Oleta Marie Melissari

Oleta Marie Melissari of Laurel died at her home on May 5, 2013, after a long illness. She was 87.

She was born March 19, 1926, in Willard, Mo. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Placid Edward Melissari, in 1996.

Marie previously resided in Flushing, where she was a business manager at Flushing Hospital for 35 years. She had been a communicant of St. Mary’s Nativity R.C. Church in Flushing and Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.

Left to mourn her passing are her children, Pauline M. Ross, Edward E. Melissari and Louis J. Melissari; three grandchildren, Richard Ross, Paul Ross and Kristen Melissari; five great-grandchildren, Jorden LaShey Melissari, Luke Ryan Ross, Jonathan Steven Ross and Pearce and Lucas Johnston; and her sister Pearl Daniel. She was predeceased by three siblings.

The family received visitors at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated May 13 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt officiating. Interment was at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing, where Deacon Jack Reichert officiated at a graveside service.

This is a paid notice.