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Julie Pascuzzo

March 21, 2022

Julie Pascuzzo passed away on March 21, 2022 at the age of 63. Julie had a distinguished career in Human Resources at both Northwell Health, where she was the Assistant Director and also at St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside. She was the beloved sister of MaryAnn Klein and cherished sister-in-law of Thomas Klein. She leaves behind many friends and extended family, and was loved by all. ...
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Josef Michl

March 15, 2022

Beloved and revered Medical Doctor and Professor Dr. Josef Michl dies, 80 Dr. Josef Michl, MD a true renaissance man, passed away March 15. He was greatly admired and highly respected by his colleagues, students and friends at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY College of Podiatric Medicine, The Rockefeller University and the University Clinic in Bern. He had just recently retired in January 2021...
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Dorothy Hart

February 19, 2022


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Rita Fiori

February 7, 2022


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Paul R Mocko

January 31, 2022


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Shi Chen Pi

January 29, 2022


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Charles W. "Charly" McBride

January 19, 2022

Charles William McBride passed away at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the age of 67. Charles, best known as "Charly", was born to John and Teresa McBride on April 2, 1954 at Horace Harding Hospital in Queens, NY. Charly had a lifelong affection for the Little Neck – Douglaston community where he grew up with his brothers John and Robert,...
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Rosemary Macaluso

January 17, 2022

Rosemary Macaluso passed peaceful surrounded by family on Monday, January 17, 2022. She is predeceased by her loving husband Vincent and her beloved son Joseph. Rosemary is survived by her daughter Jennifer Macaluso and her wife Cheryl Lonardo along with her three grandchildren Amanda Macaluso, Vincent Macaluso and Gina Macaluso. Rosemary was a devoted wife and mother who served as a preschool...
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Jeannine M. Seitz

January 5, 2022

Jeannine M. Seitz of Little Neck, N.Y. passed away on January 5, 2022. Daughter of the late William and Madeline. Loving sister of Claire Chatzis and William Seitz, the late Donald Seitz, Diane Seitz and Lorraine Hoffmann. Caring sister-in-law of Kyriakos Chatzis and Robert Hoffmann. Cherished Aunt of many nieces and nephews.
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Negxa Velasquez

December 19, 2021


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Zenia Fernandez

December 2, 2021


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Jane M Salchli

November 30, 2021

Jane Margaret Salchli, LMSW, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a devoted social worker, and a dear friend to many. From the start—and throughout her life—Jane was a strong, tenacious girl from the Bronx. Born to John and Margaret Blanc (Healy) on April 8, 1938, Jane was a first-generation American on her mother's side who never lost touch with her roots or her relatives in County...
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Rona V. Fiorito

November 20, 2021


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Margaret Marino

November 14, 2021


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Carol A. Cusack

November 10, 2021

Please Note: Family is requesting that all visitors wear masks. Carol A. Cusack 77 of Little Neck, N.Y. passed away on November 10, 2021. She is survived by her children, Karen and Kevin, son-in-law Matt and beloved grandchildren, Mike and Kris. Carol was one of the strongest and bravest women we know. She became a widow (with 2 very young children) at 28 years old. After raising her...
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George H. Smith, Jr.

September 23, 2021

George H. Smith, Jr. 86 of Flushing, N.Y. passed away on September 23, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Lynda (Sinclair), his cherished sons Matthew (Katherine), Kyle (Elizabeth), and 7 adored grandchildren Liam, Paige, Rylan, Gavin, Olivia, Kieran and Tegan. He is also survived by his loving sisters-in-law Pamela Rodney (Peter), Diane Sinclair and Donna Smith. George is predeceased by...
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Margaret "Peggy" McKeon

September 21, 2021

On Tuesday September 21st, 2021 Margaret "Peggy" McKeon joined her beloved husband Ambrose in Heaven. She is survived by her sons Michael, Danny and John; daughters-in-law Joanne and Gini; grandchildren Kellie, Mike, Kristen, Kevin, Brittany, Steven and Ryan and her great grandsons Brandon and Conor. Peggy was an active member of the Little Neck community for over 5 decades and resided there...
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Elena DiMeo

September 14, 2021


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Lucy Giaramita

September 7, 2021


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Ann B Masucci

September 1, 2021


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Carmela Conti

August 21, 2021


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Elvera L. Costa

August 10, 2021

Mom, sister, aunt, grandma Elvera, Elvie, Ve, Aunt VeVe - whatever we called her she was a symbol of the greatest generation and our unfailing matriarch. When my dad died, she was sure she would be following him shortly. She made me promise to follow her final requests down to the red dress she would wear. Well, that was in 1986, the red dress didn't survive, but she went on to live till her...
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Joan C Shaffer

August 7, 2021

Joan was born at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on December 25, 1941, to Joseph and Christine Komara. A Christmas Baby! She was a big sister to Susan, who arrived 4 and 1/2 years later. After graduating from Bayside High School, Joan worked at General Motors in New York City. After taking years off to start and raise a family, Joan went to work at the American College of Angiology,...
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Vincent Paul Sherman

