March 1
The Patchogue Civic and Garden Club
held their annual dinner meeting for the
installation of officers Monday night at
the Pine Grove Inn. New officers are as
follows: Mrs. Eleanor Ransome, president;
Mrs. Hilda Edelstein, vice president; Mrs.
Claire Ruger, treasurer; Mrs. Irma Hunter,
recording secretary and Mrs. Fonse
Palermo, publicity.
Miss Barbara Nichols, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Alvah Nelson Nichols of 251
North Ocean Ave., a sophomore at Elmira
College, is among the 59 students who
attained an average of 3.3 or higher during
the first semester of the 1961-62 academic
year and have been placed on the dean’s
list.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Wenger, who were married recently at a
nuptial Mass in St. Joseph the Worker R.
C. Church, East Patchogue. The bride is
the former Miss Florence Maler of East
Patchogue.
Last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Wiener and their children Mark, Beverly
and Myles, of George Court, spent the day
in New York City, where they had lunch
at the Miyako restaurant and enjoyed a
performance of the Broadway musical,
“The Sound of Music.”
Mrs. John Gibson and children Billy and
Susan, of Pearl Street, flew home by jet
Saturday from Jensen Beach, Fla., where
they visited for a week with the William
Bedell family, who are temporarily residing
in Florida. They also saw the R. William
MacComiskey family during their stay at
Jensen Beach.
Tom Williams drove to Massachusetts
Tuesday to assist his brother and sister-inlaw,
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Williams, who are
moving from Auburndale to Newtonville.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fuoco of Association
Road celebrated their 25th wedding
anniversary with Mr. and Mrs. John Fuoco
Sr., Sunday.
Miss Patty Valentine and Miss Bunny
Wayte spent the week of school vacation
visiting Patty’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Valentine, of Coinjock, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Huston of
Brookhaven entertained guests on Saturday
and Sunday evenings with a showing of
colored slides of trips to Bermuda and
Europe. The Hustons also had a houseguest
for the weekend, Mrs. Huston’s cousin,
Mrs. Kenneth B. Groser of Kew Gardens.
Debutante — Miss Virginia Estella Wade,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford N. Wade
of Blue Point, was presented Friday at the
Colonial Ball, sponsored by the Sons of
the American Revolution and Daughters
of the American Revolution at the Hotel
Plaza, New York City. She is a member of
the Captain Austin Roe Society, Children of
the American Revolution.
Martin Dingman of Barteau Avenue
is at home after an operation on his eye,
following a recent accident.
Miss Beverly Falk, a nurse at Brooklyn
Hospital, spent the weekend at the home
of her parents, Rev. and Mrs. I. A. Falk of
Maple Street. (See Baptist Church photo.)
New residents of Center Moriches are Mr.
and Mrs. Ronal Townson of 110 Ocean Ave.
They are formerly of Hicksville and have a
3-month-old daughter, Joyce. Mr. Townson
is affiliated with Look magazine.
A party was held for Karen and Kathy
Springhorn at their parents’ home on Namkee
Road, in celebration of their fourteenth
birthday. Karen and Kathy are the twin
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Springhorn.
The 40 guests were chaperoned by Mr. and
Mrs. John Springhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
McCarthy, Mrs. Carl B. Stoye and Mrs.
Arthur Larrabee.
Miss Valerie Thomas of Brook Street
was the guest of honor at a surprise bridal
shower at the home of Mrs. Louis LaFountain
Jr. of Hillside Avenue. The guests were
Mrs. John Van Wyen Jr., Mrs. Cornelius
Van Hulsentop, Mrs. Richard Zegel, Mrs.
Nicholas Paglia, Mrs. Ander Vander Borgh,
Jr., Mrs. Goerge Leigh-Manuell, Mrs. Betty
Lehmann, Mrs. Stanley Buys, Mrs. Robert
Merritt, Mrs. Howard Reeve, Miss Bonnie
Reeve, Miss Marilyn Hooper, Miss Betty
Pring, and Mrs. Stanley Thuma.

