Eleanora “Laura” Martone, of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 18, 2009 at age 91. Wife of the late Nicholas L. Mother of Lawrence (Marilyn), Corinna Fishman (Michael), Rose Polakowski (the late Paul), Nicholas L. Jr. (Donna), John (Caroline), Michael (Jane) and Christina Marrone (Philip). Sister of Jane and Rose Martone and the late Carmela Spinelli. Grandmother of 32. Great-grandmother of seven. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YMCA, c/o Martone Children’s Center, 125 Dosoris Ln., Glen Cove, NY 11542.
Robert D. Larsen, of Glen Cove, died suddenly on Aug. 16, 2009 at age 47. Son of Robert L. and Joyce. Brother of LaCreta Holland (Charles). Uncle of Ryan, Rachel, Rebecca and Elizabeth. Longtime companion of Pamela Nigro and her daugther Amanda.Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Plainview. Interment in Indiana. Donations may be made to the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Sidney Farkas, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Aug. 15, 2009 at the age of 90. He is survived by his two daughters, Shelley Farkas Davis of New York City and the Hudson Valley and Barrie Farkas Miller of New York City. He is also survived by his nieces, Roberta Witlin Hirsh, Sindee Schenker Weinbaum and Cathy Witlin Blake as well as his nephews Sandy Witlin and Steven Schenker.
Sidney Farkas moved to Port Washington after the death of his wife Evelyn to whom he was married for over 50 years. They both met while attending Brooklyn College where Sidney was on the football team. Sidney was the leader of the Great Books Club at the Locust Valley Library for many years. He was a long time psychologist for a Long Island hospital until his retirement. He traveled extensively with his wife Evelyn who was a social worker at the same hospital. Besides traveling, the couple enjoyed creative gardening, reading, art, theater and music.
Gloria G. Grassi
Gloria G. Grassi, of Bayville, died suddenly on Aug. 16, 2009. Daughter of Sara and the late Gaetano. Sister of Ron (Marge). Niece of Gilda Carlucci. Aunt of Thomas, John and Ron. Also survived by five great-nieces. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Entombment St. John’s Cemetery, Queens.
Mildred A. (Stein) McNally
A Lifetime in the Landing
Millie was born the ninth of 10 children to William Stein and Etta Tienken Stein on Nov. 10, 1926 at her childhood home in the Landing. After graduating from Glen Cove High School, she worked at Columbia Ribbon and Carbon until she married her soulmate, Ed McNally, in 1947 and started her own family. Millie and Ed built a house in the Landing in 1954 where they raised their three sons. Millie remained in that house until her quiet passing on Aug. 14, 2009.
Millie was the mother of Ed (Jane), Bob (Elin) and James (Dawn Marie). She was the grandmother of Robert (Adrienne), Daniel (Courtney), Kristin (Kyle), William (Katrina), Kimberly, Sean, Lauren and Deanna Marie. Millie was adored by her many nieces and nephews as well.
Millie was a special friend to many and often a caregiver to those around her. She will also be remembered as an organizer for the Glenwood Landing American Legion monthly bus trips to Atlantic City.
Services were held at Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass on Aug. 20 at St. Patrick’s RC Church and interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Brookville. Donations may be made in her memory to Glen Cove Emergency Medical Services, 8 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542.
Edward J. Pfeiffer, 82, of Granby, CT, passed suddenly on April 25, 2009. Ed was a Glen Head resident for 17 years and raised his family there. He was originally from the Philadelphia, PA area where he met and married his wife of 52 years, Catherine Roache Pfeiffer. He joined the Navy at age 17 and served during WWII. He later attended Villanova University, graduating with a B.S. in economics. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years in the Philadelphia area as well as in Glen Head and Glenwood Landing.
Randy J. Hanlon, of North Massapequa, formerly of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 4, 2009. Son of Joseph. Brother of Robbie, Rick, Rusty, Roger, Billy and David. Companion of Grace Nunziata. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Church, Sea Cliff. Interment V.A. National Cemetery, Calverton.
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