Justin J. Murphy
Justin J. Murphy, 96, of East Hampton, CT (formerly of Manhasset), husband of the late Helen (Nolan) Murphy, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2004 at home. He was born in New York City on March 2, 1908, son of the late Peter and Catharine (Trianor) Murphy. He had resided in East Hampton for five years, having previously lived in Manhasset for 42 years. He was a 1925 graduate of Regis High School, NY and was honored by the school with its Deo et Patriae award, presented to those who have served the high school and the community in a distinguished capacity during the course of his or her life. A graduate of the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, he was an honored recipient of the college's In Hoc Signo award and 1929 Class Agent for his entire life.
A life member of the Plandome Country Club, he retired at age 65 from the New York Telephone Co. and AT&T. After his first retirement, Mr. Murphy continued his working life with two succeeding careers; first with the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and then as president of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association. Upon finally retiring for the third and last time, he was named "Honorary Mayor of Lower Manhattan" by the association.
Mr. Murphy is survived by a son, Justin J. Murphy Jr., Colonel, USAF retired and his wife, Dayle, of Palmdale CA, three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Ted Toombs of Glen Head, NY, Eileen and George Connelly of Vero Beach, FL and Rosemary and Bob Kilpatrick of East Hampton, CT; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was held in East Hampton, CT. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Manhasset, NY on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Holy Cross Fund, c/o College of the Holy Cross, One College Square, Worcester, MA, 01610 or Regis High School Development office, 55 East 84 Street, NY, NY 10028.
Phyllis Wisser Kreitman, loving and devoted wife of Stanley Kreitman, died on January 24, 2005 after a long and valiant battle against leukemia. She was a resident of Roslyn. Phyllis was an angel in a human body and a joy to a multitude of friends. Up until her death, Phyllis actively served selflessly on many charitable boards including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Education and Assistance Corporation. She leaves behind a loving husband and a brother, Bill Wisser.
Services were held January 26 at Gutterman's Chapel in Woodbury. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Long Island.
Jerome Hoffman, 80, of Port Washington, died on Jan. 16, 2005. He was a WWII veteran, devoted bridge player and retired EDP manager of Forbes, Inc. He is survived by his wife Judith; his sons, John of Mountain View, CA, Matt of Walpole, MA, Dan of Victoria, BC, and Gabriel of Kettering, OH; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. Port Washington. A service was held at the funeral home on Jan. 19. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army or Brave Hearts of St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn.
Alfonso Gennarelli, 80, of Port Washington, died on Jan. 19, 2005. He was a retired aeronautic engineer with Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife Carmela. Alfonso is survived by his son Carlo (Karen); his grandchildren, Laura, Renee and Michael; and his sisters, Anna and Ida. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Eleanor D. Nestor, a 50-year resident of Sands Point and wife of Roy G. Nester, died on Jan. 20, 2005 at North Shore-LIJ Hospital from complications to hip surgery. Mrs. Nestor, 80, was a congregant of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Port Washington, a longtime member of the North Hempstead Country Club, former member of Plandome Country Club and also a member of the NY Thoroughbred Racing Association. In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by her son John and daughter-in-law Marie Nester of Glen Cove; her daughters, Linda Nester Cronin and Carol Nester DiConza and sons-in-law, Denis Cronin and Peter DiConza, all of Manhasset; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nester was born in New York City in 1924 and thereafter moved to Flushing and Bellerose, where she attended Sewanhaka High School. She graduated from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, which trained her to manage several small businesses and properties, her favorite being Misty Acres Farm, a horse farm where she raised and bred horses in White Lake, NY. She was a benefactor of numerous local and national charities and was known as a generous philanthropist. She was waked at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior on Jan. 25. A donation may be made on behalf of Mrs. Nester to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior.
Angelina Gaudiuso (nee Grooso), 95, of Port Washington, died on Jan. 22, 2005. She was born in Nusco, Italy in 1909 and emigrated to the US in 1956. Angelina was employed at St. Francis Hospital for 21 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicola and sons, Amato and Carmine. She is survived by her children, Michelina Pepe (Mario), Concetta Delli-Gatti (Giuseppe), Angelo (Filomena), Ralph (RoseMary) and AnnMarie Hayes (Michael); daughter-in-law Carmela; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Angelina is also survived by her sister Felicina Carbonara and many nieces and nephews in the US and Italy. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.