by Barbara Guarino Kruk

Mothers are those persons who carry us physically within themselves for nine months but hold us to themselves for eternity. Until you become a mother it is difficult to comprehend the bond between mother and child. From the moment a woman discovers she is with child, everything changes; not just her body, but her heart and mind. I love being a mother and now relish in the pride of being a grandmother. The unconditional love of a child and their innocent dependence on you are treasured gifts.
On October 26th, 2016 a beautiful light left this world with the passing of Louise G. Acciaccrelli. She was affectionately known as Cookie to family and friends. Cookie fought for a long time with her illness but was called home to Heaven on that fateful day. She was born in Brooklyn and then married the love of her life Arthur. They shared their love for each other for the past fifty-five years and grew their family of four beautiful children, Julie, Louise, Arthur and Fiore, with nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Louise “Cookie” Acciaccarelli was a loving mother to her four children and “Mom” to every other kid in the neighborhood. I know the kind of loving home her children were raised in because my son Matt was friends with their youngest son Fiore, a respectful child who grew up to be a wonderful young man.
She was the wife, soul mate, and friend to Arthur her loving husband. Many of you may remember him from the years he worked at Mastic Seaford. Artie, whom I’ve known for more than forty years, is a good man, adoring husband and devoted father. Together Artie and Cookie created a loving home for their family.
Cookie loved being around family and friends; she wanted to feed everyone and was a loving, caring woman. She loved to entertain and was the life of the party. Card games and going to the casino were some of her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed going to the beach and being at the seashore.
A good woman, a loving wife, mother, friend and mentor to countless children, the day Cookie Acciaccarelli died the angels welcomed her into Heaven.
Louise G. Acciaccarelli, age 75, of Shirley, died at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on October 26, 2016 after a long battle with her illness. Louise, who was affectionately known as Cookie, was born in Brooklyn and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, going to the beach, loved the excitement of going to casinos and playing cards. She loved being surrounded by family and friends, entertaining and was a mother to everyone. She is survived by her loving husband Arthur to whom she has been married to for the past fifty-five years. She was the beloved mother to Julie (Victor), Louise, Arthur (Shannon) and Fiore (Gabrielle). She was the adored grandmother of Philip, Vincent, Sonya, Tiffany, Victor, Corvette, Alayna, Anthony and Savannah and great grandmother to Gaspari and Summer. She was the cherished sister of Angela and Gloria. She will be sorely missed by her canine companion Lola. Family and friends were welcomed at Roma Funeral Home in Shirley. Wake services were conducted by Msgr. John Heinlein and a Mass was offered at St. Jude’s RC Church. Interment took place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriche.

Margaret Ann McCluskey, a local resident of Manorville for 40 years, passed away on October 10, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Peggy, as she was known, leaves behind her beloved husband Robert, loving children Margaret(Kieran), Kathleen(Christopher), Kasey and cherished grandchildren Meave, Saorise, Aisling, Christopher and Megan. Visitation was held at the funeral home. a Mass of Christian burial was held at St. John’s RCC. Peggy was laid to rest in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wesche Funeral Home Inc., Center Moriches.

Melodie Thomason Primus, age 49, of Center Moriches, passed away peacefully after a very valiant struggle with cancer on October 19, 2016. She was born in East Patchogue. She is survived by her husband Ronald Primus, son Benjamin, parents Winnie and Phil Thomason, sister Sheila Semander and brother David (Brenda) Thomason, six nieces and three nephews, also five great-nieces and five great-nephews and also many dear friends. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Sarah Autumn Primus and sister Cindy Hindelang. She graduated from Center Moriches High School, and Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. She worked in advertising and owned the store Inside out Home and Gardens in Bellport. Visitation was held at Wesche Funeral home on October 22, 2016. The family asks donations to Cycle for Survival.org in Melodie’s name for Sloan Kettering. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wesche Funeral Home Inc., Center Moriches.

Gian M. Russo, age 39, of East Moriches, passed away on October 22, 2016. He is survived by his loving parents, Joseph and Kathryn Russo, and his siblings, George, Virginia and Marietta Russo. He also leaves behind eight nieces and nephews and two great-nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Sinnickson’s Moriches Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at St. John’s RC Church in Center Moriches and interment followed to Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.

Carol A. Waters, age 62 of Mastic Beach, died suddenly at her residence on October 26, 2016. Carol was born in Babylon, New York and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Michael Waters and her son Robert P. Aliotta, Jr. Family and friends were welcomed at Roma Funeral Home in Shirley with a prayer service conducted by St. Jude’s RC Church. A private cremation took place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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