Obituaries

Obituary: Michelle ‘Mickey’ Prendergast
Obituary: Michelle ‘Mickey’ Prendergast
News Terence M. Cullen 5/16/2013 at 3:51PM

Michelle “Mickey” Prendergast (nee Caputo) passed away on Wednesday, May 15. She was 59. She is remembered for her ability to make people feel welcome and find the good in them, said her husband, Mark J. Prendergast, professor at St. John’s University. “She always had a smile, a joke, a story and a touch on [...]

Frank Macchiarola, former New York City schools chancellor, dead at 71
Frank Macchiarola, former New York City schools chancellor, dead at 71
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 12/19/2012 at 5:22PM

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola died on Tuesday, December 18, announced St. Francis College, his alma mater, where he served as president for 12 years, beginning in 1996. As president, Macchiarola would continuously go through student transcripts, looking to help those that seemed to be struggling and to reward others who [...]

Obituary: Judge Lawrence V. Cullen
News Queens Courier Staff 11/28/2012 at 9:37AM

The Honorable Lawrence V. Cullen died in the early hours of Sunday, November 25 in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 64. He had battled multiple myeloma for several years. He is survived by his wife, Malgorzata “Margaret” (nee Zysk), and two children, Anya Sinead, 17, and Patrick Lawrence, 15; in addition [...]

Obituary: Carol Elizabeth Brostek
Obituary: Carol Elizabeth Brostek
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2012 at 12:21AM

Carol Elizabeth Brostek of Flushing passed away on Friday, November 9. Beloved wife of Joseph for 56 years. Cherished mother of Jeanne Altenau of Eastchester; the late Brian; Carol Benedetto and husband Paul of Massapequa; Gerard and wife Catherine of Merrick; and Annemarie Brostek Martines and husband Peter of Port Washington. Brostek was adored by [...]

Obituary: Elena Jackson Atlas
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 11/18/2012 at 4:18PM

Elena Jackson Atlas of Rego Park and Sarosota, Florida, passed away on November 10 at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Anthony. She is survived by her son Seth and his wife Clare and her son Cliff and his wife Laura. Three grandchildren, Emily, Elizabeth and Benjamin also survive. A graveside service [...]

Obit: Reverend Monsignor James P. King, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish
Obit: Reverend Monsignor James P. King, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 8/12/2012 at 12:18PM

Reverend Monsignor James P. King P.A., of Douglaston, passed away on August 1. Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish, and Vicar General Emeritus, Diocese of Brooklyn. Son of the late James and Margaret King. Brother of the late Joseph King. Survived by his sister-in-law Mable King, his niece Barbara (Kevin) O’Connor, his nephews Thomas (Patricia) [...]

Saying goodbye to Marvin Hamlisch
Saying goodbye to Marvin Hamlisch
News Alexa Altman 8/08/2012 at 3:14PM

Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and screen composer who scored countless cultural masterpieces such as “A Chorus Line” and “The Way We Were,” passed away at the age of 68 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with an illness. Hamlisch was one of the few entertainers to obtain the coveted EGOT – winning an Emmy, [...]

Obituary: Carmen E. Pierce
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 7/29/2012 at 6:41AM

Carmen E. Pierce passed away on July 10. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother of Joseph, Patricia West and Darren. Proud grandmother of Jessie West. Arrangements were handled by the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home in Whitestone. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Fidelis R.C. Church. Interment was at Mt. [...]