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Obituary - James F. Meehan

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

James F. Meehan, of Fairless Hills, died on April 27, 2011 at his home. He was 87. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Meehan was a long time resident of Mineola before moving to Fairless Hills in July of 2008. He was a graduate of St. John’s University in New York.

 

Obituary - John Whelan

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00
John Whelan, 84, of Mineola, died on April 26, 2011. He was a native of Vallyvaskin, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare, Ireland, and a long time resident of Elmhurst, Queens – Ascension Parish. He was a retired RN from Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Hospital. He was a tireless worker for the promotion or Irish music, dance and culture. Beloved husband of Mary (Mae, nee Clancy). Dear father of Maureen, Therese Krische, James and Eileen Whelan and their spouses, John Bast, Paul Krische and Gail Whelan. Best pop-pop of Eddie, Sheila and Irene Krische and Shannon and Jack Whelan. Arrangements were made by the Cassidy Funeral Home, Mineola. Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church on April 30. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Memorials to the Celtic music programs at Fordham University’s radio station, WFUV (www.wfuv.org) appreciated.
 

Obituary - Babette R. Harper

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00
Babette R. Harper, a former resident of Mineola and teacher in the Port Washington School system, died at age 87 on April 25, 2011. She resided at Wake Robin, in Shelburne, VT from 1998 until her death. Babette was the only child of Cyril and Helen Harper and was born on March 15, 1924 in New York City. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1945 and taught for over 35 years before retiring in1988. Her love of travel took her all over the world and she was very involved in volunteer work, especially with the English Speaking Union and Hermandad. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine’s in Shelburne, VT.
 

Obituary - Juvita Pereira Ines

Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
Juvita Pereira Ines, of Mineola, died on March 29, 2011. Beloved wife of Vitalino. Devoted mother of Nelson Ines and Paul Milan. Grandmother of Andrew and Matthew Ines and Nicholas Milan. Also survived by a brother and sister in Portugal. Arrangements were made by the Cassidy Funeral Home, Mineola. Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church on April 1. Entombment Almancil Sao Lourenco, Portugal.
 

Obituary - Ruth Whelen

Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
Ruth Whelen, of Mineola and Mattituck, died on March 23, 2011. Beloved wife of the late John J. Devoted mother of Beth Smith (Leo), Jack (Nanette), Peggy Shanahan (Tommie) and the late Billy. Loving grandmother of Jessica, Kelly, Ryan, Kate, Patrick, Jenny, Matthew and Jill. Sister of nine, survived by Rosemary, Doris and Ed. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Arrangements were made by the Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at St. Aidan’s Church. Interment LI National Cemetery, Pinelawn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to www.bestbuddies.org.
 

Obituary - Elaine C. Madson

Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Elaine C. (“Chris”) (“Cooie”) passed into her eternal life unexpectedly but peacefully on March 4, 2011 surrounded by loving family members. She was the daughter of Muriel (nee James) and Edward Madson who preceded her in death. Left behind to deeply mourn her loss are her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Gerard McGee, her brother Edward Madson (widower of Emily) and her sister-in-law Mary Madson (widow of James Madson).

 

Obituary: Ralph W. Parente

Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

Ralph W. Parente

Ralph W. Parente, 97, of Port Richey, FL, formerly of Mineola, died on March 11, 2011. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII. Husband of the late Margaret. Father of Ralph (Karen), Marilyn Garvey (William), Dennis (Mary) and Kevin (Bonnie). Grandfather of William, Chris, Laura, Elizabeth, Diane, David, Marc, Jenna, Emma and Kevin. Great-grandfather of 12. Brother of Dominic and Michael. Arrangements were made by the Cassidy Funeral Home, Mineola. Funeral Mass at St. Aidan’s Church. Entombment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Memorials to the New Port Richey Veterans Outpatient Clinic, New Port Richey, FL, appreciated.

 

Obituary: Jim Kearney

Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

Jim Kearney

Jim Kearney, 88, of Summit, NY, died on March 8, 2011. Mr. Kearney was born March 4, 1923 in Scranton, PA. He was the son of James and Amelia (Dambacher) Kearney. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He received his masters of business administration from Adelphi University.

 

Obituary - Edward S. Solosky

Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00
Edward S. Solosky, of Westbury, formerly of Mineola, died suddenly on Feb. 15, 2011. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Cavallaro). Cherished father of Katherine and Lauren. Loving son of Edward and Geraldine Solosky. Dear brother of Donna Solosky (Bill) and Kenneth (Susan). Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Kellenberg Memorial High School. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Solosky Children’s Memorial Fund, c/o Peter Cavallaro, Esq., 270 S. Service Rd., Suite 45, Melville, NY 11747. Visit www.donohue-cecere.com.
 

Obituary: Elizabeth Connolly

Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

Elizabeth Connolly

Elizabeth “Bette” McPherson Connolly, 94, of Mineola, died on Feb. 3, 2011. A resident of Mineola for 50 years, she was a retired dean of Berkley College (formerly Berkley Claremont Secretarial School) and an honorary member of the board of the Holy Cross Club of Long Island. An active sailor and sailboat racing crew for many years, she has been a long-time member of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. She was born in Beverly, MA, on Oct. 9, 1916 and graduated from Beverly High School and Simmons College. She was the youngest and last surviving of eight children of James and Margaret McPherson. She previously worked at Phillips Exeter Academy. She was predeceased in 2001 by her husband, John, who was the chairman of the Science Department at Mineola High School, and by a daughter Ellen. Mrs. Connolly is survived by her two daughters, Sheila Gentile of Kennett Square, PA, and Margaret “Peggy” May of Mineola; her two sons, John Jr. of Hicksville and Peter of Palm Desert, CA; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A wake was held at Cassidy Funeral Home and funeral services were held at Corpus Christi Church.

 

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