March 8

Robert V. Smith of Herbert Circle and
Clifford O. Still of Howard Street, while
studying for their B. S. in Pharmacy at
St. John’s University in Jamaica, have
been accepted to Rho Chi National
Pharmaceutical Honor Society. Both
are members of Patchogue High School,
class of 1959.
Joseph (Jay) Coccia, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Coccia of Jennings Avenue,
celebrated his third birthday Feb. 27
with a party. Present were Hunt Charach,
Angie Fuoco, Joan McDermott and Bryna
Rubin. Also present were Jay’s maternal
grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Kaler, Mrs.
Angela Schunk, Mrs. Sally Rubin and
Mrs. Clara Bookstaver.
Richard L. Miller, son of Dr. and Mrs.
William Miller of Lee Avenue, has been
named to the honor’s list at Franklin and
Marshall College for the first semester of
the 1961-62 academic year.
Wed recently are Mr. and Mrs.
Salvatore Marturiello, who were married
in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R. C. Church,
Patchogue. The bride is the former Miss
Donna Maria De Gia of Patchogue. Mr.
and Mrs. Marturiello are residing at 49
Academy St., Patchogue.
Members of Patchogue Women’s
Auxiliary of St. Charles Hospital, Port
Jefferson, are making final plans for
their March 11 cocktail party and
fashion show, to benefit the hospital’s
building fund. The committee includes
Mrs. Herbert Urso, Mrs. Louis Pfeifle,
Mrs. Alfred Chiuchiolo and Mrs. Patsy
Sirianni.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Andrunik of
Provost Avenue, Bellport, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Loretta to
Army Specialist 4/c Arthur J. Alloy, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alloy of Medford
Avenue, Patchogue. Miss Andrunik
attended Bellport High School and is
employed at Hill’s Supermarket. Her
fiancé is a 1960 graduate of Patchogue
High School and attended Suffolk
Community College until his enlistment
in January 1961. He is stationed at Fort
Allen in Puerto Rico.
Last Wednesday night, Mrs. Michael
Stephani of Circuit Road was guest-ofhonor
at a surprise baby shower given by
Mrs. Daniel Burge, Mrs. Robert LaFever
and Mrs. Irving Coleman at the latter’s
home on Circuit Road. Others attending
were Mesdames Michael Wallen, Albert
Sideri, David Strumeyer, Patrick Rivizzio,
Arthur Costanzo, Clarence Malaer,
Edward Stachnik, Richard Haynes and
Frank Immaculato.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hendrie of
Thornhedge Road entertained at a
dinner party at their home before the Bal
Masque Friday night.
Lewis Burchill of Wigtel Lane spent
several days last week on a business trip
to Green Bank, W. Va.
Peter Ince, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Ince of Burnett Lane, is now attending
school at Cheshire Academy, Cheshire,
Conn.
Mrs. Eugene L. Church is filling in
for the regular organist at St. James
Episcopal Church, Mrs. Hubert Vogl of
Center Moriches, who recently fell and
broke her wrist.
Honeymooning in Florida are Mr. and
Mrs. Salvatore Robert Petoia, who were
married Saturday morning in Our Lady of
the Snow R. C. Church, Blue Point. The
bride is the former Miss Judith Renner
of Bayport.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Taylor and family,
formerly of Weeks Street, have moved
into their new home on Meadow Lane.
The Junior Prom of Center Moriches
High School will be held at the school
Saturday night.
Miss Judith Ziegler of Elm Place
celebrated her 15th birthday by having
lunch and going to a movie in Patchogue,
Saturday, with a group of friends. They
included Frances Weller, Kathleen
Johnson of Mastic, Theresa Pascale of
Shirley and Josette Monandarro of Blue
Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillon and children,
Terry, Laurie and Gary, of Nelson
Court have returned home after spending
two weeks with Mrs. Dillon’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs.
Ed Jenson of Hudson, Fla. Mr. and
Mrs. Jensen are former residents of Blue
Point.
Mr. and Mrs. John Davies of Dale Drive
were the guests of honor at a surprise celebration
of their 40th wedding anniversary
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Davies
of Hillside Avenue. Those who joined in
the festivities were Mr. and Mrs. William
Bakelaar, Mrs. John Van Wyen Sr., Mrs.
John Beintema, of West Sayville, Mrs. Ena
Barbanes, Mrs. Ray Miller, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Davies of Bay Shore, and Mrs. William
Collins of Bayport.

 

