Prospero "Joe" Visco, 85, longtime resident of Farmingdale and Professor Emeritus of SUNY Farmingdale passed away March 29, 2009. U.S. Army veteran having served during WWII in Japan. Husband of 59 years to Carol. Father of Christopher and grandfather of Brianna and Travis. Also survived by his three sisters, Frances, Camilla and Conchetta. He was a dedicated educator who passed his passion for farming and gardening onto his many college students. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held March 31, at St. Kilian RC Church, with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery.
Jane T. Stepankewich, of Old Bethpage passed away April 1, 2009. Predeceased in 1989 by her husband, Eugene. Survived by her children, Robert Stepankewich and Paula Jachno, grandchildren, Gregory, Stephanie and Lillian. Also survived by her sisters and brother, Laura Zamojcin, Eleanor Renkas, Henry Aleksiewicz, Irene Gibbons and Mary Rezempoulich. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held April 4, at St. Martin of Tours RC Church, with interment following at St. Charles Cemetery.
Victor A. "Vito" Russo of Levittown passed away at the age of 76 on April 9, 2009. U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Husband of Rosalie. Father of Maria DiLorenzo, Cecelia Castellvi and Victoria Primavera-Congema. Grandfather of nine. Brother of Philip and the late Gerard. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A Prayer Service was held April 14, at the funeral home, with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery.
Laura Massaro of Valley Stream passed away April 10, 2009. Daughter of the late Caroline and Antonio Massaro. Sister of John B. Massaro. Aunt of Anthony (Jean), John, and Joanne Foley (Thomas). Great-aunt of Marie Wirtenson, Marie, Michael, Nicole and Jessica. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held April 15, at Holy Name of Mary RC Church, with entombment following at Holy Rood Cemetery.
Joseph T. Kurtz, of South Farmingdale, died on April 7, 2009. He was past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus #2204. Husband of the late Josephine. Father and father-in-law of Joseph and Kate, Bill, Linda and John Sullivan and Steve and Heather. Grandfather of Joseph and Haileigh. Brother of Helen Paul, Dorothy Kavanaugh and Fred Kurtz. Funeral Mass was held at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment Long Island National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale.
RoseMarie A. Puglielli, of Farmingdale, died on April 10, 2009. Wife of the late Enea. Mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Linda and Steven. Sister of Alexander Marotto and Mildred Marotto. Aunt of Charles, Ann, John, Richard, Alexander and Michael. Sister-in-law of Sam and Viola. Grandmother of Monica. Funeral Mass was held at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale.
Mary Cihlar, of South Farmingdale, died on April 10, 2009. Wife of the late Frank. Mother of Denise and Frank. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Prayers were held at the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.