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In Loving Memory of Kenneth F. Kruger
  
Kruger, Kenneth F.,  licensed M. D. for over 50 years in private practice in Flushing and attending at Flushing Hospital on May 11, 2017.  
WWII Veteran.
Beloved husband of Joan.
Loving father of Kenneth, Stephen, Gerard, Christopher and William.
Devoted grandfather of 12.
Reposing at Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home, 36-46 Bell Blvd., Bayside NY.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 9:30 AM, St. Josaphat RC Church.
Entombment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Visiting Monday 2-5 & 7-9.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
5 Channel Drive
Port Washington, New York  11050
  


In Loving Memory of Antoinette DeNardo
  

Reposing at Gleason's of Whitestone

Thursday
 April 27, 2017
2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm

Funeral
 Friday
April 28, 2017
St. Fidelis RC Church
10:15 am









In Loving Memory Of Willard P. Beach
  
Beach, Willard P. on 3/11/17.  Beloved husband of Margaret.  Loving father of Scot and Robert.  Devoted grandfather of Kelly, Richard, Lauren, Robert, and Kaitlyn.  Devoted great grandfather of Gabrielle, Devin, and Mackenzie.  
Reposing at MARTIN A. GLEASON FUNERAL HOME
10-25 150th St.  Whitestone, N.Y.  Visiting hours Thursday 2-5 & 7-10

 



   
  
In Loving Memory Of Marta Brattoli 
Marta Brattoli, 88, passed away peacefully and entered eternal rest on March 10, 2017.  The third child of Mauro and Ottavia Binetti, Marta was born in Molfetta, Italy and is now at peace and reunited with her husband Angelo of over 61 years, who died in December 2014.
Marta was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and a devout Catholic with enduring spiritual faith. At the age of 28, she came to the United States to join her husband in creating a better life for their children. Originally they settled in Corona, then moved to Flushing, NY in 1969, where she made a beautiful home for her family. Her passion was cooking and one of her joys was feeding her guests lavish meals. However, her ultimate joy was her children and grandchildren and spending time with them. She will be always be remembered for her love of cooking and family gatherings. .
Marta is survived by her two sons Saverio Brattoli (Wife-Lisa )and Mauro Brattoli (Wife-Diane) and grandchildren Matthew, Christina,Ava and Ariana. 
The family will receive family and friends at Gleason’s Funeral Home, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, New York, on Thursday, March 16, from 4:00PM to 9:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 17th  at 10:15AM  at St. Mel’s Church, 26-15 154th Street, Flushing, NY.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to
Alzheimer’s Assocaition at ALZ.ORG or Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011
   




In Loving Memory of
Marion Mangan

     Marion Mangan passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2017. The only child of John Sullivan and Celia Barrett Sullivan, Marion was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1919. She moved to Ireland when she was 10 years old and attended the prestigious Gortnor Abbey Secondary School in Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, near the home of her extended family in Belmullet. Upon graduation, she returned to the U.S. where she and her mother settled in New Rochelle, NY. Marion worked in New York City at Bankers Trust Company and later, The Catholic News. In 1946, she married her beloved husband, Richard S. Mangan. Richard and Marion raised their four children in Flushing, NY in a beautiful home they purchased in 1952 and where Marion lived for 65 years, until the day she died. She was predeceased by her beloved husband in 2004 and is survived by her children: Patricia Mangan, Theresa Greier (John), Richard Mangan and Chris Mangan (Carol); five grandsons, Robert Greier, James Greier (Estelle). Kyle Mangan, Luke Mangan and Conor Mangan; and great granddaughters, Laila and Natalie Greier. She also leaves behind her faithful caregiver, Mariia, to whom the family is most grateful.

     Marion was a devoted and loving daughter, wife and mother and a devout Catholic with great and unwavering faith. She was an avid reader and lifelong learner, deeply committed to her children's education and very interested in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for being the first mom in the neighborhood to drive a car, her great sense of humor, her love of travel and family gatherings and her sharpness of mind, to the very end.  Viewing for family and friends will be held at our Whitestone location on Sunday February 26, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 pm and then again from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday February 27, 2017 at St. Mel's R.C. Church at 10:45 am.  Interment immediately following at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.
  




