John Simon, native New Yorker and 52-year resident of Glen Cove, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, peacefully at home following a brief illness. He was 91 years old.
Simon was born in a tenement apartment in New York’s Germantown in 1922 to Samuel Simon, a longshoreman, and Elizabeth Dichner, a Russian immigrant from the Ukraine.
During the Depression years, Sam and Elizabeth had five children and at the age of five, John, the middle child, with three of his siblings (Abe, Sylvia and Jeanette) were court-placed in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum on 138th Street in New York, joining many other orphans and destitute children. Jeanette Morrow, the youngest of the three was released shortly thereafter as a result of their mother’s vigil at the judge’s doorstep and his sister, Sylvia was placed in foster care. John remained at the asylum with his brother, Abe, until they reached the age of majority.
Joan E. Fusco (nee McManus) of Glen Cove died on July 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late R. Clifford. Devoted mother of Rudy (Lydia), Joanne (Peter) Mackey, Thomas (Valerie), Suzanne (John) Muller and Christopher (Patricia). Loving grandmother of seven. Dear sister of Marion Smith. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home.
Marie Felice Meli of Glen Cove and formerly of Ridge, NY died on July 7, 2013 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Loving mother of Sal (Barbara) and Paul (Jo-Ann). Proud grandmother of Justin, Andrew (Janette), Christina and Matthew. Special great- grandmother of Sebastian and Norah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family appreciates the love and support of all her friends and the staff at The Atria. Visitation held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Mass held at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Calverton VA Cemetery.
Juanita L. Holly of Muttontown and Glen Cove died on July 6, 2013 at age 75. Loving mother of Brian Banks, Michael Banks, Cynthia Holly and Gregory Holly. Sister of Joan Holly, Ann Hunt, Betty Edwards, Donald Holley and the late Lorraine “Rainy” Holley-Murphy. Grandmother of six and one great-granddaughter. Service held at Calvary AME Church. Interment private.
Dorothea C. Giano Poulos of Port Washington died on July 6, 2013 at age 76. Beloved wife of the late Samuel. Loving mother of Michael (Karen), Peter (Patti), Maria and the late Elena. Proud grandmother of 7. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Service held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
George T. Doran of Glen Cove died on July 2, 2013. Mr. Doran was the long time owner of Buchtenkirch’s Florist and Greenhouse. He started working at the business as a 12 year old (1940) finally buying it in 1960 and operating it alone or with his nephew to this day. He is off to see his parents James and Georgina, late brother Joseph and sister Margaret (Sissy) along with countless friends. Mr. Doran is survived by his brother James (Barbara), sisters Barbara and Rosemary. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, James, Joseph, Adele (Steven), John (Andrea), David (Patricia & Kelley) and his great-nieces & nephews, Olivia, Gregory, Sean, Brendan, Ryan and his close friend and chauffeur Kenny. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Hyacinth R. C. Church, Glen Head. Interment private. Whitting Funeral Home (www.whitting.com)
Joan D. Britt of Old Brookville, died on July 1, 2013 at age 90. Beloved wife of the late Norman J. Loving mother of Lorraine, James, Carolyn (Ken), William and Marion. Dear sister of Jack Whitney (Jeanne). Proud grandmother of Neal. Visitation held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Mass held at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Robert Conologue, of Glen Cove, died on May 21, 2013 at age 53. Beloved brother of James (Lisa Truglio) and Irene Leahy (James). Loving uncle of James and Emily Leahy and Jonah Conologue. Memorial service to be held on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Glen Cove Christian Church, 74 Walnut Road, Glen Cove, at 1:30 p.m. Interment private.
Angelo J. Capobianco of Glen Cove died on June 25, 2013. Beloved husband of Pauline. Devoted father of Concetta (late George) Bivona, Maria, Angela (Jeff) Zupa and Joseph (Melissa). Loving grandfather of Angelo, Ryan and Carina. Dear brother of Madeline, the late Philip, Lena, Carmen, Mary, Virginia and Lewis. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment East Hillside Cemetery. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home.
Alice W. Borgeson died on June 22, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Devoted mother of Judith (Arthur) Pitts, Carol (Richard) Malone, Thomas (Wendy) and the late Eileen Perry. Loving grandmother of Kathleen, Lisa, Nicole, Derek, Emily, Michael, Patrick and great-grandmother of John, Timothy, Christopher and Michael. Funeral service private. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home.
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