Obituaries

Dr. Anne Attura Paolucci — author, scholar, professor
Dr. Anne Attura Paolucci — author, scholar, professor
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 7/21/2012 at 4:42PM

Anne Attura Paolucci, Ph.D., author, scholar, professor, passed away on July 15 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a short illness. Paolucci was the author of over 20 books of plays, short stories, novels, poetry and essays. In memory of her late husband, Dr. Henry Paolucci, she edited over 30 of his books. Her last [...]

Dee Richard, community newspaper icon, dead at 86
Dee Richard, community newspaper icon, dead at 86
News Queens Courier Staff 5/23/2012 at 12:03PM

Dee Richard, longtime columnist for the TimesLedger Newspapers, died Tuesday afternoon, May 22 in her Beechhurst home. Richard was widely known for her “Dishing with Dee” column. Her last column and photo page were submitted on Monday, the newspaper wrote. “When she wrote something it was the truth,” said her husband, James Darmos. She succumbed [...]

Vincent James Marciari
Obituaries Queens Courier Staff 3/14/2012 at 6:47AM

Vincent James Marciari passed away on Sunday, March 4. He was born in Kew Gardens and spent nearly all of his 92 years there. He was the youngest of eight children born to Dominic and Rose Marciari, who arrived in the United States at the turn of the 20th century from Calabria, Italy. “Vincent’s generosity, [...]

Elizabeth Delaney, stepdaughter of Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, passed away
Obituaries Michael Pantelidis 3/13/2012 at 4:10PM

Elizabeth Delaney, daughter of Angela DenDekker and stepdaughter of Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, passed away on Sunday, March 11. She was 27. Arrangements were handled by the Edward Lynch Funeral Home in Long Island City. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in East Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, the family has [...]

Former chair and district manager of Community Board 4, Richard Italiano, dies
News Queens Courier Staff 1/20/2012 at 3:42PM

Richard Italiano, former chair and district manager of Community Board 4, passed away last week. “Mr. Italiano’s passing leaves a great void in the heart of our community,” said Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “He was a dedicated public servant who worked diligently and tirelessly in the community; this was truly his life work.” “For decades, he [...]

Memorial held for Gerald Hart, former Margaret Tietz Center executive director
Memorial held for Gerald Hart, former Margaret Tietz Center executive director
News Queens Courier Staff 11/11/2011 at 4:15PM

The Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center held a ceremony on Thursday, October 27 in memory of former executive director Gerald Hart, who passed away suddenly at age 36. Margaret Tietz staff members, local officials and community members assembled to pay tribute to him. “The staff loved him and could not believe what a loss [...]

Alice Cardona, women’s rights activist, passes away
News Queens Courier Staff 11/02/2011 at 11:48AM

Alice Cardona’s (1930-2011) advocacy for women’s rights and bilingual education, as well as her efforts as founder of various organizations for Latinas, distinguished her in New York activist communities. She passed away on November 1 of cancer. Cardona was born on March 17, 1930, the first of nine children. Upon graduating from high school in [...]

Maureen Rita O’Riordan
Maureen Rita O’Riordan
Obituaries Jay Lane 9/28/2011 at 7:10PM

Maureen Rita O’Riordan of Beechhurst passed away on August 21 at Calvary Hospital, surrounded by her family. A native of Brusky Parish Co. Cavan, she was the loving wife of Connie O’Riordan, loving mother of Bro. Dan O’Riordan and Brian. Preceded in death by her brothers John, Hughie and Jimmy; sisters Bridget and Kathleen; and [...]

Bonita Kasden
Bonita Kasden
Obituaries Jay Lane 9/28/2011 at 7:02PM

Bonita, sister of Queens Courier contributor Cliff Kasden, passed away at age 63 of breast cancer. She was a retired teacher and the grandmother of seven. She was raised at the veteran’s co-op in Bayside, attended P.S. 46, J.H.S. 74, Francis Lewis High School and Queens College. Below is the poem Kasden wrote and read [...]

Anna T. Barra
Anna T. Barra
Obituaries Jay Lane 9/28/2011 at 7:00PM

Anna T. Barra of Flushing passed away on August 28. Beloved wife of the late Michael Barra Jr. Loving mother of Michael, John, Anthony and Joseph. Beloved grandmother of Julie, Lisa, Jillian and Joseph and great-grandmother of Madelyn. Arrangements were handled by the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home in Flushing. A Mass of Christian burial [...]