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Frank Colombo with is wife Raymonde

Frank J. Colombo, of Lake Worth, FL, died on Oct. 30, 2006 in JFK Hospital, Atlantis, FL. Frank was born on July 4, 1919 to Salvatore and Pauline Colombo in Manhattan. He is survived by his wife Raymonde and his children Frank, Linda, Christopher and Lucienne.

He was a war hero. You would never know it. He served from 1942-1945 in the US Army earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart during his walking tour of Europe. He was a replacement trooper after Kassering Pass. He finished the war in Berchasgarden. If you asked, he would tell a story of climbing Sicilian fig trees for the fruit.

After the war he returned to his family's doll making business. He moved to Port Washington on Halloween 1967, shortly after opening Frank's Pizza at 14 Main Street. Frank made many feel at home at the pizzeria. Many a Schreiber student will proudly admit to majoring in Frank's while in high school. He retired in 1984, passing the store to his daughter Linda. Frank and Raymonde moved to Florida. Frank was a fixture down by the pool smoking his cigar and talking with his neighbors. Always the center of attention and the life of the party, Frank enjoyed his 22 years in Florida.

He was active in the PYA. He would close the store to watch his Chris play.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to PYA.

Louise Badenberger, 98, wife of the late Henry, passed away Nov. 2, 2006. Until her mid-nineties she was still an avid reader and an active member of St. Stephen's Church quilting group, craft group and thrift shop staff. She will be remembered by many as the tiny lady that walked from New Salem to the library of St. Stephen's and back every day. Very rarely did she accept an offer for a ride. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Rybecky; grandsons, Christopher, Richard, Stephen and Paul; and 13 great-grandchildren. Wilhelmina Mackey (nee Doughty), 76, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 3, 2006. Wilhelmina was predeceased by her husband Joseph. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Anderson (John); her grandchildren, Patricia Imperiale (Michael), Amanda and Joseph; and her brothers, Ronald and Richard. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment LI National Cemetery. Donations in her memory to Fire Medics Company #1, 65 Harbor Road, Port Washington, NY 11050 would be greatly appreciated.

Gertrude Vivod Peters, formerly of Port Washington, died after a brief illness at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA, on Nov. 9, 2006. Mrs. Peters was born in Port Washington to the former Eleanora Krozempa and Andrew Madura on Aug. 9, 1918. She attended local elementary and high schools, married Walter J. Vivod on June 14, 1941 and resided in nearby Manhasset for 30 years. Together they raised three daughters. Widowed in 1972, Mrs. Peters married Warren Grant Peters of Queens on June 8, 1975. They resided in Lighthouse Point, FL, for 31 years.

Mrs. Peters was a volunteer nurse's aide at North Shore University Hospital and worked several years at Gertz Department Store in Great Neck. While in Manhasset, she was parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and in her later years became an accomplished watercolor artist.

She is survived by her husband Warren; daughters, Karen, Deborah and Michele; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six brothers and sisters. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.


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