Sad News

Doris Wells, retired Norwood Avenue School social worker, passed away on January 2 at the age of 92. She is survived by Edwin, her husband of 64 years, her children Mary Ellen, Suzanne, Christy, Kenneth and six grandchildren. Doris and Ed raised their family, and enjoyed their retirement living in Fort Salonga in a home designed by Ed.

Doris adored visiting new places and she and Ed had many adventures traveling the world when they retired. They traveled to China, Australia, South America, Europe, and Alaska. They took numerous cruises with their friends and family. Doris loved a good party and emceed the annual Marina Isles’ St. Patrick’s Day party in Englewood, FL where she and Ed spent their winters.

Visitation at Nolan Funeral Home on January 7 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., with a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. There will be a closing prayer at 10:30 a.m. on January 8, followed by burial at the Northport Rural Cemetery.

Sad News

Alfred LaFalce, retired Northport Junior High School social studies teacher, passed away on December 30 at the age of 83 after a long illness. He was pre-deceased by his wife Joan and is survived by his daughters Jacqueline Lehey and Jessica LaFalce, his son Stephen, four grandchildren, his brother Joseph and sister Rose Marie. 

After retirement Alfred and his wife moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where he enjoyed taking long walks and participation in neighborhood pick-up basketball games will into his 70s. Even living in the south, he was remained loyal to the New York Yankees.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Visit the R-UTN Members Memorial webpage to read a tribute to Al from one of his colleagues.