Anthony Palumbo of Mattituck, former longtime resident of Patchogue, died at home Jan. 3. He was 80 years old.
Anthony was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Maria (née Perrone) and George Palumbo. He graduated from Patchogue High School and from there joined the U.S. Coast Guard. (more…)
Doris Raynor-Hennessey of Clermont, Fla., formerly of Riverhead, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 23 surrounded by family and loved ones. She was 84 years old.
Born Aug. 1, 1934, in Riverhead, N.Y., to Harold C. and Katherine R. King Robinson, Doris was a graduate of Riverhead High School and worked and lived in Riverhead until moving to Clermont in 1997. (more…)
Mildred E. “Millie” Pizzo of Hampton Bays died in Southampton Dec. 17, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 93.
Millie was born in Bronx, New York Sept. 13, 1925, to Anna (nee Mazzelli) and Vincent Piscopo, both of whom were from Naples, Italy. (more…)
Robert J. Hardman, known as “Scat” for his musical improv ability, has sung his last song. A lifelong lover of music, literature and crossword puzzles, he could play the hell out of a guitar and has been described by many as one of the best musical entertainers of his time. (more…)
Over the holidays, Tonya Larkins , a familiar face at Shelter Island’s South Ferry office for 35 years and sister of Tish Clark, passed away peacefully under hospice care. She was diagnosed with untreatable cancer in September. (more…)
Eleanor de Reeder passed away at her Southold home Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at age 91.
Born in Bay Shore in 1927 to Rudolph Silha and Camille Anne Richter Silha, she was raised in East Islip, graduating from East Islip High School in 1943, after which she attended the State Teachers College at New Paltz. She married Edward L. de Reeder Jr. in 1946 and gave birth to son Edward L. (Ted) de Reeder III in 1947. The new family moved to Mattituck in 1947, living in Arthur and Lucille Penny’s attic apartment on the north side of Wickham Avenue between Mill Road and Elijah’s Lane. That same year, Eleanor and Ruth Virginia Haas, both new mothers, founded Mattituck’s first Brownie troop. (more…)
Kevin F. Monsell of Moriches, formerly of Mattituck, died Dec. 30 at Medford Multicare Center for Living. He was 57 years old.
Kevin was born July 4, 1961, in Greenport to Angela (DiCarlo) and Albert K. Monsell. He graduated from Mattituck High School with the Class of 1979. After high school, he attended college at the University of Albany, where he attained master’s degrees in both physics and in math. (more…)
Patricia Nichols Curcuru, a.k.a. “The Coke Lady,” age 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep at a local Long Island hospital Dec. 31, 2018, from old age.
Born in August 1921, Patricia, or “Pat,” grew up in Highland Falls, N.Y. She and her sister Penny were the daughters of George Nichols and Marie Howell. Years after the early death of Pat’s mother Marie, George remarried and had two more daughters, Nancy and Georgia. The four sisters kept in close touch their whole lives and planned family reunions later as the “Golden Girls.” (more…)