Irene Zabicki, 91, longtime resident of Manhasset, passed away Dec. 24, 2010 at Regent Care Center, Oakwell Farms, San Antonio, TX. Devoted wife of the late Benny P. Zabicki; loving mother of William, Benjamin and Judith; cherished grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of seven.
A Mass of Celebration of Life was held Dec. 30 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Jan. 13, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 are encouraged.
Victor J. Carbonaro of Roslyn, died Jan. 2, 2011 after a brief illness.
Born in Brooklyn, Victor graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1937. He received a BS in mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1941 and then worked at Lehman Brothers in New York City. He served in the Army in World War II and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. After the war, he began a 43-year career in the law. He acted as Village Justice for East Hills for a number of years.
Longtime Manhasset resident Frank McCarney passed away just before the holidays. He died peacefully in his sleep at age 82. A Boston native, Frank moved to New York after serving in the armed forces during the Korean War. He arrived in Strathmore Vanderbilt with his young family in 1965, having recently been promoted to corporate secretary and treasurer of Scandinavian Airlines System. At age 34, he was then the youngest senior executive in the airline industry.
Having received his undergraduate degree from Clark University, Frank went on to obtain his master’s degree in business administration from St. John’s University where he became an adjunct professor. He was an active member of the Manhasset community, having among other things volunteered his financial skills to the Strathmore Vanderbilt Club, where he served many years as treasurer under another longtime Manhasset resident, Ed Devlin.
Harriet Brensic died on Jan. 5, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Manhasset and Port Washington. Harriet was president of the IHM and worked for Dr. Keller and Dr. Sheehan for 35 years. She also started the library in St. Mary’s Elementary School. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Paul (Liz) and Tom (Lloyd Lederkramer); cherished grandmother of James and Lauren. Arrangements were made by the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 8 at St. Mary’s RC Church, Manhasset. Interment at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing.
Mimi Javello, died at her home on Dec. 24, 2010. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived there until 1961, Port Washington until 1979, Manhasset, NY until 1992, Kalamazoo, MI until 1998, and currently Morristown, NJ.
Mimi graduated from Pratt Institute, NY, in 1950 with a BA. She initially worked for Cohn-Hall-Marx also in New York City as a textile stylist, then devoted her time to her family as a homemaker, mother and wife.
Mimi enjoyed reading books to grade school children at the Southern Boulevard School in Chatham and did this for 10 years. She was also a member of the Morristown Women’s Club. She enjoyed painting, especially watercolor.
Wife of 51 years to Ron Javello of Morristown, NJ; Mother of Mark and his wife Karen Javello, of Chatham, NJ; Grandmother of Kyle, Nina, Bryan, and Sadie. Also surviving is a brother Frank Zinghini of Tequesta, FL. Memorial visiting hours were held on Saturday Jan. 8 followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. To send a condolence, please visit www.bradleyfuneral homes.com. Those who wish may contribute in her memory. Please send a donation payable to Southern Boulevard School, 192 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ 07928, and in the memo, put Library Fund, Mimi Javello.
Charlotte Tully Perry, 96, of South Amboy, NJ, died Thursday Dec. 30, 2010 at Madison Center, Old Bridge. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Manhasset, Long Island, before moving to South Amboy, NJ, in 2003.
Before retiring in 1976 she was employed by the New York City Transit Authority for 25 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, South Amboy, St. Mary’s Senior Citizens, South Amboy Senior Citizens and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, South Amboy.
Wife of the late Charles Perry who died in 1973, she was also predeceased by her brother, Joseph B. Tully and her sister, Marguerite Mathews. She is survived by two daughters and sons in-law, Margaret Rueb and her husband Jeff of Oyster Bay and Mary Ann Shields and her husband Brian of South Amboy; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3, from The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” at 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment followed at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.
Anne Hanley Kilhenny died in Jupiter, Fl, on Nov. 25, 2010, peacefully after a short illness. She was born in Blissville, Queens on Nov. 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary C. (Henry) Hanley and sister of the late Thomas, Jack and the Rt. Rev. Richard Hanley. Anne attended Blessed Sacrament High School and then worked for the FBI in Foley Square during WWII. In 1947 she married the late Joseph Kilhenny and moved to Syracuse where Joe was studying at Syracuse University.
Returning to Long Island, Anne and Joe raised a family of three children as Joe began his 45-year career with State Farm Insurance, where both Anne and Joe made many dear friends across the United States. Following a move to Manhasset in 1962, Anne became active in St. Mary’s Parish. She enjoyed bridge, tennis and took up skiing, as she and Joe organized weekend trips to Vermont with family and friends. Anne was also active in the Strathmore Vanderbilt Women’s Club and served as president.
Leona Falconi, formerly of Manhasset, died on Nov. 16, 2010. She was the mother of Barbara Summers and Karen Doherty (Matthew), grandmother of Tracy, Carol Ann, Serina and great-grandmother of Jay. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home in Glen Head. Funeral Mass was at St. Mary’s RC Church, Roslyn. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery, Pinelawn. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7633, (http://www.alz.org/index.asp).
On Nov. 4, 2010, Don Scott, 68, science teacher, track and cross country coach, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He taught science and coached at Manhasset High School for 42 years.
Coach Scott was honored Oct. 21 in celebration of his Cross Country Team’s 500th win.
His illustrious cross country and track career includes 1,295 wins in 1,376 meets, an estimable 94 percent winning record, and he holds the distinction of having the second most successful record of wins in the history of New York State public high school boys track coaches. His coaching style was informed by an abiding interest in developing young men of character through participation in athletic competition, and his gentle, patient guidance helped countless young men challenge their wall and break through to achieve their personal best.
Edrena F. Duffy, age 102, died Saturday Oct. 30, 2010, at the Holland Christian Home, North Haledon, NJ. Born in Denton, Texas and a graduate of the University of North Texas, she resided in Manhasset for 56 years before moving to Wyckoff, NJ in 2001 and most recently to North Haledon, NJ. She was a member of the Congregational Church, Manhasset, where she was involved in many church groups and various committees over the years and a former member of A.A.U.W.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ann and Fred Dau of Wyckoff, NJ and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also, two step daughters and four step grandchildren. Edrena was predeceased by her first husband Ray F. Harvey in 1968, and by her second husband, John J. Duffy, in 1990. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Nassau Knolls Memorial Park Cemetery, Port Washington.
Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.
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