Edrena F. Duffy, age 102, died Saturday Oct. 30, 2010, at the Holland Christian Home, North Haledon, NJ. Born in Denton, Texas and a graduate of the University of North Texas, she resided in Manhasset for 56 years before moving to Wyckoff, NJ in 2001 and most recently to North Haledon, NJ. She was a member of the Congregational Church, Manhasset, where she was involved in many church groups and various committees over the years and a former member of A.A.U.W.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ann and Fred Dau of Wyckoff, NJ and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also, two step daughters and four step grandchildren. Edrena was predeceased by her first husband Ray F. Harvey in 1968, and by her second husband, John J. Duffy, in 1990. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Nassau Knolls Memorial Park Cemetery, Port Washington.
Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.
Elizabeth Carlo Day, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 23, 2010 after enduring a long illness. Elizabeth was born in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a graduate of the Northampton School for Girls and Smith College, where she majored in Art History.
Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband Lawrence (Larry) Day of 57 years. Elizabeth and Larry had three children and have lived in Manhasset since 1960.
Elizabeth was a devoted wife and mother. She had a real zest for life. She was an avid reader and was a member of the Great Books Club at the Manhasset Library for several years. Elizabeth loved to travel, to visit friends and relatives, and had a special place in her heart for Scotland and England. She and Larry spent a few weeks in Key West every winter. Closely engaged in the lives of her children, she created a friendly and welcoming home environment that was always open to a wide variety of friends of all ages-all of whom felt uniquely accepted and at home in her presence.
She will be greatly missed by all, including her children, Dana Day of Houston, TX, John Day of Mineola, NY and Kimberly Day of Mineola, NY. She is also survived by her sister Mary and brother-in-law Les Bjork of New Bern, NC, sister-in-law Midge Day and Dick Metter, both of Davenport, IA, in addition to nieces and nephews Bruce Mettler, Lorie DeYoung, Larry Day, Bonnie Riddle, Debbie Moloznik, Marge Vickers, and David Bjork.
A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, 1845 Northern Blvd, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, followed by family visitation at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hospice Care Network (Woodbury) or the World Wildlife Fund.
Justine Dennehy Meehan passed away on Oct. 11, 2010. Justine was born in Forest Hills, NY, on April 14, 1918. She graduated from Hunter College and the Columbia University School of Nursing.
She was married to the late John (Jack) Meehan, an attorney for W.R Grace, a former captain in the army serving in WWII, and a Knight of Malta.
Justine and Jack had four children and lived in Manhasset for 50 years, with other homes in Amagansett, LI and North Palm Beach, Florida.
Justine was an active member of St. Mary’s parish, participating in the Legion of Mary and the choir. She was a dame of Malta. She was an active and enthusiastic member of the American Association of University Women. Justine lived life fully. She loved books and music, the ocean and labrador retrievers. She was an avid bridge player and gardener. She had a big heart and was a second mother to many friends and family.
She will be greatly missed by her four children, John Meehan of St. Louis, Missouri; Dr. Justine Carr of Chestnut Hill, MA; Monica Meehan McNamara of Boston, MA; and Terrance Meehan of Winthrop, MA, in addition to her grandchildren, John and Jason Meehan; Nora Carr, Rebecca Carr Nolan and Andrew Carr; Kate and Maya McNamara; and a great grandchild, Eamonn Nolan.
Justine is predeceased by her parents, Nora and Daniel Dennehy, and by four sisters, Eileen McGoldrick, Mary Burger, Mona McCann and Shirley Mack. She is survived by a brother, Dan Dennehy, of Colorado. She is loved by many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
There will be a memorial service for Justine in Manhasset in April 2011.
Frank Bruno Thilow, a longtime resident of Manhasset, died on Oct. 13, 2010. Frank was 92 years of age. He was the devoted husband of Marion Beryl Thilow, who died in 1994. Frank was the loving father of three children, Leslie, Bradley, and Mary. Frank is also survived by five grandchildren, Max, Rachel, Evan, Laura and Julie.
