Former Community Board 2 district manager Dolores Rizzotto passes away


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Dolores Rizzotto, former district manager of Community Board 2 for more than 15 years, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, according to CB2 chair Joseph Conley.

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Priscilla Morgan, founding board member Noguchi Museum, passes away


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Photo by Sara Wasilausky, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York

Priscilla Morgan, a long-time supporter of the arts and a founding board member of Long Island City’s Noguchi Museum, has passed away.

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Obituary: Michelle ‘Mickey’ Prendergast


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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 […]

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Frank Macchiarola, former New York City schools chancellor, dead at 71


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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 […]

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Obituary: Judge Lawrence V. Cullen


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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 […]

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Obituary: Carol Elizabeth Brostek


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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 […]

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Obituary: Elena Jackson Atlas


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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 […]

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Obit: Reverend Monsignor James P. King, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish


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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) […]

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Saying goodbye to Marvin Hamlisch


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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, […]

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Obituary: Carmen E. Pierce


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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. […]

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Dr. Anne Attura Paolucci — author, scholar, professor


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Anne Paolucci

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 […]

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Dee Richard, community newspaper icon, dead at 86


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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 […]

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Vincent James Marciari


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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, […]

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