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Obituary - Dominica Libertini

Dominica Libertini of Oyster Bay died on November 27, 2012,  at the age of 71. She was born in Glen Cove on December 2, 1940. 

Ms. Libertini joined the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay on May 11, 2005. “She owned a hair salon in town and was a fantastic ballroom dancer. A full-figured woman, she was oh-so light on her feet. You couldn’t keep up with her,” said Nancy Farinaccio, LEC program assistant.

“She preferred to be called Margaret. She and her sister Linda worked at their Mar-Lyn Hair Salon on East Main Street.” she added.

“Margaret and Linda took care of their mother during her long illness. She was just a great, nice, individual and loved the center,” said Mary Frignani, program coordinator. “We are all like family here.”

She was the beloved sister of Linda and Vincent. She was the loving aunt of Carmine (Kimberely), Karley, and Paul. She was the proud great aunt of Vincent and Matthew. 

Ms. Libertini is also survived by loving relatives and friends. 

Visiting was at the Oyster Bay Funeral Home, on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers donations to the American Diabetes Association, 534 Broad Hollow Road, Suite LL10, Melville, NY 11747 would be appreciated. 


News

The Raise The Roof Concert, held at Christ Church on Nov. 9, was an intergenerational event to benefit the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay’s seniors.

Board member Suzanne Paolucci explained the center’s wish to get iPods for the seniors as a source of musical therapy. She brought the idea to the center from a talk by social worker Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory. He has produced a film, Alive Inside, that tells the story of music as being restorative. Music is like therapy for the elderly, in particular for those with dementia, as it has been shown to awaken memories of happier times in life, when energy and enthusiasm were boundless.

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.


Sports

On the weekend of Nov. 8, the Oyster Bay High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to the State University of New York at Canton just a few miles from the Canadian border to compete in the New York State Cross Country Championships.

Alex Tosi became the first Bayman since Joe Jazwinski and Justin Nakrin (2008) to become All-State, placing 16th with a time of 16:53. Most runners ran about 20 seconds slower than their Bethpage times because of the muddy conditions on the course. Tosi’s time was basically equivalent to his best Bethpage time, as he powered through the toughest parts of the race. He led the Baymen to a seventh place finish in the Class C race, an improvement from their 11th place finish last year, which ties the highest place at the New York State Championships of a Baymen team since 2009.

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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