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Death Notice / Obituary

Thursday
May182017

Obituary - William J. Minerva

 

William J. Minerva, 97, died peacefully on April 27, 2017. He was a long time resident of Hauppauge and St. James, NY. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Michael and Antonia Minerva, Will was one of 11 children. He was a 1938 graduate of Boys High in Brooklyn, NY.He received a BA in Accounting from Long Island University. Will had a very distinguished career in the US Army, serving during WWII in the Army Corps of Engineers throughout Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during the war. He retired from the Armed Forces as a Lt. Colonel.

After serving in the Army, Will completed his college education and went on to work for the General Services Administration in both Washington, DC and then in NYC. Following a career in Federal government he went on to become Comptroller for the Town of Smithtown. Will was a member of the Sons of Italy Vincent Sellaro Lodge and the Knights of Columbus Holy Mother Mary Council, Smithtown.

Will was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ida Conquet Minerva. 
He is survived by his cherished daughter, Clarissa Minerva. Will is also survived by his beloved sister Angela Esposito, brother in law Rudy Conquet (Doris), and many devoted nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: AHRC Suffolk, 2900 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Smithtown  Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Smithtown. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family.  Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

 

Thursday
May182017

Death Notice - Emil V Orlando

 

Orlando, Emil V. Age 77 of Smithtown, NY passed peacefully on April 28.Beloved Life Partner of Penny Carroll. Loving Husband of the late Patricia. Adored Father of Lisa Lang, Nancy (Kevin) O’Neil & James (Dara) Orlando. Cherished Grandfather of Kelly, Jim, Morgan, Taylor, Kaylee, Kierin, Kennedy & Kyla.Devoted Brother of Theresa, Mary, Louise, Doris & James. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Smithtown. Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Smithtown. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

 

Thursday
May042017

Death Notice - Anna M Jarmaluk

 

Jarmaluk, Anna M. of  Smithtown, NY on April 24, 2017 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Alex. Cherished mother of Bonnie A. Borella and Patricia, Damers. Adored Grandmother of Amy, Michael, Tracy, Steven, Kelly, Jennifer and Thomas. Loving Great Grandmother of Ryan, Dylan, Vincent, Guiliana, Sean, Karina and two on the way. She is survived by many other family members and friends. Religious Service was celebrated at the funeral home. 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

Friday
Apr282017

Death Notice - Yolanda M. Napoli

 

Napoli, Yolanda M.,  81 of Smithtown, NY on April 3, 2017. Born on June 14, 1935 in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria Stella (Zitale) Buccheri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Napoli, on August 25, 2004. Yolanda is survived by her son, Edward L. Napoli Jr. and wife Corinna of New York and her grandchildren Edward Louis Napoli III and William Lamb Napoli, as well her sister Vera Oppedisano and her nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She had a lifelong interest in fashion and was employed in retail fashion sales until her retirement. She was a member of the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Smithtown since 1966. Yolanda was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a gentle soul who treated everyone she knew with kindness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, of Smithtown. Internment followed at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleums in Marlboro, New Jersey. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

Friday
Apr282017

Death Notice - Mary Ann Kovacs

 

Kovacs, Mary Ann of Dix Hills, NY on April 21, 2017 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of John F. Kovacs. Cherished mother of Theresa (Craig) Napodano, Barbara (Charlie) Kovacs’ Weizenecker and Andrew (Karlene). Adored Grandmother of  Jason (Susan) and Alexa (Justin), Johnny, Jake and Jesse. Loving Great Grandmother of Juliana. She is survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Church. 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