Herbert J. Pluschau, the superintendent of Massapequa schools from 1982-88 has died. Herb was a career educator in the Massapequa schools since he joined the staff as a physical education teacher in 1953. He held many positions during his 35 year tenure, including basketball coach, high school guidance counselor and vice principal of Massapequa High School. In 1967, he moved into the Central Office as administrative assistant and became assistant superintendent in 1972. After retirement, Herb founded Chief’s Associates, a firm that conducted superintendent searches for several Long Island school districts. Herb is past president of the Massapequa Hall of Fame, an organization that acknowledges the accomplishments of alumni of the Massapequa schools and grants scholarships for high school graduates.
Martha H. Wiggins, of Massapequa, passed away on June 1, 2012. Wife of the late Donald. Mother of Judith Dowd, Barbara Greeley and Donald Wiggins. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was held at St. Bernard’s RC Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale.
Charles Lengler Jr., 92, formerly of North Massapequa. passed away April 21, 2012 while residing in Little River, SC. Husband of Gizelle. Father of Linda McGlone, Donna Hallaran and Janet Dagostino. Grandfather of seven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral service and interment took place April 27 at St. Charles Cemetery.
Constantino Fioccola, of Massapequa Park, passed away on April 14, 2012. Husband of Marian. Father of Joseph (Byron), Paul and Maria Karnick (Scott). Grandfather of Angela, Paul, Mario, Amanda, Daniel and Kate. Brother of Louise. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Marion Brown, of Glen Cove, formerly of Massapequa, died on March 29, 2012 at age 87. U.S Navy veteran. Mother of Ginger, Victoria and George. Sister of the late Louise. Grandmother of Erick, Michele and Melissa. Great-grandmother of Victoria, David, Patricia and Amaya. Service Friday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove.
Bernard T. Clark, of Massapequa, passed away unexpectedly March 12, 2012. Husband of Renee. Father of Lisa Shirreffs (Thomas), Charlene Andros (Kevin) and Janine Moloney (Mike). Grandfather of Scott, Kayla, Alexandra, Taylor, Christopher, Jordan, Brooke, Kyle, Jack and Keira. Brother of Rosemary Smith, Sr. Jeanne Clark, O.P., Kathy McLean and Susan Hughes. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held March 16 at St. Kilian RC Church with interment at St. Charles Cemetery.
The St. Rose of Lima community is mourning the death of Reverend Monsignor Daniel Hurley, who served as pastor of that parish from 1995 to 2008 and who passed away recently at age 78.
A native of Glen Cove and a graduate of Cathedral College and St. John’s University, Msgr. Hurley was ordained in 1959. He served at various parishes on Long Island before first coming to Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park as an associate pastor. Two years later, he was assigned to St. Rose of Lima, where he served until his retirement in June 2008. In the fall of that year, Msgr. Hurley came back to St. Rose to serve as a temporary administrator.
Frances Comple, of North Massapequa, passed away on Feb. 19, 2012. Wife of the late Gerard Sr. Mother of Marisa Comple Kurfist (Lee), Michele Ross (Jack) and Gerard Jr. (Alice). Grandmother of Angela, Brandon, Chelsie, Alana, Roman and Hailee. Sister of Anette Scola and Eleanor DiGiulio. Aunt of Bridget and the late Chris Feery. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass was held at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.
Marion Warmingham, of North Massapequa, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012. Wife of the late George. Mother and mother-in-law of Virginia, William and Kelly, Thomas and Frances, Jack and Bob. Sister of Eileen Wilson. Grandmother of Vanessa, Reiss, Kacey, Samantha and Christie. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass was held at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery
Francis S. Nappi, of Massapequa, passed away on Jan. 15, 2012. Husband of Theresa. Father of Marie Ann King and Frank Nappi. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Burial was held at St. Charles Cemetery.
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