June Ann Creegan
June 4, 1946 – May 16, 2020
June Creegan was taken suddenly from her family and friends on May 16th 2020. June’s death is felt most deeply by the love of her life, Patrick, to whom she would have been married 43 years in July. Pat & June were as inseparable as they come; it was so rare to see one without the other. Pat has devoted his life to taking care of his wife, and when he suffered a stroke 3 years ago, she was grateful to return the favor. They will forever be remembered for walking hand-in hand everywhere they went. June is also survived by her daughter Danielle, and her daughter and son-in-law Deirdre and Mike Cardarelli, and their 3 children, Samantha, Kristina and Michael, who were always in her thoughts. June will forever be lovingly known as “Baby Junie” to her sisters, Barbara Failla and Grace Yesmontas, as well as numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews throughout the country. June was devoted to her family and also to her many close friends who became part of the family; she never ended a conversation without an “I love you” always reminding us how important we were to her. June loved a good conversation, whether about her strong political views, something she read on her IPAD, saw on the news, or just checking in with whomever she was speaking to keeping up to date on the latest and making sure everyone was doing okay. June also loved to play the slots, in later years on her IPAD, and loved playing her Wordscapes. June also loved writing letters and adding personalized notes to store bought cards to remind each of us of how precious we were to her. June was raised in Woodside, moving to Fresh Meadows to raise her family in 1977. June was a proud graduate of Queens College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Hunter College, where she received her Master’s Degree in Education. June was extremely proud of her work as a NYC public school teacher, keeping in touch with many students and their families throughout the years. She touched so many with her work, leaving indelible memories to last a lifetime. June was a woman of great faith; she was proudly raised Roman Catholic, devotedly attending mass as often as she could, even learning to use Facebook most recently to continue to participate in her beloved Holy Family Parish during this pandemic. For many years June and Pat held in-home Pre-Cana sessions in their home to share their great faith and tips and tricks that kept their marriage strong for so many years. June was also a proud Eucharistic Minister for many years, until illness made it impossible for her to continue, although she always hoped to return to this ministry that meant so much to her; in more recent years, she assisted with the scheduling of those ministers to continue to stay connected to this ministry that she loved. June also was a faithful member of Holy Family’s Consolation Committee, a ministry that provides support to help those who were grieving; her only hope was that she was able to provide some comfort to those during their most difficult time. June also participated in a weekly Faith-Sharing group, where she was grateful to make so many friends that shared her deep faith. There will be no services held at this time. It is hoped that in the future we can all get together to celebrate June’s life and share our great memories. June was a charitable woman, donating to a variety of worthy causes over the years; the family requests that if you feel inclined, please donate to your favorite charity in June’s memory.
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June Ann Creegan
May 24, 2020
June, as we bid you our heartfelt adieu,
we deem it most apropos
To celebrate your having authentically
lived and thus achieved your life's purpose:
That of prayerfully striving to live and share
the Gospel message,
Which you defined with a holy life befitting one
made to God's image.
Your exemplary life of service loving and selfless,
Your soul-touching compassion, your
ever generous caring and thoughtfulness,
To name just a few hallmarks of you life of virtue,
Are your legacy to us - from your Spirit-blest best-
version of you.
Now that you are with God in peace,
May your caring never cease
To fondly remember to pray for us as we pray for you,
That we, too, ceaselessly strive to live God's purpose.
Gus and Sonia Cuchapin
May 23, 2020
I'm one of the 4 daughters of Richard and Dolores. When I attended mass at Holy Family with my parents, it was of highest pleasure to always see June & Pat. We would speak with them in the parking lot after mass. She was such a warm, loving, cheerful, faithful and caring soul - to all. She surely is with our Lord and guilding dear Pat, family and friends with her special love. I feel so fortunate to have met her, she'll be truly missed, Holy Family Church will not be the same, deepest prayers including for strength are sent, and she still loves.
Richard & Dolores Morris
May 22, 2020
June & Pat were our very first friends when we became members of Holy Family Parish. We loved her laugh, infectious smile, & great devotion to her faith. Week after week, she & Pat facilitated the Bible study sessions to bring our table inspiration, &, of course, as was her style, lots of fun.. We loved exchanging birthday & anniversary cards, always accompanied by long phone conversations. We will miss her so much. She was taken too soon & too quickly from all of us. Our love, sympathy, & prayers go out to her entire family. May she rest in peace.
May 19, 2020
June was my friend for over 52 years and she was my maid of honor. I first met her in January of 1968 when we were both student teachers at her beloved PS 171 in Queens. I teasingly called her my "oldest friend" even though we were only one year apart in age. We celebrated countless family birthdays and other special occasions together. She was always giving of herself and extremely generous. She showed true concern and support for all the problems her friends encountered over the years. I truly regret that we didn't get to go to the Milleridge Inn one last time. I will deeply miss my "oldest friend."
May 19, 2020
Aunt June was my Godmother.... one of my fondest memories was when I made my First Communion.... she asked me what I wanted and I replied a Globe like the one you have at school..... I visited the summer after I finished 1st grade... In Maryland we finished school before New York and I went to visit with Aunt June, Aunt Grace and my grandparents for a week. Aunt June took me to her school and I was fascinated by her globe on her desk! And of course, for my First Communion, I received the most wonderful globe !!! Love you and miss you !!😘💞
Pat & Lynne Tuohy
May 18, 2020
June was one of the kindest and most thoughtful persons imaginable! She never focused on her own suffering, but always extended herself to others with a warm smile and a ready laugh.
The simplest things were made special by her creative touch. We shall miss her cheery cards and frequent phone visits.
Our hearts go out to Patrick and Danielle and their family at this very sad time. We hope the knowledge that June truly lived her Catholic Faith will bring them great consolation.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal ~
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
May June rest in peace.
With our love and prayers,
Pat & Lynne
May 18, 2020
I was the middle sister. Got blamed from both ends. June always said she knew how to pick a husband and Pat was a great choice. They were two "peas in a pod" and always together on everything. She will be missed every day. We talked on the phone each day and I miss that already. Thank God we always ended our calls with "I love you" and Friday night was no exception. Love you, miss you.
May 18, 2020
I’m the oldest sister and June hated being called “Baby Sister” but that’s who she was and will always be. When she met Patrick they were a wonderful match which made the family happy.
Together they made everyone smile. She definitely will be missed by all especially her family.