08/26/15 12:43pm
Christine Moore

Christine Moore

Christine Moore of Riverhead died Aug. 24 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 71.

She was born Sept. 28, 1943, in North Carolina to Jessie Borden and Ada Lee White.

Ms. Moore worked for Riverhead Animal Hospital and later for Hazeltine Corporation in Riverhead

Ms. Moore was a member of the CB Club, played bingo and was involved in Friendship Baptist Church in Riverhead.

She is survived by her children Cynthia White, Vanessa Larocca, Reginald Moore, Erica Moore and Jason Moore; 39 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Joseph Minter and Everett Moore, as well as two grandchildren.

The family received visitors Aug. 29 at Friendship Baptist Church in Riverhead, where a funeral service followed. Cremation was private.

Arrangements are in the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.

08/25/15 5:58pm
08/25/2015 5:58 PM

John Walter Toepfert of Jamesport died at his home Aug. 25, 2015. He was 82.

He was born in Flushing on Sept. 17, 1932, to John and Josephine (Lavendowski) Toepfert.

He graduated from Jamaica High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army (European Occupational Force) as a corporal during the Korean conflict.

On Nov. 5, 1955, he married the former Carmela Guido.

In 1957, he joined the Fire Department of New York, for which he served as a firefighter until 1977. He later worked at a Nassau County post office.

Formerly of Garden City South, Mr. Toepfert lived in Jamesport for the past 16 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck and a member of the FDNY Holy Name Society.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Toepfert; three children, John Toepfert of Melbourne, Fla., Connie Cuddeback of Wayne, Pa., and James Toepfert of Andes, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Toepfert of Palmyra, Va.; and four grandchildren, Lauren Cuddeback, Lindsey Cuddeback, Phillip Cuddeback and Valens Toepfert.

The family received friends Aug. 27 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where prayer services were conducted by Deacon Jeff Sykes. Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt celebrated the Liturgy of Christian Burial Aug. 28 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church. Interment, with U.S. Army honors, followed at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Jamesport Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Jamesport, NY 11947 would be appreciated.


This is a paid notice.