Obituaries

 

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Dorgan, Cecelia Frances - Died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 72.  She was the beloved wife of Michael C. Dorgan, loving mother of Maureen Crowley, Joan McAree and Veronica Bzura, mother-in-law of Sean, Richie and the late John, cherished grandmother of Pearse, Owen, Garrett, Catriona, Ciaran, Ryan, Nicole and Logan, dear sister of Eileen Johnston, Doreen Duignan, Kathleen Tisdall, Tom Connaughton, Martin Connaughton, Joan Connaughton and the late Vera Garvey, and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews in Ireland, England and here in the United States.  Frances was a member of the County Cork Association of New York.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM.  Interment followed at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Rizzo, Albina "Grazia" - Died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the age of 104. She was the beloved wife of the late Filippo Rizzo, loving mother of Pasquale Rizzo, Maria Impieri, Antonio Rizzo, Anna Maria Biondi and Vincent Rizzo, cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Hope Church on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:45 AM.  Entombment followed at St. John's Cemetery Ave Maria Garden Mausoleum, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home. 

 

Ramos, Ramon - Died on Friday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 85.  He was the beloved husband of Irene Ramos, loving father of Ramon Jr. & Colleen Ramos, Daisy Ramos, Blanca Ramos, Edwin & Janet Gonzalez, and Jose Gonzalez, dear brother of Fratis Ramos and Dionile Ramos, cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren, great-grandfather of one great-grandchild, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Melito, Salvatore J. - Died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 70.  He was the beloved husband of Diane Melito, loving father of Dawn Melito, dear brother of Joseph Melito, Jerry Melito and the late Vito Melito, and cherished uncle of Tina, Anthony, Maria and Jessica.  Mr. Melito was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Hope Church on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:45 AM.  Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

MacDonald, Waltraud - Died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 89.  She was the beloved wife of Donald R. MacDonald and cherished aunt.  Cremation Service held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Skepas, Diana - Died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the age of 86.  She was the beloved wife of the late Steven Skepas, and cherished aunt of Nancy Ganzos and Veronica Ganzos.  Divine Liturgy offered at St. Nicholas G.O. Church on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Bastidas, Mario - Died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the age of 55.  He was the beloved husband of Penelope J. Bastidas, proud owner of his "furry children" Stone and Seamus, loving brother of Sara Neiman, Jose Bastidas and Juan Bastidas, dear brother-in-law, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.  Retired Lieutenant Paramedic of the FDNY.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Pirotta, Edward - Died on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the age of 96.  He was the beloved husband Una Pirotta, loving father of Marlene Pirotta, Kathleen Pirotta and Raymond Pirotta, father-in-law of Jennifer, and cherished grandfather of Jason and Elizabeth.  Religious Services offered at Papavero Funeral Home on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Fransko, Rose E. - Died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 89.  She was the beloved wife of the late William Fransko, loving mother of Robert Fransko and Thomas Fransko, and cherished grandmother of Dawn, Terry and Suzanne.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12 PM.  Entombment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Swierbutowicz MD, George -Died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 94.  Private Cremation held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Sumsky, Robert J. - Died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 82.  He was the beloved husband of Margaret E. Sumsky, loving father of Robert Sumsky Jr., William Sumsky, Kenneth Sumsky, Raymond Sumsky and David Sumsky, father-in-law of Rosemarie, Catherine and Sheila, cherished grandfather of Raymond Jr., Jacqueline, Kenneth Jr., William Jr. and Gillian and also survived by many loving friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Gussmann, Elsie - Died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 94.  She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Gussmann, loving mother of Diane Rodgers and Robert Gussmann Jr., mother-in-law of Jeff and Marilyn, cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Michelle, Robert, Sharon and Melanie, great-grandmother of Jonathan, Patrick, Joey, Gino and Connor, dear sister of Florence Handy and the late Dorothy Jacob, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.  Religious Services offered at Papavero Funeral Home on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 PM officiated by Rev. Michael Ross.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Anolfo, Louis C. - Died on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 76.  He was the beloved husband of Nancy Ann Anolfo, loving father of Sabrina Canalini, Nancy Ann Cicillini, Michele Paul and Louis Anolfo, and cherished grandfather of Mario, Briana, Rebecca, Robert, Jessica, and Luigi.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Francis de Paola Church on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Sanders, Clara H. - Died on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 97.  Lifetime parishioner of St. Adalbert's Church in Elmhurst, NY and member of the Order of Secular Franciscans.  She was the beloved wife of the late Edward C. Sanders, loving aunt of Annette Bismarck, Patricia Manser and Eileen Halfmann, and cherished great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Papapietro, Anne Sabina - Died on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 96.  She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Papapietro, loving mother of Joseph Papapietro, Carole A. Papapietro, Andrea Papapietro, Beverly Papapietro, Nicholas Papapietro, and the late Mark and Dennis Papapietro, mother-in-law of Richel, Dean Snow and Elizabeth, cherished grandmother of Elizabeth, Jacqueline, Jessica, Ian, Isabella and Olivia, great-grandmother of Joseph, Gabriella, Lola, James, Angelica, Chloe, Connor and Taylor, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.