Stella Danielowich of Calverton died at home on June 2, 2002. She was 94.
Born in Manorville on March 9, 1908, to Antone and Anna (Karpiwicz) Tremski, she became a farmer's wife and enjoyed keeping her own garden.
Predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 1986, she is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Krukoski of Riverhead and Rita Hodun of Calverton; a brother, Ellis Tremski of Riverhead; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held June 5 at St. Isidore's R.C. Church in Riverhead, with Msgr. John Mirecki officiating. Arrangements were by F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Riverhead
Richard Harrison, 69, of Calverton died on May 31, 2002 at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson.
He was born in Calverton on June 1, 1932, to Edward and Helen (Buttonow) Harrison. He was a self-employed builder. He also worked for a time as manager of Riverhead Building Supply. He loved baseball and played on local teams.
His survivors include his wife, Rita (nÉe Danowski); two sons, Richard Jr. and Allen, both of Calverton; a daughter, Diane Harrison of Riverhead; two sisters, Dorothy Davis of Calverton and Patricia Waski of Riverhead; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas, and by his stepson, John Twomey.
Memorial services were held June 4 at St. John's R.C. Church in Riverhead and burial was at St. John's Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Riverhead.
Joseph Giacalone of Jamesport died at Central Suffolk Hospital in Riverhead on June 1, 2002. He was 79.
Mr. Giacalone was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 1, 1923, to Gasper and Mary Giacalone. An Army veteran of World War II, he was an military policeman and served as an interpreter for Italian prisoners of war. At the war's end, he accompanied prisoners back to Italy. The former East Meadow resident worked as a mechanic with the New York City Transit Authority, and for almost 20 years with Suffolk Transit in Brentwood. His wife of almost 58 years, Esther (nÉe Davidson), called him a "wonderful father and family man."
In addition to his wife, he leaves two children, Paul, of Riverhead, and JoMarie Argiros of Levittown; two sisters, Sally O'Connor of Stewart Manor, L.I., and Phyllis Dondero of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours were June 3 and 4 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck; funeral services were held there on June 5. Interment with military honors was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Mary Wright Harris
Mary Wright Harris of Calverton died in an auto accident on May 30, 2002 at Hampton Bays. She was 36.
She was born on July 3, 1965, in Riverhead to David and Miriam Wright. She was a nurses' aide at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson.
She is survived by her husband, Fernando Harris; two sons, Dy'Shawn Lamb and Wilbur Harris; her parents, David and Miriam Wright of Riverhead; three brothers, David, Elrod and Julian, all of Riverhead; one sister, Yolanda Gonner of Riverhead; and one grandchild.
Visitation was June 4 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Riverhead. Funeral services were held June 5 at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Riverhead, and interment followed at Riverhead Cemetery.
Herbert Owen Cassidy
Lifelong East End resident Herbert Owen Cassidy of Aquebogue died at home on Aug. 14, 2002 at age 71.
Mr. Cassidy was born in Greenport on June 8, 1931, to J. Herbert and Catherine (Murray) Cassidy. He attended school in Greenport and Southold, graduating from Southold High School in 1949. He attended Niagara University, then served in the Army during the Korean War. When he returned to Southold, he married Lorraine "Dayne" Alec of Riverhead in 1956 and they made their home in Aquebogue for over 45 years.
Mr. Cassidy was born to a farming family and worked in agriculture all his life. He spent most of his professional life as a produce buyer. He was an active member of the Jamesport Fire Department for 43 years and was very interested in sports, spending over eight years coaching CYO basketball for St. Isidore's School beginning in 1969. He coached both Pop Warner and the Police Athletic Football Leagues in the early 1970s. His volunteer work for St. Isidore's spanned 14 years. In 1996 he became a member of the Riverhead Town Conservation Advisory Council and remained active there until his death.
According to a family statement, he had a quick wit and a great sense of humor, "but will be most remembered for his devotion to his family, particularly his grandchildren."
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, James, of Fairfield, Conn., Timothy, of Aquebogue, Edward, of Mattituck, and Matthew, of West Hartford, Conn.; a daughter, Dayne Ann Fyvie of Millbury, Mass.; two sisters, Joan Corie of Northport and Ellen Cassidy of Michigan; and 12 grandchildren. His brother Thomas predeceased him in 1997.
A funeral mass was held at St. Isidore's R.C. Church in Riverhead on Aug. 19, and interment followed at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Riverhead. Arrangements were by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Riverhead.
Memorial gifts may be sent to East End Hospice, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, or the Jamesport Fire Department, Jamesport, NY 11947.
May Doroski of Riverhead died at Riverhead Nursing Home on Aug. 13, 2002. She was 102.
She was born in Southampton to Frank and Regina (Elash) Kruszesky on Nov. 22, 1899, and lived in Riverhead for 40 years. She belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Isidore's R.C. Church in Riverhead, the Riverhead Polish Independent Club and the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Josephine Kneski of Westhampton; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Theresa Jasinski, predeceased her.
Visiting hours were Aug. 15 at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service was held Aug. 16 at the funeral home, followed by burial at St. Isidore's R.C. Cemetery, Riverhead.
Sadie Goldberg, a 95-year-old former Riverhead resident, died at Exeter (N.H.) Healthcare on Aug. 17, 2002.
She was born on New Year's Day 1907 to Sam and Eva Turer in Woods Harbor, Nova Scotia. She lived in Riverhead for many years before residing in New Rochelle for 40 years.
She was predeceased in the mid 1960s by her husband, Jack Goldberg. They had no children of their own but, according to a family statement, she was "like a parent to her immediate family." She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service was held in Setauket on Aug. 20 at the Agudas Achim Cemetery of Temple Israel of Riverhead.