Grace Mary Fleming, a longtime resident of Garden City, died on Aug. 9, 1999, at the age of 82 years. She moved to Garden City with her late parents, Philip J. and Grace Courtney Fleming, in 1926. A lifetime parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, Grace was very in active in her younger years in church affairs, such as the Altar Society, Rosary Society, bingo and the annual parish party at the old Garden City Hotel. Grace attended Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead and high school at Kenwood, the convent of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Albany. There she received her cherished Child of Mary medal.
Grace in her younger years was an avid tennis player and a junior champ at the Garden City casino. She loved the sport and followed the televised tennis tournaments faithfully. During WWII Grace was a member of the Red Cross Motor Corps at Mitchell Field. She worked at LILCO headquarters for many years as a receptionist and had been an active Garden City Democratic committeeperson. Through her maternal great-grandmother Grace was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter in Garden City.
In recent years Grace spent her time between her home and family in Garden City and her retirement community, Babylon Beach House in Bay Shore. Grace is survived by her brother, Courtney Fleming, and six nieces and six nephews.
Elizabeth Delaporte, of Garden City, died recently. Wife of Edward. Mother of Joan, Thomas, Maureen and Edward and their families. Arrangements were made by the Fairchild Chapel, Garden City. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.