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Obituaries December 8, 2016  RSS feed

OBITUARIES

JOHN R. REILLY died on Sunday, December 4, at the age of 79. He was the beloved father of Michael Reilly, Robert Reilly, Dennis Reilly and Jennifer Reilly, cherished grandfather of Tristan, Olivia, Wadee and Isara, loving brother of Catherine O’Keefe and the late Jean Dee and Patricia Reilly and dear uncle of Patricia Dee, Stephen O’Keefe and Michael Dee. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired FDNY firefighter who was assigned to Engine Company 291 and Ladder Company 140. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, December 9, at St. Mary’s Church, Woodside, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

SOPHIE JAKLITSCH of Glendale died on Saturday, December 3, at the age of 93. A native of Germany, she was the devoted mother of Crystal Lipp, Marlene Pepe and Ingrid Savignano and daughter of the late Anton and Theresa Kuetln. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Sacred Heart Church, Glendale, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, under the direction of George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale.

ELLI MODONAS died on Friday, December 2, at the age of 84. She was the wife of the late Apostolos, loving mother of Kathy Malafis, Denise Siklas and Nick Modonas, cherished grandmother of Vasilios, Apostolos, Barbara, John and Elliana, great-grandmother of Elias and dear sister of Maria Lukas, Anastasia Billis, Persafoni Kostakis, Lazarus Chatis and Glykeria Zokos. A Divine Liturgy was offered on Monday, December 5, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Jackson Heights, followed by interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

BERT M. OVEREEM died on Friday, December 2, at the age of 64. A native of New York, he was the devoted father of Catherine, Jennifer, Jessica, Bert Jr., Tiffani, Brittani, Rebecca and Joseph Overeem, son of the late Herman and Catherine Overeem and loving grandfather of Brianna Overeem, Daniela Samluk and James Leskody. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Brigid Church, Brooklyn, followed by interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, under the direction of George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale.

ELENA LUPU of Long Island City died on Sunday, November 27, at the age of 91. A native of Stoenesti, Romania, she was the wife

of the late Mihai Lupu and devoted mother of Veronica Lupu and Vasi Lupo. She is also survived by one grandchild. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by Reverend Protos Chesaric Bertea, followed by interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

SAM V. SYRGAIOUS of Ridgewood died on Friday, November 25, at the age of 41. A native of Assiut, Egypt, he was the loving son of Victor Tanious and Fawzia Mesak and dear brother of Atef Tanious and Victoria Tanious. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood,

followed by interment at Meadowvale Cemetery, Brompton, Ontario, Canada.

FRANCISCA A. VALDEZ of Maspeth died on Friday, November 25, at the age of 88. A native of Guayaquil, Ecuador, she was the devoted mother of Walter Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Elba Rodriguez and Martha Llerena and dear sister of Bella Valdez and Netty Luna. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood.