| John G. Poulakis
December 28, 2021
|John G. Poulakis, founder of the Hampton Maid, passed away on December 25, 2021. A visitation will be held on December 28, from 2:00-4:00 PM, with a prayer service at 3:00 PM, at the Scott-Rothwell located at 20 Ponquouge Ave, Hampton Bays, NY. Interment will be on Wednesday, December 29, at 11:00 AM at Sacred Hearts R.C. Cemetery in Southampton, NY.
| George Henry Luce
December 24, 2021
|George Henry Luce was born on April 25, 1936 to George Alton Luce and Olga Deurreschmidt of Riverhead NY. George was the first child of Alton and Olga and soon had a little sister Joan. As World War II approached, George's mother and father split up.
Olga remarried and moved with her new husband, and the children to Venezuela. When George was 14 he returned to the States to continue his high school education at Trinity Pawling where he was elected Head Prefect. George graduated in 1955 and went on to Northwestern University.
After his first semester at Northwestern, George enlisted in the Navy and served in Japan in a seaplane squadron as an electronics operator.
In 1962 George and his first wife had a baby boy George H. Luce Jr. (aka Tiger). After having served almost 5 years, George was honorably discharged from the Navy. George began working as a mechanic on outboard motors in the back of G.A. Luce Hardware on Main Street in Riverhead and also joined the East End Outboard Racing Club. George and first his wife split after a few years, but Tiger remained in Riverhead with George.
George met Naudain Larsen, a young woman from City Island in the Bronx and they were married in May of 1966. George moved with his son, Tiger, to City Island to begin a life with Naudain and her daughter from a previous marriage, Elizabeth. In July of 1968 George and Naudain had another son, Lawrence. The Luce family lived on City Island until 1982 when George, Naudain and Larry moved to Hampton Bays.
Back on Long Island, George continued to work in the marine business and was active in the Riverhead Lions, and the Association of Marine Industries. In June of 1990 George's wife, Naudain, died of cancer.
At age 63 George decided to retire and relax, he moved to Montana to work on a cattle ranch. George developed many close friends in the town of Chinook Montana, but as he aged he missed his family on Long Island.
In 2013 George was diagnosed with lung cancer, he beat it. In 2017 George suffered a stomach problem and was treated for colon cancer, he beat it. In 2018 George had back pains and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. During this decade of his life, George worked for Hampton Bays School District as a part time maintenance mechanic. Ever the philanthropist, George started an annual $750 scholarship, in memory of Naudain, for a graduating senior of the HB High School. Having survived 3 different types of cancer, and COVID, George Luce, the man with the nickname "Old Iron Balls", died on December 13, 2021 at the age of 85.
George is survived by his 2 sons George Jr. and Larry, his step daughter Elizabeth, and his 6 grandchildren Leanne, James, Robert (USMC), Phillip, Olivia, and Matthew and many family & friends who have known and loved him along the way.
A full life lived, and his work done, may George rest in peace.
Visiting time with George's family will be held on December 27, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm, with a memorial service beginning at 8 pm at The Scott Rothwell Funeral Home in Hampton Bays, NY.
| Stefan J. Borell
November 10, 2021
|Hampton Bays resident Stefan J. Borell passed peacefully on November 6, 2021, at the age of 84. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 10th from 3-5 & 7-9 PM at the Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home in Hampton Bays, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays on Thursday, November 11th at 10:30 AM, with interment follow at Good Ground Cemetery in Hampton Bays.