Current Services

Mr. William R. Hennessy

06/27/193409/19/2018
Visitation: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
St. Charles Cemetery - Farmingdale

Mr. George F. Ollendike Jr.

07/31/194309/15/2018

George F. Ollendike Jr., 75, of Garden City, NY passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones.  George was born on July 31, 1943 in San Luis Obispo, CA on a military base where his father George Sr. served our country in World War II.  After graduating University of Scranton, he embarked in a career that spanned over 50 years in the Property & Casualty Insurance business.George is survived by his wife, Rose, of almost 50 years, his sons Chris and David and daughter Melissa.  As well as their spouses Deirdre, Kristen and Bo.  George celebrated the lives of his six grandchildren Grace, Conor, Kieran, Kate, Jack and Matthew.In lieu of flowers, donation suggestions in George’s name can be made to support Mollie's Fund or Folds of Honor.

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

Mrs. Mary A. McKay

07/08/192909/14/2018

Mary A. McKay of Garden City, New York died at home surrounded by her family, on September 14, 2018 at the age of 89. Mary was born Mary Kelly in Brooklyn, New York on July 8, 1929, the daughter of Michael and Mary Kelly, both immigrants from the Republic of Ireland.  Mary had one sister, Sister Theresa Kelly, R.S.M., her lifelong close companion and confidant through her last hour, and one brother, Reverend James M. Kelly, C.M. (now deceased).Mary graduated from Saint John the Baptist grammar school in Brooklyn, Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn, and The Teacher’s College of Saint John’s University, also in Brooklyn.  She met her future husband, John F. McKay (now deceased), over frog’s legs in a biology class at Saint John’s University.   Mary and Jack were married on May 7, 1955 at Saint John the Baptist Church and lived their early married years in the Brooklyn house in which Mary was born.  Mary loved and supported Jack in every way especially in his time of sickness that resulted in his untimely death on March 7, 2005.Jack and Mary had seven children, six of which were born in the Brooklyn house in which Mary was born and baptized at Saint John the Baptist Church: Michael McKay of Stamford, CT (Susan O’Connor); Mary Ann Enzweiler, of Raleigh, NC (Mark Enzweiler); Bernadette Olson of Plano, TX (James Olson); John F. McKay, III of Garden City, NY (Evelyn Seeler); Theresa Maguire of White Plains, NY (Kevin Maguire); Eileen Melody of West Hartford, CT (Douglas Melody); and Gerard who died in childbirth.  Mary rejoiced in the accomplishments of her children, communicated with them constantly by mail, phone and text, and unobtrusively supported them in every way.Mary and Jack had eighteen grandchildren: Michael, Caroline and William McKay; Tara, Thomas, Matthew and Luke Enzweiler; Philip, Lauren and Stephen Olson; Jack and Elizabeth McKay; Julia, Bridget and Kelly Maguire; and Luke, Daniel and Anthony Melody.  They also had one great grandchild: Felicity Enzweiler.   Mary tried hard to never miss an important event in the lives of her grandchildren even if distant or exhausting travel was required: graduations of all types, first communions, confirmations, musical recitals, plays, sports events, Scout ceremonies, and, more recently, engagements and weddings.  She communicated with each of them regularly by phone, e-mail, text or What’s App (she was a fluent I-phone user).  In the weeks before her passing, she (and her grandchildren) had the good fortune of being able to see each of her grandchildren as they each took time to visit and talk with her in the hospital or at home. Mary lived many places in her life: Ditmars Street in Brooklyn; Grove Street in Garden City; Elmwood Road in Louisville, Kentucky; Saint Paul’s Place in Hempstead; and Cherry Valley Road in Garden City.  Jack and Mary had moved to Louisville in 1971 in connection with Jack’s job.  It was one of the great adventures of their and their children’s lives.  Mary also spent all or parts of many summers when her children were younger at Neptune Walk, Breezy Point, New York, where she and her three then existing children escaped via rowboat from the floodwaters of Hurricane Donna in 1960. Mary was a life-long and devoted teacher.  She began her career at the Eagle Avenue School in West Hempstead.  Except for occasional substitute teaching roles, she retired from teaching for a time when her children were young but returned full-time to teach at St. Francis of Assisi School when she lived in Louisville, Kentucky.  While at Saint Francis she obtained her masters in education from the University of Louisville.  Upon her return to the Garden City area in 1981, she began working for Saint Thomas the Apostle Elementary School in West Hempstead and retired from there twenty-five years later.  Her great love was teaching first graders and those learning to read (including her own children and grandchildren).  Mary had the great insight to know that young children need to move to learn well so her classroom day was punctuated with young pupils marching up and down desk rows to the sound of music or alphabet songs. Mary was an avid sports spectator. She closely followed the fortunes of the Saint John’s University basketball team and the basketball teams for the colleges her children attended.  Mary loved to watch professional tennis. Even though she was very ill, she followed this year’s US Open almost to the end and was greatly disappointed when Roger Federer lost.  A number of Mary’s grandchildren played high school and college sports and she tried to attend at least two games or matches a season for each of them. Mary had many long-time friends: women who she went to high school and college with; fellow teachers; men and women who attended Saint Joseph’s Church; residents and staff of the Wyndham where she lived; book club and bridge team members. She brought people together.Mary was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and through her example fostered that faith in her children and grandchildren.  She attended Mass almost daily.  She taught most of her career in Catholic elementary schools.  She served as a Eucharistic minister and as a lector at Saint Joseph’s Church and visited with and brought Communion to the sick.    Mary had great heart.  She had issues with her physical heart for many years due to a childhood illness; as a result, she had to undergo a number of series surgeries and other painful and disruptive procedures. She endured all of them without complaint thankful for the miracles of modern medicine and the expertise and concern of her doctors at Winthrop University Hospital.  She bounced back from each stronger than before due to her own spirited determination to keep going. Truly, she fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.

Visitation: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Joseph's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Holy Rood Cemetery - Westbury

Mr. Theodore P. Andromidas

12/10/192609/12/2018
Visitation: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
The Cathedral of St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church - Hempstead
Cemetery: 
Greenfield Cemetery - Uniondale

Mr. Everett L. Vilander

11/09/191609/09/2018
Visitation: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
The Presbyterian Church in Garden City
Cemetery: 
Greenfield Cemetery - Uniondale

Mr. James Edward Sileo

06/01/195309/09/2018

SILEO- James Edward, (65) on September 9, 2018.  Cherished husband of Theresa.  Beloved father of Samantha, Nicole, and Stefanie.  Adored Pop of Carter and Jaxson.  He was loved by his family and friends and he will be greatly missed.

Visitation: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Place of Service: 
St. Anne's R.C. Church - Garden City
Cemetery: 
Private