07/11/14 12:02pm
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A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It might be a common refrain, and it might make common sense. But one Flanders family — quite understandably — wants you to know not to text and drive, and not to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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02/03/14 9:22pm
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COURTESY PHOTO | Family said Barbara Tocci helped others without asking for anything in return.

COURTESY PHOTO | Family said Barbara Tocci helped others without asking for anything in return.

Other than a few birthdays I don’t have much news this week. Since Jan. 16 our community has been in mourning and many have been walking around in kind of a daze. That is the day when we lost Barbara Tocci in a horrific motor vehicle accident on Route 24, aka Flanders Road.

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01/17/14 5:12pm
01/17/2014 5:12 PM

Funeral arrangements have been made for Barbara Tocci, the 47-year-old Hampton Bays woman who was killed in a two-car accident in Flanders Thursday morning.

Visting hours for Ms. Tocci will be held this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home with burial to follow at Flanders Cemetery.

Ms. Tocci worked as a title examiner at SCTIC in Riverhead, according to the funeral home.

Ms. Tocci is survived by her partner, Kent Brace, her two sons, her father Phillip, her mother Hope, her brother Phillip, Paul and Scott and her sisters Tammy, Nancy and Susan, according to the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to Camp Good Grief at East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach.