Mary Cherba, of Glen Cove, formerly of Bayville, died on Sept. 19, 2006 at home surrounded by her family. Wife of 50 years to Frank. Mother of Jane Martignetti (George), Francis (Theresa) and Patricia Gallo (Nick). Grandmother of George, Dina, Christine, Lucas, Anthony, Taylor and Michael. Sister of Michael, Anthony and the late John. She was predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Clara Pilla. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude's RC Church. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Brookville. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
Madeline M. Valenza, 75, of East Meadow, died on Sept. 26, 2006. Wife of the late Frank. Mother of Patricia Arbore (the late Vito) and Rosemary Capuder (Robert). Grandmother of Jonathan and Stephanie. Step-grandmother of Theresa and Michael. Sister of Peggy and Anna and the late Ralph. Sister-in-law of Josephine Burns and Nancy Ferrara. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. To send condolences visit www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.