March 15

Last minute plans are being made for the
first St. Patrick’s Day parade in Patchogue
March 17. The parking lot next to the Knights
of Columbus Hall on Academy Street and
another on the corner of Edwards Street
and Rider Avenue will be dispersal areas.
The parade committee includes Joseph
Conley, chairman; Frank J. Salamone, K of
C treasurer; and John Burke, president of
Ancient Order of Hibernians of Patchogue.
Kevin Walsh celebrated his ninth birthday
March 7 with a party given at his home
on Rose Avenue. Among his little guests
present to help celebrate his birthday were
Robin DeWick, Laurie Gierer, Brian Kaller,
Rickie Scotto, Penny Waldbauer and the
guest-of-honor’s sister, Claudia.
On behalf of the student body of the
Medford Avenue School, Gary King,
outgoing president of the Student Council,
presented Ben Tabatchnik, principal, with
a plaque inscribed, “To Mr. Tabatchnik, In
Appreciation, from Student Council, 1962.”
Outgoing slate of officers include Gary
King, president; Gary Schaeffer, safety
patrol; Sandra Novick, secretary; Spencer
Petty, vice president. New officers for the
second half of the year are Spencer Petty,
president; Patricia Juzwiak, vice president;
and Barbara Yezarski, secretary.
Jo-Ann Zuzierla, formerly of the Bee Hive
Beauty Salon in Patchogue, has joined the
staff of Joyce’s Beauty Salon on Main Street
and Chichester Avenue, Center Moriches.
A party was given in honor of Greta
Lynn Dixon’s ninth birthday recently by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Dixon of
Colonial Drive, East Patchogue. Guests
were Patty Parisi, Marcia Gallo, Barbara
Newton, Patty Brazel, Marilyn Enselle,
Jacqueline Haufman, Linda Barton and
Pamela Shore.
Miss Peggy Wayte, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Wayte of North Brewster Lane,
Bellport, celebrated her 17th birthday last
Wednesday with dinner at the 112 Lounge,
Medford, with several of her friends.
Mrs. Malcolm Johnson, Mrs. Ross
Federico, Mrs. Allan Wood and Mrs. William
Reynolds attended the Shakespearean
festival at Hofstra College Saturday
afternoon and evening. This year the
production was “The Tempest.”
Peter DiDio of Lenox Avenue, East
Patchogue was the guest of honor at a
celebration given in honor of his 86th
birthday March 4 at the VFW Hall in East
Patchogue by his daughter, Miss Oleana
DiDio. Among the 79 relatives present
were his sons and their wives, Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony DiDio of Bellport, Mr. and
Mrs. Dominic DiDio of Bellport; and his
daughters and their husbands, Mr. and
Mrs. Felix Grucci of Bellport, Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Valenti of Center Moriches; also 33
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A meeting was held last Thursday night
at the home of Mrs. Eugene Swezey of Park
Avenue to make plans for a social June 2
being sponsored by the Blue Point Fire
Department Ladies Auxiliary. Committee
members who attended were Mesdames
Alfred Swezey, Leon Swezey, Edward Tobin
and Alfred Furchert Jr.
The newly built Medford Post Office,
situated on the southwest corner of
Robinson and Ohio avenues, is now
completed.
Mrs. Richard Henry of Richmond Avenue
is out and about again, following her recent
illness.
Playing at the Patchogue Theatre this
week: “King of Kings,” starring Jeffrey
Hunter; at the Rialto Theatre: “Satan Never
Sleeps,” starring William Holden and
Clifton Webb.
Denise Marie, infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Renna of Walnut Avenue,
was baptized at St. John Nepomucene’s R.
C. Church by the Rev. Richard Kondiolka.
Her godparents, Anthony Renna Jr. of the
same address and Mrs. James Lusardi of
Islip, as well as her paternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Renna, and
her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace
Schmidt of Locust Avenue, were among
the 40 guests who attended the christening
celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Keegan and their
son, Mark Rozycki, moved last Saturday
from Bay Avenue to Danes Street, Blue
Point.
Dr. Glenn Price of Bayport Avenue left
Sunday to fly to Bombay, India, on business
for Brookhaven Laboratories. He
expects to be away for about a month.
During his absence, Mrs. Price’s mother,
Mrs. Daniel Jones of Lexington, Ky., is
spending several weeks with her.
Jane Zinnel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Zinnel of Kinn Street, was guest
of honor at a “sweet sixteen” party at
her home. Many friends and relatives
attended.
Debbie Clough, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Clough of Middle Road, Blue
Point, celebrated her 11th birthday with
a slumber party at her home. Debbie’s
guests were Kathie Thomas, Nancy Trost,
Jane Springhorn, Cindy McKendrick,
Marjorie Gray, Paula Biedermann, Patty
Drake, Ellen Wright, Susan Brunkquell,
Nancy Bruckner and Nancy McLaughlin.
David Scott Cummings, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Cummings of Cherr

