Margaret Veronica Seifts passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Jan. 7, 2011 in Seattle, WA. Born in 1922 in Yorkshire, England, to Patrick and Florence Brennan, she immigrated to the United States in 1928. She was a long time resident of Port Washington, a long time member of St. Peter of Alcantara and was retired from the Port Washington School District. She and her late husband, Leonard Seifts, enjoyed their retirement for 15 years in Chester, VT. Margaret and Leonard moved to Salt Lake City, UT, to enjoy being closer to their daughter Mary and her family. She spent the last year and a half of her life in Seattle, living with her daughter Marge and son-in-law Ronald Bodre.
Cathy Petrossian passed away suddenly on Dec. 13, 2010. She was a 1977 graduate of Schreiber High School and a graduate of St. Johns Law School.
She leaves her husband Berge Avedisian, her father George Petrossian, brother Dr. George Petrossian, sisters, Lynda and Joann Petrossian Meyer, sister-in-law Rita Petrossian, four nephews and one niece.
Cathy worked as an assistant D.A. in Nassau County and later as a founding partner of her own law practice.
She will be missed forever; our hearts are broken. Because of her interest and involvement with the careers of Women in Music, a foundation has been established in her name to further the careers of Women in Music. Send to The Sorel Organization, 28 West 44th St., Suite 711, New York, N.Y. 10036. Check memo to read: “ The Catherine Petrossian Legacy Fund.”
Annette Siconolfi, a lifelong resident of Port Washington, died at age 98, on Jan. 3, 2011. She resided at Grace Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Great Neck from June 2008 until her death
Annette was the third of 13 children born to Raffaele and Raffaela Siconolfi in Port Washington. She was predeceased by her brothers, Charles, Frank, Joseph (the late Francesca), John (the late Grace), Alphonse (Ruth), Anthony (Jacqueline); her sisters, Florence Renaldo (the late Thomas), Louise Siconolfi, Angela Brackin (the late Jay); and her devoted nephew PW/NYC Fireman Anthony Siconolfi.
Annette is survived by her sisters, Mary Krieks (the late Simon) of Irvine, CA; Rosemary Farfaras (George) of New York City; her brother Louis of Port Washington and many nieces and nephews.
Annette was educated in Port Washington public schools and was employed locally for many years, including on “the night shift” at Grumman Aircraft 1942-1945 during WWII. She retired in 1977 from Thompson Industries, Inc.
Annette, nicknamed “Nana,” was the beloved maiden daughter, sister, and aunt devoted to her family. She will be sadly missed by all who were nurtured by her and lovingly remembered by those who shared in her serene nature and contentment.
Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Victor J. Carbonaro of Roslyn, died Jan. 2, 2011 after a brief illness. Born in Brooklyn, Victor graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1937. He received a BS in mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1941 and then worked at Lehman Brothers in New York City. He served in the Army in WWII and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. After the war, he began a 43-year career in the law. He acted as village justice for East Hills for a number of years.
A devoted and loving husband, he and his wife Betty (Breed) Carbonaro, enjoyed 58 years of marriage, settling in Roslyn in 1956. A lifelong athlete, Victor played college football, jogged before it became fashionable, skied regularly and enthusiastically and was an expert swimmer and diver. While in college, he got his pilot’s license. He was a past Master of Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge (Freemasons) and founded a men’s club in Manhasset dedicated to fine dining and discussion, hosting business and political speakers from the local area. He and his wife are long-standing members of the Roslyn Presbyterian Church.
A great listener, never without a warm smile, a pertinent insight, or a twinkle in his eye, Victor is beloved by his cousins: Connie DeCaro, Dr Dominick Mandracchia, Dr Charles Palminteri, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial is planned.
Mimi Javello died at her home on Dec. 24, 2010. She was born in Brooklyn and lived there until 1961, Port Washington until 1979, Manhasset until 1992, Kalamazoo, MI until 1998 and currently Morristown, NJ.
Mimi graduated from Pratt Institute, New York, NY in 1950 with a BA. She initially worked for Cohn-Hall-Marx also in New York as a textile stylist, then devoted her time to her family as a homemaker, mother and wife.
Mimi enjoyed reading books to grade school children at the Southern Boulevard School in Chatham and did this for 10 years. She was also a member of the Morristown Women’s Club. She enjoyed painting especially with watercolor.
Wife of 51 years to Ron Javello of Morristown, NJ. Mother of Mark and his wife Karen Javello of Chatham, NJ. Grandmother of Kyle, Nina, Bryan and Sadie. Also surviving is a brother Frank Zinghini of Tequesta, FL. A memorial and visiting hours were held on Jan. 8. To send a condolence visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com. Those who wish may contribute in her memory; please send a donation payable to Southern Boulevard School, 192 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ 07928, and in the memo, put Library Fund, Mimi Javello.
