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Priscilla Margaret Sprague
March 18, 2021
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our aunt Priscilla Sprague. She was 77. Priscilla resided in Hampton Bays for over fifty years. She loved living out here and was known by many. She was involved in the North Fork Theater which she adored doing. Another love of hers was traveling with her friends over the past ten years or so. Beloved aunt to Michael (MaryJane), Jessica (Doug), June (Kevin), Maureen (Rich) and Richard. She leaves behind many great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, March 19th from 4:00-8:00pm at the Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home located at 20 Ponquogue Avenue Hampton Bays, NY. A Christian Mass will be held at St Rosalie's Church Saturday, March 20th at 10:30 am. A burial will follow at Good Ground Cemetery in Hampton Bays. Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home in Hampton Bays. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Kanas Center in Quogue, New York.
Edward Wright
March 11, 2021
Edward J. Wright 3/7/30-3/11/21. Formerly of Brooklyn, NY and long-time resident of Orient Point, NY. Predeceased by his loving wife Claire, as well as his sisters Helene and Adrienne. . Loving father of Stephen (Deborah), Eileen (Michael), Pamela, Carolyn, Edward (Laura). Beloved grandfather of Janice (Gareth), Stephen (Lea), Joseph (Deana), Pami (Mark), Robert (Lauren), Alexa (Matthew), Christina, Peter, Edward, Stephanie, and John. Beloved great grandfather of Emlyn, Ava, Eleri, Elana, Evan, Gianna, Rhys, Morgan, Jolie, Rylie, Miles, Cade, and Sonny. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Edward was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Due to his heroic actions on the day of July 17, 1952, Edward was awarded the distinguished Silver Star by the United States Army. He was a decorated NYPD 1st grade detective for 20 years followed by a career as the Chief Investigator for the Crime Task Force. He was the treasurer of Poquatuck Hall and the longtime caretaker of the Orient cemetery. Ed was a dedicated parishioner of St. Agnes Church (Greenport) where he always attended the Saturday afternoon Mass. What was often heard by his family from neighbors in the Orient community was "We love your Dad" and "I've never met anyone like him." A friend to Ed was a friend for life! He will be greatly missed by all. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 16th 11:00 am at St. Agnes RC Church in Greenport. Interment will follow in Orient Central Cemetery. His family is planning a "Celebration of the Life" later this year in Orient NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed's memory to Poquatuck Hall, the Wounded Warriors Project, or the American Cancer Society.
Stella Nidzyn
March 2, 2021
Visitation for 94 year old Stella Nidzyn of Remsenburg will be held on Thursday, March 4th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, 336 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 5th, at 11 a.m. at St. Isidore Church. Burial to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses at St. Isidore Church in Stella's memory would be appreciated.
Joseph Brynda
January 18, 2021
Visitation for Joseph Brynda of Indiana, formerly of Riverhead, will be held on Tuesday, January 19th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, 336 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead. Funeral Mass Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. John's Ukrainian Church in Riverhead. Burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery.
John "Jack" A. Nowaski
January 7, 2021
John A. Nowaski; age 75, of Greenport died on January 7, 2021. Family will receive visitors on Monday, January 11th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes RC Church in Greenport. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
Kenneth Bennett
December 7, 2020
Kenneth E. Bennett of Southampton Village passed away on December 3, 2020 at the age of 83. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A graveside Southampton Fire Department Firematic Service will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Sacred Hearts RC Cemetery in Southampton at 11:30 AM.
Laura Elizabeth Atkins
November 28, 2020
Laura Elizabeth Atkins; age 75, of Riverhead, formerly of Greenport died on November 22, 2020. Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28th from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.
