Obituaries For The Week Of May 13

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BETHPAGE

Carol Ann  Hibbins of Bethpage died on March 26. Beloved by her family and friends. Internment Holy Rood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home.

Edward W. Stein, 100, of Bethpage passed away on April 12. Beloved husband of the late Madeline. Loving father of the late Edward Jr. (Joan), the late Barbara (Gaspar), Robert (Christine), Diane (Peter), and Thomas (Patricia). Cherished grandfather of Edward III, Patti, Diana, Joseph, Pamela, Meredith, Daniel and Christopher. Adored great grandfather of Emma, Ellen, Jack, Johnny, Jason and Lucie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private burial was held at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

FARMINGDALE

Joseph Borchers of Jacksonville, FL (Formerly of Farmingdale) died on March 27. Internment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home.

Yolanda D’Ambrosio, 96, of Farmingdale passed away April 9. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Nicholas (Colleen), Theresa (Chick) and Patty (Bob). Devoted grandmother and great grandmother and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, a private burial took place Saturday, April 18 at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens. The family will have a memorial mass at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her memory. 

Frances DeLuca of Farmingdale died on March 29. Loving mother and grandmother. Cremation private. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home.

Marie F. Mertens of Farmingdale died on March 19. Loving wife of the late George. Devoted mother of Suzzane Groblewski (David),  Janis Wendel (Charlie), Gary (Diane) and Arlene Haraden (George). Loving Nana of Brian (Gina), Tracy (Jason), Todd (Tiffany), Erin (Andrew) and James. Beloved great Nan of Tyler, Colton, Brennan, Landon, Franki, Tyler, Leo and Mia. Internment St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home.

GLEN COVE

Vincenzina Abbondandolo of Glen Cove, died on May 2, at age 80. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale. Loving mother of Nicola (Angie), Angelina (Jay) and Enrico (Christina). Dear sister of Pasquale, Generoso and Michael. Adored grandmother of Nicole, Meaghan, Jackie, Katie, Maria and Mariella. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Entombment at Holy Rood Cemetery. 

Josephine Bocchino of Sea Cliff, died on April 28, at age 93.  Beloved wife of the Late Frank. Loving mother of Rosemary (Gary Schwartz), Joanne (Keith Michaelson), Joyce (the late Bob Miller) and Frank. Adored grandmother of Sarah, Adam, Emily, Joseph and Francesca. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private family service at St. Charles Cemetery.

Sara Lord Bodi, known as Sally, 92, survived Hurricane Sandy, only to be felled by another natural disaster, COVID-19. Sally is survived by her 96-year-old sister Emily Lord Leyshon of Prescott, AZ, son Dr. Kip Bodi and wife Chris Bodi of Cold Spring Harbor and; daughters Sari Bodi and husband Eric Montgomery of Westport, CT; Betsy Bodi Thomas and husband Philip Thomas of Dallas, TX; and Nancy Bodi-Hurley and husband Michael Hurley of Northport. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and their spouses; two step-grandchildren; five great-grand-daughters with another on the way; and one step-great-grand-daughter.

Angelina A. Lombardi nee Bozzello died on April 13, at age 90. Beloved wife of the late David. Loving mother of David Jr. and the late Robert and Patricia. Dear sister of Marianna Baker and Marguerite Viteritti. Proud grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of five. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Private Interment Service at Locust Valley Cemetery.

Brenda A. Brett of Glen Cove, died on April 12, at age 93. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Loving mother of Ada, Alexis (James Curry) and the late Charlotte Schutt (Glenn). Proud grandmother of 8. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Service and interment held privately at Locust Valley Cemetery.

Catherine Buchanan “Miss Kitty” of Glen Cove, died on April 5, at age 82. Beloved wife of the late Harry “Junebug”. Loving mother of Janice, Wade, Warren, Katherine and the Late William.  Dear sister of Harold Jr., Charles, John, Betty and the late Rosa. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Interment at Calverton National Cemetery.

Frank A. Gentile, 78, passed away peacefully on April 23, in Palm Beach, FL, after a long illness. He leaves his wife Michelene (Mickie) of 55 years. Born and raised in Queens, Gentile was the son of Italian immigrants. A memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Donations can be sent in memory of Frank Gentile to St. Patrick’s Church, 225 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Inc.

William T. Heisig of Locust Valley, died on April 16, age 92. Bill was born and raised in Bayside, Queens to Margaret Kiernan and Theodore Heisig on Nov. 25, 1927. He leaves behind a son, Max (Ly), a daughter, Allaire, another son, Banigan (deceased), his wife, Aleta (nee Brisbane) and two grandchildren, Lola and Colette. A generous, dignified soul, he will be sorely missed. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Private service and interment at Locust Valley Cemetery. 

Ivory Hudson “Ike” formerly of Glen Cove, died on April 24, at age 82.  Beloved husband of Bernice. Loving father of Allen and Stephen.  Adored grandfather of Stephen, Jarryn, Selene and Shaquanna.  Also survived by his best friend Norman “Soupy” Barnes, nieces and nephews. Hudson was a U.S. Army Veteran and employed by the City of Glen Cove. He was a member of the touch of Class Van Club and managed the singing group the Belaires.  Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Family Service. Private Interment at Calverton National Cemetery. 

