Teresa G. Piropato passed away in her home in Lattingtown on Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2014. She was born on July 5, 1938 to the late Joseph and Anna Gentile. Beloved wife of Sal. Loving mother of Joseph Piropato, Elena Pierce and the late Lisa Heffernan. Cherished grandmother of Leah Heffernan and Ethan and Julia Pierce. Dear sister of Dr. Andrew Gentile and Gayann Thomas. Also survived by 16 loving nieces and nephews.
Awarded the title of Cavalier of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, an internationally recognized honor given to individuals whose achievements contribute to Italian culture and service. Board member of The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect, The Maurer Foundation, and The American Society of Italian Legion of Merit. Visitation at Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com. Funeral Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, 28 School St., Bayville. Interment at Locust Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations for metastatic breast cancer research to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave. New York, NY 10063.
John “Jack” Scheich, of East Norwich, died on Nov. 5, 2014. Beloved son of the late Dorothy. Devoted partner of Gus Gonzalez. Also survived by many cousins in Connecticut. Family received friends at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home Inc., 293 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass held at the Chapel of St. Dominic’s R.C. Church. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering, or St. Francis Hospital. For further information visit www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
Jon R. Blank died on Nov. 3, 2014, age 22, of East Norwich. Beloved son of Stephen and Hana Blank. Graveside service held at Locust Valley Cemetery, Ryefield Rd., Locust Valley. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oyster Bay Funeral Home, www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Mario Vascotto died peacefully at home on Nov. 5, 2014, at age 91, of Huntington Bay, formerly of Bayville. Beloved husband of Giulia. Loving father of Lorenzo Mary Ann). Devoted grandfather of Nina, Aidan, and Julia. Visiting held at Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St. Oyster Bay. Funeral service held at Oyster Bay Funeral Home Chapel, www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk, Inc., 101 Laurel Rd., East Northport, NY 11731.
Sept. 9, 1962 – Oct. 28, 2014
Kenneth William Walking Thunder Nelson passed away at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was 52. He is survived by his daughter Rachel Eunice Little Owl Nelson and her mother Johanna Lebron Calderon; his father, Rev. Kenneth L. Nelson; his mother and stepfather, Joan and Adolph Green; his two sisters, Donna Townsend and Eunice “Quita” Sullivan. His loss is felt by his nephews and niece, David, Matthew, Sarah, and Padraig and by the many young people he helped guide during troubled periods in their lives.
Giovanni G. Patacca died on Nov. 1, 2014, at age 85, of Bayville. Beloved husband of Hannelore. Loving father of Antonio and Pasquale. Also survived by loving relatives and friends in America and Italy. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St. Oyster Bay, www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com. Funeral Service Oyster Bay Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Delia O’Hara died peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 2, 2014, age 93, of Oyster Bay. Born in Dunmore, County Galway, Ireland. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Mary O’Hara (William Lloyd), Daniel (Zia), and John. Cherished grandmother of William (Sylvia), Maureen, Jack, Shannon, Margaret Mary, Aidan, and Ava. Proud great-grandmother of Keaton and Ella. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends both in Ireland and America. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com. Funeral Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Violet Lizza of Oyster Bay died on Nov. 1, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Lizza. Devoted mother of Joseph and Richard (Gloria). Loving grandmother of Jillian and Richie. Dear sister of Edward, Alex and Roger Plumb. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting held at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home. Funeral Mass held in the chapel of St. Dominic’s R.C. Church.
Elizabeth Ann McGinn died on Oct. 27, 2014, of Bayville. Beloved daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth McGinn. Loving cousin of Margie McAndrew, Pauline Sheridan, Arthur Fullan (Margie), Bernadette Collins, and Mary McDonnell (John). Memorial Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, 28 School St., Bayville. Interment is private. More info at www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Catherine Nolan O’Donnell, a former pioneering Scottish policewoman, who taught herself to be an accomplished gourmet and was the private cook to the mayor of New York City, and the mother of Nassau County District Court Judge Colin O’Donnell, has died at age 78.
Prior to immigrating to the United States, she was one of the first policewoman to be appointed an officer with the British Transport Police in Glasgow, Scotland. Arriving in the United States in 1961 she married her fiancé, fellow Scotsman Frank, in Oyster Bay. Upon becoming a proud United States citizen she taught herself to be a gourmet cook and was the private cook to NYC Mayor John Lindsey at Gracie Mansion. She prepared gourmet meals for heads of state, royalty and the mayor’s family. She subsequently worked as a library assistant at Friends Academy and headed her own catering business. Upon her retirement she was very active in the activities at Lake Arrowhead, N. Ft. Myers, Fla.
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