Betty 2In Memoriam

March 24, 1915 ~ October 21, 2004
“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” (The Wizard of Oz, 1939). Remembering our Beloved Aunt Betty, (my mother since I was 2), in honor of what would have been her 102nd birthday.Betty was a wonderful person with a heart of gold and was greatly loved by all who knew her. She is deeply missed more than words could ever say. Have a very Happy Birthday in Heaven Aunt Betty. You were and always will be the very best! Watch over us until we’re all together again. You’re in our hearts forever. Love, Nephew Steve and John Henaghan-Roarty and the Kammerdener and Scardino Families.


William “Woody” Isaacs, age 83, passed away on March 04, 2017 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, Patchogue. Born in Queens, NY and a long time resident of Mastic Beach, Woody served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion, Arthur H. Clune, Post 1533, Mastic Beach and was retired from the Suffolk County Water Authority. Woody enjoyed gardening, traveling, collecting Hess trucks, and was a Yankee fan. Predeceased by his daughter, Alison, Woody is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-seven years; Dolores, loving children; William (Annette) Isaacs of Shirley, Theresa Isaacs of Binghamton, NY, Robert (Laura) Isaacs of Mastic Beach, adoring grandchildren; Jennifer Johanson of Shirley, Richard Brennan of Upstate, NY, Robert Isaacs of Mastic Beach, and cherished great- grandchildren; Thomas and Patrick Bedell of Shirley. Family and friends gathered for visitation at Davin’s Funeral Home, Mastic. Services were held by American Legion, Post 1533, Mastic Beach. Wake Prayers were offered by Msgr. John Heinlein of St. Jude’s R C Church, Mastic Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Jude’s R C Church, Mastic Beach with Fr. John Ryan officiating. Interment followed with Full Military Honors at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.

FILOMENA LEONE, 89, of Mastic Beach, died at her residence on March 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Filomena was born in New York and was a seamstress. She was honored to be part of the Gold Star Wives and was very involved with the DAV and volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital. One of her favorite things was to collect and distribute gifts, especially at holiday time, to disabled and sick veterans. She enjoyed playing Solitaire and Gin Rummy, loved the musical sounds of Frank Sinatra and the Big Band Era. She was a great cook, a talented seamstress and always enjoyed traveling. She will be sorely missed by her canine companions Max and Abby. The love of her life, her husband Rocco, passed in 1958; she never remarried. She was the loving mother of Jessie Mendolia, Frances Gibilaro and Lucille (Tom) Schneider; the beloved grandmother of James, Melissa, JoAnne, Stephanie, Christopher and David; and great grandmother of Kayla, Matthew and Christoffer. Family and friends were received at Roma Funeral Home in Shirley. Wake services were conducted on Friday by Deacon John Gagliardi of St. Jude’s RC Church where a Mass was offered Saturday. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.

Walter Berliner, 79, of Mastic, died at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on March 14, 2017. Walter was born in Hamburg, Germany and served honorably in the United States Army. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for Larry Citerelli Construction. He loved to work with his hands and was an accomplished craftsman. His favorite hobby was to build model motorized boats. He enjoyed the musical sounds of country music, gardening, and loved being outdoors. He is survived by his loving children Barbara (John) Dalley and Walter. He was the cherished grandfather of Jonathon, Anthony, Savannah and Jonah. He was the beloved brother of Linda and Tommy Coady and uncle of Charity and Brianne. A private cremation took place under the direction of Roma Funeral Home in Shirley.

CHARLES J. FULLER, 87, died at the Long Island Veteran’s Home in Stony Brook on March 17, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and had served honorably in both the Army and the Navy during World War II. He was a substance abuse counselor and spent his life helping people recover from addiction. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He is survived by his daughter Lucille (Nicholas) Coletti and his stepdaughter Brooke Harvey. He was the grandfather of Nicholas. He was preceded in death by his sister Rosemary Friedman. He is the loving brother of Doris DeRosa, Helen Miranda, Matthew, Walter, Samuel, Robert, Gerald and Linda Snizek. Family and friends were received at Roma Funeral Home in Shirley on Monday and Tuesday. Interment took place on Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.

THOMAS P. CORACI, 64, of Mastic Beach, died after a long battle with his illness at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on March 17, 2017. Thomas was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was a Supervisor with the William Floyd School District where is worked for the past thirty-seven years. He loved fishing, camping, traveling andgoing on cruises. He was a good cook, enjoyed making birdhouses, playing games, gambling, cards, and playing Candy Crush. He was a fan of the Beatles, Aerosmith, Elvis, Naked & Afraid, Duck Dynasty, Alaskan Bush People, Walking Dead and 48 Hours. He was a good natured jokester/prankster and gave the thumbs up sign in every photo he took. He was a big man with a heart of gold. He is survived by his loving wife of ten years Donna. He was the beloved father of Thomas, Niamarie, Brittani and Jeana and grandfather of Gia. He was the cherished brother of Paul (Kristine), Louise (George) Lorme, Pauline (Jerry) Wallace, Mary Buckley and Judith Coraci. Family and friends were received at Roma Funeral Home in Shirley on Tuesday. A Mass was offered at St. Jude’s RC Church on Wednesday and interment took place at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.


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