Obituaries

 

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Spensieri, Antonio - Died on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of Amelia Spensieri and the late Sebastiana Spensieri, loving father of Ben Spensieri and Vittoria Giordano, father-in-law of John, cherished grandfather of Frances and Joseph, dear brother-in-law of John Poverelli, and also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  Entombment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Esposito, Frances - Died on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 75.  She was the beloved wife of Vincent Esposito, loving mother of Michael Esposito and Vincent Esposito, mother-in-law of Michele and Theresa, cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Christopher and Mia, devoted sister of Catherine Oelkers, Antoinette DiPreta, John DeTurris and the late Frank (Sonny) DeTurris, and also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.  Frances was a former employee for 28 years at Maspeth Federal Savings, Maspeth, NY.  Mass of Christian Burial offered on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:45 AM.  Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Wesolowski, Helen R. - Died on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 90.  She was the beloved wife of the late Mecislaus Wesolowski, loving mother of Robert Wesolowski, Richard Wesolowski and Michael Wesolowski, mother-in-law of Mary Ann, Barbara and Deborah, cherished grandmother of Robert, Danielle, Megan, Casey and Cassidy, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Adalbert's Church on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Rizzotti, Dorothy - Died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the age of 93.  She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick Rizzotti, loving mother of Michael Rizzotti and Patrick Rizzotti, mother-in-law of Kathy and Barbara, cherished grandmother of Patrick, Matthew, Michael and Joey, and great-grandmother of Aidan.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer.  Private Cremation was held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mel's Chuch on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  Interment of Cremains followed at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Wedden, Denise - Died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the age of 62.  She was the beloved mother of Danielle Wedden, loving sister of Charles Leidner and the late James Leidner, sister-in-law of Patricia, and dear aunt of Alan, Karen and Steven.  Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Laird, Joseph - Died on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 75.  He was the beloved husband of Iris Laird, loving father of Joseph Laird, cherished grandfather of Robert, dear brother of Helen Barbosa and William Urraya, and also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.  Mr. Laird was a United States Marine Corps Veteran.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10 AM.  Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Papa, Frank - Died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 94.  He was the beloved husband of the late Stella Papa, loving father of Frank Papa, Jr. and Maria Papa, cherished grandfather of Frank III (Ellen) and Dr. Philip, great-grandfather of Frank IV and Brady, dear brother of Vincent Papa, Connie Colucci and the late Ida Papa and Mary Turato, and also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, and friends.  Mr. Papa was a United States Army Veteran.  In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center www.mskcc.org.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Mirra, Massimo - Died on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the age of 52.  He was the beloved husband of Angela Mirra, loving father of Daniela Mirra, Gianluca Mirra and Alessandro Mirra, dear brother of Lia Mirra, Anna Nicolino, Gianni Mirra and Dino Mirra, and also surved by numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Thomas Church on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  Entombment followed at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Podhajecki, Mieczyslaw - Died on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the age of 87.  He was the beloved husband of the late Zofia Podhajecki, loving father of Lenny Podhajecki, Jerry Podhajecki and John Podhajecki, father-in-law of Agnieszka, cherished grandfather of Nicholas, and also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at Holy Cross Church on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  Interment followed at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Mosquera, Aldo - Died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 84.  He was the beloved husband of Martha Mosquera, loving father of Norma Olszewski, Luis Mosquera, Nora Mosquera, and Elizabeth Mosquera, cherished grandfather of Robert and Alexis, and great grandfather of Anthony.  Private Cremation was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Fiscina, Jean - Died on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 97.  She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Loving mother of Nicholas Fiscina and the late Fay DiPrima. Cherished grandmother of Ronald and Sharon, and great grandmother of Anthony, Giana and Ryan.  Private Cremation was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Prokop, Filomena W. - Died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the age of 88.  She was the beloved wife of the late Marian Prokop, loving mother of Alice Malaczek, Barbara Soriano, Renata Kwiatkowski and Christopher Ginter, cherished grandmother of Jola, Arthur, Henry, Nancy, Linda, Beatrice, Robert, Gregory, Renata, Catherine, Raymond and the late Steve, and great-grandmother of Matthew, Isabella, Joseph, Michael, Alyssa, Nora, Samantha, Jason and Anthony.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at Holy Cross Church on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Kacher, Joseph F. - Died on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 95. He was the son of the late Kornel and Julia Kacher, loving brother of Frank Kacher and the late Agnes Havriluk and Margaret Mahoney, dear brother-in-law of Edward Mahoney and the late Irene Kacher and Peter Havriluk, and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Kacher was a United States Army Veteran who served during World War II.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Stanislaus Church on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:45 AM.  Interment followed at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Sclafani, Marie T. - Died on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 96.  She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Sclafani, loving mother of Joseph L. Sclafani and Amelia A. Graffagnino, cherished grandmother of Joseph C., Sara, Teresa and Joseph Z., and great-grandmother of John, Devin and Sofia.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Hope Church on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:45 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Marzano, Julie Ann - Died on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the age of 37.  She was the beloved wife of Joseph Marzano, loving daughter of Jackie and Joseph Abramaitis, dear sister of Jill (Louis) Almodovar and Jessica Abramaitis, cherished Granddaughter of Esther Lambert, loving aunt of Jaiden and Leia, dearest daughter-in-Law of Vincent and Dyanne Marzano, and sister-in-law of Mike & Jen and Chris.  Memorial Donations may be made in Julie Ann's memory to: 2016 Miles for Melanoma NYC - Team Julie.  Funeral Liturgy offered at St. Stanislaus Church on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Masciarelli, Joseph - Died on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the age of 91.  He was the beloved husband of Theresa Masciarelli, loving father of Eileen Masciarelli and Thomas Masciarelli and cherished grandfather of Sophia.  Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9 AM.  Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Sanelli, Antonio - Died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the age of 79.  He was the beloved 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.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  Entombment followed at St. Charles Cemetery St. Joseph Mausoleum, Farmingdale, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

George, Mary E. - Died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the age of 84.  She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas W. George, devoted 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, cherished aunt and great-aunt of numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and also survived by numerous loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Peter of Alcantara Church on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11 AM.  Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.

 

Posavetz, Mary M. - Died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the age of 94.  She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony "Anton" Posavetz, loving mother of Richard & Susan Posavetz, Virginia & Jack McCarthy and Marilyn Posavetz, cherished grandmother of Elizabeth & Joe, Mary & Michael, April and Michael & Lauren, great-grandmother of Victoria Rose, Joseph and Sarah, dear sister of John Drobinko and dearest aunt and great-aunt of numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Mary's Church on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9:45 AM.  Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home.