Florence Ludlam (nee Gallagher) of Syosset, died on Jan. 29, 2014 in the comfort of home and family.
Devoted and adored wife of the late Al Ludlam Sr. Beloved mom of Al Jr. (Ginna), and grandma to Meghan and Melissa. Sister of the late Horace, William, David, and Katherine Gallagher, Mary Brooks, and Lydia Kania. Survived by nieces and nephews Diana Kania, Florence LaConti, David, Sean, James, and Daniel Gallagher, and Tami Lynn Auricchio, and Godson Charles Bullard. Affectionately known as Aunt Florence to the Foley family.
Mary D. Schaefer, of Brookville, a summer resident of Sag Harbor for more than 50 years, died at Glen Cove Hospital following a short illness on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 93.
Born in Brooklyn on Oct. 14, 1920, she was the daughter of Melbourne and Mary (Considine) Lucas. The family relocated to Oceanside, Long Island, in 1926. Mrs. Schaefer was the second in her family to graduate from Oceanside High School, a high school that her offspring attend to this day.
Kathleen R. Gallagher, wife of the late Edward A. Gallagher and longtime resident of Locust Valley and Baiting Hollow, NY and Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 1, 2014 at her daughter’s home surrounded by family.
Mrs. Gallagher was born on May 8, 1924 to John and Kathleen Reilly of the Bronx. She had one older sister, Ednajane Checca, whom she adored. She proudly attended the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, the College of New Rochelle and graduated from Cornell University in 1945. A bit of a maverick in her time, while at Cornell and, unbeknown to her parents, she took flying lessons paid for with unspent food and gift money—notwithstanding that she had never previously been a passenger on a plane. She would often tell her children with a laugh that after sharing her excitement with her father, her mother put a stop to that learning experience.
Alice Irwin Barnes, who went to high school at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, passed away in November with her family at her side. She was 50.
A rare and aggressive carcinoid sarcoma was revealed during an unrelated surgery, and despite the best efforts of the excellent doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering, it was a short battle.
But the sorrow of Alice’s passing is tempered by the good she was able to do for those she left behind. “Alice was always taking care of other people, and never herself,” said her husband, George Barnes. “Even at the end, she was always very positive.”
John Zisko of East Norwich died on Jan. 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Allison (Robert) Wildermuth, Paul, and Kristen Witkowski. Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Grace. Dear brother of Evelyn duBourg. Family received friends at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home Inc., 293 South Street Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass held at Chapel of St. Dominic’s. Interment at Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the OCD Foundation (www.ocfoundation.org/affiliates/nyc/)
For further information: www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com
Evelyn R. Kelly, lifelong resident of Bayville, died on Jan. 6, 2014, at age 70. Beloved wife of Robert F. Loving mother and grandmother and her dog Cookie. Dear friend of Carol Ferraro. Special thanks to Janet and Tom Phillips for their love and care. Reposed at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Bayville Cemetery.
Judith (Judy) Hanifin, 65, passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2014. She is now at rest after struggling with dementia in recent years.
Judy’s children, Carolyn Scacchetti of San Francisco, CA; Vicki Keavney of Northport; Sean Hanifin of Conroe, TX; and Ryan Hanifin of Grapevine, TX, would like to thank the management and staff at Harbor House Assisted Living facility in Oyster Bay for the exceptional treatment that their mother received while she was in their care.
Judy will be laid to rest in her home town of Binghamton in early spring.
Marilyn A. Benson passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 23 at her Windemere Home on Martha’s Vineyard, where she lived close to her daughter Lisa.
Marilyn had a long and distinguished career in Long Island Community Newspapers as an advertising executive. She was passionate in her desire for locally owned businesses to thrive on Long Island and worked tirelessly toward that goal.
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