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Janice H. Pritchett (nee Rowley), of King of Prussia, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 5, 2005. Janice was a former resident of Great Neck and Port Washington. Wife of the late William E. (1976), she is survived by her four daughters, Lynn Barthmare (Dennis), Ann Chelette (Randy), Janice Goetz (Dave) and Carol Steiner (John); six granddaughters, Melissa Mesch, Jamie Hensel (Michael), Heather Chelette, Holly Chelette, Stacy Chelette and Melanie Chelette; great-granddaughter, Jessie Hensel; and her sister Marilyn Dorsey (Jim). Interment Pinelawn LI National Cemetery.

Joan Dougherty passed away in her sleep on Feb. 15, 2005. Known as JoAnn, she lived in Port Washington and the surrounding areas from 1955 until the time of her death. Born in Elmira, NY, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1950. She worked as a nurse for 50 years, principally at the Manhasset Medical Center/LIJ Hospital in Manhasset where she was a nursing supervisor. She attended night school after her children were grown and earned a Bachelor of Science from LIU. She retired in 2000.

JoAnn raised six children in Port Washington and was an active member of the Beacon Hill Women's Club. She is survived by her children, Christine Walker (Tom) of Ann Arbor, MI, John IV of Wantagh, J. Rodney of Philadelphia, Richard of Kansas, Edward (Cindy) of Berkeley Heights, NJ and Douglas, of Bayside. She is also survived by her sisters, Jackie McCarron of Honey Bell, PA, and Sally Fiery of Hagerstown, MD; and her brothers, Alan Williams of Hagerstown and Robert Williams of Atlanta, GA. Also surviving are nine grandchildren who adored their "Baba." She was predeceased by five days by her dear friend and sister-in-law Nancy Cassidy.

The family has requested that donations be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, in memory of JoAnn.

Julie A. De Paola, a 31-year resident of Port Washington, passed away on Feb. 19, 2005 at the age 79 after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 23 at Our Lady of Fatima, followed by interment at Nassau Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

Up until the onset of her illness, Julia De Paola worked as a bookkeeper at The Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan for nearly 40 years. An active member of the local chapter of the AARP, Julia also served as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Fatima and administered communion to those who were homebound.

Predeceased by her husband, Anthony, she is survived by a daughter, Mary and son, Anthony, both of Port Washington.

In honor of her memory, donations can be made to The Training Institute, 22 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10010-6904.


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