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John B. Thomson, Jr.


Former Owner/Chairman of Thomson Industries & Pillar of the sailing community passes away at 70.

The sailing community lost one of its best owner/drivers and a pillar of the sport when John B. Thomson, Jr., passed away in the evening of Wednesday, September 10, surrounded by family and loved ones after succumbing to the effects of ALS. He was 70. [Read more...]

Eugene J. Sullivan


Nov. 28, 1920 – Aug. 31, 2014 

Eugene J. Sullivan, a long-time Manhasset resident, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was married to the late Gloria Sullivan for over 70 years. He is survived by his children Eugene Jr., Edward, Robert, and Elizabeth, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Their daughter Ann died in infancy.

He was born in Brooklyn in 1920. His family moved to Astoria, Queens when he was four-years-old. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School and then St. John’s University in Brooklyn. Upon his graduation in 1942 he joined the Navy and attended Office Candidate School at the University of Notre Dame. After he was commissioned he served on destroyers both in the Atlantic and Pacific war zones. At the end of World War II he joined the Borden Company as a salesman. Over the next 41 years he was promoted to several executive positions eventually being named chairman and chief executive officer in 1979. He held this position until his retirement in 1987. He also served on the boards of F.W. Woolworth, Warner Lambert, The Bank of N.Y., American Standard and the Atlantic Insurance Companies.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Gloria Roesch, in 1943 at the height of WWII. In 1951 they moved to their first home in Wantagh, N.Y. While raising five children, he found time to begin a life-long commitment to volunteer service. He helped the newly created St. Francis de Chantel Parish serving as a trustee and usher.

Gene and Gloria moved to Manhasset in 1965. The family joined St. Mary’s R.C. Church upon their arrival and were active parishioners up until their deaths. Gene was introduced to the good works of St. Francis Hospital by his wife Gloria who was an active volunteer there. Over the years he served on the hospital’s board including a term as its chairman.

Eugene graduated from St. John’s in 1942 and over the next 65 years served as a trustee, secretary of the board and executive-in-residence, a teaching position he created for senior business majors. He received numerous honors recognizing his dedication to St. John’s, including an honorary doctorate and the St. Vincent de Paul medal.

He served on the Board of Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre and was a Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and a Knight of St. Gregory.











Edith G. Egan

Obit_Egan_091214AEdith Gallatin Egan, 64 passed away suddenly at her home in Brielle, N.J. on Monday, Sept. 1.

Mrs. Egan was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., grew up in Manhasset and moved to the New Jersey Shore in 1990. She attended Buckley Country Day School and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she earned a bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Ethel Gallatin, and her niece, Ashley Miller Gravelle.

Edie is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald, and loving daughter, best friend and pride and joy, Almy, of Brielle, N.J.

She is survived by her sister, Jean Scatuorchio of Sea Girt, NJ and her brother, Thomas G. Gallatin, Jr. of Greenvale, N.Y.; her nieces, Emily Snyder and Amanda Manganaro; nephews, Thomas and Patrick Scatuorchio, and great nieces, Elizabeth and Jessica Snyder. She will be dearly missed by all.

Edie’s great love of children led her to a fulfilling career in childhood development and education. Her openness and generosity with everyone, especially children, was endless. Edie was also passionate in her love of animals. She was devoted to, and believed strongly in their welfare. Edie was a great advocate and dedicated contributor to the prevention of animal cruelty.

A family memorial service will be held on Sept. 13 at Christ Episcopal Church, Manhasset.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (

Manhasset Remembers 9/11

Sept11_090514AOn Thursday, Sept. 11, Manhasset will remember the thirteenth anniversary of a day residents will never forget. The day is a remembrance of those lost in the carnage of the horrific event that occurred just 20 miles away in New York City. [Read more...]

Manhasset Mourns The Loss of Janet McHale

janetmchaleJanet D. McHale, along time resident of Manhasset,  passed away on Friday, August 29.  Wife of the late John McHale and devoted, loving mother of Meghan(Michael)Canty, Meredith McHale and John F. McHale III. Devoted grandmother of Michael and Brendan.  She also leaves behind her sisters, Barbara Barth, Margaret Spellman and Carol Dano as well as many nieces and nephews.

A  nurse at North Shore/LIJ, and an active member of St. Mary’s Church, Janet was deeply involved with the St. Mary’s High School Alumni Association and a number of groups within St. Mary’s Parish life.

Services will be held at Fairchild Funeral chapel on Monday, September 1 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at 1570 Northern Blvd. Manhasset.  Funeral mass will be held at the Church of St. Mary  at 1300 Northern Blvd. on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to Janet Barth McHale St Mary’s High School Scholarship Fund.