LT Thomas A. Dent (USN) ret.
Past District Governor 1976-1977

 


​​Departed on February 14, 2017, at the age of 96. 
Graduated Queens College in 1942.
Awarded Purple Heart & Navy and Marine Corps Medal
for his service in the Navy on PT Boats.
Graduated with his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1948
and his Masters of Law in 1957;
partner in Dent & Witschieben Attys at Law,
Tom retired at 89.
Charter member of the Flushing Rotary Club,
past District Governor & Paul Harris Fellow. 
Predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Michels;
daughter Judith Ann, and son Marc Thomas.
Survived by darling daughter Marie Dent & Stephen Scofield;
step-son Frank Koupash; grandchildren Tim, Sean, and Stephanie Scofield; Ryan, Matthew, Trevor, Julia, and Eliza Dent; daughter-in-law Michelle;
and beloved friend Beverly Berke. 
 
Visitation
Martin Gleason F.H., Bayside, NY
Sat. Feb. 18th 2-4:30pm
Sun. Feb. 19th, 2-5 and 7-9:30pm. 
 
Funeral Mass
Sacred Heart Church, Bayside, NY
Mon. Feb 20th 10am. 
 
In lieu of flowers please send donations to
The Rotary Charitable Trust, Flushing Rotary Club
 or
Udalls Cove Preservation Committee
Checks payable to: Udalls Cove Preservation Committee, Inc.
Mailing Address: 251-31  42nd Avenue, Little Neck, NY 11363

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Thomas A. Dent was born, brought up, educated, and lived virtually all his life in New York City. He married to Virginia, better known as “Mike”, he was the father of three: Judith Ann, Marie Elaine Scofield and Marc Thomas Dent; stepfather of one, Frank Koupash, and grandfather of eight: Tim, Sean, and Stephanie Scofield, and Ryan, Matthew, Trevor, Julia, and Eliza Dent.

A child during the Depression, he worked and helped his mother care for and raise his two younger brothers, Darby & Patrick, ten and eleven years his junior.  Tom worked his way through Queens College doing everything from selling pencils to manning the desk at the library.

In 1942, degree in hand he enlisted in the Navy.  A tall, strong athlete he had little issue obtaining a commission as an officer.  During World War II, Tom was first mate of PT Boat 550 (Ron 28) and later skipper of PT Boat 350 (Ron 25) in the Pacific Theater.  At the Solomon Islands he was wounded by shrapnel from a Japanese bomb, for which he received the Purple Heart.  In the Philippines, he directed the rescue of 85 sailors from a PT Boat tender that had been struck by a Japanese Kamikaze bomber plane.  For this, he received the Navy & Marine Corps Medal.  Of the rescue, he once said “If I did nothing else during the war, that action made all the rest worth it.”

The last-surviving Charter Member of the Flushing Rotary Club, formed in 1953, Tom served as its first President in 1955-56.  In 1976-77 he was Governor of Rotary District 7250, overseeing 43 Rotary Clubs in Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau.  Tom was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978.  Tom and “Mike” have attended over 25 Rotary International Conferences on four continents and in ten countries and in nine of the United States.
 
An attorney at law for over 61 years, Tom was a partner in Dent & Witschieben in Garden City, NY.  He was a member of the Queens County Bar Association and the Bar Association of Nassau County, and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. As an Adjunct Associate Professor, Tom taught law at Queens College for 26 years. He was a Queens College graduate, class of 1942, and held Juris Doctor and Master of Law degrees from Brooklyn Law School. Tom served as president of the Queens College Alumni Association.

Epitomizing the Rotary Motto: “Service Above Self”, he was a man of service his whole life.  In 1954 Tom was the Democratic candidate for Congress from the eastern Queens 4th Congressional District, after winning a four-candidate primary.  In the election, alas, he gave the 14-year incumbent the closest race of that Congressman’s career …almost but not quite.

