Past Wake Information

*Wake information will only be published if it has been requested by the family. 


 In Loving Memory of
Frances O'Rourke
Frances O'Rourke departed this life on July 29, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late John and mother of the late Barry.  Loving Nana to Danielle O'Rourke.  A celebration of the life of Frances O'Rourke will be held on Tuesday July 31, 2018 at our Bayside location between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 and then again from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  A celebratory Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 9:45 am.  Interment to follow at St. Raymond's Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers donations to the
O.L.B.S. Rosary Society would be appreciated.



In Loving Memory of
Adelaide F. Powell

Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Bayside location on
Monday, July 30, 2018, between the hours of
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Funeral Service will be held at 
Sacred Heart RC Church on
Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 10:00 am.
Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Outreach Program or Calvary Hospital

In Loving Memory of
Demetrios Lerudis

Demetrios departed this life on July 21, 2018.
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Whitestone location on
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, between the hours of
2:00 - 5:00 pm and again from 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Funeral Service will be held at 
Holy Cross GO Church on
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 9:30 am.
Interment to follow at Melville Cemetery


In Loving Memory of
Anthony Colalillo

Anthony departed this life on July 15, 2018.
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Whitestone location on
Tuesday July 17, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 - 5:00 pm
and again from 7 - 10 pm
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
St. Luke RC Church on
Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 9:15 am.
Interment to follow at Plainlawn Cemetery
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
National MS Society
(Please click the above link)


In Loving Memory of
Terence Fitzsimons

Terence Fitzsimons of Kings Park New York
Born October 11, 1934 in the Bronx, NY. 
Passed away July 7, 2018
Army Veteran
Proud Member of Local 147
Son of the Late Agnes and John Fitzsimons
Brother of Jimmy and the Late Richie, John and Bridie
Beloved father of Karen (Mike) Keane, Debbie (Eric) Sinensky, Colleen (Larry)Paleno, Kathleen (Steve) Weinberger, Maureen (keith) Palumbo, Terry (Susan) Fitzsimons and
Jimmy (Terry) Fitzsimons.
Loving Grandfather of Andew, Melanie, Matty, Catherine, Karen, Kelly, Brian, Nick, James and Timmy

In Loving Memory of
Thomas M. Heffernan

Thomas Michael Heffernan, 69, of Bayside, New York. Born
July 18, 1948 in Jackson Heights, New York; died July 7, 2018 at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York.
Eldest son of the late Thomas F. Heffernan and Margaret (Hughes)Heffernan of Flushing, New York. Survived by siblings, Michael J. Heffernan of Chantilly, Virginia; Lawrence P. Heffernan of Needham, Massachusetts; Margaret M. Heffernan of Rochester, Massachusetts and Daniel T. S. Heffernan of Newton, Massachusetts; sisters-in-law, Suzanne M. Heffernan of Needham, Massachusetts and Julia R.S. Heffernan of Newton, Massachusetts and brother-in-law, Ralph Gifford, III of Rochester, Massachusetts.
Graduate of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, Bayside, New York (1962) and Holy Cross High School, Flushing, New York (1966). Received a Bachelor of Science from St. Michael's College, Winooski, Vermont(1970) and Doctor of Education from University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, Massachusetts (1976). Educator at Western Australian Institute of Technology, the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the Mercer University School of Medicine. Served in the Vermont National Guard.  Well-read, articulate, hard-working, bright and fun-loving.  Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the North Shore University Hospital for their care and compassion.
                             Funeral Mass will be held at
                   Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church
                                      34-24 203rd Street
                              Bayside, New York, 11361
                      Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom's memory to Holy Cross High School, 26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing, New York, 11358.

In Loving Memory of
Martin McDermott

McDermott, Martin (“Poppi”) passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 7, 2018 at the age of 87. Marty was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air force, member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15, retired welder for the NYC Department of Sanitation and Adjunct Professor of Welding at NYC Technical College.  Beloved husband of Bridget (Donohoe), loving father of Carol, Martin, Patti and her husband Kevin, Kathie and her husband Tom, & Michael and his wife Jeanne. Cherished grandfather of Katie, Maura, Eileen, Sam, Victoria and her husband Chad, Connor, Rory and Ryan. Dear brother of Eileen Jordan, the late Bernard, Patrick and Gabriel, and adored uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Wake to be held Tuesday at Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home 149-20 Northern Blvd. Flushing from 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial St. Andrew Avellino Church 35-60 158 St. Flushing Wednesday at 10:45 am. Interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery

