William Ellis, a lifetime resident of Hicksville, died on Jan. 29, 2004. Husband of Teresa (nee Smith). Father of Kathleen Powell, Terri Ann Riscica, Thomas and Timothy. Father-in-law of Charles Powell, Stephen Riscica, Carol Moran and Diana Richter. Grandfather of six. Arrangements were made by the Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home, Hicksville. Mass at St. Ignatius Loyola RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Bernice R. Meagher Niccolls, 81, formerly of Hicksville, died on Jan. 20, 2004. She was born in New York City on April 10, 1922, daughter of the late James and Clare Horby Meagher. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Wife of the late Walter E. Sister of the late Bert Meagher and Arthur Meagher. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Warren Butt, Karen and Walter O'Rourke, Diane and Patrick Gully, Nancy and John Hupler; her son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Veronica Niccolls; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her siblings, Doris Schmidt, Eileen Grady, June Preddice, Carol Shaheen, Gerard, Ralph, Vincent and Bernard Meagher. Arrangements were made by the Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home, Hicksville. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.