Mariantonia D'Urso, of Glen Cove, died on July 5, 2004. Wife of the late Domenico. Mother of Elizabeth Giovinazzo (Dominick) and the late Angelo Michael (Josie). Grandmother of Dominick, Angelo, Michael, Rocky, Vincent, Deborah, Erica and Michael. Great-grandmother of 11. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Mr. Cocchiola was a long time resident of Glen Cove, who after retirement from Grumman Aerospace moved to Grant, AL, with his wife Louveda (nee Guffy). Frank was the son of Angelo Coccohiola and Marie Del Grosso. Angelo Cocchiola was a prominent figure in the Italian community in Glen Cove, raising the funds necessary to help found and begin building St. Rocco Church. Frank Cocchiola was the last surviving child of Angelo and Marie Cocchiola of Hazel St. Mr. Cocchiola passed away on July 7, 2004, at home after a short illness. He leaves six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial was July 10 in Grant.
Rose (Dotty Poepplein, of Glen Cove, died on July 7, 2004. Wife of the late Frank J. Mother of Ronald (Lorraine) and Lauren. Grandmother of Gina and John. Great-grandmother of Faith and Johnny. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Patrick. Entombment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Rita Antenucci Morrison, 54, a facilities manager for the Federal Trade Commission, died at Fairfax Hospital July 10, 2004. A resident of McLean, she fought a 15-month battle with lung cancer after having successfully overcome an earlier struggle with breast cancer.
Mrs. Morrison was born in Isernia, Italy, emigrated to the US in 1954, and spent her childhood in Brooklyn, attending parochial schools there. After postsecondary education at the Katherine Gibbs School and Brooklyn College, she started her professional career at the investment banking firm Goldman, Sachs & Company, where she remained for 16 years, working as administrative assistant to the partner in charge and director of research.
Following her marriage to Richard E. Morrison she relocated to the Washington, DC, area and worked successfully as executive assistant to the managing director of John B. Coleman Company; office administrator of Towers Perrin; telecommunications systems administrator of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue; and executive assistant to the chairman and then program specialist at the Export-Import Bank of the US prior to her current position at FTC.
She is survived by her husband of 18 years, a sister, Anna Gioino of Glen Cove, a brother, Tony Antenucci of Arlington, a niece and two nephews.
Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A funeral Mass will be held July 15 at St. Hyacinth RC Church, Glen Head. At a later date, a memorial service will be held at St. Thomas A. Becket Catholic Church in Reston, VA. Entombment Pinelawn Memorial Park.