Obituaries For The Week Of May 19



Nikhil Sekaran, a loving son, brother, relative and friend who lived his life with curiosity, passion, kindness and a spirit of adventure. A long time Manhasset resident and a graduate of Manhasset Public Schools class of ‘02 and Vanderbilt University, Nikki spent his professional career in the fields of international affairs, corporate law, software marketing and e-commerce. He loved to travel and had a deep appreciation for international culture. We will forever cherish Nikki’s generous and kind-hearted nature, and his fearless quest for personal improvement.  May his soul forever rest in peace, and continue to inspire our lives.


Eugene Steven Tesoriero “Tes” of Great Neck, died on May 7, at age 59. After six year battle with Early on set Alzheimers, he passed away from complications of COVID-19. He is survived by his loving wife, Lori and stepchildren Kimberly Barresi (Mike) and Michael Klein; Beloved Brothers Mark (Suzanne) and Ricky (Karen); many adored nieces, nephew and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Ann and Eugene. Private Service and Interment was held at Dodge Thomas Funeral Home and Brookville Cemetery.

Janice Josephson of Great Neck passed away on April 22.  She was 96 years old.

She is survived by her three children, Ken Josephson of Peoria, AZ, Ellen Vargyas of Washington D.C. and Warren Josephson of Short Hills, NJ; her daughters-in-law Susan Josephson and Jill Brenner, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her husband of 64 years, Charles, passed away in 2010. The family asks that condolences be sent to her daughter Ellen at and that any donations be made to the Northwell Health Hospice Care Network at


Anne Capobianco (Guiffre) passed away on April 30. Born in Manhattan, Anne graduated early from Girls’ Commercial High School in Brooklyn before moving to Port Washington in 1961 to raise her family. She loved cooking, reading, gardening and knitting. Her sense of humor and determination will be missed. Anne is predeceased by her husband (Ralph), two brothers and daughter (Anne Ressa). She is survived by one sister, Maria Presti; two sons, Anthony (Debby) and Steven Capobianco; and granddaughters, Elise and Kathryn Ressa. Donations in Anne’s memory can be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Breadline.


Theresa Coraci, 85, of Albertson, passed away on April 14. Beloved wife of 64 years to James. Loving mother of Christine Coraci Bennett (Tom), Peter Coraci (Stacy), and Anthony Coraci (Jeanne). Cherished grandmother of James and Anthony. Dear sister of Flory (Robby), Monte (Marie), Philly (Ann), Mary (Charlie), and Frank (Josie). She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, she was our angel on earth and now she is watching over us. Due to the pandemic, a private burial was held at St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.


Mary Louisa Schenck “Mary Lou” of Oyster Bay, on May 5, age 88. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of the late James Jr. (Linda), Brian (Susan), Kenneth (Patricia), Lindsay Fitzpatrick (John) and the late Leslie. Proud grandmother of 10 and special great-grandmother of five. Dear sister of Harold Sofield, Robert Sofield, Eleanor Hoban and the late Jane Verderosa. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Service and interment private at St. Patrick Cemetery.


Gloria Fontanarosa Gioia, devoted wife of predeceased Michael, mother of Louis and predeceased daughter Mary Ann, grandmother of Melanie and Martin Hoops, Amy Denby and Krisssie Cornwell, sister of Joseph and Rose Morocco, son-in-law Martin, great grandmother of Michael Hoops, Jack and Annie Denby, daughter-in-law Ellen, sister-in law Rosalia, brother-in-law Robert Morocco, and cousin, aunt and great aunt to many. Passed quietly in her sleep at the Massapequa Center Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Heaven awaits your great smile and laughter and your reunion with Mike, Mary Ann, Robert, Vita and Modesto and your mom and dad. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

Emily Grossman, 96, of Florida passed away on April 19. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of B. Christine Riggs (Robert), Joseph F. Grossman III (Laura), Kathleen Ann Sundberg (Lawrence) and Konrad Emil Grossman (Christine).  Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen Callahan and sister-in-law to Marilyn Grossman. A private burial was held at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

Minerva Kassinger, 88, of Bethpage passed away due to natural causes on on April 20. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Kassinger Sr. for more than 57 years. Loving mother of Kenneth Kassinger Jr. (Marguerite), William Kassinger (Heidi), Robert Kassinger (Nancy), and Valerie French (Kurt). Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Clark (David), Courtney Kassinger, Kristy Gething (Brandon), Stephen Kassinger, Brian French, Kimberly Kassinger, and Eric French. Adored great grandmother of Abigail Clark and Korbin Gething. Dear sister of Stephen Moddle (Lillian). The family had a private service at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. A memorial service at a later time. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

Giacomo Sanfilippo “Jack”, 92, of Bethpage passed away peacefully on April 18. His wife of 72 years and the love of his life since he was 14, Margaret was at his side. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rose, and brother Frank, his is survived by siblings Thomas, Salvatore and Marie (Tomaselli); his children Joseph, Michael and RoseEllen; his son- and daughters-in-law James Rugino, Linda and Nan; his grandchildren Aimee and Dominic Cuniglio, Christa and Felipe Perlaza, Michael and Edna Sanfilippo, Amanda and Justin Long, Ariana and Keith Doheny and Jake and Marissa Rugino. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.


Laura Annatelli, 87, of Wantagh passed away on April 27. Beloved wife of the late Giovanni. Loving mother of Vincenzo (Fernanda) and Teresa Cenzuales (Giovanni). Cherished grandmother of Giovanni Annatelli, Giuseppe Cenzuales and Giovanni Cenzuales Jr. Dear sister of Concetta Accardo, Yolanda Scurto and Salvatore Scardamaglia. The family had a private entombment at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.


John Galanoudis, 85, of Farmingdale passed away on April 23. Beloved husband of the late Stina Galanoudis for 54 years. Cherished father of Ike, Steven and Peter. Loving Grandfather of Johnny, Anthony, Giana, Lila, Dino, Zoe and Zach. Dear brother of the late Michael Galanoudis. Due to the pandemic, the family had a graveside service at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

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