Julius A. Picardi passed away on Dec. 15, 2010. A lifelong resident of Port Washington and dedicated community servant for most of his adult life, Julius was born on May 29, 1926 to Alexander and Rosina Picardi, who originated from Voltara Irpina, Naples, Italy. Julius graduated from Port Washington High School in 1944. He attended electrical trade school and worked 39 years for LILCO.
Julius married Mary Truss of Great Neck in May 1953. As a licensed electrician, he was well known around town for the many small contracting jobs he completed over the years. Julius joined the Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company on Jan. 3, 1947 and was active for more than 63 years. Upon his retirement from LILCO in 1990, Julius became even more involved in the many committees within the department. In addition to being a member of the PWFD, he was a member of the Port Washington Exempt Firefighters Benevolent Association, the North Shore Fire Council and the Nassau County Fire Police. He attained the rank of lieutenant with the Fire Police.
Julius was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Anthony (Bonesy) and Richard; sisters, Carmella (Mena) Ciminera, Alexandria (Eleanor) Piatek, Edith Young and Elizabeth (Liza) Picardi. In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his children, Carolee, Julius (Marie) and Christina (Vincent); grandsons, Michael Picardi, Thomas and Bryan Quattrocchi; brother Lester; brothers-in-law, Peter (Frances) Truss and William (Dorothy) Truss; and many nieces, nephews and longtime friends. He will be greatly missed.
Katherine Daniel Mullon, 90, a selfless soul who committed her life giving to others, died on Dec. 13, 2010, after enduring a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was an independent, fiercely courageous woman ahead of her time. Katherine had a fantastic sense of humor, an infectious laugh and a bright smile. She handed out her signature “granny bear” hugs to so many and each person who received one felt incredibly loved.
A longtime resident of Port Washington, Katherine could be found walking endlessly down Main Street and Shore Road. She was known by many local merchants, who visited with her while on her regular walks. Never a driver, she frequented the local bus to voyage to neighboring Long Island towns. She remained vigorous in her later years, taking cruises with dear friends and traveling to Disney with her young grandchildren. While cooking was not her finest attribute, Katherine could concoct the most scrumptious beef brisket around.
Sam Poulos aka Gianopoulos, retired attorney, resident of Glen Cove, formerly of Port Washington, died on Dec. 5, 2010 at age 80. Husband of Dorothy. Father of Michael (Karen), Peter (Patti), Maria and the late Elena. Brother of Steve (Anna) and the late Catherine (Harry). Papou of Allyson, Kayla, Sam, Elizabeth, Sam, Abby and Lauren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection Thursday at 11a.m. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to the church.
Luther Rogers Jr. departed this life on Nov. 27, 2010 at The Hospice Inn, Melville. He was born in Raleigh, NC, on Dec. 2, 1923 to the late Luther Rogers Sr. and the late Viola Temple Rogers (later Prevard).
In 1943, prior to being drafted into the Army (where he served in France and Germany) Luther married the late Dorothy L. Robinson. Once discharged, Dorothy and Luther moved to Port Washington in 1947, where they raised three children. Luther believed that family and education should always come first. He attended and financially contributed to the Zion Baptist Church.
Upon arriving in Port Washington, Luther took on many jobs, starting with automotive repair to the job of his dreams, department head in a chemical plant, using the math and chemistry in which he excelled while in high school. He retired in 1986 from Hooker Chemical, a division of Occidental Petroleum. He was an avid jazz fan, an excellent cook and cultivated a vegetable garden every summer until his health no longer permitted.
He leaves to mourn his loss, son, Harold T. Rogers; daughters, Joyce Rogers and V. Elaine Gross; grandchildren, Anesha Rogers, Alexandra Rogers and Alex Gross; daughter-in-law Sandra Rogers and son-in-law Jess Gross; cousin Francena Fredericks; and other relatives and friends. Luther was predeceased by his brother Charles Rogers
Donations in his name may be made to ERASE Racism, 6800 Jericho Tpke., Suite 109W, Syosset, New York 11791-4401.
James K. Nolan Jr., age 47, a resident of Port Washington, died last week. James was a veteran submariner of the U.S. Navy. He was the beloved son of the late James and Mary Nolan. He is survived by a sister, two nieces, a nephew, many cousins and the undying love of his best friend and companion Elizabeth Ryan. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial for James was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church.
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