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Barbara Keller

Barbara (Bobby) Keller of Leesburg, Virginia, formerly of Manhasset and Westhampton Beach, died peacefully on December 22, 2014, after a courageous battle against lymphoma. She was 83. [Read more...]

Raymond J. Rice

Raymond J. Rice, 87, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. He is survived by his brother, Patrick Rice and his wife Kay Rice; his sister, Catherine Rice and her husband Bill O’Leary; his six beloved daughters; Marian C. Rice and her husband Bob Aurigema; Loretta R. Dewey and her husband Morgan Dewey; Ginger Rengel and her husband Urs Rengel; Regina M. Rice; Dolores R. Gahan and her husband Thomas Gahan; Celeste C. Rice; his sixteen grandchildren, Anna, Trevor, Jabez, Danielle, Charles, Christopher, Casey, Emma, Haley, Augusta, Patrick, Shannon, Brigid, Jesse, Mairead and Devon; his former wife of 35 years, Roberta Lynch; his former wife of 10 years, Elsa Bekkala, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. [Read more...]

Catherine Cornachio

Catherine Cornachio, age 90, formerly of Manhasset, passed away peacefully at her home in Somers, NY on Christmas morning. [Read more...]

Bruce Andrew Laing

Obit_Laing_010915ABruce Andrew Laing, 65, of Manhasset/Great Neck, passed away from cardiac heart failure on Dec. 14.
Bruce was born in New York City and moved to Manhasset with his family in 1960. He attended Manhasset High School and graduated from the University of Vermont. [Read more...]

Barbara Keller

ObitKeller_010914ABarbara (Feuer) Keller of Leesburg, Virginia, formerly of Manhasset and Westhampton Beach, died peacefully on December 22 after a courageous battle against lymphoma. She was 83. She will be forever loved by her family. [Read more...]

Mario Cuomo Has Died

On the eve of his son Andrew’s swearing in as second term as governor of New York, Mario Cuomo has passed away at 82. [Read more...]

Laurie Hershey Stein


Laurie Stein Hershey, 66, of Manhasset, Long Island, passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2014.

Laurie was born in Waterbury, CT on June 20, 1948 to the late Joseph and Helen Stein. She graduated from Barnard College and Northeastern Law School. She married John Hershey in 1974.

Laurie was admitted to the New York State bar in1975 and worked for both the Brooklyn and Nassau County District Attorneys before she went into private practice, where she devoted her career to defending the underserved.

Brilliant, kind, loyal and thoughtful, Laurie was thoroughly devoted to family, friends and colleagues. She loved playing Scrabble and was an avid reader, a reflection of her curiosity about a broad range of topics—from politics to the arts.

Laurie was devoted to public service, and volunteered much of her time with the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, where she provided guidance and friendship to local youth.

She was an anti-war activist at Barnard College whose petite stature belied her fierce commitment to social justice.

Laurie is survived by her loving husband John Hershey; son Jerome Hershey; daughter Joanna Hershey; sister Carol Riva Stein; brother Michael Samuel Stein; daughter-in-law Erin Junkin Hershey; and grandson Miles Everett Hershey.  She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Merle Gordon Weisman, and numerous beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Laurie’s life will be held at the Weller Funeral Home at 493 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788,


Janet F. Mahoney

Janet F Mahoney died November 29, 2014 after a long illness. She was a resident of Manhasset for 79 years and worked with Hearst publications for 35 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite animal rescue group would be welcomed.
Funeral Mass was held on December 5, 2014 at St Mary’s Church, Manhasset with interment following at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.

Fritz P. Mueller

Beloved HObitFritz P. Mueller_112114Ausband, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Educator, Mentor, and Coach
On Friday, Nov. 7, the Lord called home Fritz P. Mueller to join Betty, his loving wife of 58 years. He was a special brother to three, father of four, grandfather of eight, teacher, mentor, coach, and a great friend to many. [Read more...]

Karen G. Simonsen

Karen G. Simonsen, 71, of Vero Beach, Fla. and formerly of Manhasset, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 2, while surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gene Simonsen and loving mother of Katherine Vaughan, Clinton Vaughan, Margaret Vaughan and Elizabeth Vaughan.  She is survived by close family and countless friends who love her. [Read more...]