Dorian S. Johnson formerly of Glen Cove, died on April 6, at age 59. Beloved son of Thelma and Talbot. Dear brother of Vicki Herbert, Talbot Jr., Talise, Mario (Lorrie), Donato and Melodin Trammel. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Johnson retired from Grumman Northrop. He was also a fanatic Minnesota Viking fan. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Interment Service held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

Mariana Lopez, of Glen Cove, formerly of Flushing, died on April 25, at age 64. Beloved wife of Rafael. Adored daughter of Maria and the late Juan. Loving mother of Tania (Alex) and Maricella (Cesar). Dear sister of Luis, Julio and Claudio. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Abbygail and Cesar. Lopez was happily married for 55 years. She loved her family and watching over her grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Service by Father Gabriel. Interment is Private. 

Allen F. Lowy of Glen Cove, died on April 15, at age 74. Beloved son of the late Albert and Herta Lowy. Loving brother of the late Josef (Charlotte). Dear uncle of Suzanne and Edward (Jennifer). Special great-uncle of Elizabeth, Joseph, Hannah and Daniel. Also survived by many loving friends at the AHRC of Brookville. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Service and interment held privately. Donations may be made to the AHRC: 189 Wheatley Rd. Glen Head, NY 11545 www.AHRC.org or Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund: PO Box 453, Glen Cove, NY 11542.

Alexander Richey of Queens, formerly of Glen Cove, died on April 16, at age 68. Loving father of John Paul and Kalynnza. Dear brother of Cathy Mickens, Johnny, Christopher, Frances William and the Late Walter. Adored grandfather of Maurice, Xavien and Deonna. Richey was an avid chess player, loved backgammon and loved to play the guitar. He rooted for the New York Giants football team and was also a New York Yankees fan. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private family service conducted by Rev. Williams.  Private Interment at Calverton National.

Madeline Splaine of Glen Head, died on April 18, at age 87. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Robert Jr. (Rita), Nancy Galante (Mike) and Janet Ford (Gerard).  Dear sister of Aida Walton (Jack). Proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of seven. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Catholic Prayers at East Hillside Cemetery by Father Bart of St. Hyacinth RC Church. 

Michael Varous of Glen Cove, died on April 12, from COVID-19. Loving husband of 57 years to Dorothy and devoted father to Michael and Christopher (Barbara). He was a cherished “Poppa” to Elizabeth and Marie. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Private Interment Service at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 

MANHASSET

Hope Giordano Catalano, 88, of Manhasset and Westhampton Beach died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 9. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 38 years, Paul Catalano, and is survived by her sister Joy Billhardt and her daughters Dawn Hale of New Jersey, Joy Hepburn of New Jersey and Deirdre Olsen of New York. Her favorite role was that of “Gamma” to grandchildren Faith, Dylan, Charlotte, Grace, JP, Jake, Gavin, Cameron and Karyna and great-grandchildren Nellie Hope, Theo and Mica. Hope’s life will be celebrated at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Foundation for Ecodermal Dysplasias at www.nfed.org.

MASSAPEQUA

James A. Forgione of Massapequa died on March 25. Loving father of Hellen, James Jr. and Marianne. Beloved grandfather and great grandfather. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt and Trudden Funeral Home.

PORT WASHINGTON

Virginia M. Izzo, of Port Washington, died on April 17. Virginia was born on Sept. 22, 1921. Wife of the late Joseph. Survived by her loving sons Joseph Jr. (Rita) and Richard (Francine). Cherished Grandmother of Brian (Angela) Monahan and Gail (Michael) Naviasky. Great-Grandmother of Jack, Avery, Jenna, Grant, and Nora. One of many “Rosie the Riveters” during WWII. Member of the PWFD Ladies Auxiliary.

Veronica Ann Davis Mosby was born in Amityville, to Veronica and Carl M. Davis. The newlyweds enjoyed a dude ranch honeymoon and then settled in Andrew’s hometown of Port Washington. Pre-deceased by her husband, “Big Andy,” and a grandson, Luke Buss, she is survived by her much loved children, Wendy (Warren) Trunz of Port Washington; Andrew E. of Port; and, Jill Buss of Manchester, VT; five grandchildren Warren (Kathy) and Grace Trunz; Grant and Noelle Mosby; and, James Buss. A memorial service will be held in the future.  

Mary Oldak, loved by her family as Mom, Grandma and Mary Liz died peacefully on April 25 in her Port Washington home with family. Mary had Alzheimer’s disease for years and passed away from complications. Mary was predeceased by her husband Edward Oldak (1995) and her mother Helen Liston (1983). She is survived by the Oldak children: John and his wife Suzanne, Ed and his wife Kathy, Anne and Mary. A private family service was held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery and a memorial celebrating her life will be held in the near future.

SEAFORD

Pauline B. Hribok, 64 year resident of Seaford, peacefully passed away on April 10, at the age of 93. Reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 63 years, Daniel. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Daniel Paul and Mary Ellen Hribok. Cherished grandmother to Laura. Pauline will be buried at National Cemetery in Farmingdale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will have a memorial service at St. Luke’s in the future. A private interment was held  at Long Island National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

WESTBURY

Dorothy L. Royal, of New Cassel/Westbury, passed away on March 26, at the age 87. A pillar of strength and community leadership, Dorothy leaves to continue her legacy and will be dearly missed by her beloved children—Valerie, Glenda, Gregory, Doreen and Jeffrey, a multitude of friends, and extended community. A community activist for more than 50 years, Dorothy served as a member or held leadership positions with the following organizations—the Girl Scouts of America, the National Rainbow Coalition, Nassau County’s Literacy Program, Civilian Police Academy Alumni Association, the Black Catholic Ministry at St. Brigid’s Parish, the NAACP, the Nassau County Retired Seniors Volunteer Program at the Westbury Senior Center, and as Queen Mother of the Wise Women of Westbury’s Red Hatter Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Donohue Cecere Funeral Directors of Westbury.

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