Helen Marie Lewis

Helen Marie Lewis, known to her family and friends as Marie Lewis, died Feb. 21, 2009 at the age of 84 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Marie was a native of Port Washington and this is where she lived her life.

It is most fitting that we, her family, publish this memoriam on Mother's Day weekend, as Marie devoted her life to taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edwin B. ("Bucky"); two sons, Edwin H. ("Hank") and wife Bronnie, and John; two daughters, Susan and husband Claude Pardi and JenAnn and husband Martin Fideli; as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Marie is also survived by two brothers, Edward and Charles Moshier, both of whom are currently living with their families in North Carolina. She was predeceased by two sisters, Sara Fuchs and Ann McKenna.

Aside from family life, Marie was a very devoted member of St. Stephen's Church in Port Washington. She managed its Sunday School for many years. In 1985, she received Long Island's Bishops' Award for her accomplishments and dedication to St. Stephen's Church. Marie's last wish was that contributions be made in her memory to the St. Stephen's Sunday School.

It is believed by many that aside from the devoted, loving care given to her by Dr. Francis Losito, MD, of Port Washington, Marie outlived the odds given her by some 20 years because of her courage and her deep religious beliefs.

Marie was also a dedicated employee of St. Francis Hospital, where she was supervisor at the switchboard, from 1974 until she retired in 1989.

Aside from her devotion to her family, her church and her career, Marie had many talents and interests. She completed a career course on doll repair and did much work on that, from repairing both new and antique dolls, to sewing and knitting entire wardrobes. She also painted in oil and did much work in ceramics, making her own pieces, painting them with the utmost of detail, and firing them in her own kiln.

Marie has left behind many a family heirloom and she will be greatly missed.

Services were held at Knowles Funeral Home followed by religious services at St. Stephen's Church. Interment is to take place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington on May 9 at 11 a.m.

Dale, our beloved son, husband, and father passed away suddenly on April 22, 2009 at the age of 62. He is survived by his parents, Dale and Mildred, his wife Kathy, his sons and daughters-in law Jim and Amanda, Paul and Jeannine, David and Michelle and his brothers Bruce and Michael. Services were held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Port Washington on April 25. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to LIJ Health Systems Foundation, 125 Community Dr. ,Great Neck, New York 11021.
Dick and Margaret (Dolly) Scrofani

Marge Scrofani, 80, a long time resident of Port Washington, passed on peacefully, on April 24, 2009, in Charlotte, NC. She was born on September 1, 1928, in Mount Vernon, NY, daughter of John and Rose Retta. Marge and Dick Scrofani, high school sweethearts, were married in October 1946 and moved to Port Washington so that Dick could work alongside his parents, Joe and Anna Scrofani, in their store, The Premiere Market located on lower Main Street.

Marge's first love was her family and had superb homemaking skills. She loved to entertain and was a great cook, baker and an avid gardener, who loved growing all types of roses. Marge worked at Nassau Stores in Manhasset as a sales clerk for many years.

She is survived by her children, Joe and Fran Scrofani, Lorraine Trapp, Rosanne Muller; grandchildren Lisa and Melinda Scrofani, Jennifer and Lee Trapp, Philip and Gregory Stalnaker; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Jack Scrofani; nephew John Retta; niece Rosemary Reilly; and the Holpit family, Ruth, Susan, Joyce and Andrew. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Dick in 1973; parents, John and Rose Retta; brothers, Anthony (Claire) and Nick (Pat) Retta; in-laws, Anna and Joe Scrofani; and grandson Jason Scrofani.

Services were held April 26 at McEwen Funeral Home, Mint Hill, NC. Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association at You may join in celebrating the life of Margaret Scrofani by visiting her memorial at through the personal Guest Book on this site, you are invited to share your thoughts and memories with her family. Arrangements were made by McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte, NC 28227 (704-545-4864). Logo
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