Tom Kosiba was the beloved husband of his predeceased wife, MaryAnn. He is survived by two children, Suzanne and her husband Henry, and Tommy and his wife Jennifer, and four grandchildren, Tatiana, Lucas, Thomas John and Lindsey.
Tom was a rocket scientist and worked on space and missile systems before retiring to LBI. Tom was in the Navy and loved sailing. He lived on the water in NJ and had a number of sailboats throughout his life. He would take anyone sailing who wanted to go. He also worked to re-clam the bay and raised clams to put back into scarce beds in the Bay around LBI.
Ms. Gayle E. Fuller, 67 years of Lynn, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was the partner to Augustine Mantia. Gayle was born in Norwich, United Kingdom. She was the daughter of the late William O. Fuller and Hilda (Crowe) Disessa. Gayle was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1972.
Gayle always held the most positive outlook on life and was a shining light in any situation. She will always be remembered by her infectious smile. She was free-spirited, adventurous, and loved to travel. Her travels took her from Hawaii to India and many places in between. She enjoyed spending time at the beach and at home, gardening, and hanging out with her dog Valentino. Growing up in the 60’s, Gayle enjoyed listening to Stevie Nicks, Bob Marley and Janice Joplin. Professionally, Gayle owned and operated Allworld Removals, an international freight forwarding company, alongside her father Bill. The bonds and relationships she forged over the years within the industry are truly remarkable.
In addition to her partner who she shared over 40 years with, she is remembered by her stepfather Salvatore Disessa of Lynn; sister Ann Marie Gridley and her husband John of Lynn; nephew Jason Gridley of Reading; nephew Justin Gridley and his fiancé Amanda Hamel of Groveland; niece Alaina Gridley of Lynn; and great nephew Justin Gridley, Jr. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins, both locally and abroad in the United Kingdom.
Cameron Rodney O'Connor, age 87, peacefully passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. Rodney, as he was known, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 14, 1932.
He was the loving son of the late Cameron Fanning O'Connor and Rosamond Moore O'Connor. Rodney was preceded in death by his brother, Robert O'Connor, and sisters Lois Hopkins, Jean Fitzpatrick and Mary Lou Donahay. He is survived by his sister Rosamond Fisher, daughters Robin Arkin (Andrew J. Arkin) and Pamela F. O'Connor, four grandchildren, Cameron M. Arkin, Alexander J. Arkin, Maxwell A. Arkin, Morgan P.C. O'Connor and former wife Ruth Orthwein.
Rodney will be remembered for his passion for life, boundless energy and ardent sportsmanship.
He was an accomplished sailor and skillful not only in navigating the waters, but also the world of finance and friendships. We will miss his infectious smile, boisterous laugh and enthusiastic dancing.
Rodney attended Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, Wesleyan University (BA) in Middletown, CT and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA) Philadelphia, PA and was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Rodney's professional journey started at Kidder Peabody in Philadelphia before taking on the Big Apple at Bear Stearns and later establishing his own firm Cameron Associates, Inc. where he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He was a financial supporter to his lifelong friend Edmund Mauro's charity, Button Hole, in Providence, Rhode Island.
An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Pine Valley Golf Club, Shinnecock Golf Club, Palmetto Golf Club and Founding Member of Sage Valley Golf Club. He was also a member of Aiken Tennis Club, Racquet and Tennis Club of New York and the University Club of New York.
"Rodney the man. The myth. The legend. Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him."
An avid sailor, a life member of Savin Hill Yacht Club, and trusted treasurer of the Pelagic Sailing Club, Bill or “Gippy” as he was known to his grandchildren was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is remembered for his passion for being on the water and was admired for his great sailing skill and knowledge. His love for sailing was only surpassed by his love for his family.
June “Irish” Gallagher
A bright shining light to all who knew her, Irish Gallagher was a devoted daughter and loving sister to 8 siblings. She was a beloved wife to her husband of nearly 60 years and an adored mother and “PR Chief” to her 6 children.
Irish was also a fighter! Always cheerful and optimistic, she bravely battled Multiple Myeloma for 16 years (!) and was expertly cared for by many medical professionals and caring nursing assistants over many years – all of whom she drew into her family circle.
Irish and her care team were also the original “VIP patient/caregivers” who inspired the idea of Sailing Heals. Mom loved the mission of Sailing Heals so much. She followed most of our sails virtually and never tired of hearing about the stories or sharing photos with her friends in Nebraska. We were delighted mom was able to attend a few sails in person, where she enjoyed meeting many other brave cancer fighters and loving caregivers.
May you rest in peace and pain-free, with your heavenly family, beautiful lady!
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Dale was a lifelong sailor and owned many sailboats over the years, most of them named Euphoneous Whale after a Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks song. He took on eager crew members from the greater Cape Ann, Mass. community, making lasting friendships with sailing as a purposeful common denominator, and was a longtime member of the Manchester Harbor Boat Club.
“The winds of opportunity are always flowing; raise your sails!”
June 1, 1934 – June 19, 2019
Motto: “Just keep swimming.”
John McGuinn was born in West Hartford Connecticut, graduated from the Kingswood-Oxford School and Holy Cross College in Worcester Massachusetts. After attending Georgetown University Law Center he practiced employment relations law in Washington D.C. for forty years.
John met Rosanne Kling on a blind date for the Fourth of July celebrations in 1962. After fireworks and dinner they decided to get married that same night! Married in 1963, they had four children: Greg McGuinn of Alexandria VA, Jenifer Demko of West Newton MA, Jeremy McGuinn of Cary NC, and Laura McCarthy of North Reading, MA. They had six grandchildren. After his retirement, John and Rosanne moved from Washington to Nantucket in 1998 where they enjoyed island life and traveling. John’s beloved wife Rosanne died on New Year’s Eve in 2015 after living with breast cancer since 2000 and battling a bout of esphogeal cancer. John and Roseanne both greatly enjoyed their healing sails in Nantucket Harbor, courtesy of Sailing Heals.
John and Rosanne were Eucharistic ministers at Saint Mary Church and members of the Wharf Rat club on Nantucket. John was also a member of the Rotary Club of Nantucket.
Sailing Heals gratefully thanks John’s daughter Laura McCarthy and her husband Kevin for their generous donation in John and Roseanne’s memory, and also for their dedicated volunteerism, offering video services through their company Hot Pineapple Productions, over many years.