Patricia Ruth Walter of Oyster Bay died on May 23, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of George (Terri), Kurt, and Karen (Chris) Edelmann. Cherished grandmother of George, Lindsey, Samantha, and Christopher. Dear sister of the late Janet.
Family received friends at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home Inc., 293 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral service held at the First Presbyterian Church on East Main Street, Oyster Bay. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. For further information www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
An 11th generation Mayflower descendant and graduate of Union College, Dr. Burnham met his wife Minou in Paris during his post graduate master’s program in French literature at Middlebury College-l’Universite Paris-Sorbonne. After a stint in the Army Medical Corps and CIA in Paris, he moved the family to New York where he ultimately worked for the Upjohn Company as a pharmaceutical sales rep. Following his life-long dream to be a doctor he entered medical school at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1965.
Dr. Burnham and his family moved back to New York where he completed his residency in family practice at the Glen Cove Community Hospital, now part of the North Shore Health System. He was in private practice in Glen Cove for a number of years and then embarked upon a career in the pharmaceuticals industry serving as Senior Executive Vice President of International and Domestic Medical Affairs for such companies as Glenbrook Laboratories and Sterling Drug—now part of Sanofi—as well as Choay Labs where he launched the first mini-dose sub-cutaneous calcium heparin therapy in the US.
Dr. Andrew J. Vecchio, 51, of Locust Valley, left us suddenly on May 25, 2014. Best friend and dedicated husband of Hope and tirelessly devoted father of Drew (7), Gracie (9) and Charlie (11). Loving son of Andrea Vecchio (Richard Graham) and Ralph Vecchio, and devoted brother of Jim (Jane) and Anthony (Sonja). Treasured brother-in-law of Peter and Kara Troxler and doting uncle of Jackson, Robert, Emme, Jenna and Joseph. A true good guy...always warmhearted, witty and smiling, he brightened every life he touched and will be impossible to replace. Forever in our hearts. Family received friends at the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home Inc. 293 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass Friday held at Chapel of St. Dominic’s R.C.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated: Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or www.doctorswithoutborders.org. For further information www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
With great sadness we share the death of Clayton Hunt, of Centre Island, Oyster Bay, age 83, who passed peacefully in his sleep on May 5, 2014. Clayton was born on Feb. 12, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was son of the late Sara Elizabeth Hunt (nee Marsden) and Forrest Griffith Hunt. He was a graduate of St. Louis Country Day School and attended both Washington University in St. Louis and University of Missouri at Columbia. He graduated with a dual major in statistics and industrial engineering.
Clayton served eight years in the US Army artillery, achieving the rank of captain. He was in charge of one of the first US Nike Missile battalions in both in the US and Germany. During his army tenure he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Elaine Mary Higgins, of Lattingtown, died on May 13, 2014 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Thomas L. Loving mother of Thomas L. III (Christine), Coleen E. and the late Elaine M. Duffy. Devoted grandmother of Jenifer Bendezu, Brendan, Jason, J.P. Duffy, Courtney Nevis, Tara Ebrahimian and Dylan Ebrahimian. Special great-grandmother of seven. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. www.DodgeThomas.com
Angelo DeMarco died on May 5, 2014, at age 69, of Bayville, formerly of Bitetto, Italy. Beloved husband of the late Cesarea. Loving father of Antonio and Rosangela Manfredo (Michael). Cherished grandfather of Domenico and Michael. Dear brother of Vincenzo, Pietro, and the late Antonio. Devoted companion of Aurora Valentino. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Thomas J. Carton of Oyster Bay, formerly of Hicksville, died on May 3, 2014. Proud WWII Navy veteran. Served on the USS Miami in Pacific Theater. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Mary Elizabeth (John) Delaney. Cherished grandfather of Erin.
Family received friends at the Francis P. Devine Funeral Home, Inc., 293 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass held at Chapel of St. Dominic’s RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. For further information wwwfpdevinefuneralhome.com.
Vincent J. Bellitte died on May 10, 2014, of Miller Place. Born on July 4, 1920 in Jamaica, Queens. Vincent was the second oldest child of four siblings. As a young man he joined the family business and under his supervision Bellitte Bicycles became one of the most successful privately owned bicycle stores in the country. Vincent was a veteran of the Coast Guard during the 2nd World War. In 1950 he married Johanna Allgeier who survives him as well as their four children and six grandchildren. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Dominic’s Church until 2003 when he moved from the area. He continued his spiritual path at St. Anthony’s Church in Miller Place. Vincent is best remembered for his generosity to his family, friends, and church. He is also remembered for his fun loving nature and joyful spirit. Donations to The Good Shepherd Hospice at 110-Bi-County Blvd., Suite 114, Farmingdale, NY 11735 are welcome. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass held at St. Dominic RC Chapel, Oyster Bay, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Gerard O’Brien, “Uncle Jerry,” died on April 29, 2014, at age 88. Of Oakdale, formerly of Astoria. Loving brother of Thomas. Beloved uncle of Maureen Sheerin (Bill), Marilyn Larson (Jack), Eileen Perulli (Vito), Jacqueline Romano (Richard), Edward (Susan), Judy Piazza (Jack), Michael, John, Danny, and Kelly. Also survived by loving relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Graveside Service held at Pinelawn Memorial Park. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Jane Veroxie-Nyquist of Locust Valley, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter, who passed away on March 9, 2013. Loving aunt of Jaclyn, Steven, Mary Frances and the late Kathryn. Dear sister of the late William and Joseph. Cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine.
Jane was a devoted and integral part of Anton Community Newspapers from 1976 to 1998. She served as their technical support advisor, providing her expertise in writing computer programs to ensure its smooth operation, and was promoted to Second Vice President in 1982, a position she held until her departure from the company in 1998. In addition, several of her family members were employed at Anton at various times. Jane always considered her co-workers as “family.” Even after leaving her employment with Anton, Jane kept in touch with many of the employees, often getting together for dinner or meeting in the city to enjoy a Broadway play. Her husband, Peter was also an employee of Anton for many years and at the time of his death held the position of General Manager.
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