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63-17 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: (718) 639-5511
Fax: (718) 639-7666
Jessie Merwin

Jessie M. Merwin (LaForgia)

Wednesday, November 5th, 1924 - Friday, March 26th, 2021
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Jessie Marie LaForgia was born in Manhattan in 1924 and attended Washington Irving High School. Her father, a carpenter, moved the LaForgias to Astoria, Queens around 1940. Her sisters Phyllis, Esther, Mary, Teresa & Rita as well as her brothers Harry & Nicholas all grew up with Jessie. She married Bob Merwin of East Elmhurst and subsequently had her only child, Joseph-Michael Merwin, who survives her. Her husband Bob died young but Jessie was able to earn a living and raise Joe. She often mentioned that her support from the neighborhood kids, their parents and her friends got her through many tough times. She loved 83rd Street and Eliot Avenue and will always consider it her home. Besides the Middle Village neighborhood, Jessie made many friends at her winter home in Florida, The Island Club in Pompano Beach. She would often prattle on about how lucky she was to have such good friends in both her neighborhoods. Jessie Merwin was always a glass half full person who looked at the bright side of life. She is survived by her son Joseph-Michael Merwin, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 8:30am - 10:15am
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 8:30am - 10:15am
    Hillebrand Funeral Homes, Inc.
    63-17 Woodhaven Blvd
    Rego Park, NY 11374
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 11:00am
    Resurrection-Ascension Church
    85-26 61st Road
    Rego Park, NY 11374
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  • Interment

    Long Island National Cemetery
    2040 Wellwood Avenue
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Nick, George and Andy Antoni

Posted at 08:44am
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Timothy Dunne

Posted at 10:31pm
To Joey and the family of friends of a Great woman who lived life to it's fullest, no matter what happened along the way.
You have my sincere condolences, I'm sorry for your loss.
May she Rest in Peace.
Tim Dunne and the rest of Dunne family

Joseph Michael Merwin

Posted at 04:34pm
I love you mom, you will never be forgotten
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Robert and Cathy, Brian, Jonathan and Alexandra

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Nancy Goldbach

Posted at 04:18pm
I was sorry to hear of Mrs. Merwin’s passing this morning at Mass. My prayers and condolences to the Merwin family. Peace as you are greeted by friends and loved ones in God’s home.

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