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/)
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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.
Phillip A. Dissinger, of Upper Brookville, died on Dec. 22, 2013, at age 67. Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Kathryn Marie. Also survived by Cheryl Linebaugh and several cousins from the Midwest. Visitation held at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove. Interment private. Donations may be made to UCPN 380 Washington Ave., Roosevelt, NY 11575. DodgeThomas.com
Byron J. Hamlin, of Oyster Bay, died on Dec. 23, 2013, at age 50. Beloved husband of Nancy, father of Teddy, brother of Forrest (Teresa), Vivian DeCastri, Juliette Beausoleil (Gary), Giselle, Olivia Sandler (David), Trevor and the late Sterling. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas in Glen Cove. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. DodgeThomas.com
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