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Obituaries April 28, 2016  RSS feed

Obituaries

MARY E. GEORGE died on Sunday, April 24, at the age of 84. She was the wife of the late Nicholas W. George, daughter of the late Mary and John Ryan, loving sister of Margaret Pollicino, Regina McBride, James Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Joseph Ryan and the late Elizabeth Jones, Kathleen Gould, William Ryan, Michael Ryan and John Ryan, and a cherished aunt and great-aunt to numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by numerous loving brothers- and sisters-in-law. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, Port Washington, NY, followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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ANTONIO SANELLI died on Sunday, April 24, at the age of 79. He was the husband of the late Gloria Sanelli, loving father of Ralph Sanelli, Anthony Sanelli and Ann Marie Danza, cherished grandfather of Luigi, Vincent, Daniella, Anthony, Michael and Matthew and dear brother of Alberto Sanelli and the late Lucia Morizio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, at St. Mary’s Church, Woodside, followed by entombment at St. Charles Cemetery’s St. Joseph Mausoleum, Farmingdale, NY, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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MARY M. POSAVETZ died on Saturday, April 23, at the age of 94. She was the wife of the late Anthony “Anton” Posavetz, loving mother of Richard and Susan Posavetz, Virginia and Jack McCarthy, and Marilyn Posavetz, cherished grandmother of Elizabeth and Joe, Mary and Michael, April, and Michael and Lauren and dear sister of John Drobinko. She was also a dearest aunt and great-aunt of numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, April 26, at St. Mary’s Church, Woodside, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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ALOIS HOEGLER of Franklin Square, NY died on Friday, April 22, at the age of 91. A native of Neulag, Gottschee, Yugoslavia, he was the husband of the late Christine Hoegler and devoted father of James Hoegler and Robert Hoegler. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

IRENA B. COOKE of Ridgewood and Glendale died on Thursday, April 21, at the age of 84. A native of Glendale, she was the wife of the late George W. Cooke Jr., devoted mother of Irena Miller, Janet Walter, Dorothy Walter, Douglas Cooke and the late Lorraine Vadas, daughter of the late Jacob Lear and U. Trowbridge and dear sister of Joan Parlak. She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Community Singers of Queens. Services were offered at graveside at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY, under the direction of George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale.

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LOTFIA IBRAHIM of Far Rockaway died on Wednesday, April 20, at the age of 76. A native of Cairo, Egypt, she was the wife of the late Shokry Ibrahim. A Divine Liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s and St. Antonio’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

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ROSE GUILLEN died on Tuesday, April 19, at the age of 95. She was the wife of the late Antonio Guillen, loving mother of Athena Pineiro, Antonia Guillen and Diane Galetto and cherished grandmother of Michael and Stephen. Services were offered on Friday, April 22, at Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth, followed by interment at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

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MARIA HELFERICH of Howard Beach died on Monday, April 18, at the age of 71. A native of Brooklyn, she was the wife of the late George Helferich and devoted mother of Joseph Helferich, Allen Helferich and George Helferich. She is also survived by five grandchildren. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village.

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RODNEY TAVAREZ of Ridgewood died on Sunday, April 17, at the age of 18. A native of Brooklyn, he was the loving son of Franklin Tavarez and stepson of Cari Padilla, dear brother of Angel Tavarez, Franklyn Tavarez, Larissa Quevas, Larry Quevas, Elias Reynolds and Christian Padilla and cherished grandson of Antonia Estevez and Rafael Tavarez, and Melania Reynoso and Francisco Reynoso. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood.