Anne Elizabeth Hunter MacIntosh (nee Anne Elizabeth Hunter), known to many as Granny Anne, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 24 at her home in The Bristal at North Hills. She was 89.
Tina F. Mercogliano, a former resident of Port Washington, passed away on Nov. 17, 2011 in Sun City, AZ. Funeral preparation was handled by Menke Funeral Home of Sun City. A visitation was held on Nov. 25, 2011 at Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church and a burial service at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. A memorial Mass was held on Feb. 11, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Sun City.
Mary Louise (Coogie) Hourigan Powers, 92, died May 05, 2012 at her home in Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Powers was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. When she was a small child she loved the movies of Jackie Coogan so much that the family coined the nickname “Coogie” by which she was known for the rest of her life.
Coogie attended Manhattanville College in New York City. She married her now deceased husband Charles A. Powers Sr. in 1940. They lived on Long Island, where she raised her family of three children first in Great Neck and then Sands Point. Later they moved to Locust Valley and finally to Vero Beach, FL, where she has lived for more than 30 years.
Marie Vames was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlantic Hook and Ladder of Port Washington, Cow Neck Bay Historical Society, Jamesport Homemakers. She made beautiful baby bonnets and other needlework projects. She loved to make people laugh.
Jere T. Williams, 85 years old, of Framingham, MA, died on April 24, 2012 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a brief illness. Born in Madison, WI, son of the late Aubrey W. and Anita (Schreck) Williams, he was the husband of the late Eleanor (Pass) Williams who died in July of 1999. He was a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in architecture and served with the U.S. Army in WWII in the Occupational Forces of Mainland Japan. He has been a resident of Framingham for the past four years and had previously lived in Port Washington and Syracuse, NY. Jere was extremely proud of his father who was a tireless social activist and New Deal program administrator. Jere worked as an architect for over 30 years and was passionate about architecture. Among the noteworthy projects that highlighted his career were the dormitories at Eisenhower College, a cathedral restoration, design work for Grumman Aircraft and award-winning work for the City of Rye, NY. Jere was also an avid fan of Syracuse football. First and foremost, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend.
Annabell Zausner, of Port Washington, passed peacefully on April 16, 2012. Annabell, she, along with her late husband Hy Zausner, founded the Port Washington Tennis Academy. Annabell was the mother of Michael Zausner and Susan Kominski and the grandmother of Nicholas, Madison and Isabella Kominski. She is also survived by her stepsons, Richard and Martin Zausner and daughter-in-law Adrienne as well as many loving friends. A memorial services will be held in the future at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Frances Parsons Wunder passed away peacefully on April 20, 2012 at the age of 98. She was predeceased in 1999 by George William Wunder, her beloved husband of 60 years.
Fran was born in Salt Lake City, UT, and was an independent woman from the start. She attended Stanford University before returning home to assist her family during the Great Depression and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah in 1935.
Taimi Hosch of Riverhead and longtime resident of Port Washington, passed away on April 17, 2012 of Alzheimer’s at the Riverhead Care Center. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Hosch. Loving mother of Karl Hosch and Beverley Ieda. Burial at the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton.
On Sunday, April 1, 2012, Edmund Lloyd Epstein, Ph.D., who was a leading James Joyce scholar and publisher of Lord of the Flies, and a longtime resident of Port Washington, passed away from complications of multiple myeloma in hospice in Melville. He was 80 years old.
After obtaining a B.A. at Queens College and M.A. at Yale University, Epstein began his teaching career at the University of Buffalo, during which time he founded the James Joyce Review, which was the first scholarly and critical journal devoted entirely to James Joyce. This was later merged with the James Joyce Quarterly.
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