Thomas Richard Carr, of Port Washington, died on May 19, 2006. Beloved husband of Virginia. Cherished son of George. Graveside service at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington.
Frank Turchiano, 89, of Port Washington, died at home on May 20, 2006. He was born on Oct. 18, 1916 in Brooklyn, the son of Italian immigrants. Frank began working at age 6, delivering newspapers to help support his three younger siblings and his recently widowed mother. As a teenager he worked as a pharmacist's assistant. Frank joined the NYC Police Dept. as an adult, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Detective. For most of his 21 years on the force, Fran worked undercover in the Narcotics Division, retiring in 1960. Always one to stay active, Frank went into retail, eventually operating three card and gift shops. His wife of 42 years, Helen, died in the early 1980s. In 1985, Frank remarried and eventually moved to Port Washington. While in his 70s, Frank began taking classes at Adelphi University, eventually graduating with his bachelor's degree at age 80. He enjoyed gardening, jazz, animals and his involvement as a member of The Congregational Church of Manhasset, where he served as president of the Manhasset Men's Club.
Frank is survived by his wife, Debbie Turchiano; his daughters, Nancy Lawrence and Fran Bumcrat; his son-in-law Bob Bumcrat; his nephew John Kaiser; his niece Janet DeCristofero and her husband Mike.
A memorial service will be held on June 3, at noon at The Congregational Church of Manhasset, 1845 Northern Blvd. A reception will immediately follow the service at the church. Because of Frank's love for the church, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Frank's name to the Memorial Fund of The Congregational Church, 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030.