KIRBY - Beatrice L. (nee Wakefield), of Smithtown, passed away surrounded by her loving family. Beatrice was a retired Real Estate Broker. She was the founder of the Smithtown Girls Athletic League and was inducted into the first class of the Smithtown High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Beatrice was also the 1969 Suffolk County Ladies Bowling Champion. Beloved wife of James E. Kirby Sr. (retired Suffolk County Commissioner of Social Services). Loving mother of Kelley Bowman (Edward) and the late James E. Kirby Jr. (Linda). Cherished grandmother of Allison and Jimmy. Devoted sister of Lillian Munro and predeceased by 11 other siblings. Visitation was held at Fives Smithtown Funeral Home, 31 Landing Ave. Smithtown. Religious Service was held Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown. Burial followed at Smithtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, 175 East Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787
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PETRUCCI - Anthony J., age 80, of Middle Island, formerly of Brentwood, passed on December 29, 2014. Devoted FDNY Firefighter and former Marine. Beloved husband of Rosemarie. Cherished father of Thomas (Cheryl), Anthony (Holly), Janice (Rick) Singer, Joseph (Stacey) and Stephen. Adored grandfather of thirteen. Loving great-grandfather of five.. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s RCC. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com
Krummenacker, Albert B. Jr.-Age 80- of Riverview, Florida.-Formerly of St. James, LI. -On December 21, 2014. Cherished Husband of Lois. Loving Father of Kurt (Cynthia), Ken, & Karen. Beloved Grandpa of Kyle, Kurt Jr., Kathleen, & Alexandra.- Friends may call at St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Rd.; St. James. Friday 2-4; 7-9. Funeral Mass Saturday 10am at Sts. Philip & James Church. Interment following at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Mr. Krummenacker ’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Krummenacker’s Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James.
GRAMMATICO - Josephine age 97 of Smithtown, NY passed away on November 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony. Cherished mother of Marie (Anthony) Neglia. Loving Grandmother of Anthony Neglia and Great Grandmother of Matthew Neglia. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Christ the King R. C. Church, Commack, NY. Interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com
FIOCELLA -Albert of Mt .Sinai, NY and formerly of Hauppauge, passed away on December 12, 2014 at the age of 93. He was the beloved husband of Elaine Borrosh (nee Maggi). Albert, a devoted and loving father was preceded in death by his two daughters Nancy and Luanne and his first wife Anne Novak. He is survived by his daughter Jane (Arthur) Lane, granddaughter Eva (Tim) Lovelock and great grandson Charles .He was a loving stepfather to Alicia (Kevin) Murray and cherished step-grandfather of Ryan and Emily. The youngest of thirteen children, Albert was a dear brother to Rose Laria who survives him, and cherished Uncle of Joseph Laria, Dorothy Robbins and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Albert was a patriot and proud WWII Navy veteran. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served on the USS LCI 492 in the first wave of the invasion of Normandy (Omaha Beach) and received the French Medal of Honor. After the war, he joined the US Naval Reserves and became a member of a Long Island Naval Club.. He also participated in many volunteer activities. Albert, who loved to sing, enjoyed entertaining our veterans at the Northport VA and did Volunteer work in the Heart Unit at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Smithtown. But his passion was volunteering relentlessly for Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc. where his daughter, Nancy, was a client. He lent his support in fund raising and where ever else he was needed. He was an active member of the Elks Club for many years and held various offices, including that of Chaplin at the Smithtown Elks. He also formed the Sperry retirement club “FART”(Friends After Retirement Together) and served as President of a Smithtown Senior Citizens Club. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Bellport Country Club and also enjoyed skiing until he was 75 years old. Albert held the position of Building and Grounds Supervisor for Sperry, whose operations were spread over 2.25 million square feet. Known as “Al Vic” atMwork, he retired in 1984 after 35 years of service. To know Albert was to love him. He had a very endearing personality and was deeply devoted to his family.. With a quick sense of humor and an uncanny ability for telling jokes, he loved to make people laugh. He truly will be missed by his family, many friends and neighbors. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com