Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.
Elizabeth Somerville, of Syosset, passed away on January 21, 2010. Wife of the late Joseph. Mother of Ellen (John), James (Catherine), Stephen, and Barbara Dunlop. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Religious services were held in the funeral home. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Vivian Giresi, 85, lifelong resident of Syosset, passed away January 9, 2010. Wife of the late Frank. Mother of Roseanne Catalano (Fred) and the late Kenneth. Grandmother of Christopher and Nicholas Catalano. Sister of Gene Roschilla and predeceased by Marianna Ardilla, Cosimo, Louie and Dominick Roschilla. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Jan. 13 at St. Kilian RC Church with interment following at Holy Rood Cemetery.
Roman Malinowski, 92, of Jericho, died on Dec. 14, 2009. Husband of Wladyslawa. Father of Chris Malinowski (Pat) of Bayville. Grandfather of David and Donna Malinowski. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church. Cremation private.
Kenneth Giresi, 50, lifelong resident of Syosset, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 10, 2009. Son of Vivian and the late Frank. Brother of Roseanne Catalano (Fred). Uncle of Christopher and Nicholas. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Dec. 14 at St. Kilian RC Church with interment following at Holy Rood Cemetery.
At 92, Marion “Tess” Teslik was an independent, quick-witted, working woman with a flair for fashion.
Growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Ms. Teslik attended finishing school after her high school days and later enrolled at Fordham University.
She attended three years of college before meeting her husband, Alexander, Jr., while on a train traveling between New York and Connecticut. They later married and Ms. Teslik, an only child, went on to have three children, Alexander, Steven and Melanie.
Gloria Tuchman was born in the Bronx and was a teacher in the Bronx before becoming principal of the George A. Jackson Elementary School in Jericho in 1988. She worked in Jericho until 1995 and became an attorney. She is survived by her husband Chet Tuchman, Alan and Donna Tuchman, Terri and Russell Meyers and grandchildren Matthew, Megan, Madison and Taylor Tuchman and Sarah, Michael, Jack and Casey Meyers. Donations can be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in Gloria’s name.
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