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Elizabeth Grant

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Wedding Announcement

On Saturday, September 26, Joe O’Rourke and Susanne Velasco were united in marriage. It was an intimate ceremony in Pelham Manor surrounded by their loving families.

The reception was held at an upscale restaurant, The Capital Grille in Manhattan, and it continued at The Rare View, a roof top bar adorned by the Empire State Building. A great time was had by all.

Joe and Susanne embarked on a Norwegian Cruise to Bermuda for their sublime honeymoon.

We are so proud of Joe, a New York City Firefighter stationed at Engine 63/Ladder 39. We are equally proud of Joe’s bride who works at Sloan Kettering Hospital. We wish Joe and Susanne many years of supreme happiness. All our love. — From Joe and Susanne’s families.

Elizabeth Grant with her daughter, granddaughters, and restaurant owner

100 years young

Elizabeth Grant celebrated her 100th birthday at Louis Seafood Restaurant with her family: her daughter Nancy Hughes and her grand daughter Frances Hughes. Rosemarie and Bob Moschetta, owners of Louis Seafood in Throggs Neck, had the pleasure of serving Elizabeth for the past 25 years.

The birthday celebration took place on Thursday, November 12, which was on her birth date. Birthday cheers for Elizabeth and wishes for many more years of good health.


Lawrence Charles Meyer, 68, formerly of the Bronx, died on Saturday, November 21.

Born in the Bronx on December 21, 1946, he was the son of Lawrence and Katherine Hughes Meyer. Larry served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was a New York City Police Officer in the 43, 48 and 23 precincts before he retired as an NYPD Detective.

Lawrence Charles Meyer

He was a member of Theodore Korony American Legion Post #253, Throggs Neck Memorial American Legion Post #1456, the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, and the Detectives Endowment Association.

On June 2, 1968, at St. Helena’s Church, he married Barbara Pilecki, who survives him. He is also survived by his daughter, Donna Frawley and her husband Patrick, Caitlin Frawley; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Meyer of Las Vegas, NV; and his niece, Theresa Meyer.

Notable Passing

Luigi Ferrara, 64, died in his home of heart failure on Monday, November 9.

Born in Italy, Louie was the eldest son of Mary and Angelo Ferrara. He is survived by his mother Mary, siblings Grace, Eva, Robert, niece Sandra and other family. Of the four Ferrara children, Louie had the softest heart and the hardest road, may he rest with God in peace and love.

Thank you

Joe O’Rourke and Susanne Velasco

The Little Sisters of the Poor and the residents of the Jeanne Jugan Home wish to thank everyone who attended or helped in any way to make our annual Christmas sale a success. We remain grateful for your continued support of our mission to the elderly.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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