Rosary “Rose” Minicozzi (nee Tavernese) formerly of Oyster Bay, passed away Jan. 22, 2014. A retired State Farm Insurance employee in East Norwich.
Beloved wife of the late Philip. Loving mother of Elizabeth, Annette Jones, Sally Beilharz (Foster), Philip (Marlene) and Camille Muller (Doug). Devoted grandmother of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Dear sister of Joseph and Salvatore., and predeceased by Tommy, Tina Zangari and Angelo. A Prayer Service was held at the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Monday, Jan. 27, followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery.
Minnie D. Higgins died on Feb. 12, 2014, age 83, of Bayville. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of George (Carol) and Steven (Diane). Cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Kristin, Keith, Erica, and Matthew. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visiting held at Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. www.oysterbay funeralhome.com
Julius Nadle, 88, World War II veteran, passed away in New Bern, N.C. on Jan. 4, 2014. He was owner of Color Clad, Inc. for 40 years, at one time owning three stores on Long Island. He was past president of the Paint Dealers Assn. and also of the Locust Valley Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Award. His special passion was working for the Gift of Life program which brought children from all over the world to the U.S. to have heart surgery. Upon retirement, Julie and Bea retired to North Carolina, where he joined the New Bern Rotary Club and became their historian. Julie and Bea enjoyed delivering food for the Meals on Wheels program.
Julie leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Bea, daughter Kathy Holmes and Tom Covitz, granddaughter Kelly D’Ambrosio and husband Daniel and their children Philip and Michael. Also survived by sister-in-law Jeanette Nadle and niece Lucette and husband Barry and nephew Alan and wife Stacey. Arrangements were made by Cotten Funeral Home and service and burial were at Coastal Carolina Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, N.C.
Natalie Caracciolo of Locust Valley, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Jan. 27, 2014, at the age of 94. She was pre-deceased by her husband Walter. She is survived by her daughters Diane Jordan Ursprung (pre-deceased by Kip) of Brookline, MA; Jane Armstrong (Jim) of Lattingtown; Liz Krumenacker of Winthrop, MA; Annemarie (Romesh Vaitilingam) of Bristol, England; in addition to her grandchildren Meredith D’Agostino (Mark), Blake, Cordelia (Greg Baer), Lindsay, Brett, Cara and Marco and her nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Alfred Tufo and her sisters Carmella and Edith and Julia Sedmak.
Robert M. Passero died suddenly on Jan. 24, 2014, at age 51. Resident of Auburn, NY, formerly of Bayville. Beloved son of Bella Lozito (Pat), and Sonny Passero. Beloved companion of Dina Annese. Loving brother of Thomas (Jacqueline), and Stephen (Michelle). Proud uncle of Jessica Burden (Joseph), Thomas, Jenny Vasquez (Juan), Craig, and Dakota. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave., 28th FL, New York, NY 10010 would be appreciated. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Edwin T. “Buddy” Ellison died on Jan. 26, 2014, at age 70. Lifelong resident of Bayville. Beloved husband of Lorraine. Loving father of Emily and the late Lynn. Dear stepfather of Patti King and the late Lorraine Hughey. Cherished brother of Harold (Patricia), Donald (Arlene), and Suzy Ellison Scovil. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 45 year Active Member and Ex-Chief of Bayville Fire Co. No. 1. Past Commander of American Legion Robert H. Spittel Post 1285. Retired Nassau County Deputy Sheriff for over 30 years. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Bayville Cemetery. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Kathryn Abbe, who began her professional career as a freelance photographer in 1944 when few women were in the field, died at home in Brookville on Jan. 18. She was 94 and had been ill for only a week.
Mrs. Abbe and her identical twin sister, Frances, were born to Francis and Kathryn McLaughlin in Brooklyn on Sept. 22, 1919. They grew up in Wallingford, Conn. A Voightlander camera they received as a high school graduation present sparked their lifelong passion for photography. She and her sister enrolled at Pratt Institute in the late 1930s, studying painting with Reginald Marsh, but an elective course in photography proved decisive.
Florence Ludlam (nee Gallagher) of Syosset, died on Jan. 29, 2014 in the comfort of home and family.
Devoted and adored wife of the late Al Ludlam Sr. Beloved mom of Al Jr. (Ginna), and grandma to Meghan and Melissa. Sister of the late Horace, William, David, and Katherine Gallagher, Mary Brooks, and Lydia Kania. Survived by nieces and nephews Diana Kania, Florence LaConti, David, Sean, James, and Daniel Gallagher, and Tami Lynn Auricchio, and Godson Charles Bullard. Affectionately known as Aunt Florence to the Foley family.
Mary D. Schaefer, of Brookville, a summer resident of Sag Harbor for more than 50 years, died at Glen Cove Hospital following a short illness on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was 93.
Born in Brooklyn on Oct. 14, 1920, she was the daughter of Melbourne and Mary (Considine) Lucas. The family relocated to Oceanside, Long Island, in 1926. Mrs. Schaefer was the second in her family to graduate from Oceanside High School, a high school that her offspring attend to this day.
Kathleen R. Gallagher, wife of the late Edward A. Gallagher and longtime resident of Locust Valley and Baiting Hollow, NY and Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 1, 2014 at her daughter’s home surrounded by family.
Mrs. Gallagher was born on May 8, 1924 to John and Kathleen Reilly of the Bronx. She had one older sister, Ednajane Checca, whom she adored. She proudly attended the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, the College of New Rochelle and graduated from Cornell University in 1945. A bit of a maverick in her time, while at Cornell and, unbeknown to her parents, she took flying lessons paid for with unspent food and gift money—notwithstanding that she had never previously been a passenger on a plane. She would often tell her children with a laugh that after sharing her excitement with her father, her mother put a stop to that learning experience.
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