Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
Valerie M. Pereira, 53, passed away on April 2. Devoted wife of Avelino. Beloved mother of Thomas (Kate) and Daniel. Cherished daughter of Marjorie Mahoney and the late Walter Smithing. Dear sister of Robert (Maddy) Smithing and Gary (Kristin) Smithing. Loving sister-in-law of Gloria (rocco), Zulmira (John), Arminda (Manny), Eulampia (Mort) and loving daughter-in-law of Floriano and Eulampia. She is survived also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel, with mass at St. Ignatius R. C. Church. Interment was held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Breast Cancer Society, 7 East Lancaster Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ardmore, PA 19003 or at breastcancer.org, in her memory.
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.
The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.
The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:12
Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.
Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.
Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:27
The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”
Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.