OBITUARY

Donald Sinapi

January 12, 1933March 30, 2021

Donald Sinapi was born on January 12, 1933 and passed away on March 30, 2021 and is under the care of Quinn - Fogarty Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on April 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Quinn - Fogarty Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY. Funeral Mass will be held on April 13, 2021 at 9:45 am at St Kevin's Church, 45-21 194th Street, Flushing, NY. Committal Service will be held on April 13, 2021 at 11:30 am at St Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Cindy Mastroianni

April 15, 2021

Dear Joanne

Frank and I both saw Dad quite often until the Pandemic. He loved being in your house but always referred to it as his home. He loved staying up watching Blue Bloods with Frank and then discussing it. Many a time he was delighted just being with you Danielle and Paulie . Thank you for being such a devoted daughter and keeping him alive with your special care. We loved him with all our hearts, and will always love you for doing what was needed to be done for him.

Rita Jones-Safian

April 13, 2021

Dearest Lydia,

Marc and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Although I only met him several times, I could tell what a kind and gentle man he was. I loved listening to stories you shared about him, especially when he lived in Queens and used to meet his friends in the am.
I loved how he found joy in simple things.

Lydia, he loved you with all his heart and appreciated everything you did for him. You were a wonderful daughter.

Sending love, hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Love,
Rita & Marc Safian

Josephine Silverstein

April 12, 2021

Dear Joanne, Paulie, Danielle and family,

Your father was a wonderful man who loved and adored his family. Don was such a sweet man with a gentle soul.  He was also loyal, compassionate, helpful, and generous with his friends.
 
We’ve never met anyone who had a desire to live with all his obstacles than him. His resilience and determination were admirable.
 
Every Sunday was dinner at Joanne’s and playing cards, even though he wanted to leave at a certain time.
 
Don constantly called out for Joanne just to make sure she was there or if he just needed something, like a tissue or the remote. He always wanted Joanne, Paulie and Danielle with him by his side even if it was just sitting with him not saying a word or watching one of his favorite T.V. shows together. He truly loved his Grandchildren and daughter, sharing time with them brought him so much joy.
 
The past few years have been difficult for Joanne and yet she managed to do what was best for her father and give him the loving care he needed.
 
He also had the most amazing caretakers, Sonia and Elta, who treated him with such dignity and respect. We personally want to thank them both!!
 
Our heartfelt condolences are with all of you, your family and friends. He’ll forever be in our hearts.
 
Rest in Eternal Peace Our Friend,
 
Ira and Josephine Silverstein

Philip and Donna Tumminio Tumminio

April 12, 2021

Dear Lydia and Joanne,
Our deepest sympathies in the passing of your dad, Don.
Along with you both and your spouses, Louise, and Danielle and Paulie, he will always be a major part of the tapestry of our lives.
I have the fondest memories of "Cousin Donnie" as I used to call him as a 6 year old child teaching me how to bat, taking me to Yankee Stadium, then later, working together, sharing discussions on politics, psychology, business, and how he was going to perfect a system for roulette. For decades we spent so many holidays together gathered around a bountiful family table.
He is a great guy who we all will miss.
Always good natured, his legacy of optimism and hope lives on in all of us.

Dawn Schneider

April 11, 2021

Dearest Lydia,
As your lifelong friend I am well aware of your extraordinary devotion that you have always demonstrated towards your father. I think of the many times over the years you would fly in from California to be with dad for the sole purpose of nurturing and caring for him. I clearly remember you filling his fridge with all of his favorites, meticulously cleaning the house, and all the special father-daughter conversations that he enjoyed so much. So many of our social plans over the years were cancelled because the thought of leaving dad for a few hours disturbed you so. Your father was blessed to have such a loving daugther. You will always be Daddy's little girl.

Susan Kuhlman

April 11, 2021

Joanne, Paulie & Danielle,

So sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather! You gave him a safe place to live and all the love and support he needed. You are in our prayers! Wish we could be there to give you a hug!

Love
Susan and Dan❤️🙏

Joanne Owen

April 10, 2021

Dad,

What a journey you’ve had over the past four years. I marveled at your strength and perseverance in the face of the challenges your condition presented—while never losing your trademark sense of humor & your benevolent spirit. I miss our late night talks and Sunday card games, how you enjoyed watching baseball with Paulie and old movies with Danielle. It was truly a gift that we were all able to share the last years of your life together. Thank you Dad. Here’s lookin’ at you kid.❤️

Love,
Joanne

Cindy & Frank Mastroianni

April 10, 2021

Dear Joann, So sorry for the loss of Dad, but if it was not for you he would have not lived as long as he did. You are a fantastic daughter who did everything in your power to keep him alive. He enjoyed you, your kids and Blue Bloods. You helped him live out his days in peace and happiness. Love you for doing all that you did

Frank & Cindy

Liz Farrell

April 4, 2021

Dear Joanne,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father . He was so very blessed to have you in his life. 💕 Your strength, kindness, and caring allowed him to live his final days and years in a loving and peaceful environment. Cherish your memories with him ,he will forever be in your heart. You gave him care and love when he needed it most . Our deepest sympathies and prayers.Liz and Gary

Lydia Jensen

April 3, 2021

Patient and kind
Always a teacher and excelling at that role
Giving me all the tools needed to navigate life
Your words and wisdom guiding me to understand how even the most daunting task is achievable
One step at a time
Your humor, your love of baseball, your psychology books, your protection, your charity, your cigars
Your gentle nature

I am forever grateful
Lydia