Gloria Virginia Massolo, 89, of Niantic, CT, formerly of Port Washington, died on March 31, 2007. She was born on March 30, 1918 in Corozal, Puerto Rico, one of 15 children of Juan Bou Gali and Maria Neives Suarez. Mrs. Massolo was a graduate of Queens College and had a Master's degree from Hunter College. She was employed for many years as a Spanish teacher at Weber Junior High School in Port Washington. She is survived by her husband Arthur Massolo of Niantic; a daughter Laurie Deredita of New London, CT; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mary Jabbour and Lucy Degulis; and many nieces and nephews. A son Richard Massolo predeceased her. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Graveside service April 5 at 10 a.m. at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Ambrose Martin Walsh
Ambrose Martin Walsh, of Port Washington, died suddenly on March 2, 2007 of a stroke. He was born in Kansas City, MO, on Oct. 3, 1930. He graduated from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, in 1948 with degrees in mathematics and physics, and continued in the Master's program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, studying playwriting in the Drama Department. He is survived by his wife Joan Kendall of Port Washington; four children and nine grandchildren: a daughter Alix Walsh O'Brien (John J.) and their children, Honore, Callagee and Clare of Los Angeles; three sons, Matthew of Manhasset, Ian (Carol) and their children, Patrick and Maggie Corvallis of Oregon, Kendall (Jenny) and their children, Phoebe, Phelan, Fiona and Farran of Port Washington. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Redmond of Kansas City and many loving nieces and nephews.
Ambrose served in the Korean War as a Naval officer Lt. j.g. on the battleship New Jersey. He was a writer and had his own public relations firm, Ambrose Martin Walsh Associates, Inc. Many of his projects were highly technical requiring extensive research including articles about the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Menlo Park in the early 1960s and copper, lead and zinc mining developments through the 1970s and 1980s.
With McMahon Cronin Walsh Associates he worked with the artist Norman La Liberte on the design, production and installation of the art for the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964-65, the closing of Loews Capitol Theatre in New York City in 1968 to benefit the Center for Communication Arts at Catholic University and the second Inaugural Ball for Richard M. Nixon in 1973.
In recent years he returned to playwriting and was a current member of The Workshop Theater Company. In addition he was on the board of the Anne Renfrew Scholarship Foundation selecting recent graduates of Paul D. Schreiber High School for scholarships. He also served as vice president of The Catholic University of America Alumni Association(1968-1969).
His community activities included more than 35 years as a lector at St. Peter of Alcantara and serving as chairman of Port Washington's Boy Scout Troop 241 for many years. He provided oversight of the Community Chest campaign from1972 through 1974 and donated consulting services to the Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington campaigns.
The family requests donations be made to The WorkShop Theater Company, 312 W. 36th St., New York, NY 10018, www.workshoptheater.org, or a charity of one's choice.