The Life Of Noemie Cavallero De Venoge Cannizzaro…
Noemie “Mimi” de Venoge-Cannizzaro, age 84, passed peacefully at home with her family at her side in the early hours of Wednesday, May 29. She died of natural causes and the effects of a debilitating stroke suffered 15 months ago. Mimi was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, to parents, who were both from northern Italy. Mimi would have become a restaurateur and chef had the workplaces of that era (and a protective father) accepted women in such roles. Her devoted father, Gene Cavallero, was a restaurateur and owner of the famed Colony Restaurant, that opened in 1920 and operated for 50 years in the same location on Madison Avenue in New York City. Her devoted mother, Noemie Rosset, was a linguist and worked as an Italian and French translator. Mimi also spoke multiple languages and attended the Garden Country Day School in Jackson Heights, Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY.
Rosalind Murray, née Cuneo, 86 of Somerset, N.J., and a former Manhasset resident, passed away in Hilton Head, S.C. on May 26. She was the daughter of Grace R. Barone and Salvatore J. Cuneo. Her beloved husband, Harold F. Murray predeceased her. She leaves bereft her loving children, Sally Anne Powell and her husband John of New Canaan, Conn., Marygrace Flynn and her husband Steve of Flemington, N.J. and Hilton Head, S.C., James Murray and his wife Mary of Jupiter, Fla. and adoring grandchildren Christopher Powell, Thomas Powell, Lauren Murray, Dean Murray, Robert Flynn, Allison Flynn Carr and her husband Andrew, and Bill Flynn. She was the beloved sister of Theresa Cuneo Bolen and the late Peter Cuneo, sister-in-law of Robert Bolen and the dear aunt of Bob and Janet Bolen, Anne Bolen, and Gregory Bolen. She leaves many loving friends behind.
Arlene O’Connell Miller of Greenvale on May 15, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of the late Cornelius O’Connell. Cherished grandmother to Kevin and his wife, Lori. Proud great grandmother to Colleen and Sean. Dedicated Guild treasurer and volunteer to St. Francis Hospital for 33 years. Visiting was at Fairchild Sons followed by service at St. Mary’s RC Church, Roslyn. Interment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene’s name can be made to St. Francis Hospital Foundation.
Arlene O’Connell of Greenvale died on May 15, 2013, at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick; loving mother of the late Cornelius O’Connell; cherished grandmother to Kevin and his wife, Lori. She was the proud great grandmother to Colleen and Sean.
Arlene was a dedicated Guild treasurer and volunteer at St. Francis Hospital for 33 years.
Visiting at Fairchild Sons, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, was Sunday, May 19 followed by a service at St. Mary’s RC Church, Roslyn, on May 20 at noon.
Interment is to follow at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene’s name can be made to St. Francis Hospital Foundation.
Antonios Sarlanis, 65, died Friday, May 17 at St. Frances Hospital in Port Washington following a brief battle with lung cancer.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Halyna Sarlanis; his two daughters Tanya Liard (Matt Liard) and Anastasia Sarlanis; his son George Sarlanis (Erika Jannetty); his one grandchild, Joseph Kyle Vandervere; his brother Vasilios Sarlanis (Janet Sarlanis), his two God children, Christina Sarlanis and Demetra Koulizakis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Phyllis Clark (nee Johnston), age 78, of Manhasset, NY, died a peaceful death on May 15, 2013. Holder of B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from St. John’s University, and beloved wife of the late St. John’s Professor Richard C. Clark. She was both a devoted member of the St. Mary’s Church Respect Life Committee and an active participant in the Terrace Manor Civic Association. Loving sister of Ann, John, Edwina and the late Peter Johnston, as well as aunt to many nieces and nephews. In repose at the Fairchild Funeral Chapel May 24 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s RC Church. Interment to follow at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Catherine Elizabeth “Kitty” Keeshan Ranieri, age 83, of Chatsworth, CA and formerly of Munsey Park, Manhasset died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. She was born Feb. 3, 1930 in Manhattan, the youngest and only daughter of John Joseph Keeshan, a native of Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland, and Margaret Frances (Conroy) Keeshan. Catherine was raised in Forest Hills, NY, and attended school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and Forest Hills High School.
Catherine married George Bruno Ranieri on July 12, 1952 and raised four children in Riverside, CT then Manhasset. Catherine was a Girl Scout leader and member of several committees at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. In 1963 her beloved husband George succumbed to stomach cancer. Five years later her brothers Jack and Bill encouraged her to join them in southern California, so in November 1968 the family moved to Westland Village, Ventura County, CA.
Mary Walden Bell (“Wally”) Jeffers, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died April 19, 2013, at the age of 99, in Bloomfield, CT.
Wally was born in Asheville NC in 1914. She was the eldest child of Mary Walden (Williamson) Bell and Landon Covington Bell. She grew up with six younger brothers in Columbus, OH, and graduated from Wellesley College in 1936. In 1940, Wally married Walter W. Jeffers, an officer of what is now Citibank, whom she had met on a blind date while in college. They resided in Plandome and were active in the Manhasset Congregational Church and in civic affairs. When Walter died, in 1989, she moved to Bloomfield, CT.
Lawrence enjoyed traveling with his wife and cherished the times he spent with his daughters and grandsons. Lawrence was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his two loving daughters, Christine and her husband Jeff Gillow of Castle Rock, CO; Andrea and her husband Tom Piccione, Jr. of Chippewa Township, PA; and his two grandsons, Thomas Michael Piccione III and Christopher Lawrence Piccione. In addition to his parents, Lawrence is preceded in death by his beloved brother, Andrew Sergi.
Adena Margarita Anderson died March 22, 2013, at 105 years. She was born on a farm in Rosendale, Wisconsin March 14, 1908 to Anna and Herman Haberkorn, the youngest of seven. Adena attended the University of Wisconsin, majoring in home economics, and that is where she met her husband, Albin (Andy). It was he who nicknamed her Dean. They were married in 1934, and moved to New York in 1936 when Andy was transferred by the A&P Tea Company to establish its quality control laboratory. They settled in Manhasset in 1941. Adena was very active in the Manhasset Girl Scouts where she was a leader for many years. She started the Turnover Shop (resale of secondhand clothes), which raised money in support of Manhasset Public Schools. Adena taught at Grace Institute and was a substitute teacher in high school home economics.
Adena was a member of Church of Our Saviour Lutheran since 1941 where she was active in the Ruth Circle and other areas of the church throughout her life. Her greatest pleasure was establishing memorial plantings at the church where she met her “second son” Gregory Suridis. Dean loved life and was a consummate storyteller, particularly about her own foibles. She was a masterful hostess and loved entertaining. She had a wide circle of friends who brought her incredible joy especially in the last several years as her health declined. She loved giving to others and spent her entire life reaching out to those around her in many different ways. Until the day she died she was thinking about how she could thank others for their kindnesses.
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