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Obituary: John T. Murray

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

John T. “Murph” Murray, age 84, of St. Peter, MN, formerly of Port Washington, NY, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 in St. Peter, MN. Born December 12, 1928 to Thomas and Mary (Wetko) Murray, John resided in Port Washington for 81 years before moving to St. Peter, MN to live with his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. He was a proud 62 year member of the Port Washington Fire Department, Flower Hill Hose Co. #1. John enjoyed golfing and watching the NY Mets. He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy in 1991. John is survived by his daughter, Sharon, son-in-law, Bob Grygo, and granddaughter, Shawn Grygo. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles, Inc. Funeral Home. Visitation took place Thursday, April 18, 2013 at The Flower Hill Hose Co. #1, with a Firemen’s service at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. The interment followed at Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations in his memory to The Port Washington Fire Department, 423 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050 or The Benedictine Living Community, 1907 Klein St., St. Peter, MN 56082 will be greatly appreciated.


Obituary: Maureen V. Hanley

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Teacher at St. Peter’s School, Dies

Maureen V. Hanley (nee O’Flaherty) passed away March 21st after courageously facing several years of illness. She was 79 years old.

She was the devoted wife of Thomas (deceased), loving mother of Dorothy McGovern (Lawrence), Maureen Reedy (John), Ellen Whiteman (Brian), Thomas, Jr., and John (Jennifer). Enthusiastic grandmother to 15 and wonderful sister to Patricia Brennan and John O’Flaherty.


Obituary: Robert B. Peelle

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Robert Beatty Peelle, 93, died peacefully in his sleep March 16, 2013 with his youngest daughter by his side. He was born May 26, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY, a "birth-right" Quaker, the oldest of the four children of Henry Edmund Peelle and Inez Beatty Peelle.

Bob was raised in Forest Hills, NY, and attended public elementary school there. Secondary school education was at Friends’ Academy of Locust Valley, NY. At age 16, he was admitted to Swarthmore College, PA, and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1939. He earned an MME from NYU in 1941 and an MBA from Columbia University in 1979 at age 60.


Obituary: Denis J. Dermody

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Denis J. Dermody passed away March 2, 2013. He was 68 years old. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and great friend to many. Born in Queens, New York to Gerard and Francesca Dermody. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Maureen, his brother Gerard (Ann), Kevin (Barbara) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Maureen and brother-in-law Frank Testagrossa. Denis spent his childhood in Port Washington, New York where he developed his passion for fishing. Denis, a highly decorated Marine served in Vietnam 1967-1968. Among the many awards, he earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart. Denis embraced a career as a firefighter, initially joining Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company. He later became a founding member of The Port Washington Fire Medic Company Number 1, to which he was honored by having a plaque placed on one of their ambulances. He worked in the printing industry for over 30 years as a Pre-Press Department Supervisor. He was a bon vivant who loved cooking and sharing meals with family and friends. An avid sports fan, Denis also enjoyed golfing. He had an infectious laugh and a gift for storytelling. He will be missed greatly by the many whose lives he touched. Memorial services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix On March 11th. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Port Washington Fire Medic Company Number 1, 65 Harbor Road, Port Washington, NY 11050.


Obituary: Jeanne Whitcomb

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
Jeanne Whitcomb, 85, of Brookfield, CT, died on Monday, March 4 at Pope John Paul Health and Rehabilitation. She was born August 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Clarence and Josephine (Martin) Emmerson. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her family especially her grandchildren.

Jeanne is survived by her children, Peter Whitcomb and his wife Maria of Port Washington, Jeffrey Whitcomb and his wife Sally of Vermont, Judy Arena of Georgia and Joanne Stascavage and her husband Kevin of Brookfield; her 12 grandchildren, Peter, Melissa, Jeffrey, Tara, Christopher, Deborah, Dana, Kristin, Kevin, Christopher, Connor and Kayla as well as 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.


Obituary: Phillip Lawrence Cross

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

Phillip Lawrence Cross died peacefully under Hospice care in Richmond, Virginia on Monday, Feb. 18, at the age of 75. He was the proud grandfather of seven, father of four, husband of 49 years, and retired lieutenant of the Port Washington Police Department. Phil was a caring soul who loved his family, enjoyed sharing his knowledge of history and trivia with others, and had a great sense of humor. He loved to make his family laugh.

Born in Westbury, New York, in 1937 to Catherine and Francis Cross, Phil graduated from Westbury High School and later Nassau Community College. Married in 1964 to Jaqueline Wells, Phil and Jackie raised their family in Westbury.


Obituary: Victoria Nardiello Salerno

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

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.


Obituary: Frank Catallo

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

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.


Obituary: Paul B. Hawthorne

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

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.


Obituary: Marian Linn Wright

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

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.


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