Mary Dickinson, 86, of Greenwich, CT, resided in Manhasset for over 30 years in both South Strathmore and Strathmore Vanderbilt has died.
She was born in Leitrim, Ireland. After arriving in New York she worked as a nurse in the maternity ward of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. She was the devoted wife of the late William Dickinson, and the dedicated mother to Anne (Cohen), Katherine (Simmons), Sheila (Gallagher), and Caroline (Craft). She was the adored nana to Alaina, Michael, Liam, Owen, Kara, Erin, Kelly, and Katie.
Carmel A. Barry of Port Washington died November 6, 2011 at the age of 91. She and her husband Thomas (also deceased) lived in Manhasset with their family from 1956 until 1998.
Born in New York in 1919, she graduated from Saint Savior High School and received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hunter College in New York City. She was employed by the Mutual of New York and managed their actuarial department. She was a parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church in Manhasset and later of the Church of Saint Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington where she was a lector and Ministry of Consolation Volunteer. Carmel was an active member of The American Association of University Women, the Plandome Women’s Club and the Flower Hill Women’s Club. The Barrys were longtime members of North Hempstead Country Club.
Mrs. Shirlee Powers Holweger, 88, beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Holweger of Manhasset, formerly of Orange, CT, passed away on Nov. 6, 2011. Daughter of the late James and Theresa Birmingham Powers she was born on March 29, 1923 in Durham, CT. Shirlee worked for many years as a clerk for the New Haven Railroad.
A daughter of the late Otto and Johanne Mohrmann Steffens, she was born on Jan. 23, 1924, in Germany. Mrs. Hastedt was a homemaker. On Jan. 23, 1949, she married William Hastedt, former owner of Manhasset Delicatessen, who preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Glenn P. Hastedt and his wife, Catherine, of Harrisonburg; VA, one daughter, Doreen R. Vaughan and her husband, Mike, of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Sarah A. Hastedt of Washington, D. C., and Matthew G. Hastedt and his wife, Kelly, of Charlotte, N.C.
Thomas A. Tranfaglia, of Manhasset, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the age of 82. He leaves behind his wife Marie of 52 years, children Thomas, Jr. (Barbara) of Garden City and Teresa of Manhasset, and three grandchildren, Thomas III, Kelly and William. Both children lived up to his dream for them. They graduated from college and work in financial services in Manhattan.
Tom was born in 1929 in the Bronx, the son of Italian immigrants. Tom had two great passions as a young boy growing up: love of country and love of the fire department. He lived across the street from the firehouse in the Bronx and would run to the firehouse whenever the alarm sounded. Tom also had another great interest growing up-Long Island. He spent his summers with his aunt and uncle in Oyster Bay because he loved the outdoors. His parents would come to visit him on weekends during the summer.
Gertrude Rooney, née Haffey (82), left this earth Sept. 28, 2011. Longtime Manhasset resident, most recently residing in Port Washington, she will be forever remembered for her love and devotion to her family, her compassion and her kind words for all whom she encountered, her gift with language, marked especially by her quick wit, and her deep faith in God. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Peter F. Sr.; loving children Kevin, Joseph (Kathleen), Maureen, Brendan (Guadalupe), Timothy (Julie), Theresa, Peter Jr. (Christine), Eileen McCarthy (Patrick); her cherished grandchildren, Dr. Kellie Foster (Matthew), Tara, Katie Rooney-Appel (Patrick) Andi, Alexandra, Peter, Christopher, Maria, Brian, Paddy, Conor, Matty and her loving caretaker, Alba Sanchez.
Roy G. Nester, a 53 year resident of Port Washington, died on Oct. 2, 2011 in Port Washington at the age of 90. Predeceased in 2005 by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor, he leaves behind his son John Nester (Marie), formerly of Glen Cove, who now resides in Lighthouse Point, Florida, his daughters Linda Cronin (Denis) of Manhasset and Carol DiConza (Peter) of Port Washington, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Ruth Cox (Ken), the last of 14 children born to John and Bessie Nester of West Virginia, and 65 nieces and nephews.
Kathleen M. Kelly passed away on Sept. 18, 2011. Kathleen, nee O’Leary 89, of Manhasset, passed away at home surrounded by loving family and friends.
Kathleen and her beloved late husband, Jack, had been residents of Manhasset for some 52 years where they raised five children all of whom attended St. Mary’s elementary and high schools. Kathleen was a loving and devoted mother to John (Carol) of Oakton, VA., Shawn (Carol) of Manhasset, Christine Fabbri (Eugene) of Fairfield, CT., Brian (Gail) of Manhasset and was predeceased by her loving youngest child, Timothy (Julie) of Port Washington who was a victim of the attack on America on 9/11. She is survived by 14 glorious grandchildren whom she adored and she outlived all five of her O’Leary brothers.
Barbara Z. Woodring, 81, of Port Washington, died Sept. 24, 2011.
Barbara was born to Marcel and Francis Zutter, March 10, 1930, in Providence, RI. She graduated from the Northfield School for Girls which is now Northfield Mount Hermon in 1948 and received a BSN in Nursing from Skidmore College in 1952. She married George Woodring later that year, and they raised their family together in Plandome. Barbara was widowed in 1976, and moved to Port Washington in 1981.
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