He is buried alongside his parents in Rockledge, PA. Frank is deeply missed by his family and friends. We love you daddy.
James P. Flynn, 74, a longtime resident of Manhasset, since 1973, and Jupiter Florida, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Oct. 14.
Jim, as he was known by friends and family, founded Darik Enterprises in New York City in 1962 and built it into one of the country’s leading seafood importers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Bonnie and his children, Carol (Charles Kintzing), Diane, Barbara (James Bruderman), and James Jr. (Stephanie Flynn). Brother to Thomas, predeceased by his sister Jeanne. Grandfather to Kimberly (Szymon Rozga), Brian, James III, Mia, Maggie, Megan and Kate.
William James Thompson, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2010 surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
Son of the late William J. and Kitty Grace Thompson of Pittsburgh, PA. Formerly of Manhasset, he was preceded in death in 2003 by his loving wife of 45 years, former Broadway and Columbia Records singing star Eileen Rodgers Thompson. They retired to their Lake Norman home in Cornelius, NC in 1998.
He is survived by his son, William J. Thompson III of Charlotte, daughter-in-law Maribeth, granddaughters Emily Lynn and Jenna Eileen and grandson William J. Thompson IV; son Mark Thompson of Manhasset, daughter-in-law Rachel, and grandsons Luke William and Christopher James; Sister Claire and husband Albert Zuckerman of New York City and Key West, FL. He is also survived by his loving and devoted companion and best friend, Dr. Carol G. Lewis.
Bill grew up in Pittsburgh and spent much of his childhood on the long since melted ice of Duquesne Gardens, longtime home of the Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League, where his father managed the concessions. Bill could skate like the wind at the age of 6, and in full Hornets uniform, with the number 3/4 on his jersey, skated with the team prior to all home games. He grew from mascot to stickboy and clubhouse attendant, and by the time he graduated from Central Catholic High School, was practicing regularly with the Hornets, while playing with the Pittsburgh Amateur team in the Northeastern League. Upon graduation from Central, with many college hockey offers on the table, he accepted a full scholarship to Division 1 Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO.
Mary E. Taylor, 84, passed away Sept. 27, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1925 in NYC to the late Thomas F. Egan and Margaret M. Bender Egan. She graduated from the Dominican Academy in 1943 and the School of Business at Columbia University in 1947.
Mary married Edward A. Taylor in 1948 and lived in Plandome, NY for 40 years where she was involved with the School Community Association (SCA), a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and a member of North Hempstead Country Club where she enjoyed golf and tennis.
John Paul Monahan, Jr., former resident of Manhasset from 1959 to 1973 and recently a resident of New Canaan, CT passed away at Stamford Hospital on Sept. 25, 2010. Born on Nov. 26, 1922 in Portland, OR, he was the son of the late John Paul Sr. and Jennie McDonald Monahan. He was 87.
John attended Wilson Teacher’s College in Washington, DC before being inducted into the US Army in 1942, then completed a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ohio University in Athens, OH on the GI Bill, then attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC for graduate work in Political Science. He was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the 5th Army, 34th Division, Company K, during World War II from 1942-1945 in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for this service.
Katherine Ellen Bluhm passed away on Sept. 29, 2010. She was a resident of Manhasset and Glen Head. Katherine was the beloved daughter of Ken and Nancy and loving sister of Michael, Tommy and Maggie. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was at the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. A funeral Mass was held Monday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Manhasset. Interment will follow at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington.
Meta Calise died peacefully on Sept. 2, 2010 in Houston, Texas at the age of 97. Born in Brooklyn, she excelled as a teacher at the West School in Long Beach and the Greenvale School in Old Brookville.
A longtime resident of Plandome and Munsey Park, she will be remembered for her tireless community involvement as head of the SCA at Manhasset High School and as president of the Manhasset chapter of the United Nations Association, which she joined soon after it was founded. Her gregarious nature led her to organizing tours of the UN where she met such luminaries as Eleanor Roosevelt.
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