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Death Notice / Obituary

Monday
Feb072011

Obituary - Josephine Pettit

Pettit, Josephine Age 96 Of Stony Brook, NY Formerly of N. Bellmore, NY. On January 10, 2011Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Ronald (Paula) & Robert ( Christine). Devoted grandmother of Glenn, Lee, & Monica Thompson.  Cherished Great Grandmother of Lea, Kayla, Mia, & Tatiana.

Funeral Mass Service was celebrated at Sts. Philip & James RC Church.  Interment followed at Holy Rood Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donations to Good Shepherd Hospice

245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY, 11747

Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home and Vigliante family

190 East Main St., Smithtown, L.I., N.Y. www.branchfh.com

Monday
Feb072011

Obituary - Ann Loch

Loch, Ann age 84 of Smithtown, NY died on January 9, 2011.  She was the beloved wife of John. Cherished mother of Carol Loch and Linda Loch. Loving sister of Stella and Helen.

Religious Service was celebrated at the Branch Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home and Vigliante family

190 East Main St., Smithtown, L.I., N.Y. www.branchfh.com

Monday
Feb072011

Obituary - Dominick Lorusso

Lorusso, Dominick Age 87 of Smithtown, NY on January 29, 2011. Proprietor of PDQ Precision Parts formally located in Bohemia.  Beloved husband of the late Frances. Loving father of Frank(Maureen) and the late Peter and Catherine. Cherished grandfather of Andrea, Matthew and Cassandra(Brendon)

Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s RC Church Smithtown, NY

Entombment followed at Queen of All Saints Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home and Vigliante family

190 East Main St., Smithtown, L.I., N.Y. www.branchfh.com

Monday
Feb072011

Obituary - Annemarie Muller

Muller, Annemarie. Age 87 of Orange, Connecticut, formerly of Nissequogue,Long Island on January 30, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Hugo.  Devoted mother of Lisa (Salvatore) Iannello & Daniel (Talia) Muller.

Also survived by seven grandchildren Brian, Christopher, Philip, Salvatore Jr. & Michael Iannello, Elisabeth & Emily Muller.  Adored great grandmother of Braden & Dylan Iannello.

Religious service and entombment at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery

Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of The Branch Funeral Home and Vigliante family

190 East Main St., Smithtown, L.I., N.Y. www.branchfh.com

Monday
Jan172011

Obituary - Archer S. Drew Jr.

Archer S. Drew, Jr. ,  a long time resident of Smithtown, NY, passed away Saturday, 1/15/2011 at the age of 81.  Archer (Archie) grew up in St. Albans, Queens, and moved to South Ozone Park when he married.  He and his wife, Thelma (Cooper) of Corona, Queens, subsequently  lived in Springfield Gardens, for several years.   He and his family moved to Smithtown, NY in the early 60’s.  

Archer was an (Army) Air Force Veteran and experienced the trauma of the  desegregation of the armed forces while in service.  He later worked for the US Government and   retired from the Federal Government, Dept of Defense, with  30 years of service, the  recipient of several meritorious awards.

He was considered by some to be the bionic man having had both hips replaced as well as both knees replaced and a back disc fused.   Still he managed to umpire( USSSA)  a number of years, for Smithtown’s many softball leagues.   Well regarded in this capacity, Archer was known as a knowledgeable and fair umpire – He would throw any one out of the game, if so warranted, including spectators. 

As a sports lover, he was a participant as well as an observer, and an instructor.  Whether it was racquetball, or volley ball, he was a champion.  While president of the Smithtown Majors bowling league, he taught youth bowling sessions for the Town Recreation department, and participated in the parent and child leagues with each of his children.   He played basketball and softball  for St. Andrews Lutheran Church , in the Town Adult  leagues and then coached and managed teams in both sports for the church.

An active member of  St Andrews Lutheran Church , Archer served on the altar, and was also a  head usher and a counter as well as President of the church’s  Bowling League, and the Couples Club.  He was a long time member of the Smithtown Senior’s Golf association, the one sport that he could not claim as a “champion” although he did have a hole-in –one and managed to win a number of tournaments with great prizes!

Archer was a delight to know and beloved by many.  Endearingly called “crabby” by his oldest daughter, Joanne, the term caught on and others  affectionately termed him the “old crab” or “grouchy”   as  some  lovingly called him.   His activities included membership in  NAACP , and NARFE  (National Association of  Federal Employees),  OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Commission, ),and a volunteer with  SCMLK (Suffolk County Martin Luther King Commission .)

Pre-deceased by two daughters, baby Karin Elizabeth, and Joanne Michelle (Johnson), Archer is mourned by his wife of close to 60 years, Thelma, and sons- , Richard Michael/ spouse Maria Grace, Kenneth Edward /spouse Mary Ann,  and daughters  -Sheryln Liane/spouse Christopher Allen (McKittrick),  Kimberly Terese/spouse Charles Timothy (Council).   

 In addition to his children , he also leaves his loving grandchildren- Felicia (William Patterson), Ariana (Ed Mowton),  Tabitha Pearl (Johnson), Brittany Ann and Drew Archer (McKittrick),  Erick Jamel and Jade Elizabeth Michelle (Council), and great- grandchildren, Quadarius, and Santina (Patterson) and a host of beloved  in-laws, many family, and numerous friends. 

Donations can be made to:
St. Andrew’s Building Fund
30 Brooksite Drive Smithtown, NY 11787
Or
American Heart Association
Long Island Region
125 East Bethpage Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Reposing at The Branch Funeral Home

190 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787.  Visiting Saturday & Sunday 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM

Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Smithtown, NY

Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

 

www.branchfh.com