Obituaries

 

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Gregory, Jourisha - Died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 71.  She was the beloved wife of the late Waverly W. Gregory, loving mother of Michele J. Gregory, dear sister of Jeanette Folk, Cephus Breland and William Breland, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 9 AM.  Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Cholden, Pema - Died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 54.  She was the beloved wife of the late Tsering Phuntsok, and loving mother of Diki Diki and Namkha Gyaltsen.  A Cremation Service was held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Lukacevic, Dejan - Died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 46.  He was the beloved husband of Ana Lukacevic, loving father of Drago Lukacevic and Andrijana Lukacevic, cherished son of Velika Lukacevic, and dear brother of Goran.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Sunday, December 21, 2014.  Interment followed at Vranj Cemetery, Podgorica, Montenegro under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Valenta, O.F.M. Conv., Rev. Stephen - Died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the age of 90.  He was the beloved brother and loving uncle.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Joseph's Church (Endicott, NY) on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM.  Interment followed at Slovak Catholic Cemetery, Binghamton, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.  In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Franciscan Education Burse, 12300 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042-1419.

 

DeVita, John - Died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 79.  He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine DeVita, loving father of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Manning, cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Vincent, Katelyn, Jonathan and Jenna, and great-grandfather of Aiden.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Stanislaus Church on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM.  Interment followed at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Criscuoli, Albert A., Jr. - Died on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 70.  Pressman for the New York Daily News of 42 years.  He was the beloved husband of Phyllis Criscuoli, loving father of Caren Criscuoli and Lynn Criscuoli, cherished grandfather of Sara and Jessica Brezinski, dear brother of John Criscuoli, Marie McAnuff, Gerard Criscuoli, Lucille Cardieri, Carol Chirachella, and the late Michael Criscuoli & Andrew Criscuoli, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Muzio, Joseph A. - Died on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the age of 90.  He was the beloved husband of Gloria Muzio, loving father of Vincent Muzio and Joanne Kruck, father-in-law of Carolyn and the late Michael, cherished grandfather of Michele, Michael, Gina, Kristen and Christine, and great-grandfather of Victoria, Julia and Kailynn.  Mr. Muzio was a United States Navy Veteran who served during World War II.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Audrin, Robert J. - Died on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 81.  He was the beloved husband of Charlotte Audrin, loving father of Michelle (Frederic) Zynkowsky, Stephane (Patricia) Audrin and Veronique (Sean), cherished grandfather of Elodie, Sebastien, Emilie, Noah, Isabelle, Christian and Sebastian, great-grandfather of Ayelene and Margot, dear brother of Philomene Lebon and Lucienne Kergaravat, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Fajek, Dorothy - Died on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the age of 51. She was the beloved daughter of Lucy and the late Zygmunt Fajek, loving sister of Adam Fajek, Mark Fajek, Jack Fajek and Elizabeth Cortes, sister-in-law of Ann, Theresa and Victor, and cherished aunt of several nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:15 AM.  Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Patel, Jayvir - Died on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the age of 78. He was the loving father of Arun, Jatin, Anil, Nilesh and Mukesh, cherished grandfather of Nikki, Rinku, Krunal, Jinal, Maulik, Nihali, Kashyap, Vrutik, and Mitva, great-grandfather of Meet, Kruti and Neel, and dear brother of Arvind.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12 PM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Prokopiak, Edward A. - Died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the age of 84.  He was the beloved husband of the late Stephanie Prokopiak, loving father of Richard Prokopiak and Valerie Szymanski, father-in-law of Judy, cherished grandfather of Andrew and Ashley, dear brother of Mary Hannigan and Helena Pataky, best friend of Joseph Okolie, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Mr. Prokopiak was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict.  Funeral Liturgy was offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Croce, John - Died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the age of 97.  He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine Croce, loving father of Frank Croce, Vito Croce and Vincent Croce, father-in-law of Elyse, cherished grandfather of Michelle, Jon, Erica & Mike, Cynthia, Aimee, Brian and Cassandra, and great-grandfather of Kyle and Daniel.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Thursday, December 4, 2014.  Entombment followed on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Salazar, John J. - Died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 32. He was the beloved husband of Ana, loving father of John Jayden, Scarlett and Maloniya, dear brother of Juan, Elizabeth, Alonso Pineda, Mariela Pineda, Frank Pineda and John Freddy Pinedam, and also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Pollina, Concetta - Died on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin, loving mother of Richard and Lori Pollina, cherished grandmother of Marissa, dearest aunt of Donna & Scott Randall and Theresa, and also survived by other nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Hope Church on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Raggi, Ettore - Died on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia, loving father of Paul, Frank, Bruce, Michael, Patty, Cosmo, and the late Robert, cherished grandfather of Robert, Michael, Dario, Sebastian, Cody, Joey, Karma and Vincent, great-grandfather of Starr, Dylan, Nicholas, and Anthony, and dear brother of Elide, Mario, Grace and the late Maria.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

