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Obituary: Marie Kelly

Marie Kelly passed away suddenly on March 3, 2013.  She was predeceased by her husband John NYPD (1999), her granddaughter Caroline (1989) and her son Jack (2012). Marie is survived by her loving family; Robert (Jeanne); Patty; (Susan); Kathy (Ed); Jeanne; her 11 grandchildren; Kyleigh, Matthew, Timmy, Meredith (Matt), Lauralee, JB, Beth, Jeremy (Tammy), Gloria, Kerry, Caitlin and her beautiful great-granddaughter, Caroline Kelly. Marie is also survived by her sisters Theresa, Barbara and Rosemary, her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Marie loved to spend time with her family and her friends. Her wonderful attitude, calming ways and sweet personality had been shared with anyone who came in contact with her. She was a woman who accepted people for who they were and she was not judgmental.

Marie was never one to be idle. When her family was grown, she found herself with extra time—so she decided to fulfill a wish and graduated from Adelphi University when she was 65! She was an ardent reader. During the summer, Marie could be found daily at the Garden City Pool. She was a past president and treasurer of the St. Josephs Rosary Altar Society and she was active in the Garden City Social Singles group. Marie was an avid bridge player and believed that fun was part of the game. If you asked Marie when to bid a grand slam, she would tell you, “if the small slam was taken, then bid the grand slam.” Marie was unique and those people that had the opportunity to spend time with her will miss her and her beautiful smile and many acts of kindness

Rev. Msgr. James P. Swiader celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial on March 8 at 10 a.m. at Garden City’s St. Josephs Church. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery. Fairchild & Sons of Garden city handled the arrangements.

Marie Kelly’s family is sad that she has passed away but expresses gratitude that she had a good life filled with many people that she cared about and cared about her. Sweet Marie Kelly—until we meet again—rest in peace.

News

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Stewart Manor budget, mayor’s salary increase

At a time when municipalities are grappling with keeping expenditures down, the Village of Stewart Manor saw not only its 2014-15 operating budget increase, but its mayor’s salary. At a meeting of the board of trustees held on Monday, April, 8, Stewart Manor adopted a budget of $2,418,548.03, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. In addition, the board approved a raise of $1,000 for Mayor Gerard Tangredi, bringing his salary to $3,000. The salaries for trustees John Egan, M. Carole Schafenberg, and William Grogan are set at $2,000 each. Deputy Mayor Michael Onorato has declined his stipend.

Salaries and benefits make up 42 percent of the total budget. According to the state comptroller, it’s acceptable for that number to be as high as 65 percent. The total costs of salaries and benefits have actually decreased by around 5 percent from the previous year’s adopted budget.  


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com