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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.

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Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics. For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous. For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th- and early 20th-century New York City. The author of a new book about Tammany Hall, Terry Golway, will speak about these complexities at the Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area.

Golway’s book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews. His talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption. But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.

On Oct. 23, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer, by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accounts.

Deborah Tangredi was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 23 before Nassau District Court Judge Joy Watson on the following charges:


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