Giovanni Grella of Glen Cove, LI passed away on February 14, 2009 at age 73. Beloved husband of Rachel, former husband of the late Giuseppina and the late Maria. Loving father of Tony (Lee), Josephine, Freddy (Lora), Renato (Christie), Maria Capobianco (Ricky) and the late Michael. Proud grandfather of 12. Also survived by many sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Visitng at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery
Luigi Damiano of Glen Head, LI passed away on February 12, 2009 at age 68. Beloved husband of Theresa. Loving father of Carmen, Louie (Angela), Michael (Lisa) and the late Mario. Dear brother of Michelina, Gracie, Josephine, Gaetano, Antoinette, Louisa, Anna, the late Rocco and Carmela. Proud grandfather of Anthony, Melissa, Michael, Ryan and Dina. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Francesco A. Graziosi of Glen Cove, LI passed away on February 10, 2009 at age 75. Beloved husband of Teresina (nee Grella). Loving father of Angelo (Diane) and Joanne. Dear brother of Maria, Angelina, Michael and Michelle. Devoted grandfather of Frank, Joseph, Michael and Allegra. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Lucretia G. Cappiello of Glen Cove, LI died peacefully at home surrounded by her devoted family on February 15, 2009 at age 82. Member of St. Rocco Rosary Society. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Anthony (Debra and the late Patricia), Jo-Ann Meli (Paul), James (Jeanne), Karen Truzzolino (Robert), and Marylu Loria (Michael). Dear sister of the late Russell Gambino. Proud grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 3. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco Friday 10:30am. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Mary Figari, age 81, died January 23, 2009 at her home in Jensen Beach, Florida. Her loving husband Jay of 61 years was at he side. She was born in Glen Cove, New York to Thomas and Mary Richardi and she married her high school sweetheart Gerard (Jay) Figari. She and her family moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1969. There she frequently volunteered her time to women's auxiliary at Holy Cross Hospital. She recently moved to Jensen Beach. She is pre-deceased by her parents and her sister Rose. Survivors include her loving husband Jay, her son Thomas and his wife Sallie of Ft. Lauderdale, Louis and his wife Liz of Virginia Beach, Jerry and his wife Anne of Jensen Beach, her daughter Cynthia of Ft. Lauderdale. Additionally, she leaves behind 10 grandchildren Derek, Nikki, Liza, Ryan, Christopher, Jay, Lauren, James, John Paul, Joseph, and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held on January 26 and a Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on January 27 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach, FL. Donations may be sent to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, Florida 34997.
John E. Minchell of Glen Cove passed away on February 16, 2009. Son of the late John and Frances. Brother of the late Emily. Also survived by his friend and caretaker Terri Della Vecchia. Friends may call Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. at McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen St., Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at The Church of St. Hyacinth, Friday 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.