Dear Rod, Happy Birthday in Heaven. Love, Mom.
Dominic (Nick) Colangelo, 89, of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 12, 2004. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Joan Colangelo and Calucia Malinaio; his sisters, Mary Douso of Glen Cove and Antoinette DeJohn of California; seven grandchildren ; and two great-grandchildren.
Lynda Jean Riolo (nee Landers), 48, of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 27, 2004. A woman of remarkable love, strength and courage, passed away of cancer. Wife of Frank. Mother of Frankie. Daughter of Doris and the late William P. Landers of East Norwich. Sister of Peggy Pennington (Richard), Billy (Sandy) and Thom. Aunt of many nieces and nephews as well as their children. Lynda was also blessed with many friends. Although her physical presence will be missed, her smile and spirit will be with those she loved forever more. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral services at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Don Monti Cancer Center at NSUH at Glen Cove.
Marion Hoffman passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2004 in Boca Raton, FL. She was born Jan. 7, 1917 in New York City and was the eldest child of Ethel and David Wachovsky. Marion was raised in Manhattan and Brooklyn and as a young lady worked in the jewelry industry in Greenwich Village.
Marion was married to Milton Hoffman and together with their young family moved to Glen Cove in 1954 where they opened their retail store Furs by Hoffman at 18 School Street. Their business was a respected and familiar name in the downtown area for almost 30 years.
Marion and Milton loved their adopted hometown of Glen Cove, and while raising their family and running the business, Marion was involved in many local charities and organizations. After retiring Marion and Milton relocated to Lake Worth, FL, where she tirelessly gave of her free time as a docent to the Flagler Museum and the Florida Stage at Manalapan.
Marion will be lovingly remembered by her brother Paul Wachs of East Meadow, sister Shirley Charm of Tamarac, FL, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Dr. David Schwartzfarb of Boca Raton, FL; son and daughter-in-law James and Sharon Hoffman of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Evan, Todd, Elissa and Mark; daughter-by-choice Carmen Bernal along with extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and large circle of friends and colleagues.
Giovanni Parente, 68, of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 29, 2004. He was a member of Glen Cove Sons of Italy. Husband of the late Antoinetta. Father of Connie D'Ambrosio (Phil), Pat, Joseph (Diana), Carmela Lalonde (Ed) and Tony. Brother of Antonio (Valentina). Grandfather of Salvatore, Sarah, Giovanni, Tony, Marina, Dina, Matthew, Victoria and Melissa. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Rocco's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Nicholas Tworkowski, of Locust Valley, died on March 1, 2004. Son of Henry and Elizabeth. Stepfather of Frank. Sister of Stephanie Pierpadi. Arrangements were made by the Marcus L. Bianconi Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's RC Church.
John Bednarz, of Glen Cove, died on March 2, 2004. John coached Glen Cove to many championships in the LI Junior Soccer League. Husband of Christine. Father of Chris, Michael (Janice) and the late Mimi and John Jr. Grandfather of Kaylin, Karissa, Kirsten and Kieran. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Hyacinth RC Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Delores (Babe) Norris, of Glen Cove, died on March 3, 2004. She was past president of St. Rocco's Rosary Society, officer of James Norton Columbiettes and a longtime member of St. Rocco's Feast workers. Daughter of Grace and Lawrence Scroppo. Sister of Dee Miceika and the late Phyllis Maskowski, Phil and Joseph Scroppo. Also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Rocco, Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Ruth Zammett, 81, of Glen Cove, died on March 3, 2004. Wife of the late John J. Mother of John J. Jr. (Cynthia), Donna McNaughton (Neil), Kathleen Walter (late Bud) and Elizabeth Holden (Dr. Lawrence). Sister of the late Estelle Ducicki. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 11. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Virginia W. Smith, of Mill Neck, died suddenly on March 3, 2004. She was past president of the North Country Garden Club of LI. Wife of Herbert L. III her loving husband of almost 50 years. Mother of Herbert L. IV and Victoria S. Walsh. Grandmother of Samantha G., Morgan M., Herbert L. V, Christopher J., Virginia S., Charlotte G. and Nelson S. Daughter of Virginia W. Morosani. Sister of George W. Morosani, Reto W. Morosani, Roopa Morosani, John W. Morosani and the late Francesca M. Thompson. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service at Christ Church. Donations may be made to Virginia W. Smith Fund, 80 Wolver Hollow Rd., Glen Head, NY 11545.
