Maurice "Ricky" Trinchitella, formerly of Port Washington, died suddenly on Dec. 20, 2006 at age 43. Devoted son of the late Pasquale and Rose Trinchitella. Loving father of Sarah and dear brother of Andy, Susan, Betsy (Mark) and the late Pat. Fun loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his loving girlfriend, Loretta, and her son Dylan. He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched with his love and laughter.
Christopher Anthony Doyle came into this world unexpectedly on June 8, 2006 at 1 pound 3 ounces to proud parents, Melissa and Christopher Doye, grandparents, Fran and Mark Shackel and great-grandparents, Anna and Walter Shackel.
Christopher Anthony was a fighter - stubborn, strong and willful. He truly was a miracle. He touched everyone who cared for him. He was loved by his parents, his grandparents, his great-grandparents, his many aunts and uncles, his great-aunts and uncles, his cousins and his entire Winthrop Hospital family.
Christopher Anthony had a vibrant personality and a warrior's spirit. He charmed us, he endured us, he fought us and he loved us. He fought very hard, enduring multiple surgeries and procedures, ambulance rides to New York City and back to Winthrop Hospital. He didn't speak but he spoke volumes in his short lifetime - his eyes truly were the windows of his soul - big blue eyes with the longest eyelashes of all - would tell us how he was feeling.
On Dec. 27, 2006, Christopher Anthony lost his battle, and we all lost our special baby.
A wake was held on Dec. 29 at Wagner Funeral Home, Hicksville, and a Funeral Mass was held on Dec. 30 at St. Mary's RC Church. The burial was held at Holy Rood Cemetery.
Arthur "Sassy" Poole
Arthur "Sassy" Poole. This native son of Port Washington has gone with the love of his children, Paula and Mike MacDonald, Nancy and Robert Haggins and Art and Karen Poole. Grandpop to Michael MacDonald, Christi Sloan, Dawn MacDonald, Amanda Haggins and Christi Poole. Great grandpop to Sarah and Emily MacDonald and Johnathan Sloan. Sassy proudly served his community as a member of Protection Engine Company #1 of the PWFD since 1946, after defending his country with the US Navy in WWII. Services were held at the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home and interment has been at the Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Beatrice D. Lawrence, 90, a master teacher for six decades, died on Jan. 16, 2007. Born in Brooklyn, Ms. Lawrence graduated from Richmond Hill High School in Queens and received both her bachelor's degree in speech and English and master's degree in English from Brooklyn College. She taught English and speech in the city of NY from the late 1930s through the early 1950s, on LI from the 1960s through the early 1980s and was a mainstay of the celebrated Shakespeare group at University Commons in Ann Arbor until the time of her death.
Bea Lawrence once said that she knew she wanted to be a teacher from childhood. She began her teaching career in the English department of William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens where she taught, advised the student literary magazine and directed plays for nearly 20 years. In 1951, she and her late husband Joseph were among the young parents who moved out to LI. They built a home in Port Washington where they would live for 50 years. Ms. Lawrence then began a second teaching career at Paul D. Schreiber High School where she taught hundreds in not thousands of students, served as chair of the English Department. During her tenure as chair, she instituted innovative curricula and programs such that her department was model for English departments across the county.
After 50 years in Port Washington, the Lawrence's retired to Ann Arbor in 2001. It was in Ann Arbor that Ms. Lawrence began her third teaching career. She was a major figure in the Shakespeare group that plays a prominent role in the life of the University Commons community where she lived The group, and she, received special mention in a recent New York Times article about University Commons.
Ms. Lawrence is survived by her three loving sons and their wives: Philip and Peggy of Concord, MA, Ted and Wendy of Ann Arbor and Fred and Kathy of Washington, DC; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Jan. 19 at Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor. Contributions may be sent to the Israeli Fellowship in Radiation Oncology, c/o the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0010.