Helen L. Bell
Helen L. Bell, formerly of Glen Cove, died on June 3, 2010. She was a retired home economics teacher of the Great Neck School District, active member of the United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff, volunteer for the Old Bethpage Village Restoration and Silver Bay Y.M.C.A. Camp in Lake George, NY. Daughter of the late Reuel and Mildred Bell. Cousin of Robert Nunamacher, William Nunamacher and Lois Paris. A funeral service was held at the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ.
Cathleen E. Scanlon
Cathleen E. Scanlon, of Glen Head, died on June 2, 2010. Wife of James. Mother of Tracy Conklin and James Scanlon (Carol). Grandmother of Nathalie Conklin, Bridget Scanlon, John Scanlon, Sophie Conklin, William Scanlon and Paul Conklin. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s RC Church. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Janet D. Nalveaiko
Janet D. Nalveaiko, of Mineola, died on June 1, 2010. Wife of Michael. Daughter of Dorothy and the late Raymond Smith. Sister of Kathy (Larry). Aunt of Christopher and Raymond. Visiting and Catholic prayer service at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd. ,Woodbury, NY 11797.
Maxine Minicozzi, of Locust Valley, died on May 31, 2010 at age 87. Wife of the late Alexander “Sam.” Mother of Alex (Sandy), Philip (Carol), Christine “Kiki” and Pamela. Grandmother of Philip, Suzanne, Andrea, Christopher, Alex, John, Vanessa and Nicolas. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Glen Head. Donations may be made to L.I. Alzheimer’s Foundation, 5 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Conchetta E. Venturino
Conchetta E. “Connie” Venturino, of Glen Cove, died on May 25, 2010 at age 90. Wife of the late Matthew. Sister of Jean Famiglietti, the late Mary, Faye, Charles, Lucy, Joseph and Michael. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by brother-in-law Jerry. She was a charter member of James Norton Columbiettes and charter member of the Church of St. Rocco Rosary Society. Arrangements were made by the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Poco Murphy, 83, of Sea Cliff, died peacefully on May 3, 2010, at Camp Splash, her home of more than 50 years overlooking Hempstead Harbor.
She was the daughter of the filmmaker Dudley Murphy and Katharine Hawley, a Duncan dancer. Her grandfather was Boston painter and frame designer Hermann Dudley Murphy. Poco spent her early childhood on Finney Farm, her maternal grandmother’s home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, a gathering place for artists and performers. She was later sent to the Out of Door School in Sarasota, FL, and attended Goddard College in Vermont. She studied painting with Anthony Toney at The New School for many years and will long be remembered by family and friends for her linoleum block print holiday cards. Her great work of art was her home in Sea Cliff, with its fanciful collection of mermaids and blue décor.
American composer Benjamin Lees died of heart failure on May 31, 2010 at North Shore LIJ Hospital in Glen Cove, at the age of 86.
Lees’ work rose to prominence in 1954 when the NBC Orchestra performed his Profile for Orchestra in a national broadcast. He was later awarded Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, allowing him to live in Europe for seven years and present his works throughout the continent.
Joseph Mirenda, of Bayville, died on May 30, 2010. Husband of Emily. Father of Dawn (Sal) LaSala. Brother of Frank and Alfred. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Gertrude. Interment East Hillside Cemetery.
Karin A. Potemkin-Merriweather
Karin A. Potemkin-Merriweather, 60, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away in Albuquerque, NM on March 12, 2010. She was predeceased by her devoted parents, Stanley Petroski and Katherine Dowd Petroski; her brother John F. Petroski; and two nephews, Craig James and Stanley Charles Petroski.
Vincenza Callegari, of Sea Cliff, died on May 24, 2010. Mother of Frank Cini and Regina Heffers. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth R. C. Church, Glen Head. Interment Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn.
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