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Marie R. Clare

Marie R. Clare, age 90, died peacefully at her Florida home on July 8. The daughter of the late William A. and Corinne T. Stauble, she was born on June 4, 1925 in the Bronx. Survivors include one sister Francis Quinn from New Paltz, NY and four sons, Steven, Michael, Thomas and Richard Blaha as well as several nieces and nephews. [Read more…]

Judith S. Bloch

Obit_Bloch_ABloch, Judith S., activist in the field of early childhood special education, died on June 15, 2015. She was 86. Bloch was the Founder of Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC) in Syosset and was the Chief Executive Officer for 42 years. Upon her retirement in 2008, the executive board named the school the “Judith S. Bloch School” in her honor. VCLC provides education, services and programs on and off-site to thousands of children with special needs, including autism, and their families. [Read more…]

James A. DeNino

James A. Denino of Woodbury passed away on April 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Schefflin). Loving father of Maureen, James and Keylyn. Dear brother of Peter. Interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn.

William J. Massaro

William J. Massaro of Muttontown and formerly of Great Neck passed away on April 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Rita(nee Caracappa). Loving father of Joseph, Jeffrey and Valerie Newman. Dear father-in-law of Rod And Desiree. Cherished grandfather of William, Jeffrey K., Michael, Danielle and Jennifer. Devoted brother of Ralph, Antoinette and the late Louis, Joseph and Sabatino. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury. In lieu of flowers ,donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 would be greatly appreciated.

Susan Foehrenbach

Susan Foehrenbach of Syosset passed away on April 12, 2014. Beloved wife of Neil. Loving mother of Jason Foehrenbach and Janet Zammit. Cherished grandmother of Samantha, Dylan, Casey and Riley. Dear sister of Gloria, Kathy and the late William Jr. Interment Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

John P. Spinelli

John P. Spinelli, 64, of Woodbury passed away on February 7, 2014. Loving brother of Michael, Lorraine and the late Ronald and Dennis. Beloved uncle of 9. Rest in peace. We love you.

William M. Kupec, Sr.

William M. Kupec, Sr., formerly of Syosset passed February 14, 2014. He was a teacher and principal in Syosset School District for 35 years at Split Rock, Village, Southwoods Junior H.S., H.B. Thompson Jr. H.S., Syosset H.S. and Willets Elemetary School. Bill was also the director of Syosset International, Ltd. Beloved husband of the lateHelen. Loving father of William Jr. (Gail), Christopher, Barbara Cornfield (Bill), Matthew,Elizabeth Criqui (Bob), Andrew (Janet) and Thomas (Linda). Cherished grandfather of 21. In lieu of flowers, donations to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, NYC, NY 10038 or Save the Children U.S. Headquarters, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880 would be appreciated.

Paul G. Nikifor

Paul G. Nikifor of Syosset passed away on February 15, 2014.

He was the loving son of Olga and the late Stephen Nikifor. Beloved father of Mathew. Dear brother of Janice Joy (David), Stephen John and Joseph Paul (Kathy).

He was buried at Locust Valley Cemetery.

Josephine Helen Bawin

Josephine Helen Bawin passed away on March 8, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Roger George. Loving mother of Janet Barr and the late Randall. Dear grandmother of Kimberly, Gregory, Peter, Roger, Christopher and Noelle, and great grandmother of 5 and one on the way. Dearest sister of Anna, Saverio and the late Jenny. Funeral Mass held at St. Edward Confessor RC Church, 205 Jackson Avenue, Syosset, New York, 11791. Interment  followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Flushing, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Love for Lindsay Benefit, 605 South Miltan Avenue. Baltimore, MD 21224 and/or

Joan M. Bebry

Joan M. Bebry of Brookville passed away on March 3, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Edw Bebry, M.D. Loving mother of J. Scott(Susan), James(Rosemary), Andrew(Susan) and the late Peter(Janet). Cherished grandmother of Lauren, Pamela, Alexandra, James, Julia, Lydia, Joseph, Christopher and Tina. Denise & Maya the best two companions in the world. Her grandfather was Giuseppe Genovese. She passed away peacefully at home with her loving companion, Denise. She was a restauranteur and real estate developer. She owned and managed her real estate in Astoria and Suffolk County.

She was the first female to own an Italian restaurant on the East Coast, Villa Ciro, in 1962, Bayville. Her claim to fame was built in 1969, Capriccio Restaurant, Jericho, NY, world renowned, with the late partner, Marcello Fiorentino. It was the first 4-Star restaurant for 13 years in the USA, food critic, Craig Clayborne. Caracalla with partner Chef owner Vincenzo Della Torre, Syosset, NY. Partners in LaCamelia, Tre Scalini, Rainbow Room, NYC. She was the President and founding member of the Brookville Park Foundation. She was an avid gardener of orchids, African violets and vegetables with hundreds of awards. She was a member of the Syosset Garden Club. Thank you dear ladies for the many wonderful times we had. She was a member of the Matinecock Orchid Society, and she always said, “Thank you Duncan Sterling for my cheap new hobby!” [Read more…]