Dolores A. Eckman, of Massapequa, died on April 19, 1998. Wife of Warren. Mother of Erick A. (Auralle), Robert L. and Warren C. Sister of Gilbert Murphy and Robert Murphy. Grandmother of Shelby and Brian. Arrangements were made by the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home, Seaford. Religious service.
Jerry Giarratano, of Massapequa, died on April 23, 1998. Husband of Rose (Piazza). Father of Connie Curreri and Jerilyn. Grandfather of Robert, Gerald and Jacquie. Great-grandfather of Ashley and Austin. Arrangements were made by the James Funeral Home, Massapequa. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Eleanor M. Davidsen, of Massapequa, died on April 24, 1998. Wife of John. Mother of John, Nancy Quinn and Robert. Mother-in-law of Kevin Quinn. Sister of Edward Benes. Arrangements were made by the Massapequa Funeral Home. Religious service. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Andrew (Andy) D. Gwynn, of Massapequa, died on April 27, 1998. Son of Kenta Mobley and Michael Milon. Stepson of James Mobley. Brother of Charles S. Gwynn. Stepbrother of Michael and Isis Milon. Grandson of Charles and Barbara Gwynn and Alice and George Milon. Great-grandson of Lodie Griffin and Hallett and Winifred Bunn. Nephew of Keisha Gwynn, Shawn and Charlene Bastien. Godson of Stephanie Bunn. Great-great-nephew of Estelle Eubanks. Cousin of Diamond Gwynn, Chelsea Bastien and Nicholas Petty. Also survived by great-aunts and-uncles, cousins, family and friends. Arrangements were made by the Powell Funeral Home, Amityville. Cremation private.
Rocco Dionisio, a resident of Parkview Nursing Home in Massapequa for the past 5 years, died on Tuesday, June 23, at the age of 95. He had two children, Rocco and Grace, and six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. His son described his father as being an "old school Italian" who was born in the United States on Feb. 24, 1903 but spent his childhood in Italy. He returned to the U.S. at the age of 18 and lived in Manhattan where he raised his children. He moved to Baldwin where he lived for 35 years, working for the Department of Sanitation. During his lifetime he enjoyed gardening and especially his prized fig tree which, unlike most, grew white figs. The wake was held on Wednesday at the Massapequa Funeral Home and funeral services were held on Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Church. Four years ago Rocco Dioniso lost his beloved wife Martha after many decades of marriage. Rocco's son Rocco, who lives in Massapequa Park with his wife Jean, said of his father, "he wanted to be with his wife and he's with her now."