Victoria Nardiello Salerno, lifetime Port Washington resident passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 22, at the age of 99.
She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years Frank, and her oldest daughter, Joan Schneider. She is survived by her daughter, Frances Pierce of Port Washington; daughter, Jean Meisenzahl and her husband Wayne of West Palm Beach, Florida; Grandchildren: Christina Hone and her husband Frank of Naples, Florida; Michael la Villa of Tampa, Florida; and Troy Pierce, his wife Dawn and son Clay of Port Washington; Michael Deyermond of Santa Monica, Califronia, and Matthew Deyermond of Dallas, Texas.
Frank Catallo of Old Westbury, is one of the reasons his generation has been called the greatest there ever was. He was a successful gifted engineer, inventor and designer of machinery for processing yarns and fabrics. He was a compassionate family man and friend. He was humble. He passed away Jan. 16, 2013.
Mr. Catallo was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. As a boy he was inquisitive as to how things worked. He started his “manufacturing” career building engines for model cars and planes.
Paul B. Hawthorne, proud longtime resident of Port Washington, died on Feb. 5 at St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by his children David Hawthorne and Erica Garren and his sister Eleanor Talisman. He was a cherished grandfather to Ethan, Eli, Isabel, Tess and Mitchell.
Born in Beverly, Mass, Paul spent most of his life in Port Washington. Participating in Port Singer productions, singing in the Community Synagogue choir and strolling down lower Main Street checking in at the Port Washington Library, Dolphin Book Shop, town dock and antique stores.
Marian Linn Wright, 93, formerly of Port Washington, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle, IN where she had resided for the past five years.
She was born on June 24, 1919 in Craig, Nebraska to Dr. H.H. Linn (professor), and Dorothy Carlson Linn. She graduated from Barnard College in 1941 with a bachelors in history and Teachers College, Columbia University in 1942 with a masters in education. Mrs. Wright was a high school history teacher in Northport, New York and married her husband, Rev. Robert Roy Wright, the Pastor of the East Northport United Methodist Church in 1944.
Anne Elizabeth Hunter MacIntosh (nee Anne Elizabeth Hunter), known to many as Granny Anne, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 24 at her home in The Bristal at North Hills. She was 89.
Tina F. Mercogliano, a former resident of Port Washington, passed away on Nov. 17, 2011 in Sun City, AZ. Funeral preparation was handled by Menke Funeral Home of Sun City. A visitation was held on Nov. 25, 2011 at Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church and a burial service at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. A memorial Mass was held on Feb. 11, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Sun City.
Mary Louise (Coogie) Hourigan Powers, 92, died May 05, 2012 at her home in Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Powers was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. When she was a small child she loved the movies of Jackie Coogan so much that the family coined the nickname “Coogie” by which she was known for the rest of her life.
Coogie attended Manhattanville College in New York City. She married her now deceased husband Charles A. Powers Sr. in 1940. They lived on Long Island, where she raised her family of three children first in Great Neck and then Sands Point. Later they moved to Locust Valley and finally to Vero Beach, FL, where she has lived for more than 30 years.
Marie Vames was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlantic Hook and Ladder of Port Washington, Cow Neck Bay Historical Society, Jamesport Homemakers. She made beautiful baby bonnets and other needlework projects. She loved to make people laugh.
Jere T. Williams, 85 years old, of Framingham, MA, died on April 24, 2012 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after a brief illness. Born in Madison, WI, son of the late Aubrey W. and Anita (Schreck) Williams, he was the husband of the late Eleanor (Pass) Williams who died in July of 1999. He was a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in architecture and served with the U.S. Army in WWII in the Occupational Forces of Mainland Japan. He has been a resident of Framingham for the past four years and had previously lived in Port Washington and Syracuse, NY. Jere was extremely proud of his father who was a tireless social activist and New Deal program administrator. Jere worked as an architect for over 30 years and was passionate about architecture. Among the noteworthy projects that highlighted his career were the dormitories at Eisenhower College, a cathedral restoration, design work for Grumman Aircraft and award-winning work for the City of Rye, NY. Jere was also an avid fan of Syracuse football. First and foremost, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend.
Annabell Zausner, of Port Washington, passed peacefully on April 16, 2012. Annabell, she, along with her late husband Hy Zausner, founded the Port Washington Tennis Academy. Annabell was the mother of Michael Zausner and Susan Kominski and the grandmother of Nicholas, Madison and Isabella Kominski. She is also survived by her stepsons, Richard and Martin Zausner and daughter-in-law Adrienne as well as many loving friends. A memorial services will be held in the future at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
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