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Obituary: Donald J. Feehan

Donald J. Feehan, a resident of Sun City Center, FL, and Sag Harbor, NY, passed away peacefully at Hospice House, Sun City Center, FL, on June 14, 2012. Donald, born in Jamaica, NY, on Oct. 5, 1930, was one of three sons of Joseph and Alice Blauvelt Feehan. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School, graduating from New York University. Donald married Patricia M. Murphy of Floral Park and they were the parents of four children, Mary Anne Blamey, Peter Feehan, John Feehan and Timothy Feehan. Professionally, Don worked as a banker and then village clerk for Floral Park and Old Westbury.

In 1985, he married Joan Hulse Schoen of Sag Harbor and in the process became the instant father to JoAnn Scibek, Deborah O’Brien, Christine Schoen and Jon Schoen. The combined families of eight children consist of a wonderful family of spouses, 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his brother, Raymond, and survived by his brother Joseph.

Don will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, a historian, a Mets fan and after wintering in Florida, an ardent Rays fan.

A Memorial Mass was held at Prince of Peace RC Church in Sun City Center and a funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s RC Church on July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Father Andrew Blake will be officiating, with interment at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Sag Harbor. Donations may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573.

News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District School Board adopted the 2014-15 proposed budget last week. The proposed budget total for the 2014-15 school year is $175.3 million, a budget increase of $3.52 million from last year. The tax levy increase is set at 2.1 percent. The budget vote will take place on May 20.

The current projection for state aid in 2014-15 is $29.2 million in the state legislative budget, a slight increase from last year ($27.8 million).

“There was a budget-to-budget state aid increase of 5.2 percent,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said.

The Floral Park Historical Society will host the unveiling of a historic marker to commemorate the first and only Vanderbilt Cup Race that traversed the Floral Park community, on October 8, 1904. It was one of the six Vanderbilt Cup international auto races held on Long Island between 1904 and 1910 and the first in the United States.

The festivities will be on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2:30 p.m.; the unveiling ceremony and a short program will be at 12:30 p.m. at the triangle mini-park at the intersection of Emerson Ave. and Jericho Tpke.

Emerson Ave., between Jericho Tpke. and Lowell Ave., will be closed at noon for the event.


Calendar

Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18



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