The Passing of WLNG's Joe Ricker
November 23, 2020
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our great friend and colleague Joe Ricker. He was 88 years old. Joe came to WLNG in 1963 after anchoring news at CBS in Norfolk, VA where he was an up and comer with Dan Rather. Prior to that, Joe served in the Korean War with Armed Forces Radio. He was the top newsman on Long Island. He helped to build WLNG's audience into the biggest on eastern Long Island. He was the news director coming into the station at 4 am to gather and write the news and sports. WLNG had no wire service then and Joe had to rely on area Police Departments which he had a solid reputation with, to give him the news. Many departments would tip him off on big arrests telling him to hold the story until the arrests were made. He had to get state news and sports scores by listening to New York City stations and rewriting the stories. Joe also was the anchor on election night coverage. He also did the morning show for several years and was known as "The Morning Mayor". He was the news side of WLNG's Morning show called "1692 East" with Don Neville and Joe Ricker. Don handled the music and Joe the local news from 6 to10 am. This lasted through the mid 70s when Don retired and Joe handled the morning show by himself until 1985 when he was teamed up with Gary Sapiane who handled the music. Joe retired in 1994. He did many speed walks on the East End for various charities. He would speed walk from Sag Harbor to Montauk to raise money. He was excellent in his narration of the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Southampton Fourth of July Parade. He covered many Whaling Festivals in Sag Harbor and interviewed Marshall Drew one of the Titantic survivors who lived in Rhode Island and John Steinbeck in Sag Harbor. He remained a member of the 106th Air National Guard Reserves in Westhampton Beach. He is survived by his wife Esther, son Joe Jr., and daughter Dina.
Caroline H. Ciochetto
October 26, 2020
Caroline H. Ciochetto; age 74, lifelong resident of Greenport died October 26, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Cemetery in Greenport. Pastor Tom MacLeod will be officiating. Horton-Mathie Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Jay A. Hulse, Jr.
October 14, 2020
Jay A. Hulse Jr. of Wading River, died suddenly on October 14, 2020 at The Kanas Center. He was 80 years old. Jay was born in Southampton on March 21, 1940, the eldest child of Jay Sr. and Catherine (Mulligan) Hulse and was a lifetime resident of Wading River. A 1957 graduate of Riverhead High School, Jay pursued a career in farming on his family-owned Hulse Farms for most of his adult life before transitioning to a job with Greenlawn Sod Farms. He married his wife, Tessie (Zubina), in 1962 and they celebrated 40 happy years together prior to her death in 2002. Together they had four children: Debbie, Jay III, Pam and Pattie. Jay was a beloved father, husband and grandfather who was known for driving around town, often visiting and chatting with friends along the way. He was an ardent supporter of his family and their activities, never missing a game or a race and proudly told the outcome to anyone he encountered afterwards. Jay was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie, and his son, Jay III (Lorraine). He is survived by daughters Debbie (John), Pam (Dan), Pattie (Scot); grandchildren Johnny (Katie), Joey (Francesca), Eric, Jackie, Teddy, and Maggie. The family will receive visitors on Friday, October 16 at Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home, 6447 Route 25A, Wading River, New York 11792. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Wading River Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Kanas Center at East End Hospice, 1 Meeting House Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.
Matthew Alexander Sabo
September 26, 2020
Matthew Alexander Sabo, age 37 of Hampton Bays, passed away on September 23, 2020. A visitation will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM & 7:00- 9:00 PM at the Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 20 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 28th at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays. A burial will follow at Good Ground Cemetery in Hampton Bays
Paul R. Smith "Smitty"
September 22, 2020
Memorial visitation for 82 year old Paul R. Smith, known to his friends as "Smitty" will be held on Friday, September 25th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, 336 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead, NY. A service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Burial of cremains to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Tunnel2towers.org.
David Carney Walker
September 1, 2020
Visitation for 93 year old David Carney Walker will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coster-Heppner Funeral Home, 32470 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY Funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Church. Burial with military honors to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
Kathleen L. Dombkowski
August 25, 2020
Visitation will be held for 64 Year old Sag Harbor resident Kathleen L. Dombkowski on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 4-8 PM at the O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 30 Little Plains Road in Southampton, NY. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Edgewood Cemetery in Bridgehampton, NY. Kathleen was a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East End Hospice, PO Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 or to the Phillips Family Cancer Center, 740 County RXD 39A, Southampton, NY 11968.
