Mary Rita Smith, of Hicksville, was born on June 28, 1924. She and her late husband John (deceased 1992) purchased a house in Hicksville in 1951. She grew up in Hicksville before moving and then returning in 1951. She would spend the rest of her life in this town and she passed away July 1, 2011 in that very house.
Mary Rita Smith volunteered for the Red Cross during WWII. She worked during her life in Hicksville at Gertz Dept. Store in the Broadway Mall. She worked there part-time at Christmas for four or five years and General Instrument on West John Street, LILCO Credit Union for about 10 years. She attended church weekly at St. Ignatius, even sending her kids to the school there. When her health declined she had the Eucharist brought to her home by members of the church often and she would watch services on television. She was also a member of St. Ignatius Seniors for many years. She often prayed the rosary.
Audrey Mary Way, formerly of Commack and Colorado Springs, died on June 18, 2011. Wife of the late William. Mother of Barbara Way (Joseph Marron) and Robin Way (Michael Muolo). Sister of Harry Runge (Jean) and Irene Hirst. Grandmother of Michael J. Muolo and Melissa Bisson (Joseph). Great-grandmother of Tyler Joseph Bisson. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Mass at St. Ignatius RC Church. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army in Audrey’s memory would be appreciated.
John P. McCloy, MD, was a retired family physician who treated thousands of Long Islanders in the Levittown, Hicksville and Bethpage vicinity. He was 87.
World War II interrupted his college studies. He served in the U.S. Navy and saw action at Einiwetok, Guam and IwoJima. After the Japanese surrendered, he was transferred to Youkowski Harbor in Japan to decommission ships. Upon his return, he completed his medical training at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital and Morrisania Hospital. He began his private practice in Levittown. He eventually moved to a larger office located on Old Country Road in Hicksville. He was affiliated with both Central General and Mid-Island Hospitals (now LIJ Plainview and St. Joseph’s Hospitals). During his tenure at Mid-Island Hospital, he served as one of the presidents of the medical staff there.
Brigid deLime (Cole), 68, of Toms River, passed away on May 8, 2011 at home surrounded by her family after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bridie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came to the United States with her family as a young girl. She chose Denville, NJ, as her home, where she lived for over 30 years, before retiring to Toms River. Bridie dedicated her successful career to providing products for sensory integration and neuro-development for special needs persons. Most recently she started her own consulting company deLime Enterprises, LLC.
Christodoula Artoglou, of Hicksville, passed away on April 14, 2011. Wife of the late Konstantinos. Mother of Harry. Also survived by many other family members and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Trinity Greek Church. Interment St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Plainview.
Nancy Sherlock (nee Smart) died on March 29, 2011. A lifelong resident of Hicksville, she was a registered nurse. Beloved wife of Donald. Loving mother of Samantha. Dear sister of Kathleen Greene (Frank) and Susan Smart. Devoted daughter of Barbara and the late Terence Smart. Cherished daughter-in-law of Doris and the late Joseph. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Mass at Holy Family RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Rita C. Reddy, 82, of Bethpage, formerly of Hicksville, passed away March 5, 2011. Wife of the late Raymond (1991). Mother of Raymond (Joan), Kathy D’eri, Timothy (Gail), Patrick (Carolyn), Susan Baur (Paul) and Laura (Gene). Grandmother of six. Sister of Jim Burns, the late Bill Burns (Ernie) and sister-in-law of Dorothy Higgins and Barbara Reddy. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held March 10 at St. Martin of Tours RC Church with interment at Calverton National Cemetery.
Ernestine A. Claisse, 90, of Easton, PA former longtime resident of Hicksville, died Feb. 25, 2011 at home. Born March 27, 1920 in New York City, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ernestine Matthes Hambrecht. Her husband Charles H. Claisse died in 1989.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy, PA, and former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hicksville where she was active in the Forever 55 group. She had also been a member of the Nassau County Homemakers Council.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Roth and her husband Hal with whom she resided and Madalon C. Ritter and her husband Richard of Leesburg, FL; three grandchildren, Andrew and Steven Ritter and Darlene Kingston; five great-grandchildren, Caitlin Kingston, Ryan, Nicole, Chase and Matthew Ritter.
Arrangements were made by the Ashton Funeral Home. Services private. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 240 S. 8th St., Tatamy, PA 18085.
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