A former Sea Cliff resident, Margaret Davison died of old age on August 12, 2013 in Lantana, FL. She was 95.
Her parents, Thomas and Ethel Campbell, were traveling east from a trip to the West Coast and got as far as Denver, CO, where she was born on March 11, 1918. She grew up in Mount Vernon, NY and the Campbell family farm in Millerton, NY. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in English and earned a masters in education from Columbia University. In 1940 she met her husband Robert Davison, also a graduate student at Columbia. They both took teaching jobs in Wilmington, DE, where they were married at Old Swedes’ Church.
Nancy J. Martino, formerly of Glen Cove, died on August 13, 2013, at age 73. Beloved sister of Camille, Virginia, Gerrard, Diana and Nick Jr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation held at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas. Mass held at the Church of St. Patrick RC. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Rachel Parsons Flynn Bishop, 96, passed away July 29, 2013, in Richmond, VA. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dick, as well as her daughter, Susan, and her son, Dennis. She also was predeceased by her three sisters, three brothers, and her mother and father, Viola and Benjamin Parsons. Rachel is survived by her daughter-in-law Diane Flynn, her daughter Roberta “Bobbie” Falk (Ken), her stepdaughter Carol Bishop; her son Thomas Flynn(Patricia), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Rachel was born in Big Lick,VA, on March 15, 1917. She initially lived in VA and then in Bayville, with her first husband, James A. Flynn. She remained in Bayville following her subsequent marriage to Richard Bishop, prior to his retirement and their move to Smith Mountain Lake- in Rachel’s beloved VIrginia. It was here that Rachel began her life as a ‘historian,’ tracing the early heritage of her family. Her work in geneology led to the publishing of the following books: Farmer and Field Families of Virginia (1983), Parsons from Natural Bridge, Virginia (1987), Leftwich History Collectibles (1993), and Green Stone (1996). She was the first recipient of the Lillian Leftwich Piland History Award for her “outstanding service in the area of family history research.” Interment with her husband, Richard F. Bishop, took place last week. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Leftwich Historical Association,www.leftwich.org.
Joseph P. Ryan of Oyster Bay died on August 14, 2013.
Beloved husband of Gabriella Ryan. Devoted father of Mary and Alvar Garcia, Nancy and Peter Hoffmeister, Joseph and Janet Ryan, Judy Ryan and John Boschi, Pauline and William Kehrli, Teresa and Forrest Hamlin, and James Ryan. Dear brother of Monsignor James W. Ryan. Loving grandfather of Gabriel, Charlotte, Sara, Peter, Christina, Julia, Joseph, Margot, Emily, Isabelle, and Padric.
Visitation at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Dominic Chapel, Oyster Bay. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
For further information please visit www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
Janette R. Danenza of Muttontown died peacefully at home on July 24, 2013, at age 71. Beloved wife of the late Louis V. Danenza, Sr. Loving mother of Wayne and Shelly, Lorie and Steve Minicozzi, and the late Louis V. Danenza Jr. Cherished grandmother of Logan, Aidan, Carly, Lily, and Luke. Also survived by loving relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Service Community United Methodist Church of East Norwich, 1300 Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich. Interment is private. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Frank “ Pop” Chircop, 77, a Bayville resident of 43 years, died on June 30. He was a New York City firefighter for 25 years with Engine 74. He was an avid fundraiser, Harley Davidson collector, and custom Roadster car builder and enthusiast. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. Survived by daughters Doreen (Ray), Gail (Carlo), and Kim (Chris) and grandchildren Lauren, Brandon, Erin, Marissa, Noelle, and Jack. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Oyster Bay Funeral Home. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Helen P. MacKay, a longtime area resident, died in Locust Valley on Independence Day morning. The widow of John F. MacKay, she was 105 years old. She leaves three sons – John F. MacKay Jr. of Lloyd Harbor, Malcolm MacKay of Brooklyn and Centre Island, and Robert B. MacKay of Cold Spring Harbor. Mrs. MacKay also is survived by a granddaughter, four grandsons, and nine great grandchildren. A graduate of Briarcliff College, she was active in local charities. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Oyster Bay Funeral Home. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Thomas J. Nylund of East Norwich died on June 29, 2013, at age 63. Beloved husband of Keith Campbell; cherished son of Roy and Anne; loving brother of Craig (Susan). Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Visiting Beney Funeral Home, 791, Berry Hill Road, Syosset. Funeral Mass St. Dominic R.C Chapel, 93 Anstice St.,Oyster Bay. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (www.broadwaycares.org.)
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