Obituaries

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Thomas Reynolds on May 4, 2018.

Tom left this life on May 4th 2018 to join his parents Kathleen and Tom, his brother Michael and many great friends in heaven.
Born on the westside of Manhattan to Irish immigrant parents he graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School,Manhattan College, NYU Graduate School and Downstate Medical Center. He had a very diverse career in education, photography, investment research and physical therapy, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Tom loved the Heights and was a resident for over fifty years . He always enjoyed its diversity and the ease of access to the great culture that surrounded it. He loved classical music, Broadway plays and classic movies. He attended Lincoln Center and the Metropolitain often but also enjoyed a classic movie at the senior center.
Tom enjoyed a perfect martini or two, a nice bottle of wine and a great meal. He quietly contributed to numerous charities and greatly appreciated the generosity of his friends and neighbors in the community in his final days.
 
Viewing will be on Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm
 
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday May 10, 2018 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church located at 55 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn, New York. Private Cremation to Follow.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Daniel Arteaga on May 5, 2018

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2018 Between the hours of 2:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00pm

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday May 9, 2018 with an 11:00am Mass Time at Sacred Heart Mary of Nazareth Church.

Cremation to follow at Greenwood Crematory, located in Brooklyn, New York.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Iris Elizabeth John, on April 23, 2018.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 30 2018 at 10:00 AM  at St. Pauls Church Located on Court Street.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Elisa Maldonado, on April 21, 2018 

Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 between the hours of 4:00-8:00pm . 

Chapel Services will begin at 4:30pm.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Mario Nieves Ruiz. 

Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday,  April 19, 2018 between the hours of 2:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00pm 

Interment Services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00am 

Interment to follow at Rosehill Cemetery, Located in Linden, NJ 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Iyanya Ukpong,  on March 24, 2018  

Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 between the hours of 3:00-8:00pm

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 with a Final viewing beginning at 9:00am until 10:00am

at First Baptist Crown of Crown Heights, located 450 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY. 

Services will begin at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Interment to follow at Cypress Hills Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, New York

 

 

Jean Torell Hughes, Long Time LICH Director of Business & Community Health and Member of Many Health Boards, Passed Away at 73

 

Jean Torell Hughes, former Director of Business and Community Health for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and an executive in its Nursing Department for over 40 years passed away March 25, 2018 after a long illness. Near the end of her LICH career, the Brooklyn Heights resident’s many accomplishments were chronicled in a two-part series published in the Brooklyn Heights Press.

 For twenty-five years, Jean served as LICH’s Director of Business and Community Health. She developed many programs that actively promoted health and wellness for Brooklyn Heights residents as well as the larger community including employees of New York State courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York City municipal agencies, workers at Metrotech-based companies SIAC, Bear Stearns, J. P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Keyspan, and even at the ABC News headquarters in Manhattan. Jean was also in charge of the LICH health services outpost at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn.

 Much in demand, Jean ambitiously expanded the scope of her programs to include free health lectures by LICH physicians, free cancer screenings performed by LICH specialists in breast, prostate, skin, colorectal, head and neck, and vision screenings for children and adults.  She initiated Senior Health and Fitness Day, Asthma Alert Day, and Diabetes Awareness Day events before these were common. Jean also administered flu shots, performed blood pressure screenings at health fairs, and distributed health information at NY State courts and in the offices of both Assemblywoman Joan Millman and the late Assemblywoman Eileen Dugan. Her screenings became so popular and over-subscribed that Jean could often be found completing screening forms or processing PSA tests hours after the last person had left.

The daughter of an NYPD Detective 1st grade, Jean shared his feeling of responsibility for the communities they served. She had a warmth and love of people that contributed to her popularity. Perhaps one of her most appreciated roles was that of an ad hoc personal health advisor - helping explain what type of medical specialist to see or whether a visit to the Emergency Department was required. If a friend or colleague was headed to the LICH ER, Jean was often the one called. She would either meet the person at the Triage Desk or alert the ER staff when a patient was on route. She extended this VIP treatment to everyone - judges and housekeepers alike - and was credited with playing a major role in Brooklyn residents choosing LICH for their medical care.

Jean began her career at the LICH School of Nursing, graduating in 1964. She went on to work at LICH for over 40 years, serving as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse, head nurse and assistant Director of Nursing before being named Director of Business and Community Health. After her retirement, Jean continued to serve as Vice President of the LICH Guild, a fundraising board. She presented a gift of $80,000 from the LICH Guild to the School of Nursing in 2013 at what turned out to be the school’s final graduation.

Long Island College Hospital even played a role in Jean’s personal life. She met her devoted husband, Michael Hughes, in 1967 when he was a Brooklyn Law student visiting a patient. Years later, she gave birth to their son, Andrew, at LICH.

Jean served on the boards of many non-profit health organizations, sharing her medical expertise and counsel as a 20-year member of the American Lung Association of New York, the Brooklyn Arthritis Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and was a special advisor on children’s health for the former Brooklyn Heights YMCA at Joralemon Street.

A longtime resident of Brooklyn Heights, Jean is survived by Michael, her beloved husband of 45 years, adored son, Andrew, her wonderful daughter-in-law, Sarah, her much loved grandson, Andrew James, her brother, Arthur, sisters, Alexandra, Marie, and Patricia, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her family, Jean felt fortunate to have assistance and support during her illness from Dr. Daniel Ricciardi and his team, Michael’s extended family, and members of the Assumption Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary especially Father Joel, Mary Macchiarola and Annette Anglisano.

A memorial mass to honor Jean’s life will be held at Assumption Church at 55 Cranberry Street between Hicks and Henry Streets in Brooklyn Heights on Friday, April 27th at 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) and/or the Scleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org).

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Angelo Colangelo, on April 2, 2018 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 6. 2018 

Visiting Services will begin 8:00am - 9:30am 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Pauls Church, at 9:45am 

Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, New York 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of William R. Wheeler. 

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 between the hours of 1:00-5:00pm 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Angelina Albisano, on March 17, 2018. 

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018,  11:30am  at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, located in Farmingdale, New York. 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Pearl Petite Conanan, on March 16, 2018

Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, March 22, between the hours of 8:30am to 10:30am

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 22 with a 11:00am Mass at St. Pauls RC Church

Interment to follow at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Gregory G. DeJohn
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Charles F. Each
Licensed Funeral Director, Manager

Brooke Lynn Pesola
Licensed Funeral Director

Matthew J. Pinto
Licensed Funeral Director

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