Walter "Jabo" Jarzombek
August 24, 2020
Visitation will be held for 80 year old Southampton Village Resident Walter "Jabo" Jarzombek on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 4-6 PM at the O'Connell -Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 30 Little Plains Road in Southampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary RC Church in Southampton. A private cremation will follow.
Robert "Cobb" Kellis
August 5, 2020
Robert "Cobb" Kellis, age 89 of Southampton, passed away on August 4, 2020. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at the O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 30 Little Plains Road, Southampton, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Poland in Southampton. A burial will follow at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Southampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East End Hospice or the Hamptons Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Edward John Ireton Jr.
July 18, 2020
Visitation for 83 year old Edward John Ireton Jr., of Southampton, will be held Saturday from 10-11am follow by a funeral service 11am at the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton. Memorial Donations to Kent Animal Shelter and Heart of the Hamptons.
Jo-Ann H. Christiansen
July 10, 2020
Hampton Bays resident Jo-Ann H. Christiansen passed peacefully on July 8, 2020, at the age of 86. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 10 from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at the Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 20 Ponquogue Ave in Hampton Bays, New York. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 11th at 11 AM. A burial will follow at Good Ground Cemetery, Hampton Bays, NY.
Bernard Langhorne Sr.
June 17, 2020
A funeral service to 80 year old Bernard Langhorne Sr. of Riverhead will be held on Saturday, June 20th, at 11 a.m at the McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, 336 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead. Burial to follow at Riverhead Cemetery.
Terese Wouters
June 6, 2020
Terese A. "Terry" Wouters Terry Wouters passed away on May 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was 92 and passed from natural causes. Terry was born in a house on Main Street in East Quogue on January 4, 1928 to Elizabeth and Austin Carter. She married Arthur Langsdorf, Jr. and had three daughters, Linda Hatcher (Robert-deceased), Terri Klager (Frank Mineo) and Peggi Booth (Kenneth). She later married George Wouters and had two more daughters, Georgi DePasquale (Louis) and Elizabeth Wouters (deceased). Before Terry was able to graduate from high school, she had to work at Republic Aviation during World War II to help support her family. Terry was a founding member of Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church where she taught nursery school for many years and continued to be an active member for the remainder of her life. In the 1970's she was a co-owner of the "The Coach" in Hampton Bays and served many friends and community members with not only a drink but with a joke or two. After they sold the business, Terry started her own cleaning company which she enjoyed. She finally settled into retirement when the last of her grandchildren were born. Terry's interests included camping with her family, bowling, watching NASCAR racing and the Yankees as well as singing her favorite bible songs. She was quick witted and made everyone laugh and smile wherever she went. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by her sister Audrey Hogge, of East Quogue. She was pre-deceased by her brothers and sister, Vernon Carter, Rodney Carter and Marie McNulty. She leaves behind the following grandchildren: Ramona Kuroski (Robert), Robin Hatcher, Kenneth Booth, Jr. (Susan), Kevin Booth, Rene Klager, Kaylee Wouters-Hatcher, Nicole and Lauren DePasquale. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Kathryn, Thomas and Megan Kuroski, Austin Shimer and Allison Booth, and Ethan Booth. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, close friends, neighbors and was considered a mother by many An outdoor memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 9th 11: 00 AM at Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church located at 9 Terrace Drive, Hampton Bays. The Church requests that you please bring an outdoor chair and wear a mask for services. For further details please contact Scott Rothwell Funeral Home or a family member. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or St. Judes Children's Hospital.
Frank Macksel
June 3, 2020
A drive-by visitation will be held for 72 year old Frank Macksel of Riverhead who passed on May 31, 2020. The drive-by visitation will be held on Friday, June 5th, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, 336 Marcy Avenue in Riverhead. Burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery in Riverhead.
