Obituaries

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 [...]

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 [...]