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Obituary: Anne P. Croce

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

Anne P. Croce

Anne P. Croce, 84, passed away on April 22, 2010. Born in Staten Island, NY, on March 7, Anne Croce lived most of her life in the New York area. A resident of Roslyn for over 50 years, Mrs. Croce spent most of her adult life as a community activist who was deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors. If there was an event to be organized, a parade to be run, or a charity in need of fundraising, Anne Croce would be there leading the charge. She was personally involved with myriad organizations in the Roslyn area and throughout the Town of North Hempstead, including: the American Heart Association; Roslyn Little League; the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program; the Village of East Hills; the Ronald McDonald House; St. Mary’s CYO and so many others.


Obituary: Lloyd Goldfarb Memorial Service

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00
Lloyd Goldfarb Memorial Service
A memorial service for Lloyd Goldfarb, our architect and friend, will be held at Apex Senior Housing, 498 Union Ave., at 2 p.m. on April 22.

Obituary: Rebecca York

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00
Rebecca York
Rebecca “Betty” York, of Westbury, died on April 7, 2010. Wife of the late James. Mother of James Jr. (the late Lydia), Sheila Fontana, Adam and Jade York Karacus (Suleyman). Grandmother of Bonnie and Kerry Fontana, Jason and Jesse York and Denniz Karacus. She was an unofficial mother and an inspiration to many. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at the funeral home. Interment V.A. National Cemetery, Calverton.

Obituary: Brian R. Moore

Written by Lucia Donofrio Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00
Brian R. Moore
Brian R. Moore, 49, of Westbury, died suddenly and tragically on March 20, 2010, the first day of spring. His gentle and loving spirit will be missed by his grieving mother Virginia H. Moore of Westbury; his loving partner Todd Yu; his sister Carol L. Moore, Esq., Huntington; his brothers, Robert A. Moore of Huntington and Donald C. Moore of Olney, MD; and his nieces, nephews and grand-nieces; as well as many friends. Brian was predeceased by his father Harold C. Moore. Arrangements were made by the Donohue Cecere Funeral Home, Westbury. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brigid’s RC Church. Cremation private. The family requests that Brian’s love of animals, especially cats, be honored by donations in his memory to The Little Shelter or other charity of choice in lieu of flowers. Visit

Obituary: Barry Stokey

Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00
Barry Stokey
Barry Stokey, 67, of Fort Myers, FL, died on March 30, 2010. Formerly of Westbury, he is survived by his wife Angel Stelmack Stokey and his children, David and Jessica. Memorial services will be held in Fort Myers. Arrangements are by the Kiser Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL (239-481-4341).

Obituary: Mildred Trawick Rice

Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

Mildred Trawick Rice

Mildred Trawick Rice, age 94, died on Feb. 28, 2010 at home following a brief illness.

A journalism graduate of the University of Georgia, she enjoyed an early career in the field of advertising in Atlanta. After years as a dedicated parent and homemaker, she returned to school, earned a master’s degree in education, and, with two colleagues, pioneered in team teaching for the Carle Place School District.


Obituary: Alex Eliassof

Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00

Alex Eliassof

On Jan. 28 2010, Alex Eliassof, an original founding member of A & D Offset Printers, Ltd., which opened in the early ‘80s, passed away. Coincidentally, it was on his 89th birthday. Alex was a very well-known, liked and respected man. He will be missed very dearly by family and friends and will forever remain in their hearts and minds. Alex was also a member of many clubs and organizations.

Alex was a WWII veteran in the United States Navy.

Alex is survived by his wife Nina (Sarah) Eliassof; his son Mark Eliassof; grandson Adam Eliassof; and granddaughter Tara Eliassoff.


Obituary: James J. Harnett,

Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

James J. Harnett,
Family & Children’s Association CEO,
Dies at 63

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.

In addition to his role at Family & Children’s, Mr. Harnett served as advisor to The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, member (formerly, Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee); The Kimmel Housing Development Foundation, Inc., member, Board of Directors; Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center, Chair, Board of Directors; New York State Association of Family Service Agencies, Vice President and Chair of the Advocacy Committee; New York State Health Foundation, Special Opportunity Grants, Peer Review Committee; United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Consultant, Management Training; The United Way of Long Island, Vice President, Agency Executives Council; Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, Advisor and Community Advocates, Board member.


Obituary: Antonio Ferri

Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

Antonio Ferri Passes Away

Antonio “Tony” Ferri died at home Dec. 12 from congestive heart failure. He was 84 years old.

Mr. Ferri was born in Broccostella, Italy on Jan. 10, 1925. He immigrated to Canada in 1950 where he worked on a farm and in construction. In 1956, Mr. Ferri married Lidia Vani, also of Broccostella, and the couple moved to New York. In 1961, he opened Tony’s Hero Shop on Old Country Road and three years later moved his family to Westbury.

Tony’s Hero Shop became a success and Mr. Ferri served hundreds of people daily. Many customers who moved away from the Westbury area made a point of stopping by Tony’s while in town, often buying trays of frozen food and flying it home with them as carry-on luggage.

Tony’s was truly a family business for nearly 40 years and a regular supporter of Little League baseball and other numerous community groups. The Ferris owned and operated Tony’s Hero Shop until 2000, at which time a long time employee took over, maintaining many of the traditional dishes and adding their own.

A funeral Mass was held Dec. 16 at St. Brigid’s Church in Westbury followed by Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery. Mr. Ferri is survived by his wife Lidia; children John (Karin) Ferri of Marlboro, NY, Maria (Paul) Cousins of Great River, NY, and Angela (John) Posatiere of Kailua, HI; five grandchildren, Christopher and Nicole Cousins, Alexander and Vincent Ferri and Lia Posatiere; a brother, Loreto Ferri in Broccostella, Italy; and a nephew, Valentino (Jane) Ferri of Babylon, NY.



Obituary: George Erskine Rice

Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

George Erskine Rice

Aviation pioneer and retired airline executive George Erskine Rice, 91, died on Nov. 18, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA.


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