In memory of
Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas
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In memory of
Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas
Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas, 95 Exe. assistant at many S.I. schools; loving grandmother of five Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas, 95, passed away peacefully in her New Dorp home on Thursday, May 30, 2019. A native of the Bronx, Mrs. de Freitas was preceded in death by her husband, John C. "Lefty" de Freitas; her parents, Henry and Catherine Mooney, and her sisters, Aileen and Rita. Mr. and Mrs. de Freitas took up residence in New Dorp upon their marriage in 1956. Mrs. de Freitas graduated from Hunter College High School in 1941. Her first venture into business was with H. Newton Whittlesey and Company, a naval architect firm in lower Manhattan, where she met John. She later worked as an executive assistant to the principal at The Francis School, Todt Hill, and for 20 years as the executive assistant to the principal at St. Joseph Hill Academy in Arrochar. Mrs. de Freitas is survived by her children, Peter (Gail), of Chatham, N.J., Jane, of Cambridge, Md,. and Paul (JoAnne) of New Dorp; five granddaughters, Sarah, Rebecca, Sophie, Hannah and Emma, and cherished nieces and nephews. Her granddaughters were the light of her life. She reveled in their success in athletics, the arts, education and business. She stayed connected with her granddaughters by attending important events when she could, but always checked in through regular telephone calls, letters and spontaneous gifts. Rosemary was noted for clipping articles from the S.I. Advance, Mother Jones, New York Times, and other publications, forwarding them with notes, often witty, to her extended family and friends whom she felt would find the article interesting. A longtime parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish, Rosemary possessed a deep faith which guided her life and provided comfort to her. She was an active member in the Mother's Club of Our Lady Queen of Peace school. Rosemary was also involved with the Girl Scouts of America. As a young troop leader in the Bronx, and later a leader with the N.Y.C. Girl Scout Council, she was passionate about mentoring young women in preparation for a life of service. The family would like to thank Rosemary's neighbors for their longtime support of her needs, in the home she cherished. The family will welcome friends and relatives to a viewing at the Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y., 10306 on Monday, June 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, New Dorp, at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday ,June 4, 2019. Interment will be at Moravian Cemetery New Dorp. Hanley Funeral Home 60 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 351-1800
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In memory of
Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas
Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas, 95 Exe. assistant at many S.I. schools; loving grandmother of five Rosemary Patricia Mooney de Freitas, 95, passed away peacefully in her New Dorp home on Thursday, May 30, 2019. A native of the Bronx, Mrs. de Freitas was preceded in death by her husband, John C. "Lefty" de Freitas; her parents, Henry and Catherine Mooney, and her sisters, Aileen and Rita. Mr. and Mrs. de Freitas took up residence in New Dorp upon their marriage in 1956. Mrs. de Freitas graduated from Hunter College High School in 1941. Her first venture into business was with H. Newton Whittlesey and Company, a naval architect firm in lower Manhattan, where she met John. She later worked as an executive assistant to the principal at The Francis School, Todt Hill, and for 20 years as the executive assistant to the principal at St. Joseph Hill Academy in Arrochar. Mrs. de Freitas is survived by her children, Peter (Gail), of Chatham, N.J., Jane, of Cambridge, Md,. and Paul (JoAnne) of New Dorp; five granddaughters, Sarah, Rebecca, Sophie, Hannah and Emma, and cherished nieces and nephews. Her granddaughters were the light of her life. She reveled in their success in athletics, the arts, education and business. She stayed connected with her granddaughters by attending important events when she could, but always checked in through regular telephone calls, letters and spontaneous gifts. Rosemary was noted for clipping articles from the S.I. Advance, Mother Jones, New York Times, and other publications, forwarding them with notes, often witty, to her extended family and friends whom she felt would find the article interesting. A longtime parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish, Rosemary possessed a deep faith which guided her life and provided comfort to her. She was an active member in the Mother's Club of Our Lady Queen of Peace school. Rosemary was also involved with the Girl Scouts of America. As a young troop leader in the Bronx, and later a leader with the N.Y.C. Girl Scout Council, she was passionate about mentoring young women in preparation for a life of service. The family would like to thank Rosemary's neighbors for their longtime support of her needs, in the home she cherished. The family will welcome friends and relatives to a viewing at the Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y., 10306 on Monday, June 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, New Dorp, at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday ,June 4, 2019. Interment will be at Moravian Cemetery New Dorp. Hanley Funeral Home 60 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 351-1800
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