10/20/14 5:01pm

Southold resident Blaine Burton, Jr., formerly of Garden City, died Oct. 17, 2014. He was 78.

Blaine was an avid fisherman, sailor, and handyman. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years and had a long and successful career as a bond trader at Smith Barney. He was the cook of the family and everybody looke d forward to his Sunday morning pancake breakfasts.

Blaine is survived by his wife, Beatrice; his six devoted children, Brad (Kathy), Diana (Macall), Judy (Nick), Kristin (Walter), Bill (Rose), and Bryan (Cara). He was a loving grandpa of Matt, Lisa, Katherine, Megan, Kara, Nicole, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, Mike, Jill, Billy, and Jake.

His love of his family and the sea will never be forgotten.

The family will receive visitors Monday, Oct. 20, from 2 t0 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold, officiated by by Father Peter Garry. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations to St. Patrick’s R.C. Church would be appreciated.

10/07/14 3:53pm
Tom Cutinella's family embrace after the teen's funeral Tuesday morning. The 16-year-old was killed after being injured while playing football last week.

Tom Cutinella’s family embraces after the teen’s funeral Tuesday morning. The 16-year-old was killed after being injured while playing football last week. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Tom Cutinella was a gifted athlete, an exceptional student and a patriotic young man who planted flags at Calverton National Cemetery and had dreams of going to West Point, his father Frank said to hundreds during a eulogy opening his funeral service Tuesday morning.

But while the teen loved his country and competing in sports, to Tom, his family always came first.  (more…)