of Cancer Care at Winthrop University Hospital.
Rita C. Parente (nee Peterson) died on Aug. 12. Beloved wife of the late Arnold. Loving mother of Ralph (Marilyn) and Regina Gorman (Thomas). Cherished grandmother of Ralph, Paula, Thomas, Corinne and late Michael. Devoted great-grandmother of seven. Funeral mass was held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church with interment at Long Island National Cemetery. Donations would be appreciated to Ozanam Hall, Bayside.
Rose Colianno, 92, of Floral Park, died on Aug. 10. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mom of Theresa Pinkava (William), Angela Moltzon (Rich Peterson), Rosemary Finamore (Michael) and Michele Capaccio (Andrew). Cherished grandma of five and proud great-grandma of five. Dear sister of Alfred Macchio (Vita), the late Andrew and the late Peter. Mass was held at Our Lady of Victory Church in Floral Park, with interment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.
Doolittle, Mary (nee: Farrell), 89, of Floral Park died on Aug. 7. She was pre-deceased by husband, Cletus, sons Shawn and George, and grandson Rory. Loving mother of Peggy, Kevin and James. Cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 10. Funeral mass was held at St. Hedwig’s in Floral Park with interment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury. Please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Kight, Jeanne M., 65, died on Aug. 2 in Easton, MD. Jeanne grew up in Bellerose, and attended St. Gregory the Great Grammar School and Dominican Commercial High School. She is preceded by her parents, James and Lillian McElroy, sister Maria Mitchell, and husband Thomas Kight. Jeanne leaves behind children, Raymond Pashoukos,
Peter Pashoukos, Wendy Daniels, Jennifer Acomb; four grandchildren and five siblings. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to Talbot Hospice, 586 Cynwood Dr, Easton, MD 21601. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Victory Church, with burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Leporati, Bernice died on Aug. 2. Beloved wife of the late Arnold of 63 years and the loving mother of Arnold Jr., Ernest (Lynn), James (Tara), Bernice (John) Sesody, Thomas (Denise). Bernice was a grandmother of 15 and a great-grandmother of 16. She is also survived by her nephew Brian Metzger. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Victory Church, with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ridgefield, CT.
Tuohy, Eleanore K., died on Aug. 1. Eleanor was the wife of the late Jeremiah and dear sister of John Kelly and the late Thomas and Robert Kelly. She was the cherished aunt of Kevin, Robert, Kathy and Karen. She is also survived by many grand-nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Victory Church, with interment at Holy Rood Cemetery.
Joanne C. Kempton, (nee Glaser), 67, of Williston Park has died. Joanne was a dedicated teacher who influenced a generation of students at St. Aidan’s in Williston Park and Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park for more than 30 years. She was the founder and past president of Pieceful Patchers of the Park, an avid quilter and a lady fisherman. Devoted wife of Charles. Beloved mother of Jennifer and Christopher Taylor of Marlboro, MA, Kathryn and John Amaral of Melrose, MA, and Peter and Maura Kempton of Floral Park. The best grandma, (JoJo) to Emily, Ryan, Katie, Owen and Dylan. Visitation was held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Williston Park. Mass was held at St. Aidan’s Church, with a burial at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Farmingdale.
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