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06/23/14 7:00am
Gail Horton. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Gail Horton. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

The Mattituck Historical Society is presenting “Mermaids: Tales of Greenport” on Wednesday at Mattituck-Laurel Library.

Gail Horton will also share a PowerPoint presentation of hand-hooked rugs.

Refreshments will be served. The event starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Lauren at 631-298-8431.

04/26/14 6:55pm

Barbara J. Thomas of Riverhead died at her home April 24. She was 66.

She was born May 5, 1947, in Glen Cove to Dorothy (Black) and George W. Thomas and graduated from Glen Cove High School and Claremont Secretarial School (Berkley). Ms. Thomas moved to Riverhead in 1966.

She worked as an office administrator for Suffolk County in Riverhead. She retired after 37 years.

Family members said prior to retiring she loved traveling the world and enjoyed making jewelry with the “beaders,” which she continued after retiring.

Ms. Thomas is survived by her twin sister, Bette J. Dick and her brother, George W. “Bill” Thomas of Cape Coral, Fla., as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive visitors Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead, with a funeral service taking place at 2 p.m.  Interment will take place at Riverhead Cemetery. Cremation was private.

Memorial donations may be made in Ms. Thomas’s memory to East End Hospice, PO Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.