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Mr. James L. Purcell

07/29/192912/02/2017

PURCELL- James L.  It is with great sadness that the family of James L. Purcell, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Garden City, New York, announces that Mr. Purcell passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2017, at the age of 88.  He was born on July 29, 1929 to Joseph and Mary Purcell.  He was the brother to Bill, Joe, Mary and Bob.  He attended undergraduate school at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA., graduated from St. John's University School of Law, and obtained a Masters in Tax from New York University.  He was the beloved husband to Regina Purcell, his wife of 46 years.  A devoted father to his five children, Joe, Joan, Jim Jr. (wife Ann), Cathy (husband Jim) and Danny (wife Kristen), a loving grandfather to his 18 grandchildren, Joe, Amy, Brian and Jimmy (Purcell), Andy, Jimmy (Mencel), Tommy, Mike, Jennifer, Kathy, Kevin, Allison, Patrick, Emily, Seamus, Cole, Morgan and Kendall, and his two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Anna-Marie.  He was a highly regarded lawyer who dedicated his professional life to representing his clients to the fullest while staying true to what he believed was right.  In his career, he represented numerous large corporations in mergers and acquisitions, he served as trustee to numerous family trusts, he served on the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Sands when the company went public and during its expansion in Macau, he served for several years on the Board of Directors to Kings College, and he was lead counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation for the creation of Conrail, which at that time was one of the largest corporate transactions in the history of the United States.  His love of the law was instrumental in all five of his children deciding to follow him and Regina into the practice of law.  He was a partner in the firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP from 1964 until his retirement in 1999.  Abraham Lincoln stated: " In the end its not the years in your life that counts, it is the life in your years."  Mr. Purcell embodied this principle, and he clearly lived life to the fullest.  He will be remembered for his love and devotion to family, his strong faith in God, his unwavering commitment to charity and community, and the belief we all should help those who needed help, not because we were obligated, but because it was the right thing to do.  He always got more joy out of helping others than he did in doing anything for himself.  A kinder or more compassionate man will not be found.  He will be sorely missed by all of those who had the privilege to know him.  Memorial visitation December 15, 2017 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, Inc.  1201 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY.  Funeral Mass December 16, 2017 at  9:30am at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 130 Fifth Street, Garden City, NY.  The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to Sisters of St. Joseph at 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, NY 11717.   

Visitation: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:30am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Holy Rood Cemetery - Westbury

Dr. Luke K. LiCalzi

09/22/194912/10/2017

LICALZI- Dr. Luke K., M.D., age 68, of Garden City, NY and Southold, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 10, 2017.  He worked as a surgeon and mentor to many for 34 years at South Nassau Communities Hospital.  By his side, as always, was his wife Rita, who he met at a Chaminade dance when he was 17 years old, as well as his four children -David (Jessica), Daniel (Justin), Lauren (Michael) and Christine (Spencer).  He was a devoted family man who was completely adored by his five grandchildren: Benjamin, Lucy, Addison, Dylan, and Gemma.  They were truly the light of his life.  He is survived by his 94 year old mother Marie and siblings Greg Carol), Mark, Pamela (John) and Jackie (Jill) and many nieces and nephews.  He is pre-deceased by his father, Luke LiCalzi, and nephew 1st Lt. Michael LiCalzi, U.S.M.C. Luke recently retired after a decades long career in medicine and was the recipient of the 2016 Community Award at the South Nassau Communities Hospital annual Carnation Ball last November.  Luke joined South Nassau in 1982 and served as Director of the Vascular Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery since 1992.  He attended and graduated with honors from Albany Medical College of Union University in 1975.  He completed residency training in general surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1980 and a fellowship in vascular surgery at New York University Medical Center in 1982.  Even with his distinguished professional career, he most enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved gardening, reading, grilling/cooking, spending time in Southold, traveling, rooting for the Islanders and providing council and advice to his children, for which they will be eternally grateful.  He will be missed dearly by many.  In lieu of flowers, a fitting tribute would be to honor Luke with a contribution to South Nassau Communities Hospital's Emergency Department Expansion Campaign.  Donations can be made online at www.southnassaulifesaver.org or via check payable to South Nassau Communities Hospital, Development Department, P.O. Box 843, Baldwin, NY 11510.

Visitation: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Private

Mr. George R. Kaden

08/16/194512/06/2017
Visitation: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Calverton National Cemetery - Calverton

Mrs. Doris Helene Forster

04/02/192912/02/2017
Service Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Place of Service: 
Graveside
Cemetery: 
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery - Middle Village

Mrs. Patricia Ann Daly

02/15/194112/01/2017

DALY- Patricia Ann (76), long time Garden City resident on December 1, 2017.  Beloved wife of Dr. Robert W. Daly.  Loving mother of  Courtney Daly Caldwell (Christopher), and Kevin Daly (Dianne).  Adoring Gram of Jack, Reilly, Bridget, and Paige. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Mercy Medical Center, RVC. 

Visitation: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
St. Charles Cemetery - Farmingdale