In Loving Memory of
Rocco Lopano
Rocco departed this life on July 4, 2018.
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Whitestone location on
Saturday July 7, 2018 between the hours of 5:00 - 9:00 pm
and again on Sunday July 8, 2018 between the hours of
2 - 4 pm and 6 - 9 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
Holy Trinity RC Church on
Monday July 9, 2018 at 9:45 am.
Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

In Loving Memory of
Madeline Sershen
Madeline departed this life on June 25, 2018. 
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our
Bayside location on 
Wednesday June 27, 2018
between the hours of 7:00 to 10:00 pm and
Thursday June 28, 2018
between the hours of 
2:00 and 5:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament
Friday June 29, 2018 at 10:45 am.  
Interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery

In Loving Memory of
Rita Boyko

Rita departed this life on June 11, 2018. 
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our
Whitestone location on 
Thursday June 14, 2018  between the hours of 
2:00 and 4:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
St. Luke's R.C. Church on
Friday June 15, 2018 at 10:15 am.  
Interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital



In Loving Memory of
Raymond Wong
Raymond Wong departed this life on December 18, 2017.
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Flushing location on Wednesday December 20, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. and Thursday December 21, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 to 9:00   Chapel Service 7:00 pm Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to 
St. Jude's  Childrens Hospital


In Loving Memory of
Margaret A. Lynn
Margaret A. Lynn departed this life on December 18, 2017.
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Flushing location on Friday December 22, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be given at St. Andrew Avellino R.C. Church on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 9:30 am.  Interment at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to 
American Lung Association


In Loving Memory of
Marie Rissetto
Marie Rissetto departed this life on November 25, 2017.
Visiting for family and friends will be held at our Whitestone location on Wednesday November 29, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be given at St. Mel's R.C. Church on Thursday November 30, 2017 at 10:45 am.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Care Network
99 Sunnyside Boulevard
Woodbury, N.Y. 11797
www.hospicecarenetwork.org

In Loving Memory of
Jack Leichinger
Jack Leichinger departed this life on November 11, 2017.  Visiting for family and friends will be held at our WhitestonelocationonThursday November 16, 2017, between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 pm  
and again from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Luke's RC Church
onFriday November 17, 2017 at 10:15 am.  
Interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.

In Loving Memory of
Anna R. Pellegrino  
Pellegrino, Anna R. on 11/6/2017.  Beloved wife of Anthony.  Loving mother of Linda Pellegrino and Leonard Pellegrino.  Devoted mother in law of Cathy Pellegrino.  Devoted grandmother of Lisa and Paul Pera.  Gathering at Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home, 149-20 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY, Monday 11/13 10:00 – 10:30 AM.  Interment Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery.
 
In Loving Memory of
John A. Clarke
  
John Anthony Clarke – on October 17, 2017.Native of Knockbride parish, Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland. Son of the late John and Mary Clarke and devoted father of Mary Theresa (John Bondi), Margaret, John Thomas (Josephine), Danny, Christine Barry (John) and Helen McCormack (Michael). Adored Papa to John, Daniel, Thomas, Conor, David, Sean and Meghan. Brother to Peter (Ireland) and the late Philomena Keating, Patrick, Thomas, Bernard, Kathleen Quinn, Sister Ann Michael, and Peggy Khawaja. One day shy of his 87th birthday, John A left our world to join his beloved wife Theresa (Byrne) and sweet granddaughter Theresa Anne. Retired in 2003 after 36 years as NYC medallion taxi owner and operator, following an earlier career as building superintendent in Brooklyn and bartender at The River Club. John emigrated to NYC from Canada following time lived in England and Dublin. His family was a source of abundant pride and his life’s greatest work, as John raised his 6 children solo after the early passing of his beautiful Theresa. Longtime member of the Cavan Men’s Association and Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Reposing at Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, NY. Visiting Thursday 2-5 & 7-10pm. Mass of Christian Burial Friday9:15am at St. Lukes R.C. Church. Interment Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery.
  
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In Loving Memory of
Agnes T. Sweeney
  
Sweeney, Agnes T., on October 18, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late James.  Loving mother of Marie Shanahan, Fr. Kevin Sweeney and Brendan Sweeney.  Devoted grandmother of Kaitlin, Brendan and Kiera Shanahan and Ben and Colin Sweeney.  Devoted sister of the late Patrick Blewett, Norah, Sister Bridget, Sister Aloysius, Breege Bourke,Brendanand Mike.  Devoted mother-in-law of Kevin Shanahan and Tara Sweeney.  Reposing at Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home located at 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, N.Y.
Mass of Christian Burial is on Saturday, October 21,2017 at  10:15 A. M. at St. Luke’s Church.  Visiting for family and friends will held on Thursday between 7:00 and 10:00 P.M.  Then again on Friday between 2:00 and 5:00 and 7:00 to 10:00