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Monday October 12 - All Day
Columbus Day


Tia SophiaTia Sophia died yesterday at the age of 111. Some Elmont residents know Tia Sophia through the eyes and heart of her niece, Francina Roman.  It was just last Friday when Francina, with admiration spoke to me about her aunt.  Francina was emotional as she described Tia Sophia's role in her life “she ... she is my aunt ... we are planning her 112 birthday celebration next month,” and as if she knew something she continued “I hope she is still with us.”

There was a blending of love and celebration and pride and sadness in Francina’s eyes as she continued “My aunt", she said "is a proud lady and smart too." Francina recalls that Tia Sophia passed her citizenship exam during the Clinton presidency, well after her 90th birthday.  After listening to Francina you cannot miss the fact that Tia Sophia was a central figure in her life and someone who loved life and loved her niece.

Tia Sophia was born in the island nation of The Dominican Republic and was the longest living Dominican until yesterday.  Tia Sophia passed peacefully with Francina by her side.  The Elmont Online Community extends condolences to the Roman family.

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Elmont Online extends condolences to the Termini family on the passing of Carl Termini.  Carl was a member of the Elmont School Board and an advocate for Public Education.   Mr. Termini's viewing and service is scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Elmont Funeral Home.  Times are 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Clement Byfield, Honorary Member of the Jamaica Square Improvement League Board.  He passed on Wednesday December 22, 2010.   Details to follow.

UPDATE - Date Changed

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Clement Byfield, Honorary Member of the Jamaica Square Improvement League Board and community activist.  Mr. Byfield will be missed by the community.  He passed on Wednesday December 22, 2010, and his wake is scheduled for Wednesday, December 29 at 2 pm-5 pm and from 7 pm-9 pm at The Elmont Funeral Home 1529 Hempstead Tpke. Funeral Services for Mr. Byfield is at St. Vincent DePaul RC Church and begins at 9:30am on Thursday, December 30.

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."

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