Sandi Smiles Apters, who grew up in Farmingdale, died on April 27, 2002. Her family owned Smiles 5 & 10 in Farmingdale. Sandi was a teacher in Florida, NY and Massachusetts. She retired with her husband, Lee, to Cape Cod. There they began a second career as antique dealers. Sandi specialized in vintage purses and accessories and had clientele throughout the east coast.
Second to her family and friends, her great love was music, particularly jazz. She was a lyricist who collaborated on lyrics with Louis Bellson, the jazz drummer. Besides her husband, survivors include two sisters, Rosalie Gordon and Audrey Chalfin and their husbands, Murray and Hal, and many dear nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be sent to Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park St., Hyannis, MA 02601.
Margaret Ballereau died on April 27, 2002. Wife of the late Louis. Mother and mother-in-law of Raymond and Betty Ballereau and Marylou and Paul Connolly. Grandmother of Alyce Dorbad, Larry Ballereau and Steven, Kevin and Bob Connolly. Great-grandmother of Erika, Stephen, Andrew, Sean and Kaitlyn. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Virginia E. Dunne died on April 28, 2002. Wife of the late William. Mother of Billy, Nancy Jeanette and John. Grandmother of Michael, John Jr., Nicole, Lisa, Brittany, Brian, Sean, Patrick and Christopher. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Jack P. Mendola died on May 2, 2002. Husband of Marion. Father of Paul, Anthony and Karen Marchese. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Patrick J. Rabbitte died on May 2, 2002. Father of Brian, Patrick, Sheila Sandhagen, Maureen Sicurella and Christine Hatki. Grandfather of seven. Also survived by his former wife Mary Mendola. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Emily E. Costa (nee Essigman) died on May 6, 2002. Wife of Joseph. Mother of Dennis. Daughter of Ann Essigman. Sister of Vincent (Joan), Kenneth (Teresa) and Philip (Melissa). Daughter-in-law of Theresa Costa. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Donations in Emily's memory can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 839 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY.
Janet M. Turner, 103, died on May 13, 2002 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford, NY. She was a lifelong resident of Farmingdale who relocated to Stamford seven years ago to live with her son Billy.
Janet was born in New Brunswick, Canada, on Jan. 8, 1899, the daughter of James Taylor and Janet Duncan. She was married to John B. Turner who predeceased her in 1969. She worked for many years as a cook in nursing homes on LI. She was a member of Hope Restoration Church in Windham, NY.
Janet was the mother of four, son John and daughter Ruth predeceased her. She is survived by her two sons, Harold Turner of Lake Wales, FL, and William Turner of Jefferson, NY. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Services at the funeral home with The Rev. Cliff Cool officiating. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Viola E. Broman, of Palm City, FL, formerly of Babylon and Farmingdale, died on May 13, 2002. Wife of the late Clifford. Mother and mother-in-law of Chester and Mary Broman and Lois and Leonard Moore. Grandmother of Karen, Chester Jr., Leonard Jr., Christopher, Ingrid, Rachel and James. Alto survived by eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Requiem Mass at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.