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Obituary: Nancy Foresto, 92

Nancy Foresto, a Mineola native, died on Sept. 29 at the age of 92.

 

Born in Italy, Foresto moved to Mineola as a young child.  She attended Mineola High School and went on to work as a seamstress at a factory in Mineola.

 

Foresto soon met her husband Michael, a tailor trained in Italy and together they nurtured a small tailoring shop on Willis Avenue in Mineola into a well respected business. A family owned and operated business,  Foresto’s Men’s Shop and

Tuxedo continues to serve the community 73 years later at the same location.

 

Predeceased by her husband Michael, Nancy is survived by her sons Joseph and Dominick, her six grandchildren, her seven great-grandchildren and her sister Emilie Fasano .

 

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, in Mineola, under the direction of the Cassidy Funeral Home, followed her burial at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury New York. 


News

Mill Creek Residential, a multifamily apartment developer, announced last week that Hudson House, an age and income exclusive 36-apartment community, located at 104 Front St. in Mineola is open for occupancy. Senior affordable homes are eligible for applicants 55 years of age or older and households earning at or below 80 percent of the area median income for Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Hudson House has received 16 applications so far, according to Mill Creek Vice President Jamie Stover.

A few months ago, while returning to my car after attending a wake, I was surprised to catch a glimpse of something that immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. Directly in front of me stood a portion of the original concrete wall that had surrounded my alma mater.

 

In 1922, Corpus Christi Church purchased the Robert Graves estate on Searing Avenue and transformed its building into a parish school. It was a beautiful structure of Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the concrete wall, sporting huge ornate iron gates.


Sports

Mineola runners PJ Diskin, Kaitlin Phelps, and Yuri Karasz were award winners in the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.

The Mineola 9U Hurricanes recently completed its summer baseball season as the NJBL 9U Central Division Champions, finishing 10-2-1 on the year and secured a second place spot entering the playoffs.

The Hurricanes beat the North Shore Spartans for the fourth time this season in a playoff win in walk-off fashion as they came from behind to win 4-3 earning the Hurricanes a berth into the championship series. 


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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