Diane C. Van Scoy
May 20, 2020
Diane C. Van Scoy (nee Murphy) of Hampton Bays, died on April 26. Mrs. Van Scoy just celebrated her 64th Wedding Anniversary with her husband David on April 14. Mrs. Van Scoy was predeceased by her sister Sandra Pagac, brother Glen Murphy, son-in-law Fr. Dan Harris, daughter-in-law Phoebe Davis Van Scoy, granddaughter Deanna Pastore Van Scoy and grandson Joshua Daniel Harris. Mrs. Van Scoy loved being out in her yard with her gardens and was very hands on with all her "projects". She enjoyed training her goldens and being followed to her garden by her cats. Her love for her grandchildren was by far one of her greatest attributes. They lovingly remember summer vacations being called "going to Meems Bootcamp". In addition to her husband, she is survived by her David, brother-in-law Robert, her children, David, Jr., Gregg and Robin; her grandchildren David, Scott, Meghan, Rebecca and step-grandchildren, Danny, Jill and Keith. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Research would be appreciated.
John H. Downs Sr.
April 28, 2020
John H. Downs Sr., 76 passed peacefully from COVID 19 on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Brookside Nursing Home in Smithtown. He was born in Southampton Hospital to Viola & Frank Downs Sr. and was one of nineteen children. He married Jacqueline C. Downs on September 25, 1962. He was a self-employed bayman and contractor. John loved living on the water and was an avid outdoors man. He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Downs, his brother Thomas Downs, his sisters Avis Walker, Edna Morrison, and Regina Polowski, his children John H. Downs Jr., Annette Knotoff Szczepanik and Brian W. Downs. John was blessed with six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A private wake will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home located at 20 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, April 28th 2:30 PM at Good Ground Cemetery in Hampton Bays, New York.
Cheryl Bedini
April 25, 2020
There will be a "Love Drive" on Saturday April 25 to honor Cheryl. Cars will gather for a procession at the Sag Harbor Elementary School at 11AM and then drive for a parade in front of Cheryl's home. All friends are invited to attend the "Love Drive" and all social distancing regulations will be respected.
Edna Sydlowski
April 25, 2020
The family of 87 year old Edna Sydlowski of Riverhead, wish to announce her passing. A private burial will take place at St. Isidore Cemetery.
Violet DiCristo Guarino
April 21, 2020
Violet DiCristo Guarino, 89 years of age, died on Sunday, April 19th, 2020, in Center Moriches, NY. Violet was born on September 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Maria and Aniello DiCristo. She was the youngest of five children, all of whom preceded her in death. Violet married the late Anthony Guarino in 1953 and they had 5 children over the next 15 years, extending roots in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and spending family summers in Sag Harbor. While serving as the consummate homemaker and mother, Violet still found time to dedicate herself to teaching religious instruction and mentoring children through her membership in St. Catharine's of Alexandria Catholic parish. After Anthony's death (1988) followed by her son Gerard's sudden death (1989), Violet relocated permanently to the family's favorite summer haven of Sag Harbor, NY. Bringing with her a profound heartbreak, yet deep-seated determination, this move was scary, difficult, and brave. Violet, a newly widowed and grieving mother, immediately ingratiated herself into the local community, becoming involved in the Sag Harbor Historical Society, Whaling and Historical Museum, Columbiettes, and the Ladies' Village Improvement Society, where she served as president. She also tended the roses at the Custom House, a fitting metaphor for her treasured role as one who augmented growth and beauty in Sag Harbor. Violet's impact on the tastes and culture of Sag Harbor further extended to baking savory unique items for local restaurants, such as Il Capuccino, and providing decoupage boxes and customized hats to local boutiques. Between 1989 and 2009, Violet worked at The Sag Harbor Inn, WLNG, and St. Andrew's/Stella Maris Elementary School. She saw her occupational roles as front-desk person, secretary, librarian and religious education provider as wonderful opportunities to make the lives of others better, easier, lighter, and richer. These labors of love, along with her numerous community involvements, reflected a remarkable spirit of resilience, love, acceptance, and a timeless, invaluable, and practical wisdom. One apt example of Violet's kind ingenuity is evident today. The fact that half of the benches on the