Obituaries

Elsie Jane Blunt
Elsie Jane Blunt
Obituaries Jay Lane 9/28/2011 at 6:57PM

Elsie Jane Blunt of Flushing passed away on September 12 at the Long Island State Veteran’s Home in Stony Brook, N.Y. She was born in Long Island City and lived most of her life in Flushing. She had a distinguished career as a nurse in the U.S, Navy, serving during World War II, the Korean [...]

Cop, inspired by 9/11, dies in crash on 9/11
Cop, inspired by 9/11, dies in crash on 9/11
News Jay Lane 9/15/2011 at 1:28PM

Services for Officer Kevin Jessup, 25, tragically killed on 9/11, allegedly by a drunk driver, have been announced. Jessup, who was inspired to join the Force after the 9/11 terror attacks and had been with the 106th Precinct for about a year, was reportedly driving on the Southern State Parkway on Long Island with his [...]

Bonita Kasden
News 9/07/2011 at 12:00AM

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
News 9/07/2011 at 12:00AM

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 [...]

Maureen O’Riordan
News 8/25/2011 at 12:00AM

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 [...]

Helen Morelli
News 8/11/2011 at 12:00AM

Beloved mother and wife, Helen Morelli of Glendale, died last Thursday. She was 83. Morelli was originally from the Bronx and lived on University Avenue. She went to the Saint Jerome School and graduated in 1944. Morelli only attended high school for one year and then went on to work as a telephone operator for [...]

WILLIAM JOSEPH QUINN
News 8/02/2011 at 12:00AM

William Joseph Quinn passed away on July 27. Arrangements were handled by the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home. A monk’s funeral services were held at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Whitestone and burial was at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. Donations may be made to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.

EMILY PICCIOTTI
News 8/02/2011 at 12:00AM

Emily Picciotti of Fresh Meadows passed away on July 17. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael, the loving mother of Kenneth Schreyer, and the beloved grandmother of Charles and Angelica. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home in Bayside.

Marie B. Johnson
News 7/05/2011 at 12:00AM

Marie B. Johnson of Flushing passed away on July 2. She was the adored daughter of the late J. Edward and Marie B. Johnson; the cherished sister of the late Robert J. and J. Edward Johnson; and sister-in-law of Jean M. Johnson. Johnson was also the loving aunt of Robert (Ginny), Peter (Brenda), Stephen (Cathleen), [...]

Joseph A. Lane
News 7/05/2011 at 12:00AM

Joseph A. Lane of Flushing passed away on July 3. Lane was a Korean War veteran and retiree of the New York City Fire Department after 41 years of service. Devoted husband of Ann (née Montone) and loving brother of James and the late Thomas. He was also the adored uncle of Patricia Pohmer, Mary [...]