Subscribe to Manhasset News

Richard Allison

Richard C. Allison passed away on Nov. 12.

Born in Manhattan in 1924, Richard was educated at the college and the law school of the University of Virginia where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and editor of the Virginia Law Review. He served as communications officer on the U.S.S. Endicott during World War II. He commenced the practice of law in New York with the firm of Satterlee, Warfield & Stephens in 1948 and, after two years service with the CIA during the Korean War, he joined the firm of Reid & Priest where he spent over 33 years representing American and foreign clients. [Read more…]

Dr. Paul E. Hershey

Dr. Paul E. Hershey, of Manhasset, died peacefully at home on Nov. 1.
He was a skilled and admired podiatrist, beloved husband of 62 years to Marian and a proud father of Joan and Karen.

Warren John Oltmanns

Warren John Oltmanns passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Oct. 26 at age 94 in Richmond, VA. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Ruth Isabel Hodgetts and Herman John Christopher Oltmanns. [Read more…]

Daniel Maurice Simon

OBITSIMON111115Daniel Maurice Simon, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, engineer, coworker, sailor, and friend, died peacefully on Nov. 1 at the age of 90 at the Amsterdam in Port Washington. Dan’s kindness, humor, generosity, honesty, and wisdom left an impression on everyone he met and he will be missed dearly.

A resident of Port Washington and Plandome Manor for 57 years, Dan was born in 1925 in New York City to William and Mildred Simon and grew up with his brother Robert. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from City University of New York after serving as a navigator in World War II. He met his cherished, late wife Barbara Unger at Camp Woodland and they wed in 1948, moved to Port Washington in 1958, and raised their family in Port Washington until 1977 when they moved to Plandome Manor. [Read more…]

Sister Eleanor Nolan

(Dec. 4, 1924 to Sept. 20, 2015) Born in 1924 in New York, Sr. Eleanor Nolan (Sr. Mary Catherine of the Sacred Heart) entered the Little Sisters of the Assumption in 1955. She made her final vows in France in 1964. She earned her RN from Misericordia Hospital and her BS in nursing from Boston College. In her 60 years of religious life Sr. Eleanor served in New York City and Newburgh, NY, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Sr. Eleanor is survived by her brother, Robert and wife Theresa; Brother-in-law, Richard; Sister-in-law, Valerie; Nieces, Irene, Christine, Patricia Ann, Kathleen, Mary Ellen, Theresa; nephews, Richard, James; and numerous grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

Sr. Eleanor is predeceased by her brothers, Patrick Timothy and James, Jeremiah Jay; sister, Dorethy; and niece, Patricia Ann.

Sr. Eleanor brought many gifts to her life as a Little Sister. Her love of family, first instilled by her own family, motivated all her interactions and her commitment to families living in poverty. She had a special love for children. She was part of a team that researched and established the first rural ministry in Kentucky. She served on the leadership team of the Little Sisters offering her insight, capacity to look to the future, and a great sense of humor in tough times.

She will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and sisters.

Visitation was on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Marie Esther Health Care Center, 720 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, Mass. 01752. A funeral Mass followed at the health care center.

Graveside services were on Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Charles Cemetery in Gardiner, NY. Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors. For condolences please visit

Vincent M. Pacienza, MD

ObitPacienza_101415AVincent M. Pacienza MD, FACC , 61, cardiologist and doctor of internal medicine, died peacefully at his home in Manhasset on Oct. 7, 2015.

Dr. Pacienza was born February 22, 1954, in Greensburg, PA. He was the son of Betty Pacienza and the late Anthony Pacienza He graduated from Hempfield High School in 1972 in Greensburg and received a Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Jefferson College in 1976. He attended Medical School in Mexico at Nuevo Leon University. Dr. Pacienza was a Cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital before opening his own private practice in Manhasset. Dr. Pacienza is survived by his loving mother Betty and his two sons Vincent and Nicholas.

A memorial mass was held at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Manhasset on Tuesday Oct. 13, at 11:15 a.m. He will be missed by his family, patients and friends for his kindness and caring.

Manhasset Mourns Kiersten Cerveny

cerveneyThe entire community of Manhasset is reeling at the news of the mysterious death of reknown dermatologist, Dr. Kiersten Cerveny, age 38. She was married to Dr. Andrew Cerveny and was a devoted mother to her children.

Details of her death are under investigation.

Victor Nicholas Cannizzaro

ObitCannizzaro_090915AVictor Nicholas Cannizzaro, 94, most recently a resident of Sun City Center, FL, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12. Victor was born on Aug. 5, 1921, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY, where he was raised in the Catholic faith, along with his three siblings, by his late parents, Nicolo and Epifania Cannizzaro. [Read more…]

Patricia S. Paone

Patricia S. Paone of Manhasset passed away on August 28, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Mario. Cherished mother of Tara Mia, Deirdre and Philip (Marge). Loving Nana of Julia, Rachel, William, Charley and Jenny. A funeral mass was celebrated on Monday Aug. 31 at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 1300 Northern Blvd.,Manhasset with interment to follow at St John’s Cemetery, Middle Village,NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd. Suite 2, Woodbury, NY 11797

Brian Michael Jennings

Brian Michael Jennings of Cambridge, NY and Pondicherry, India died suddenly on September 3, 2015 in Chennai, India of a heart attack. Born August 21, 1958 to Ann and Brian Jennings in Kew Gardens, NY, Brian graduated from Manhasset High School in 1976. He studied architecture, photography, graphic design and computer animation at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA. [Read more…]