Carole Murphy, of Old Brookville, died on March 4, 2004. Wife of the late John A. Mother of John A. Jr. (Ellen), Kevin P. (Pat), Robert B. (Elizabeth), Timothy M. (Michele), Kellyann M. Jones (Joseph) and Kathleen M. Conran (William). Grandmother of 20. Arrangements were conducted by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Service at St. Paul the Apostle RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Marsilio Pepe, 84, of Locust Valley, died on March 5, 2004. Husband of Italia. Father of Nancy Caccialino (Ettore) and Ilda Grella (Giuseppe). Grandfather of Tony, Masy, Lucrezia and Giuberto. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Rocco's RC Church. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Helen Coughlin Worthley, a teacher in Glen Cove for half of the 20th century, died March 5, 2004 at the Worthley family home. She was nearly 93 and had resided in Glen Cove since childhood making her one of the city's longest tenured citizens. Born and baptized in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in 1911 she arrived on LI in time to attend Glen Cove High School with her three sisters whom she survived: Agnes Dioguardi, Catherine Condron and Mary Edgar. The "Coughlin Girls" were notorious for each graduating at the top of their class. Their brother, Joseph T. Coughlin who died in 1999, later became a local legend for his work with alcoholics anonymous.
A Latin major at St. Joseph's College for Women in Brooklyn, she began her teaching career at the Coles School in 1932. Among her early students were hundreds of newly arrived immigrant children for whom she was a disciplined guide to the English language, American culture and personal pride. From those fourth and fifth graders she nurtured future builders, doctors, teachers, lawyers and solid citizens. So strong a figure was she in the classroom that even after retirement decades later she would be recognized in the local stores and greeted as "Miss Coughlin" as well as "Mrs. Worthley" with thanks and admiration for "shaping me up." On election day last year, characteristically undeterred by her stroke, she hobbled to the ballot booth and was greeted by an election official: "You saved my son's life by making him feel good about himself."
In 1939 at St. Patrick's Church in Glen Cove she married John Abbott Worthley, a Merchant Marine Captain who died in 1958. The four children she raised survive her: Elin Noel Mrozek, a high school counselor of La Crescenta, CA, John Abbot Worthley VI, a priest and professor on LI and in China, Jeredith Ann Stifter, a management consultant of London, England; and Donald Smith Worthley, an insurance executive of New Canaan, CT. She was also the matriarch for eight grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and a great-grandson.
A woman of unusual pride, discipline and routine she was for years a daily communicant at St. Patrick's, a part of the parish outreach team and a committed walker at Bayville beaches until suffering a stroke after her daily martini on her 89th birthday. She continued to "rule the roost" from the porch and living room she loved with the patient help of Leticia Galardo and Cely Reyes, two of the final blessings of a gifted life.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in her memory at St. Patrick's on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19 at 11 a.m. with her son presiding and the family ministering. She will be honored on March 18 at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen St., Glen Cove, in the same chapel where her mother was waked in 1935. Helen Coughlan Worthley's body will be buried with her husband's at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
James Papsidero, of Great Neck, formerly of Locust Valley, died on March 6, 2004. Father of Micheline and the late James Jr. Brother of Joseph (Lee), Edward (late Florence), Ralph (Fanny), the late Frank (Camille) and Freddie. Arrangements were made by the Marcus L. Bianconi Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.