Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.
In addition to his role at Family & Children’s, Mr. Harnett served as advisor to The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, member (formerly, Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee); The Kimmel Housing Development Foundation, Inc., member, Board of Directors; Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center, Chair, Board of Directors; New York State Association of Family Service Agencies, Vice President and Chair of the Advocacy Committee; New York State Health Foundation, Special Opportunity Grants, Peer Review Committee; United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Consultant, Management Training; The United Way of Long Island, Vice President, Agency Executives Council; Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, Advisor and Community Advocates, Board member.
Melissa Ann Roland, 25, of Upper Brookville, died peacefully on Jan. 7, 2010. Daughter of Maureen and Daniel. Sister of Daniel and Alexa. Granddaughter of Kathleen Roland, Dorothy Carney and the late Frederick Roland and Francis X. Carney. Goddaughter of William J. Roland and Denise Pagnotta. Also survived by many relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Brigid’s RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to COTA, 2501 W. COTA Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814 would be appreciated.
Margaret L. Foery, of Lake Wylie, SC, formerly of Williston Park, died on Jan. 6, 2010 at age 98. Wife of the late Louis J. Sr. Mother of Margaret A. Hamilton (Daniel), Louis J., Jr. (Evelyn), Susan F. Keefe (Frank) and the late Frances M. Trecartin (William). Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 20. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass St. Dominic’s R.C. Chapel. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Rd., Brentwood, NY 11717, or Hospice Community Care, 2275 India Hook Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29730 would be appreciated.
John William Minet died on Dec. 31, 2009 at age 90. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ellen Minet (nee McDonald) and sister Catherine Martinelli. He was retired from Eaton Corporation: AIL, and was a charter and life member of Oyster Bay Power Squadron and helpful goto member of his community, Milneck Estates, for 58 years. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral private. Contributions in his memory to Planting Fields Foundation, P.O. Box 660 Oyster Bay, NY 11771 would be appreciated.
George J. Simko, 74, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 30, 2009. George enjoyed a successful 43-year career in the advertising and marketing communications industry. Starting in the mailroom of Kenyon & Eckhart, Inc. in 1953, he rose through the ranks of K&E and then D’Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles, Inc., where he spent 36 years.
Antoinette “Dolly” DeCabia, 91, of Bayville, formerly of Centerport, died on Dec. 6, 2009. Wife of the late Carmen. Mother of Francis (Joanne), Paul (Kathy), Philip (Debbie) and Thomas (Corinne). Grandmother of Rob Brasa, Lisa Idoni (Bobby), Michael DeCabia (Holly), Mark DeCabia (Ashley), Lauren DeCabia, Brian DeCabia, John DeCabia, Danny DeCabia and Jenna DeCabia. Great-grandmother of Nicole Devane. Sister of Lucille Perninciaro (Chip) and Lina Olynck. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Huntington. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 would be appreciated.
Gladys E. “Babe” Sandillo, of Locust Valley, died on Nov. 28, 2009 at age 55. Daughter of the late Gladys and the late Edward. Sister of Rosalie (Danny), Joan Ann Bunce (the late Thomas), the late Edward Jr. and the late Cosmo. Arrangements were made by the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass St. Patrick RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations may be made to AHRC, 189 Wheatley Rd., Brookville, NY 11545 or the Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Rd., Locust Valley, NY 11560.
Mary Vlavianos, 86, of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 1, 2009. Mother of Margarita Goussis, Ted Vlavianos (Dorothy) and Gigi Aufiero (Michael). Ya-Ya of Evelyn Kantas (George), Spiro Goussis (Michelle), George Goussis, Thomas Klosset, T.J. Vlavianos and Dana Aufiero. Great-grandmother of Martina and Alexander. Also survived by many relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at the Greek Church of the Resurrection. Interment Bayville Cemetery.
John Robert Andersen II, 60, of Fort Myers FL, former longtime resident of Oyster Bay, died on Nov. 28, 2009. He was a retired longtime employee of the Town of Oyster Bay and former member of CSEA Local #881 and Atlantic Steamer Fire Department. Husband of Victoria. Son of Marion and the late John Robert. Father of John Robert III, James G. (Janet). Grandfather of Andrew Charles and Rylee Bridget. Brother of Aina Gentile, Carin Andersen-Perez and Carl. Brother in-law of Susan (Dan) Halstead. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held in Oyster Bay at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in honor of his granddaughte to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Rd., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. For further information www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
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