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Matthew J. Cronin


Matthew J. Cronin, 87, a World War II Navy veteran, Democratic activist and lawyer died on July 4.

Matthew was born in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and was inspired by his father, a World War I hero, who had devoted much of his life to veteran’s rights. In 1945, Matthew decided to skip his high school graduation and enlist in the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Webster in the Pacific. [Read more...]

Alyce P. Robertell

Alyce P. Robertell, 91, of Deltona, Fla. passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, June 26. She was the beloved wife of her late husband Paul, with whom she shared 54 wonderful years. Alyce was born in Scranton, PA to Peter and Stella Siekierka and had a brother, Walter. She studied mechanical drafting at Penn State and worked as an executive secretary at Capitol Records and for local business owners in Manhasset, NY where she raised her family before retiring to Florida in 1976. [Read more...]

Vincent F. Nicolosi

Vincent F. Nicolosi, born July 30, 1939 died on July 11, 2014,survived by his  beloved  wife of 28 years, Maureen Lynch Nicolosi; his son Ryan Nicolosi who is a senior at  New York Law School; daughter  Maura Nicolosi Nassirian who was his law partner; daughter; Carolyn Nicolosi Greene; sons Vincent  Nicolosi Jr. Robert Nicolosi and their  respective spouces ; sisters Mary Buscemi, Camille Robinson and Nancy Cavanagh; and nine grandchildren. He dearly loved each and every member of his family.

He was a distinguished  member of the New York State Assembly from 1973 through  1980 and a Commissioner of the New York State Commission of Investigation from 1998 to 2009.

Family and friends will be received at Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, New York on Monday July 14 between 3 and 5 p.m . and 7  to 9 p.m . Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 1300 Northern Blvd., Manhasset New York on Tuesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made in his honor to Saint Francis Hospital Foundation, Office of Development, 100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576.

Mary C. McLaughlin, M.D.

ObitMclaughlin_062714AMrs. Mary C. McLaughlin, M.D. passed away on the morning of June 12 at her home at New Seasons at New Britain in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Born in 1920 to Irish immigrants Peter and Mary Culhane from County Waterford, Mary grew up in Washington Heights, New York and attended Hunter High and Hunter College. Following college and the outbreak of World War II Mary began studies at New York University School of Medicine receiving her M.D. in three years in 1946. She interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and continued with a Residency in Public Health with the New York City Department of Health. [Read more...]

Ronald Javello

Ronald Frank Javello, most recently of Morristown, New Jersey died peacefully Sunday, May 11 at the age of 83. A memorial service will be held at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey on Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m. with a Memorial Gathering from 10 a.m. until the service. [Read more...]

Mary Elizabeth Quinn

ObitQuinn_060614AMary Elizabeth Quinn, 90 of Carbondale, Penn. and Manhasset residing in Greenwich, Conn. passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

She was born in Carbondale, Penn. on January 12, 1924 to Florence and William Colligan. Mary receive a degree in nursing from St. Catherine’s School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. and went on to work as a registered nurse for Joseph Seagrams & Sons in New York City. She married James J. Quinn on June 2, 1956 and lovingly raised his daughter Denise. On April 24, 1963 Mary gave birth to her beloved son James. [Read more...]

Sandra Casper


Sandra Diane Caspar, age 79, passed away suddenly on April 26, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she married and later moved to Long Island where she spent her adult life and raised her family. She was a devoted mother to Bonnie (Alain) Guelbart of Hastings, Minn. and Lisa (Jeffrey) Cohen of Fairlawn, N.J. Loving Grandmother to Christopher Scholz, Joshua Guelbart and Brittnee Guelbart. She loved her family, friends, her animals and her sports teams.
She will be missed by everyone that her life has touched. The family is requesting donations to be made to The North Shore Animal League in Port Washington in her name.

Caroline S. Peterssen

Caroline S. Peterssen, 100, formerly of Manhasset, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was the widow of Walter A. Peterssen, who died in 2000 and with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.

Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Caroline Kropp Sehlmeyer.

She lived in Mineola and then Manhasset for 30 years before moving to West Chester, PA.

At the age of 14 she was the sole support of her family during the depression. She also worked for Doubleday Publishing Company in Garden City. [Read more...]

Frank T. Costarino

OBITCostarino_050914AFrank T. Costarino, of Vero Beach, Fl., passed away on Easter Sunday morning, April 20, 2014. He was born on October 14, 1914 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Andrew T and Lillian Costarino, one of five brothers and sisters. Frank graduated from Saint Francis’ Academy and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in a variety of bases, primarily in the southern US and left the Army at the end of the war. He married Eileen Marie Maher on June 21,1941. Frank and Eileen had three sons. They lived in Brooklyn and Queens until moving to Manhasset in 1955. They lived in Manhasset for over 30 years before moving to Palm City, FL in 1988. They also had a home in Cutchogue, NY. Frank, his father, and two brothers owned and managed Hicks-Costarino Waste Paper Company, a company founded by his father and grandfather. Hicks-Costarino was a pioneer in paper recycling. 

Frank was an avid golfer, who on his 75th birthday scored a 75 at the TPC Course Sawgrass. He also enjoyed painting. Frank was predeceased by his brothers Andy and Judd and sisters Irene and Mary Anne. Eileen Costarino died in August, 1990. Frank married the former Corneila “Dolly” Dimarzo in October of 1993. He is survived his sons Tom (McCormick, South Carolina) and John Andrew (Indialantic, Florida.) and their wives, and son David. Frank also had on wonderful granddaughter Jennifer Anne, of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by Dolly and her two children.
Services are planned for one o’clock in the afternoon on 10 May at Saint John of the Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach, FL.

Lawrence W. Flynn

FiremanBuntingLawrenceFlynnLawrence W. Flynn of Manhasset passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was a 47 year member of Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department Co.#1. Served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1955-1962. 

Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Theresa (Bob) Braun, Diane (Mark) Martin and Steven (Cindy) Flynn. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Shawn and Jesse Martin; Courtney and Kevin Braun; Michelle and Aiden Flynn. Devoted great grandfather of Shianne and Caleb Martin. Sister of Dorothy Christmas. Also, survived by many nieces and nephews. [Read more...]