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Death Notice / Obituary

Tuesday
Mar192019

Death Notice - Fred Abugel

 

Abugel, Fred age 89 of St. James, NY passed on February 11, 2019. He was the beloved father of Denise Wanser (Joseph), and Christine Corday (Eileen). Loving grandfather of Erica Tevis and Great Grandfather of Gabriel Tevis, Eugene Branigan, and Geneve Branigan. In addition Fred leaves his loving partner, companion and friend Marie Ciulla of 15 years. 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. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

 

Thursday
Mar142019

Obituary - Jacob J "Jack" Young

 

Young, Jacob  J. “Jack” of Smithtown, Long Island, NY, passed away on February 23, 2019. Jack began his career as an Airline Manager of Braniff Airways & became the International Airline Manager of South African Airways at JFK Airport.  Having graduated from Farleigh Dickenson University, he was a global world traveler along with his beloved wife, Lucy, during their 59+ years of marriage.  Surviving, besides his wife, are his four children:  Brian (Anne) of Great Meadows, NJ; Cheri (Richard) Gostic of Wading River, NY; Karen Halber of Manorville, NY and Leslie (Geoff) Young Whitfield of Lincoln, England. Jack cherished his nine grandchildren:  Katelyn, Michelle and Cari Gostic; Adam, Jillian and Stephanie Young; Catherine and Sarah Whitfield and Matthew Halber. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Besides being a wine connoisseur, Jack loveera and was an avid NY Yankee fan.  Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Kings Park, NY, Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery Farmingdale, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family.  Online guest book at www.branchfh.com followed by burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery Farmingdale, NY.  

Monday
Mar112019

Obituary - John Navas

Navas, John a retired Operating Engineer, proud Union member and a 24 year resident of Chandler, AZ died from an extended illness on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Before moving to Arizona John lived and raised his family in Commack, NY. John is survived by his wife Joan Navas, his children Joan Scheffner, Patricia Biancaniello (Tom), MaryAnn Navas, John Navas (Devra), Raymond Navas (Patti) and Anthony Navas (Krista). He is predeceased by his twin brother Roger Navas and his daughter Kathleen Navas. On June 23, 1951 he married Joan his childhood sweetheart. John was a devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by friends, family and all those who knew him. A visitation will be held from 5:00- 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015 with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary, 1562 East Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85204. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 3450 West Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85249. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 1562 East Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ. Memories and Condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.queenofheavencatholicmortuary.comArrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary. 

Sunday
Mar102019

Obituary - Marie T Zipf MD

 

Zipf, MD, Marie T. Age 92 of Smithtown, NY passed on February 20, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Harrington. Cherished mother of Thomas Harrington, James Harrington, John Harrington, and Mark Harrington. She is survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass Service was celebrated at  St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Smithtown, NY. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

Sunday
Mar102019

Obituary - Patricia M Dray

 

Dray, Patricia M., a longtime resident of Smithtown, NY on February 22, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Martin Dray. Loving mother of Mary Anne (Jack) Haskins, Michael (Tina) Dray, Peter (Carol) Dray and Norine (Gene) Lamb. Cherished grandma of Erica, Brian, Peter, Teal, Laura, James, Jillian, Martina, Michael, Daniel and Allison. Adored great grandma of Jaylin, Ryleigh, Jax, Maxwell, Leighton and Cru. Dear sister of Jean McKenna and Lawrence Magilligan. She is survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Smithtown, NY. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com