Sad News

John Conroy, husband of Maureen Conroy, former nurse at Dickinson Ave Elementary School and father of Ocean Avenue first grade teacher, Maggie Conroy, passed away on July 9th.

Condolences may be sent to Maureen at 83 Lakeland Ave., Babylon NY 11702.

Sad News …

Retired Bellerose Avenue teacher Lois Cronin passed away on Monday, July 13, after a long illness. Lois, 84, was predeceased by her husband Drew and is survived by her son Drew Cronin, Jr., three grandchildren, a brother and three sisters. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Lois was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire, and in 2013 she and husband left Long Island to back to New Hampshire. Always an avid reader, in retirement she was a member of the Baker Free Library Book Club and active member of the Concord High School Class of 1953 Scholarship Committee. She was also a volunteer at the Pierce Manse, the historic home of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States.

A graveside services were held at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord on Saturday, July 18. Donations in Lois’s memory may be made to the Baker Free Library in Bow or to the Pierce Brigade to support the upkeep of the Pierce Manse. To Plant Memorial Trees in her memory, please visit  Waters Funeral Home Sympathy Store.

Help Needed …

The R-UTN needs your help! We need a recording secretary to take notes and write-up the minutes of board meetings.  We meet 5 to 6 times a year in the Northport and East Northport Libraries. -Minutes are written up in bullet format and typically run about a page/page and a half  and then emailed to members of the board.  Join us – guide the R-UTN  to meet needs and interests of our members. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow retirees.  Email or call PresidentFran LaDuca for more information – [email protected] / 631-368-1545.