sidewalk of the circular Main Street in Sag Harbor currently face away from the traffic, is the result of Violet's suggestion to the village that perhaps some people would prefer watching passers-by and storefronts rather than moving cars and behemoth buses. Her daughter, Anita, had one of those benches embossed as follows: "Violet DiCristo Guarino - good with kids and dogs." This playful and brief tribute is a fitting accolade to Violet. Of course, it's a bit humorous as well in its obvious understatement of Violet's tremendous and graceful contributions to anyone she encountered, and, as many visitors sitting to "people-watch" on a bench unwittingly enjoy, to so many others she never even knew. Still fortunate to live with the loving memory of Violet are her children: Anita, Anthony, Michael and Salvatore Guarino, grand-daughters: Ana, Grace, Maria and Alana Guarino, dozens of friends throughout New York and elsewhere, and thousands of Main Street, Sag Harbor strollers for years to come. There will be a memorial service for Violet at a later date, tentatively in September of 2020. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the ASPCA in honor of Violet. https://secure.aspca.org/donate/memorial
Barbara Pugsley
April 17, 2020
There will be a memorial service at a later date for 88 year old Barbara Pugsley. Barbara most recently was a resident of Stuart Florida, and had previously lived in Hope Sound Florida, as well as Noyac and North Sea.
Thomasina Williams
April 9, 2020
The family of 67 year old Thomasina Williams of Riverhead would like to announce her passing. There are no services planned for her as of this time.
Mary Lloyd
March 30, 2020
Mary Lloyd b. Mary Disbrow passed away at her home in the early afternoon on March 24, 2020. She was born in Minneola Hospital on November 3rd, 1958, to George Nelson Disbrow and Patricia Disbrow. She was survived by her loving: children Jason and Abby, her husband Steve, her parents George and Patricia, her sisters Ruth and Kathy, brother George, her 19 nieces and nephews, her 3 aunts, and her 4 uncles, cousins and her dog and cats. Mary was a mother in every sense of the word. She took so many people under her wing. Mary was a fighter, she fought cancer, she fought for what she thought was right and she fought on behalf of mistreated people and animals. She never stood back, she always offered a solution, she always took initiative. She endured so much in her life but she persevered with vigor. She never lost the sparkle in her eye, her charming smile or her outrageous sense of humor. Thank you Mary for everything! When things get better we will give you the party that you deserve! Until then, Rest in Power! Love you forever!
John Carroll
March 30, 2020
There will be a memorial procession for 64 year old John Carroll of Hampton Bays. He passed away on Friday after contracting the covid-19. Services will be held at a later date, but at 3:40 this afternoon(Monday March 30) friends are gathering, with appropriate social distancing, at the the Hampton Bays High School where they will set up for a parade of cars to go in front of Johns parents house on Lynncliff Avenue in Hampton Bays. If you'd like to be part of the procession, please meet in front the Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue at 3:40 today(Monday March 30).
Peter Rickenbach
March 22, 2020
The family of Peter Rickenbach, age 81, of East Hampton would like to announce his passing this past Sunday(3/22/20). No funeral services are being planned at this time, but a memorial service will be arranged at a later date. Pete is best known as a lineman with LILCO, working continually with the company for 55 years.
Stanley F. Skrezec, Jr
March 15, 2020
Stanley F. Skrezec, Jr. "Whitey", age 86, lifelong resident of Greenport died March 15, 2020. Due to the current health crisis with the Covid-19 pandemic All services for "Whitey" are private. A Celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date so that friends and family can share wonderful memories and laugh, love and hug without restrictions. Donations may be made in his memory to: Crab Orchard Creek Hunting Club 13432 67th Street N. West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Joseph S. Hughes
March 10, 2020
Joseph S. Hughes; age 59, born and raised in Greenport now of East Marion died March 10, 2020. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, March 17th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at 12:00 p.m. at Orient Central Cemetery. His family has suggested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Peconic Landing Employee Appreciation Fund 1500 Brecknock Rd. Greenport, NY 11944. Please make check payable to: Peconic Landing at Southold, Inc.
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