July 1, 2021

Vincent Paul Sherman, a loving big brother, father of two and a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a talented and widely-respected senior litigator. Vince passed away on July 1st at the age of 53. Born on February 5, 1968, in Alabama, to the late Vincent Joseph and Lorna Mae Sherman, he had been a dedicated and loving son. Vince graduated in 1990 from Princeton University's School of...
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Madeline M. Haussner

June 25, 2021

Madeline Haussner, of Little Neck, NY passed away peacefully on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the age of 90. Born July 24, 1930 to Frank and Madeline McGuiness, she was married to the love of her life, John, for 48 years. She was a proud homemaker, raising her family with love. She was an accomplished artist, administrative assistant and published author. Madeline was a loving mother to John,...
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Marie Lamb

June 23, 2021

Marie Lamb was born Georgia Marie Coston, she never liked her first name, on March 12, 1931 in Bertie County North Carolina. She was the youngest daughter of sharecroppers John and Celia Coston. Nicknamed "Moody Gal" for her expressive face and uninhibited opinions, she joined her siblings in the fields picking cotton and tobacco by the time she was 13. Although the work was hard and her family...
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Helena McGeough

May 29, 2021

Helena McGeough passed away on May 29, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Una, Paul (Lauren) and Brendan. Cherished grandmother of 4 grandchildren.
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Mary Louise McLaughlin

April 30, 2021

Mary Louise McLaughlin passed away on April 30, 2021. Beloved daughter of the late John and Margaret (Babe) McLaughlin. Dear sister of the late John Jr (Toni), the late H. Kelly (Gail) and Gregory (Victoria) McLaughlin. Also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and 27 grand nieces and nephews.
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Rosanne M. Ferdico

April 17, 2021

With great courage and grace Rosanne passed away Saturday, April 17. Her trust in God and joyful anticipation of what was to come was a gift and lesson in faith to all who loved her. Rosanne was a life-long member of St. Fidelis RC Church, where her funeral Mass was celebrated. A graduate of Flushing HS and Queens College, Rosanne worked at the VA Hospital in Manhattan for 42 years before...
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Mae Ferranti

March 18, 2021


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Agnes Kinsley

March 17, 2021

Agnes Kinsley (nee Baugh), 86, passed away peacefully on the morning of her favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day. Beloved wife to her husband Arthur. Loving mother to her son Patrick and his partner Marie, and her daughter Kathleen and her late husband Eddie. Adoring grandmother to John Brian, Megan, Tom and Kerry. Agnes was born in Brooklyn, but as a very young child moved to Queens. This is...
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Josefa "Fifi" Lafuente

March 15, 2021

Josefa (Fifi) Lafuente age 94 of Woodside, NY passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021 at Brandywine Assisted Living with her daughters at her side. Beloved wife of the late Francisco F. Lafuente. Devoted mother to daughter Susana Landa and her husband Joseph C. Landa of Douglaston, NY and her daughter Jackeline Lafuente Cooperman of Medway, MA. Loving Abuela to Joseph, Alexander and Daniel Landa...
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William Edwin Dykes IV

March 1, 2021

William (Billy) Edwin Dykes IV, age 66, passed away unexpectedly, early in the morning of March 1, 2021 in Queens NY after a month-long battle with Covid-19. Billy grew up in the Lakeside, a cooperative community of Greenbelt, MD until the Dykes moved to Richmond, VA during his teenage years, where he first began his entrepreneurial endeavors. Billy was the first to make his way to California in...
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Francis F. Hubert

February 26, 2021

Francis Hubert, 83, of Manhattan, NYC., passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021. Francis was born on March 31, 1937 in Manhattan, NYC to Michael and Florence Hubert. He is preceded in death by his parents, son (Frankie), sisters Annie, Patsy, Geraldine, Coo, and his brother Joey. Francis, a Marine Veteran, is survived by his wife Yvonne, daughters Donna (Angelo), Kathy (Vinnie) and...
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Bridget Bunker

February 21, 2021


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Patrick Rooney

February 13, 2021


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Robert F. O'Donnell

February 7, 2021

O'Donnell, Robert F. on February 7, 2021. Beloved brother of Jean Dillon (Christopher), Ruth O'Donnell, Dorothy Butler (John), James O'Donnell (Doreen), John O'Donnell (ChrisAnn). Loving uncle to nieces Kathryn, Meghan, Shannon, Erin and Salina Gibbs (Rodney) and nephews Patrick, James, Patrick, Shawn, and Thomas Foster III. Cherished great uncle to Layla, Rodney and Thomas Foster IV
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Rafal R. Kowal

January 26, 2021


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Anthony Scalzo

January 20, 2021


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Irene Vasilis

January 19, 2021


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Priscila A Nano

January 15, 2021

Priscila Acosta Nano November 12, 1941 - January 15, 2021 Priscila was born in Talogtog, in the Pangasinan province of northern Philippines on November 12, 1941. She was named Principia with a regal nod, but was affectionately known as "Precy." She was a younger sister to the late Andres Pajela and Euphemia Tactay. She was the first child of Mercedes Dolores and Segundo Acosta. She married...
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Ryun Kim

January 8, 2021


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