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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

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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