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Mr. Alfonso A. DiMeo

08/18/192504/17/2018

DIMEO-Alfonso A., (92) on April 17, 2018.  Beloved husband of the late Nancy.  Devoted father of Albert (Danielle) and Christopher (Jennifer).  Adoring grandpa of Isabella, Julia, Alfonso Paul, Thomas, Julian Kai, Alexandra, and Avalina Rose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

Visitation: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Pinelawn Memorial Park - Farmingdale

Mr. Anthony F. Earley

02/20/192304/14/2018

EARLEY- Anthony F., 95, a long time resident of Garden City, NY died on April 14. The only child of Anthony F. and Ethel Mitchell Earley, he grew up in Brooklyn and Forest Hills, NY and raised his family in Garden City.  He was preceded in death by Jean Ann, his adored wife of 69 years.  Tony attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, Xavier H.S. in Manhattan and matriculated to the University of Notre Dame and joined Navy ROTC in Sept. 1941. His education was interrupted by WWII and at the age of 20 was the Officer in Charge of LCT 1047.  He and his crew participated in amphibious landings in Sicily and Anzio in Italy and in the invasion of Southern France.  After his discharge, Tony returned to Notre Dame to complete his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and in 1948, he married the love of his life,  Jean Ann Draffen who died February 2 this year.  Tony had three passions in life: Jean Ann, his children and Notre Dame.  Tony and Jean Ann had eight children, 23 grand children and 18 great grandchildren. In addition to their own kids, they embraced dozens of their children’s friends and never said no to one more friend to join them.  Tony was passionate about serving the University of Notre Dame; first leading local alumni groups and subsequently joining the Board of Trustees in 1977.  He served as Chairman of the Student Life Committee for a number of years, advocating for students as the institution became co-ed. At his death, Tony was a Trustee Emeritus of the University.  Tony spent his whole professional career in the textile business, first with his father’s firm, Pope & Earley and then as an EVP at Burlington Industries.  He subsequently co-founded the textile brokerage firm,  Chave & Earley which he ran until his retirement at age 80. Whether it was business or social contacts, Tony never had a bad word to say about anyone and almost anyone Tony met counted him as a friend.  He is survived by his children Tony (Sarah), Ellen Ashby,  Jeanne Appelt, Mary Klotman (Paul) and Jim (Doi). He was predeceased by his newborn sons John and Joseph, and his son, Bill who died in 2015. Known as Gramps to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he delighted in playing basketball, tennis, golf and skiing with them.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the      Anthony F. Earley ’47 Scholarship Fund at the University of Notre Dame. 

Visitation: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Service Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Holy Rood Cemetery - Westbury