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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

The Mineola School Board will hold a public hearing on the much-debated New York State veterans exemption on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School. It is expected the board will either approve or disapprove the tax exemption during its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

When votes go to the polls next week on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to vote on the Town of North Hempstead’s 2nd Council District seat, candidate Bonnie Parente feels her stance on the building department is what voters will remember when casting their choice. The 2nd council district post is currently held by Peter Zuckerman, a former East Hills trustee. He was appointed to the seat in January to replace Thomas Dwyer, who resigned last year.

 

“That’s the major issue I heard about when I knocked on doors,” she said. “No matter where I am, I could be at the Herricks Community Center or the Albertson Pasta Dinner and

predominately what people ask about is how to fix the building department.”


Sports

Samantha Pastore

Samantha Pastore, senior and third-year varsity player, is also co-captain of the currently undefeated (11-0) Mineola Girls Varsity Volleyball team. She is an outside hitter and is often recognized in games by starting rallies with her quick thinking and nimble feet. She earns 20 percent of the team’s points and averages four aces per match.

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team fell to the Seaford Vikings last week 27-21, missing their chance to tie the top seeds Locust Valley and Roosevelt’s 6-1 Nassau conference IV record.

 

After tying the game in the second half and having the opportunity to capitalize on Seaford’s failed extra-point kick on their final touchdown, the Viking’s senior wide receiver/defensive back Bobby Buell knocked away a pass from Mineola senior quarterback James Gerstner to senior wide receiver Brian Smith in the end-zone with 57 seconds left


Calendar

International Night - October 30

Halloween Parade - October 31

Cultural Arts Series - November 1 


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com