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Death Notice / Obituary

Tuesday
Sep172019

Obituary Fred J. Ferri

Ferri, Fred J. of Smithtown, NY on September 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Ferri. Loving son of Fred N. and the late June Ferri. Cherished father of Edward “Teddy” Joy. Adored brother of Linda (Terry) Stein and the late Douglas Ferri. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Religious Service was celebrated at the funeral home. Cremation was private. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

Wednesday
Sep112019

Death Notice - Dena Pollina

POLLINA- Dena on September 5, 2019. Beloved wife of Chris. Loving mother of Christopher, Luke, Santino and Julianna. Dear sister of Steven (Katy).  Daughter of Mel Sandalis (Santa) and Judith Urce. Dena will also be dearly missed by her extended family and wonderful friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at  St. James R. C. Church, Setauket, NY. Private cremation followed. In Lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in honor of Dena to : Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center https://giving.mskcc.org/donate-now or to: Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund www.lcarescue.org Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

Wednesday
Sep042019

Death Notice - Thomas Calio

 

Calio, Thomas 99 of Lake Grove, NY passed on September 3, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Nadine C. Calio. Cherished father of JoAnne (Frank) DiMartino, and Paul (Virginia) Calio. Loving Grandfather of  Matthew (Sue), Christina, Andrew (Karen), Thomas (Jasmine) and great grandfather of Jacob, Preston, Noah, Julia, and Liana.He is survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Smithtown, NY. Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Smithtown, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family.  Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

Wednesday
Aug282019

Obituary - Patricia Ann Therese Kenny Henson

Patricia Ann Therese Kenny Henson (“Pat”) of Smithtown, New York, formerly of West Hempstead, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2019 of natural causes, just a few weeks shy of her 92nd birthday. Her sons Tom and Jim along with grandson Danny were with her at the time. 

The third of four children, Pat was born and raised in the South Bronx to Peter and Tess Kenny. By her own admission, and too often affirmed by her children, a better athlete than cook, she grew up in the shadow of the old Yankee Stadium playing softball to the point where she drew interest to play professional baseball during the World War II era. She not only excelled on the ballfield but in the classroom as well, skipping two grades during her middle and high school years. 

She nonetheless went to work in the family’s restaurant supply business upon graduating high school, doing so for several years until she met and married her husband of nearly fifty years Bill, a veteran of WW II and Korea. Ultimately settling in West Hempstead and St. Thomas the Apostle parish, together they raised seven children. During those years, she decided to return to school, earning her nursing degree at night. Ironically, she never pursued a nursing career but found her skills unexpectedly called upon when her husband was afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis, caring for him for more than two decades until he predeceased her in 2002. 

In addition to Tom and Jim, Pat is survived by her sons Bill, Mark, Peter, Paul and daughter Kathleen along with their seven spouses. Pat had 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Carmen and numerous cousins, nieces, 

nephews, and friends. 

Feisty, irreverent, quick of wit, and never lacking an opinion or the willingness to share it, Pat Henson truly was in a league of her own. She leaves a strong family legacy and will be sorely missed.   

Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Smithtown, NY. Cremation followed at Washington Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

Tuesday
Aug132019

Obituary - Gus Cherson

Cherson, Gus 86 of St. James, NY passed away peacefully. Gus was the proud owner of Gus’s Coffee Shop in St. James, NY. They Shall Not Be Forgotten. Proud Veteran United States Air Force Korean War. Cherished uncle of Matthew Karhan. Loving cousin of Ariadne (Jim) Argent. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Religious Service was celebrated at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption. Interment followed at MT. Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home of Smithtown. Online guest book at www.hawkinsanddavisfh.com