Ernest Varricchio, 62, a lifelong resident of Oyster Bay, died on April 12, 1998. Retired from TOBAY Water District, he was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #1206, the Italian Mutual Aid Society and the Oyster Bay Anglers Club. Husband of Theresa. Father of Maryann Bagan (Ronald), Lisa, Gina Baade (Thomas) and Vincent. Grandfather of Christopher and Ashley Bagan. Brother of Anthony, and Joanne Covino. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hospice Care of LI, 900 Ellison Ave., Westbury, NY 11590.
Howard T. Hogan, 92, died on April 5, 1998. Born in Holley, NY, he lived in Farmingdale for 65 years. He taught in the Amityville/Farmingdale School District and attended law school at night. He earned degrees from Brockport State Teachers College, Bucknell University and Brooklyn Law School. He served in the US Army Air Corps.
Mr. Hogan was a Town of Oyster Bay Republican leader and served on the Oyster Bay Town Board for 21 years. He was a trustee and former mayor of the Village of Farmingdale.
Mr. Hogan was a law partner of Leonard W. Hall. He was elected to the NYS Supreme Court and served in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties until retiring. He was responsible for the construction of the Supreme Court Building in Mineola and was chairman of the Board of Justices for Nassau County while he was on the Supreme Court.
Mr. Hogan was chairman of the board of directors of the Nassau County Cerebral Palsy Association, a part-time member of the Farmingdale Fire Dept., a past director of the North Shore Bank and Trust Co. of Oyster Bay and a founding member of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club. He practiced law until his death.
Mr. Hogan was predeceased by his wife Betty (Stewart) and his daughter Margaret Louise Hogan. He is survived by his son Howard T. Hogan Jr.; his grandchildren Tommy, Peggy and Katy; and his step-grandchildren David, Peter, Christopher and Michael Como.
Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Requiem Mass at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Interment LI National Cemetery. Donations can be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County and the Farmingdale Fire Dept.
Joseph M. Fitzpatrick, 81, of Oyster Bay, died on April 6, 1998. Husband of Ruby. Father of Susan McShane and Joan Begley. Stepfather of Margaret O'Reilly, Colleen Keeney and Gary Lehr. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Catholic Blessing at St. Dominic's RC Chapel. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Hospice Care of LI, 900 Ellison Ave., Westbury, NY 11590.