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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Spring!

These were taken yesterday afternoon while it was snowing.  It snowed all night until around noon today.
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Newsday article about Dr. Pierce ` FYI

By nature and by profession,Edward T. Pierce brought smiles to thousands of people in the Manhasset area. The retired orthodontist,who practiced for 45years in that North Shore community, died March 5 of natural causes at age 89.In the early 1950s, Pierce began his dental career affixing braces to the teeth of children with protruding, crooked and gap-tooth smiles until happy with their appearance.Pierce treated“several thousand” young patients
over the years, remembered
his son Jeffrey, also a
Manhasset orthodontist
who, for a time, worked with
his father.
“He treated children and
when they grew up, he treated
their children,” Jeffrey recalled.
“He was always
happy and put the kids at
ease.”
As a young man, Pierce
served in World War II as an
ensign in the U.S. Navy, first
aboard a destroyer in the
North Atlantic in 1944, before
heading to the Pacific, where
he witnessed the Japanese surrender
the following year.
“We were part of the force
that was going to attack
Japan,” Pierce recounted to a
local newspaper in 2011.
Returning home after the
war, Pierce graduated from
Fordham University and received
his dental training at
Tufts University in Massachusetts,
where at a dance
he met his future wife, Janice,
who survives him. The
couple married in 1951 and
raised seven children on
Long Island — all of whom
wore braces at some time
growing up.
Professionally, Pierce
served as the president of
the New York State Society
of Orthodontists and, in his
personal life, he acted as
commodore at the Port
Washington Yacht Club,
overseeing activities for two
years. “He learned how to be a
leader in the military and he
was a leader for the rest of his
life,” recalled his daughter Cynthia
McGuinness of New City,
in Rockland County.
He was also a member of the
Knights of Columbus, the American
Legion, Kiwanis International
and a past commander of
the power squadron in Manhasset
Bay.
While he enjoyed fishing and
trapshooting, Pierce also relaxed
by sailing near a family
beach house in Southampton
and taking his family aboard his
38-foot powerboat. “We went
to Cape Cod, up the Hudson
River to Canada and to the Bahamas
— we traveled a lot in
that boat,” recalled Jeffrey.
After retiring in 1997, he kept
residences in Southampton and
Jensen Beach, Florida, before
moving recently to Great Neck,
where he died.
Other survivors are sons
Roger of Charlotte, North Carolina,
and Stevan of Coram; daughters
Daphne Cannata, ofWesterly,
Rhode Island, Holly Browne
of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania,
and Deidra Maleno of Manhasset;
brothers Bill of East Setauket
and John of Bohemia; sisters Ann
Marie of East Islip and Bernadette
of North Bellmore; and 20
grandchildren.
A Mass was celebrated Monday
at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic
Church in Manhasset, followed
by burial at Sacred
Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery
in Southampton.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Dr. Edward Pierce~Obituary

I am sorry to inform you of the passing of our neighbor, Dr. Pierce.  Our sympathy to his loved ones.  May he rest in peace.

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Visitation

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fairchild Sons Inc

1570 Northern Blvd

Manhasset, NY 11030

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Visitation

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fairchild Sons Inc

1570 Northern Blvd

Manhasset, NY 11030

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Funeral Mass

Monday, Mar. 9, 2015

11:15 AM

St Mary”s Church

Manhasset, NY

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Interment

Following Services

Sacred Heart Basilica Cemetery

Southampton, NY

PIERCE - Dr. Edward T., on March 5, 2015 of Southampton. Formerly of Manhasset. Beloved husband of Janice. Loving father of Roger (Fran Miele), Daphne (Skip) Cannata, Stevan, Jeffrey (Barbara Brady), Holly (Richard) Brown, Cynthia (Joseph) McGuinness, Deidra (Christopher) Maleno and the late Edward T. Jr. Cherished grandfather of 18. Devoted brother of Bernadette Dempsey, William (Pauline), John and Sr. Ann Marie. Visitation will be held at the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset on Sunday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Monday 11:15am St Marys Church, Manhasset with interment to follow at Sacred Heart Basilica Cemetery, Southampton.

Published in Newsday from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring is Just Around the Corner…

 

But I don’t know which corner!  These were taken an hour ago, and it is still snowing!

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Above photo submitted by Pam Spellman.

 

 

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Looking forward to seeing some green!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

A message from the Seaman Taranto Family

The Colony Club of Southampton Shores
          President, John Mc Donough
          All members of the “Shores”

          This letter is to let you know that our Seaman/Taranto family house of 65 + years has been sold.   As of February 10, 2015 new owners purchased our property at 116 Turtle Cove Drive.

          Southampton Shores was a very important part of my “growing up”.  We spent our summers at our cottage on Turtle Cove.  We had a row boat first, then a run-about on which we put a 6.5 horse Evinrude to take us out to the Bay for fishing.  Mom caught most of the fish.  She was the best.  We kids and Daddy enjoyed the fishing and eating sandwiches.  It seemed that whenever Daddy took a bite of his sandwich a fish would take the hook.  I think Daddy lost a few sandwiches that way.   Blow fish were fun to catch, but Daddy liked to catch the Weakfish.  Of course we caught Porgies.  They were the fish with lots of bones!  

          We have many memories of Southampton Shores.  Mr. Emerson was president when we first arrived.  Mr. Glacel used to tell stories at the bonfire in the back lot of Emerson’s property.  I think that is now where George and Anne have their house. 

          I could continue with a variety of memories, and perhaps someday I will write a book, but for now I must say Goodbye from the Seaman and Taranto families.

          May you have a good summer and happy future. 
         
                                                          Best Wishes to you all,
                                                          Barbara (Seaman) Taranto,
                             our children Kathleen, Arnold, Diane and their families. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Richard Brancaccio~Obituary

It is with great sadness I inform you of the passing of my dear neighbor, Dr.  Richard Brancaccio.
Deepest sympathy to his wife, Ginny, his son, Richard, daughter Gina, and his entire family.
May he rest in peace.  He will be deeply missed.

Full Name Dr. Richard C. Brancaccio
Date of Death
Sunday, February 8th, 2015

First Visitation

When Thursday, February 12th, 2015, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
Address
9620 - Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY
Location Information
Located at 97th Street

Second Visitation

When Thursday, February 12th, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
Address
9620 - Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY
Location Information
Located at 97th Street

Service Information

When
Friday, February 13th, 2015, 9:45am
Location
St. Anselm Church
Address
356 82nd Street Brooklyn, New York, NY

Interment Information

Location
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery, Southampton, NY
Address
231 County Road 39A Southampton, NY

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Randy Drain ~Obituary

Warner Emerson received this info .

Sadly, Randy Drain passed away on 12/26. He valiantly fought  
Parkinson's Disease and finally succumbed to pneumonia. No date for a
memorial service, but I will keep you informed.


It has also come to my attention that Mrs. Kober passed away last year. 

Janice L. Kober
  • May 4, 1937 - February 3, 2014
  • Southampton, New York  
 Both were residents of Warfield Way.
May they rest in peace.