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Obituaries October 25, 2012  RSS feed

DEATH NOTICES

PATRICIAA. MOAKLEY died on
Monday, October 15, at the age of
79. Pat lived most of her life in New
York City until moving to Phoenix in
2005 with her husband, George, who
died on August 27. She is survived
by her twin daughters Laura and
Linda, her son George, her daughter
Patricia, 12 grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter. Born Patricipa
Siedentopf, she grew up working in
her parents’ florist shop and greenhouses in Queens. She managed her
husband’s flag and clothes pole business (Charles Knight Poles) before
joining him in retirement in
PHoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made
to the Hospice of the Valley,
www.hov.org.

BEVERLY RITA DRYSDALE
BORCHERDING died on Saturday,
October 20, at Dauterive Hospital in
Louisiana at the age of 85. She was
born on November 8, 1926 in Brisbane, Australia and lived most of her
life in Glendale, where she raised her
family. In 1994, she moved to New
Iberia, La. and was a parishioner of
St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Beverly
was a devoted and loving mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother
and leaves behind many fond memories that will be cherished by all who
knew and loved her.
Survivors include her six children, Rev. Martin C. Borcherding of
New Iberia, Barbara Jesset and husband Thomas of Abbeville, Stephen
Borcherding of Elmont, L.I., Christine Blome and husband Lothar of
Abbeville, James Borcherding of
New Iberia and Therese O’Connor
and husband Christopher of Whitestone; six grandchildren, Robert Jesset and wife Jennifer, Jeffrey
Borcherding and wife Mary, Brian
Blome, Brittany Aucoin and husband
Jared, Kaitlyn O’Connor and Kevin
O’Connor; and two great-grandchildren, Alissa and Gavin Aucoin.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Christian Lawrence
Borcherding, her parents, Edward
and Myrtle Melvin Drysdale, and
brothers Tom and Kevin Drysdale.
A Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated on Tuesday, October 23,
at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, New
Iberia, followed by interment at Holy
Family Cemetery, New Iberia, under
the direction of Evangeline Funeral

Home, 314 East St. Peter St., New
Iberia, La. To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook, visit
www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
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NICHOLAS VIRGADAMO of
Ridgewood died on Monday, October 15, at the age of 69. A native of
the U.S., he was the beloved husband
of Susan, devoted father of Lee and
John and dear brother of Virginia,
Joanne and Annette. He is also survived by grandsons Connor and
Evan. He was an active member of
the Knights of Columbus. AMass of
Christian Burial was offered at Our
Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, under the direction of
Glendale Walsh-LaBella and Son Funeral Home, 70-17 Cooper Ave.,
Glendale.
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ANTHONY ARATO died on Friday, October 19, at the age of 78. He
was the beloved husband of
Domenica Arato, loving father of
Sara Martinello and Mina Sheck, father in-law of Liberato and David,
cherished grandfather of Maria,
Aniello andAlbertAnthony and dear
brother of Michael Arato, Louise
Avellino and the late Mary Doyle.
He was also a U.S. Army veteran. A
Mass of Christian Burial was offered
on Tuesday, October 23, at St. Francis de Paola Church, East Williamsburg, followed by entombment at St.
John Cemetery’s Christ the Redeemer Mausoleum, Middle Village,
under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave.,
Maspeth.
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MADELINE E. BROPHY, formerly of Glendale, died on Sunday,
October 21. She was the loving wife
of Robert H. Brophy Jr., beloved
mother of Robert H. III and Helene,
James J. and Eileen, Raymond T.,
John F. Thomas P. and Alicia, David
G. and Lori, Mary D. and Wendell
Forster and Steven D. and Christine
and dear sister of Anne Kennedy. She
was also the devoted grandmother of
17 and great-grandmother of eight.
She also taught at St. Pancras School
in Glendale for 25 years. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be offered this
morning, Thursday, October 25, at
9:30 a.m. at St. Pancras Church,
Glendale, followed by interment at
Calverton National Cemetery,
Calverton, L.I., under the direction of
Schwille Funeral Home, 66-32 Myrtle Ave., Glendale.
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WALDENA ELGUEA of Whitestone died on Monday, October 22, at
the age of 85. A native of Cuba, she
was the loving niece of Rosana Garcia. Services were offered at graveside at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew
Gardens, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood
Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave.,
Ridgewood.
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BARSOUM BARSOUM of Flushing died on Monday, October 22, at
the age of 79. A native of Cairo,
Egypt, he was the beloved husband
of Samira Nagib Awad, devoted father of Mourad Barsoum, Mervat
Mikhail and Magdy Barsoum and
dear brother of Samir Barsoum,
Mablin Barsoum and Eileen Barsoum. He is also survived by five
grandchildren. Services were 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.

AURELIA RUSOVICI of Corona
died on Sunday, October 21, at the
age of 88. A native of Bucharest, Romania, she was the wife of the late
Nicolae and devoted mother of Ovidu
Rusovici. She is also survived by two
grandchildren. Services were offered
at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood
Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave.,
Ridgewood, by Rev. Viorel Dimitrescu, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood.
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CHRISTINE G. MCKECHNIE of
Flushing died on Sunday, October 21,
at the age of 79. A native of Brooklyn, she was the beloved wife of Donald McKechnie. 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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LILLIAN SPAULDING of Woodside died on Thursday, October 18, at
the age of 92. A native of Brooklyn,
she was the wife of the late John and
devoted mother of Lorraine Fiore and
the late John. She is also survived by
one grandchild. Services were offered at Morton Funeral
Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, L.I.
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ERNA PERSCHE of Glendale died
on Thursday, October 18, at the age
of 87. A native of Masern, Gottschee,
Austria, she was the devoted mother
of Emma Studley. She is survived by
one grandchild. A Mass of Christian
Burial was offered at St. Pancras
Church, Glendale, followed by interment at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle
Village, under the direction of
George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41
Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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