Our “Book Whisperer”

Michele Fig Terranova, recently retired, is beginning to realize her dream and has found herself a wonderful spot in one of Northport Village’s favorite shopping destinations – Nest on Main. There she has on display a varied selection of – how perfect for a teacher! – BOOKS!!! You’ll find Kristin Hannah’s latest THE WOMEN, as well as a perfect gift for Mother’s Day called DRAW WITH MOM! There are many other choices neatly arranged for perusal. Michele’s nickname (and her website) is “The Book Whisperer”, given to her by a friend and colleague who recognized her love of books and reading. She was adept at finding that special book for each of her students year after year. Take a look – you’ll be sure to find that perfect book! She also offers the option of procuring books for you. Visit her on Instagram at bookwhisperer22. We wish her good luck and congratulations!

Sad News

Marianne Kleczka, retired elementary teacher, passed way on April 13. Born in 1924, Marianne reached her centennial in 2024. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel and is survived by her three sons Mark, Michael and Timothy; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Visiting at Nolan’s Funeral Home in Northport, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 19th, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Philip Neri Church. Interment to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery. Donations to St. Philip Neri Church, Parish Outreach, in her memory, would be appreciated.

R-UTN members with memories of Gretchen they wish to share can email [email protected]. Please write Website Memories as the subject, keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.