Jack Graven, of Glen Cove, formerly of Port Washington, died on Sept. 4, 2011 at age 79. Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and dear friends. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment service at All Saints Cemetery, Great Neck.
Alphonse (Al) Campaniello died peacefully at home in his 85th year after a long illness. He was born in New Haven, CT, and moved with his parents to the Bronx when he was a young child. He attended City College of NY and served in the Army Air Corps, predecessor of the present Air Force. Early in his career he worked as a commercial real estate broker with Helmsley Spear. Later he joined his boyhood friend, Mario Perillo, at Perillo Tours where he often utilized his fluency in Italian in running the day to day operations of the business. Several years before retirement he was a consultant at the firm of William D. Witter, an asset management firm in New York City. A dedicated family man, Al was a master of problem solving, an amateur naturopath and a loyal friend. He was a resident of Port Washington since 1970. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Veronica (Vicky) Campaniello, his sons, Edward of San Francisco, David of New Haven, CT, and his sister Connie Peterson of Sarasota, FL. His funeral Mass was held on Sept. 8 at St. Peter of Alcantara and he is interred at Nassau Knolls.
TeAirra Denise Elizabeth Bunn was tragically taken away from us on Sept. 2, 2011. TeAirra was born Jan. 10, 1987 in Port Washington where she lived at the time of her passing. She graduated from Uniondale High School in 2004 and went on to study nursing at Nassau Community College and New York Institute of Technology.
TeAirra was a patient care associate at Winthrop University Hospital of Mineola since 2004 and had recently re-enrolled in school to complete her degree in nursing. Always there with a smile and warm embrace TeAirra was a friend and confidante to many. Her calming persona and sense of humor suited her well in her position, but caring for her patients was her priority.
Devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and loyal friend. He was born Sept. 10, 1916 in New Rochelle to Helen Robb Rankin and James Rankin. He moved to Port Washington in 1921 where he was a lifelong resident. He attended Port Washington schools and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1935.
Jim joined the Army in September of 1940 and served for two years in the Signal Corp at France Field on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus of Panama. He returned to the states in 1942 and was assigned to 35th Reconnaissance Squad. He spent time in Mumbai (then Bombay), India, before going to Kunming (headquarters of the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers) and Zhanyi, China. He served there until June of 1945 when he was honorably discharged after five years and five days of service.
On Aug. 29, 2011, Michael Bellomo, of Port Washington, lost his four-year battle against leukemia. At the time of his death Michael was surrounded by family and friends at St. Francis Hospital.
Michael was born in the city of Bari, Italy, located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea on Aug. 5, 1942. Born to Trifone and Angela Bellomo, Michael was the youngest of four. He leaves behind his two older brothers, Nick and Filippo and his sister Anna.
Elsie Cantino, 96, of Port Washington, passed away on Aug. 6, 2011. Elsie was born on Dec. 20, 1914. Elsie was a lifelong resident of Port Washington where she owned Gildo’s Restaurant with her husband Eugene “Rico” Cantino. Elsie was also a long time employee of the Port Washington Tennis Academy, working in the pro shop for over 20 years. She was predeceased by her husband Rico Cantino and son Ronald Cantino. She is survived by her daughter Doris (Edward) Haragsim, daughter-in-law Anne Cantino, her grandchildren, Laura (Kurt), Edward Jr. (Linda), Eugene, Kenyon, Katherine, Emily (C.T.), and great-grandchildren, William, Andrew, Luke, Jack, Grace, Lauren and Olivia. A private service was held with her immediate family, with her burial at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Daniel J Pergola, born in Long Island City on April, 1922, passed away suddenly on Aug. 15, 2011 in Waymart, PA. Survived by his daughter, Lillian Patrk Heckinger, five loving granddaughters (Patty Bellon, Gail Anthony, Cathi Hewston, Debbie Vinyard and Susan Hall), 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, including Vincent (Carrie), Joseph (Adele) and Tony (Ginnie) Pergola. Danny was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret, and son, Emil Peter Patrk.
Dorothy Madeline Desborough, 97 of Llano, TX, formerly of Port Washington, passed away Aug. 18, 2011. She was born Jan. 14, 1914 in Brooklyn. Dorothy married Herbert Milton Desborough in New York in 1938. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her son and brother. Mrs. Desborough was a bookkeeper for the Town of North Hempstead before moving to Llano in 2000 to be with family. She enjoyed cruising and traveling the world. Survivors include, daughter, Doreen Desborough and husband Robert Schacht of Llano, TX, and sister, Elizabeth Oexner of Llano.
Mary was born on Long Island in 1934 to Irish immigrant parents Martin Powers (County Wexford, Ireland) and Ellen (Nellie) Regan Powers (County Mayo, Ireland) and was the eldest daughter of 10 children.
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