With others, Tom founded the Child Guidance Center of Northeast Queens in 1959. He Served as its first President for three years. The Center provided low-cost or no-cost psychiatric services to children of the area and later became a unit of the Queens Child Guidance Center.

An aspirant golfer, Tom had been a member of the North Hills Country Club for over 35 years. With others, he helped create the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee and served as its Vice President and on its Board of Directors.  Tom was actively involved in Peter Tare, a PT Boat officer’s organization until it disbanded in 2007.
  
  
Peter Damian Mooney
Born April 2nd, 1948 -
Died January 12th, 2017


Peter is survived by his wife of 40 years, Robin Gail, whom he loved deeply and remained dedicated to until the last moment of his life.
His sons Damien Thomas Mooney (wife - Carolyn), Brian Patrick Mooney, and his daughter Jennifer Ann Mooney Etringer (husband - Matthew), along with two grandsons, Chase Etringer and Dylan Collins bear his loss with dignity. He is survived by his eight siblings: Paulette, Andra, Josephine, Philip, Claire, James, Regina, and Jeanette. Together with their spouses and children, the family members all share in the deep sadness his death has caused.

Peter was a proud and patriotic American. He expressed his love 
for his parents and in-laws by tenderly caring for them,
and was a great brother
and a faithful friend to many. He had a deep sense of honor, loyalty,
and duty which he passed down to family members.

He was a life-long nature lover and explored his world with joy. A favorite saying of his was, "Time spent in the woods is always time well spent.” He studied local habitats, often discovering long lost histories and artifacts such as arrowheads in Alley Pond Park and fossils along the coasts and rivers of Florida. Many of his precious finds were donated to local historical societies, environmental centers, and schools.

He leaves his family and friends with a greater appreciation for the Earth and its many wonderful gifts, especially the birds of the sky. Peter will be remembered in the soaring wings of the Red Tailed Hawk and the wise eyes of the Great Horned Owl. He will remain forever in our hearts. 

Peter’s wake will be held at Gleason’s Funeral Home, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, New York, on Thursday January 26th (2pm-5pm) and (7pm-10pm) and the funeral mass at St. Luke Church in Whitestone on Friday, January 27th at 10:15AM.
  

In Loving Memory Of
Roseann Cody


Roseann Cody departed this life on January 23, 2017.  
Visitation for family and friends will be held in our Whitestone location on January 26, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 and then again from 7:00 to 10:00 in the evening.  There will be a chapel service on Thursday at 8:00.  In leiu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to: 
New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
c/o Engine 66/ Ladder 61
21 Asch Loop
Bronx, New York 10475


In Loving Memory Of
Reginald D. Verna

  
Verna, Reginald Dominique Andre Marie Michel of Hoboken, NJ, formerly of Flushing, NY, died January 9, 2017 in Hoboken at age 59. Reggie was the beloved husband of Denise McKenna, son of Solange (Etheart) Verna and the late John H. Verna, brother of Michelle Verna Duane, Alexandra Verna, and the late Joel Verna. He was the devoted uncle to James J. Duane, IV and his wife, Yuna Jacobson, David J. Duane and his wife, Ashley (McCoppin) Duane, Caitlin M. Duane, Scott Grunberg, Erin Rodriguez, Caitlin Rodriguez Elberson and her husband, Jason Elberson, Colleen Nebesnik and her husband, John Nebesnik, Michael Bahil and his wife, Samantha Bahil, and Ryan Bahil and great uncle to Winifred Jacobson Duane, Caitlin Matthews, Emily Nebesnik, and Lily Nebesnik. Reggie is also survived by his brother-in-law, James J. Duane, III and his sisters-in-law, Mary McKenna Rodriguez and her husband, Freddy Rodriguez, and Katie Grillo and her husband, Philip Grillo.

