Nancy Rush Brenits, Nov. 11, 1933 to April 19, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Alan (Buddy) Brenits, Devoted mother of Schreiber graduates Jimmy, Donald and Andy. Adored grandmother to Ariel, William, Joshua, Sophie, Alex, and Samantha. Sister of Joan Wagner. She was a Port Washington resident for nearly 40 years, past sisterhood president of the Community Synagogue and three-time gambol organizer. Her kindness and companionship will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Graveside funeral services were held on April 22 at Wellwood Cemetery on Long Island. Shiva will be held at her son’s homes in Maryland and New Jersey.
Gerald L. Reddy, 55, of Port Washington, died on March 31, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Abigail. He is survived by his children, Ann Catapano (Steven), Jane and Steven; his grandson John; his siblings, Abigail, Chris and Leo; nieces and nephews. Gerald is also survived by “his other half” Mary. He was pa to Joey and dad to Sarah and Teresa. Gerald was the proprietor of Cherokee Video. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A religious service was held on April 3 at the funeral home. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk at http://pages.lightthenight.orgpb/wpalmbch11/teamcatapano would be greatly appreciated.
Winifred Gooding Brice, 86, of Port Washington, died on March 29, 2011. She is survived by her husband Robert and her children, Christopher Gooding and Timothy Gooding. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. In memory of our loving wife and mother. Your warm generous heart and courageous spirit will always be missed and remembered.
Patricia Louise (Halevy) McIrvin Greensboro passed away on March 24, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. A beloved mother, stepmother, wife and friend, she touched the lives of all those around her.
October 25, 1925 - March 13, 2011
Jean Wood, 85, a longtime resident of Port Washington, died on March 13, 2011 in Chelmsford, MA. Wood died peacefully in her sleep after a long illness and nursing home care for the last three years. Her eldest daughter was at her side. Wood devoted her life and talents to serving others in her local communities and churches here on Long Island, at her summer home in Kismet, Fire Island, and while living in a winter home on Sanibel Island, FL.
Born and raised in Indiana, PA, Wood attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, graduating in 1946 with honors in industrial design, and later receiving a liberal arts degree from Empire State College. She worked as a designer at two New York City firms and the U.S. NAVY, later designing numerous homes and substitute teaching public school art and shop classes while she raised her six children. The wife of WWII veteran and Newsday reporter/editor Frank Wood, Jean was voted Mrs. New York State in 1963. She designed the “Mrs. America Dream Home” for the talent portion of the contest.
E. Irma Facinelli (nee Perella), 90, of Port Washington, died on March 6, 2011. Irma was predeceased by her husband Rinaldo. She is survived by her daughter Roberta Facinelli (Tom Bensen) of Port Washington and her granddaughters, Elaina and Victoria. Irma was the proprietor of Rinaldo’s Restaurant, East 32nd St., New York, NY, with her late husband. She was an accomplished artist and ballroom dancer. Irma was active in the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Charities and Cancer Care. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A religious service was held March 9 at the United Methodist Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Donations in her memory to the United Methodist Church, 35 Middle Neck Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050 would be appreciated.
Emma Baldessari passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2011, several days before her 103rd birthday. Born 1908 in Denison, OH, Emma lived through both World Wars as well as the Great Depression and many other meaningful events of the 20th century. She had many moving stories from her life and experiences in the Dolomite area of Italy and in New York. Emma was able to converse in English, Italian and her native Tyrolean dialect. Along with visits from her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she also enjoyed friends and trips with the Port Washington Senior Center. She was the devoted wife of the late Ciprian and the loving mother of Aldo (Nester), the late Agnes Corra (John) and Mary O’Rourke (Thomas) with whom she lived in Port Washington. Emma was an example of motherly strength and kindness and also a great inspiration to her six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Of her six siblings, she has one surviving brother, Fabio Fondriest. Emma’s funeral Mass was con-celebrated by Father O’Rourke and Father Whitney at St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington on March 1. Till her final days she always maintained her appreciative and gracious manner, smooth rosy complexion, love of sweets and a deep faith, perhaps, the secrets to a long life. Emma rests in eternal peace, but her presence here will be sorely missed by all of her family.
Dwight A. Scholl, 52 of Boca Raton and Delray Beach, FL, passed away on Feb. 24, 2011. Formerly of Centerville, Cape Cod, he was born in Manshette, Port Washington. He was predeceased by his father Walter A. Scholl. He is survived by his mother Eleanor B. Scholl of Delray Beach; sisters, Sally (Herbert) Johnson of Delray Beach, Deborah (Robert) Caldwell of Hackensack, NJ; brother Brooks (Robin)Scholl of New Canaan, CT; nephews, Scott (Kellie) Johnson, Dr. Erik (Marlo) Johnson, Brooks Scholl Jr., Robert Caldwell; nieces, Heather (Steven)Thorley and Sarah Scholl. A memorial service was held at the Babione Funeral Home (East), Boca Raton, on March 5 with a family gathering prior. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Evelyn N. Hegarty, 77, of Macungie, PA, died on Feb. 14, 2011 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Thomas Hegarty and the late Frank T. Kettles. Born in Queens on Nov. 23, 1933, she was the a daughter of the late Robert T. and Gertrude (Oeize) Newlands. A registered nurse, she was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Macungie and the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Port Washington.
Anthony D. Amato, 81, of Port Washington, died on Feb. 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife Joan and his children, Joanne Maher (Jimmy), Maryellen Donahue (Brian) and Anthony J. Amato. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Feb. 19 at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church. Interment private.
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