DeStefano, Anita - Died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 67.  She was the beloved wife of Joseph DeStefano, loving mother of Joanne DeStefano, Judy DeStefano and Jeanine Lorm, mother-in-law of Daniel, dear sister of Susan (Joel) Hessel and Patricia Bagley, sister-in-law of Frank & Linda DeStefano and Robert & Margaret DeStefano, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NYPD Widows & Orphans Fund.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM.  Private Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

O'Hare, John J. (Buddy) - Died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 85.  Born on July 29, 1929 in New York City.  Former Employee of Ruperts, Schaefer and Strohs Breweries.  Husband of Helena, loving father of Bridget (Frank) Logozzo, Colleen, Kathleen and Kelly Ann, cherished grandfather of Tara, Justin and Stephanie, and great-grandfather of Ryan and Erin.  Predeceased by his mother, two sisters and brother.  He enjoyed playing roller hockey and was an avid NY Rangers fan.  He will be greatly missed.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Hope Church on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Petekiewicz, Casimir A. - Died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 99.  He was the beloved husband of the late Rose Petekiewicz, loving father of Maryann Petekiewicz, Anthony Petekiewicz (Nancy), Joyce Buono and Theresa Petekiewicz, cherished grandfather of Matthew, Frank, Paul, Christopher and Michael, and great-grandfather of Nina.  Mr. Petekiewicz was a United States Army Veteran who served during World War II.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Lutheran All-Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Sitarz, Kazimierz - Died on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of Krystyna Sitarz, loving father of Dorota Caetano, Iwona Leger, Anna Rojas, and Marta Sitarz, father-in-law of Phillip and Joe, cherished grandfather of Isabela, Victoria, Kevin, Hannah and Max, and dear brother of Roman and Krystyna.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Aloysius Church on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM.  Interment followed at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Basanta, Francisco - Died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Marie Basanta, loving father of Frank Basanta and Joseph Basanta, dear brother of Jose Basanta, and also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Henao, Guiomar - Died on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the age of 73. She was the beloved wife of Ancizar Henao, loving mother of Diana Conti and the late Claudia Henao, cherished grandmother of Veronica and Kyle, dear sister of Martha Mai and Norma Aguirre, and also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Leger, Olivia - Died on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the age of 90.  She was the beloved mother of Lucila Leger Guzman and Julio Leger, cherished grandmother of Ivan, Michelle, Rafaela, Sofie, Miguel, and Carmen, and great-grandmother of 6 great-grandchildren. Private Cremation was held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Kasparian, Teresa - Died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 91.  She was the beloved wife of the late George Kasparian, loving mother of Jean Materese and mother-in-law of Frank, and cherished grandmother of Frank, Michael and Matthew.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9 AM.  Interment followed at Lutheran All-Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Reaber, Thomas, Jr. - Died on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 67.  He was a dear cousin and friend to many.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Thursday, November 5, 2014 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Zalangh, Ngin - Died on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 64.  He was the beloved husband of Khaul Z. Man, loving father of Joseph S. Mung, Do Khan Khup, Thang Cin Pau, Nem Dieh Lun, Ngai Sian Dim, Thang En Khai, Luan Ngaih Nuam, Ngin Kam Cin and Sian Muan Thang, and cherished grandfather of 20 grandchildren.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 9 AM.  Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Marrero, Harry - Died on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 64.  He was the beloved brother of Norma Ostraco, brother-in-law of Frank, cherished uncle of Toby, Jason and Stephanie, and also survived by numerous cousins and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Transfiguration Church (Brooklyn) on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM.  Private Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.