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Obituary: Elizabeth Thomson Boepple

Elizabeth Thomson Boepple, 96, of Peabody, MA and formerly of Carle Place, beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Boepple, died March 28th,at Brooksby Village in Peabody surrounded by her family.

Born in New York City, she was raised in Brooklyn and Queens, graduating from Richmond Hills High School at the age of 15 before going on to attend secretarial school.  Elizabeth worked at the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn and later at Macy’s department store in Roosevelt Field where she served as a retail manager and trainer.

 

Elizabeth and Al married following his discharge from the Army and moved to Carle Place in 1953 to raise their young family.  Elizabeth lived there until 2007 when she moved to Brooksby Village.  An avid reader of history and mystery novels, Elizabeth also had a true love of music; she was a long time member of the choir at the Westbury Methodist Church.

 

Elizabeth is survived by her two sons, John Thomson Boepple and his wife Colleen of Wilton, CT and Paul Alfred Boepple and his wife Wendy of Topsfield, MA. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren: Justin, Heather, Andrew, and Benjamin are Paul and Wendy’s children; Brendan, Ryan, Courtney, and Megan are the children of John and Colleen.

 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts, The Yawkey Sports Training Center, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA  01752; www.specialolympicsma.org.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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