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Laurie Hershey Stein

 

Laurie Stein Hershey, 66, of Manhasset, Long Island, passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2014.

Laurie was born in Waterbury, CT on June 20, 1948 to the late Joseph and Helen Stein. She graduated from Barnard College and Northeastern Law School. She married John Hershey in 1974.

Laurie was admitted to the New York State bar in1975 and worked for both the Brooklyn and Nassau County District Attorneys before she went into private practice, where she devoted her career to defending the underserved.

Brilliant, kind, loyal and thoughtful, Laurie was thoroughly devoted to family, friends and colleagues. She loved playing Scrabble and was an avid reader, a reflection of her curiosity about a broad range of topics—from politics to the arts.

Laurie was devoted to public service, and volunteered much of her time with the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, where she provided guidance and friendship to local youth.

She was an anti-war activist at Barnard College whose petite stature belied her fierce commitment to social justice.

Laurie is survived by her loving husband John Hershey; son Jerome Hershey; daughter Joanna Hershey; sister Carol Riva Stein; brother Michael Samuel Stein; daughter-in-law Erin Junkin Hershey; and grandson Miles Everett Hershey.  She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Merle Gordon Weisman, and numerous beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Laurie’s life will be held at the Weller Funeral Home at 493 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, http://www.mentorkids.org/

 

Janet F. Mahoney

Janet F Mahoney died November 29, 2014 after a long illness. She was a resident of Manhasset for 79 years and worked with Hearst publications for 35 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite animal rescue group would be welcomed.
Funeral Mass was held on December 5, 2014 at St Mary’s Church, Manhasset with interment following at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.

Fritz P. Mueller

Beloved HObitFritz P. Mueller_112114Ausband, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Educator, Mentor, and Coach
On Friday, Nov. 7, the Lord called home Fritz P. Mueller to join Betty, his loving wife of 58 years. He was a special brother to three, father of four, grandfather of eight, teacher, mentor, coach, and a great friend to many. [Read more...]

Karen G. Simonsen

Karen G. Simonsen, 71, of Vero Beach, Fla. and formerly of Manhasset, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 2, while surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gene Simonsen and loving mother of Katherine Vaughan, Clinton Vaughan, Margaret Vaughan and Elizabeth Vaughan.  She is survived by close family and countless friends who love her. [Read more...]

Peter Trilivas

Peter Trilivas of Manhasset, NY, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was 64. [Read more...]

Catherine Keitz

Catherine Keitz of Manhasset passed away on Oct. 23 after six months in the hospital and rehabilitation. Beloved wife for nearly 51 years of John F. Keitz, mother of John F. Jr. and Matthew S. Grandmother of Fearghus and Conor Keitz. Sister of Ambrose Godfrey and Briget Egan of Ireland. [Read more...]

Sophie Vasilas

Sophie Vasilas, a Manhasset resident for 47 years, passed away on October 1, 2014 at the age of 90.
Sophie, a graduate of Hunter College in Manhattan, was a former elementary school teacher in Queens, a founding member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Flushing, New York and Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Roslyn, New York with her husband Dr. Anthony Vasilas. She was Philoptochos President at both churches.
Sophie was a founding member of the Hellenic Women’s Club of North Shore and an auxiliary member of the Beekman Downtown Hospital in Manhattan where her husband Anthony was director of Radiology. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, travel, interior design and sewing. Sophie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Anthony Vasilas, her children Peter Vasilas and his wife Sharon, Paula Roussos and her husband Sakis, and Constance Parsons and her husband Ramon, eleven grandchildren and her brothers Demetrios Pappas and Nicholas Pappas and his wife Alexandra, and her sister-in-law Elpis Chandras.
A Memorial Service will take place on Nov. 2 at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Port Washington, N.Y. during the regular church service.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Orkestai Farm, a non¬profit organic farm started by Sophie’s granddaughter Alethea, serving individuals of all abilities at P.O. Box 1464, Bayville, NY 11709 or online at www.Orkestaifarm.org or to the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, New York, 11050.

Ann Cataldo

ObitCataldo_103114AAnn Cataldo was the beloved wife of Joseph, cherished mother of Karen (Gerald) and Val (Ken), and dear “Nani” to Lauren, Jen, and Dan. Ann was kind and giving, and cared deeply about her friends and family. Her energy and spirit preceded her everywhere she went. She put people at ease and her presence uplifted everyone around her. She carried herself with elegance, and nobody had better taste or style.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or at www.stjudes.org.

John F. McHale Sr.

ObitMcHale_103114A 5/21/21 – 10/23/14 – beloved son of the late Catherine and William McHale, loving husband of the late Virginia (nee Conley), brother to the late William, Catherine Caden, Thomas and Gerard.   Father of the late John (Janet), Kevin (June), Robert (Peggy), Brian McHale, Jane Cotter (Jerry) and Mary Ellen Gotimer (Michael).  [Read more...]

Sophie Vasilas

Sophie Vasilas, a Manhasset resident for 47 years, passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 90.
Sophie, a graduate of Hunter College in Manhattan, was a former elementary school teacher in Queens, a founding member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Flushing, New York and Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Roslyn, New York with her husband Dr. Anthony Vasilas. She was Philoptochos President at both churches.
Sophie was a founding member of the Hellenic Women’s Club of North Shore and an auxiliary member of the Beekman Downtown Hospital in Manhattan where her husband Anthony was director of Radiology. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, travel, interior design and sewing. Sophie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Anthony Vasilas, her children Peter Vasilas and his wife Sharon, Paula Roussos and her husband Sakis, and Constance Parsons and her husband Ramon, eleven grandchildren and her brothers Demetrios Pappas and Nicholas Pappas and his wife Alexandra, and her sister-in-law Elpis Chandras.
A Memorial Service will take place on Nov. 2 at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Port Washington during the regular church service.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Orkestai Farm, a nonprofit organic farm started by Sophie’s granddaughter Alethea, serving individuals of all abilities at P.O. Box 1464, Bayville, N.Y. 11709 or online at www.orkestaifarm.org or to the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, N.Y. 11050.