Attilio Casella


Attilio Casella, age 80, of Port Washington, died on September 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife Jean, his children Peter (Gina), Tom (Virgie), Debra Rybecky (Phil) and Michael (Fabiana), thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his siblings Michael and Phyllis, and many nieces and nephews. Attilio was predeceased by his brother Mariano. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles, Inc. Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church. The entombment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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