Lifelong Riverhead resident Florence E. Border died June 3 after a brief illness. She was 86.
She was born March 26, 1928, in Riverhead to Howard and Florence Case and attended Riverhead schools. Ms. Border worked for Suffolk Theatre and Riverhead movie theater and also worked for the Hazeltine Corporation, making circuit boards for the first moon landing space modules.
Family members said Ms. Border was known to all Riverhead residents as “The lady from The Hero Inn” where she made the town’s best “Big H’s.”
Ms. Border was predeceased by her son Robert “Nick” Border and is survived by her daughters, June (Border) Scott, Carol Ann Ferreira and GeorgeAnn (Schneider) Bowman; her son John Schneider; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her brothers, William and Albert Case.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A graveside service will take place Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at Riverhead Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Eric Grey.