Reggie graduated from Bishop Reilly High School (now Saint Francis Preparatory School) in Fresh Meadows. He worked most of his career in the banking industry. While working for Fuji Bank in One World Trade Center, Reggie not only survived the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, but his foresight enabled him to lead his co-workers to safety, thereby saving their lives.  

He enjoyed playing pool and was a long time fan of four New York professional teams – the Rangers, Yankees, Jets, and Knicks. Reggie particularly enjoyed travelling, visiting his sisters and sisters-in-law and their families and vacationing in Mashpee on Cape Cod.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army or your favorite charity.

Visiting hours are on Friday, January 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gleason’s Funeral Home, 149-20 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY. There will be prayers at Gleason’s Funeral Home on Saturday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery in Flushing.  
  
  












In Loving Memory Of
Mary E. Deegan

Deegan, Mary, E. on 12/30/2016.  
Beloved wife of the late Richard J.
Loving mother of Maureen, Sean,
Devin, and the late Richard B.  
Devoted grandmother of Paul and Kathryn Schweda.  Reposing at Martin A Gleason Funeral Home
10-25 150th St. Whitestone, NY.  
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday
at St Luke's RC Church at 10:15am.  
Internment at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.  
Visiting Sunday 2-5 and 7-10pm.
 



In Loving Memory Of
Robert F. Malcomson

Visitation for family and friends will
be held at our Bayside location

on Saturday November 5, 2016 between the
hours of 7:00 and 10:00 and then again on Sunday November 6, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 and
 7:00 to 10:00.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church on Monday November 7, 2016 at 9:45.
In lieu of flowers please send a memorial
donation to the Boots on the Ground Foundation
http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/

  

  



In Loving Memory Of
Pilar Latorre-Risch

Visitation for family and friends will
be held at our Whitestone location
on Tuesday October 4, 2016 between the hours of
2:00 and 5:00 and then again from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday October 5, 2016
 with a Mass of Christian Burial at
Our Lady of the Blessed
Sacrament R.C. Church at 9:45 am. 
Pilar is predeceased by her husband Michael Glenn,
and brother Luis Armando Latorre 
 She is survived by
her daughters:  Alexandria and Valentina
her mother:  Maria Lucia
her sisters:  Lilian (Monica) Guerrero and Tatiana Renzo
and many loving Nieces, Nephews,
Grand-Nieces, Grand-Nephews and Friends.












In Loving Memory Of
Philip L. McGrory


McGrory, Philip L., Esq   December 4, 1954 – September 26, 2016.  Beloved husband to Diane (nee Russell) for 36 years.  Devoted father of Philip, Christine, Stephen and Kaitlyn.  Also survived by Mother Margaret Mc Grory; Brothers Liam, Eugene and Kevin; Sisters Anne Hofmann and Mary O’Neill; Mother-in-Law Barbara Holborrow; Brother-in-law Brian O’Neill and William Russell, Sisters-in Law Donna, Kerrie, Bonnie and Jennie; Nephews Dennis, Harry, Eamonn, Nicholas, and Anthony; Nieces Jennifer and Erica.  Born in Brooklyn, raised in Marble Hill, NY and long-time Beechhurst resident.  Graduated St. John’s School in Kingsbridge and Cardinal Hayes High School in The Bronx, Bachelor’s and Doctorate of Law Degrees St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY.  Sr. Vice-President Emigrant Savings Bank and successful private practice Attorney.  Active in his Beechhurst/Whitestone community, and coaching local sports teams and President of the Dwarf Giraffe Athletic Association. He was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.  Phil was loved and admired by all who knew him.  He will be long remembered for his warm smile, contagious laugh, optimism, kindness, generosity, love of life and devotion to his family.

In Loving Memory Of

Angelina DeSalvo

Visitation for family and friends on 
Saturday September 24, 2016
and
Sunday September 25, 2016
at our Whitestone location (10-25 150 Street)
between the hours of
2:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 10:00 PM  
The funeral is Monday, September 26, 2016
St. Thomas More Church at St. John's University
(8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439)
 10:00 am.  
Interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery 
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