Selina Betty Cerniglia, 89, formerly of Locust Valley, died on Feb. 9, 2001. She was a retired caterer. Daughter of the late Thomas Stevens and Ethel Endersby Stevens. Wife of the late Anthony. Stepgrandmother of Douglas Ferreri. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Bernice Zipper, 80, of Locust Valley, died on Feb. 4, 2001. Wife of Milton. Mother of Carol Towne (Richard), Lorie Aiken (Scott) and Devie Kelsey (Paul). Grandmother of Sherilynn. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Memorial donations may be made to the North Shore Animal League.
Mari Ann W. Devoe 62, formerly of Bayville, died on Feb. 9, 2001. Wife of Frederick W. Mother of David, Todd and Scott. Sister of Shirley Graham, Rodney Green, Donald Green, Enid Landers, Mardell Hartney and the late Powell Green. Grandmother of eight. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service at the Village Church of Bayville with Rev. Robert Leibold officiating. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Nazzareno F. Montalbine, 77, formerly of Locust Valley, died on Feb. 10, 2001. Husband of Lucy. Father of Laurie Kerstein, Thomas and Diane Montalbine. Brother of Federica O'Connor and Lillian Guimi. Grandfather of Lauren and Jennifer. Arrangements were made by Moloney's Hauppauge Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Thomas More RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Joan P. Terrell, 66, of Bayville, died on Feb. 10, 2001. Wife of the late Gregory. Mother of Michael (Joan), Gary (Jennifer) and the late Gregory Jr. Grandmother of Patricia, Kevin, Gregory and Michael. Sister of Vincent Nicholson, James Nicholson and the late Doris Simon. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude's RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Mrs. Nina Pagliaccio, of Bayville, died on Feb. 9, 2001, of cancer at the age of 74. Mrs. Pagliaccio was a long-time resident of the village and a very popular and well-respected teacher in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District. Mrs. Pagliaccio was an accomplished and creative teacher who taught in the early childhood program for 28 years. She enjoyed a wonderful relationship with her students and the many parents from the community.
Mrs. Pagliaccio was one of the founding teachers and leaders of the School District's Pre-K program. She was recognized with a New York State Career Achievement award and continued to be called upon by the District in retirement to perform substitute work up until her illness last year. Mrs. Pagliaccio was a tireless worker and her commitment and dedication to the early childhood program helped it endure its difficult and controversial beginning years, and eventually become a mainstay of the district.
Mrs. Pagliaccio received her bachelors degree from C.W. Post College and her masters in education from Hofstra University.
Mrs. Pagliaccio with her husband John, of nearly 60 years, also owned and operated the Astoria Dress Company in Queens - a family business, which manufactured upscale children's and ladies' dresses for some of the finest stores in Manhattan. Mrs. Pagliaccio's parents, Michelina and Gusippie Trimarchi, first generation Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, founded the Astoria Dress Co. Started in their home in the Depression years as a tailoring and piecemeal seamstress business, the Astoria Dress Co. became a fixture on Astoria Blvd., employing numerous women, most immigrants from the local neighborhood, for over 30 years until its closure in 1978.
Mrs. Pagliaccio resided in Bayville since 1954 and was active in the community during its rapid growth. Mrs. Pagliaccio is remembered with great fondness by friends, neighbors and colleagues for her warmth, generosity and humility. Her distinguishable Tudor gatehouse, part of the original Shorewood Estate dating back to the late 1800s, was host to numerous gatherings over the years. Mrs. Pagliaccio was an active volunteer as well as a Democratic Committee woman. She hosted open houses for candidates, and she and her husband were active contributors to many community groups.
Mrs. Pagliaccio was an avid reader and talented seamstress. She was a member of the St. Gertrude's Church Gospel Group and up until her illness served as a volunteer at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, where she became a patient during her yearlong struggle with cancer. Mrs. Pagliaccio said that she "was treated by some of the kindest and gentlest people I could have hoped to encounter." Mrs. Pagliaccio was a loving and friendly person, and she and her husband were recognizable members of the Village and enjoyed many friendships. Mrs. Pagliaccio was a loving wife, mother and devoted grandmother who delighted in the affection and company of her grandchildren and relatives.
Mrs. Pagliaccio leaves her loving husband of 53 years, John Peter Pagliaccio, the former general manager of Ships Service, US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, and her three devoted children, John Anthony Pagliaccio of Dobbs Ferry, managing director, Guy Carpenter & Co., NY, his wife Lynn, grandchildren Sarah Morton and David; Elliot Peter Pagliaccio of Niskayuna, senior fellow, the Rensselaerville Institute, Albany, NY, his wife Wendy Taylor and children Libby Pagliaccio and Spencer and Alex Taylor; and Joseph Anthony Pagliaccio of Bayville, director of Enterprise Services, Adecco, Melville, his wife Dale Waterhouse and two children Isabel and Julian.
Friends and well wishers are asked, in lieu of flowers, to offer a donation if they wish, to the Don Monti Cancer Center at North Shore Community Hospital at Glen Cove, NY.
Joyce Roselyn James Brooks, was born on Oct. 1, 1937 in Oyster Bay. She was the daughter of Rebecca James and the late Henry James, Jr. Raised in Oyster Bay, she graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1955. She was a member of the Nassau County Girl Scouts.
At a young age, she became a member of the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church. She was active in the Sunday School, the Jr. Choir and the Sr. Choir. She was an officer of the trustee board, a member of the Gospel Choir, and a Life Member of the Missionary Society. She was active in the annual "Walk of Life" Breast Cancer organization. In September, 2000, she celebrated her 20th year of sobriety. After 20 years of employment with the Nassau County Medical Center she retired in September 1999.
She married David Brooks on Sept. 19, 1959. From this union five sons were born. She lived many places as an Army wife, such as Germany, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio. In 1976 she and her sons settled down in Hempstead, where she lived until her death.
She will be remembered for her gift of gab, quick smile, her love of games, but most of all for her faith in God, her church, and her family.
On Jan. 8, 2001, she entered Nassau County Medical Center due to illness. She fought a good fight and kept the faith and went on to be with the Lord, Feb. 11, 2001.
She leaves to cherish her memories her sons: Lawrence E. Brooks, David L. Brooks, Travis R. Brooks, Stanley R. Brooks and Wayne E. Brooks; daughters-in-law: Nancy, Laura, Robin and Susan; her mother Rebecca James; grandchildren: Hunter, Dean, Travis, Jr., La Quan, Tyler and Patrick; a brother, Henry A. James, Sr.; sisters: Irma Lowe, Frances Hicks, Virginnia Lorraine James, Jennette James, Martha Green, Laura James, Claudette Allen, Patricia James and Elizabeth James.
She leaves one godchild, Donna Williams and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Henry A. James, Jr.; two brothers: Fredrick R. and Bruce E. James and one sister, Joan V. James.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Oyster Bay Funeral Home.