March 22

“Ditto,” the annual student variety
show, is being presented by the Patchogue
Junior High School PTA tomorrow in
the auditorium on South Ocean Avenue.
Participating in the show are Linda Larsen,
Starr Miranda, Eugene Gurney, Frank
Salamone, John Tamburino, Berna Glover,
Maureen Giannetto, Arlene Schlefstein,
Harlan Schantz, Martin Morette, Debbie
Matsunaye and Jeff Silsbe.
Janice Patricia, infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Emanuel Chiuchiolo of River
Avenue was christened Sunday in Our Lady
of Mount Carmel R. C. Church. Mrs. Patricia
Reynolds of Yaphank, the baby’s aunt, is
the godmother and Donald Chiuchiolo
of Patchogue, the baby’s uncle, is the
godfather. The baby was born March 5, on
her parents’ first wedding anniversary.
Joseph M. Gordon Jr., whose parents
live at 88 Harris St., Patchogue, recently
was promoted to specialist four in Giessen,
Germany, where he is a member of the
543rd Ordnance Company. He is a 1960
graduate of Patchogue High School.
The following students from Bellport,
who attend St. Francis de Sales School in
Patchogue, marched in the St. Patrick’s
Day parade in Patchogue Saturday: Patricia
Coleman, Karen Barbero, Judy Moore,
Robert, Paul and Jean Gordon, and Tom
and Dennis Derby.
On Sunday, Bernard Wiener of George
Court returned home from a week’s
business trip to Scotland. He also spent
two days in London.
Thomas Clark Mullaney, infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mullaney of South
Howells Point Road, was christened Sunday
morning at Mary Immaculate R. C. Church
by the Rev. Marksamer. Thomas’ sister,
Patricia Ann, and his brother, Michael, are
the godparents. Miss Mullaney, a student at
the Academy of the Assumption, Wellesley
Hills, Mass., came home for the weekend
to attend the ceremony.
The following members of the Bellport
League of Women Voters went to New
York City last Thursday to visit the United
Nations: Mrs. Thomas Feeney, Mrs. Harold
Schwarz and Mrs. David Rahm of Bellport;
Mrs. Michael McKeown and Mrs, Ralph
Weston of Brookhaven; Mrs. George
Woodwill and Mrs. Donald Shaver of East
Patchogue. In the morning some of the
women visited the Metropolitan Museum
of Art.
Robin Swezey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Swezey of Locust Road, who was
seven years old March 14, celebrated her
birthday with a party at her home March
10. The children were entertained by Harry
Ferrier, a magician, of Bellport. Her guests
were Chris McKeown, Debra Stewart,
Ellen Fink, Tucker Hammerstrom, Billy
Ferrer, Diane Lester, Donna, Frank and
Kathleen Smith, all of Brookhaven; Kathy
Carol and Bobby Pierce of Blue Point;
Debbie and Donna Bates and Keith Jaehne
of Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. William Garofalo
celebrated their wedding reception March
4 at the Suffolk County Republican Club,
Blue Point. The bride is the former Miss
Gertrude H. Aug of Blue Point.
A committee meeting for the annual ball
of the Blue Point Fire Department was held
March 12 at the firehouse. The ball will be
held at the Suffolk County Republican
Club on Atlantic Avenue May 5. Owen
Healy is chairman of the committee for
arrangements and is being assisted by John
Miller, John Schwerdel, Rupert Werner and
David Johnstone.
Glenn Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Palmer of Belleview Avenue,
Center Moriches, celebrated his 16th
birthday recently by having a bowling
party at the Westhampton Bowling Alleys.
Helping him celebrate were Bruce Howell,
John Johannesen and Aubrey (Corky)
Burch, all of Center Moriches.
Leonore Rogoyski of Mastic earned
a spot with the Manhattan Rockettes,
touring understudy group of the radio
City Music Hall Rockettes. William Floyd
School, where she is a sophomore, will
be well represented when the tour begins
next summer. Her classmate, Irma Deeds,
was also selected for the group in January.
A native of Scotland, Leonore earns high
honor grades in school and still finds time
to serve as a cheerleader and as a majorette
with the Mastic Fire Department and to
play the flute.
The senior class of James Wilson
Young High School, Bayport, presented
Arthur Miller’s play, “All My Sons,” in the
high school gym. The play was directed
by Mrs. Edward Weber with Miss Linda
Becker the student director. The cast
was as follows: Paul Brynan, David Bigeleisen,
Frank Schrage, Kathy Wilson,
Barbara Broere, Victor Elias, Nora Carpenter,
Lois Goette, Amy Peck and Ron Topal.
Miss Diane Burke, a junior at James Wilson Young High
School, has been named as that school’s representative to
Girls State. Diane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll
P. Burke who live at 319 Homestead Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanPelt of Fairview Avenue were
the guests of honor at a party given at the Central Hotel in
Bohemia for 68 guests to celebrate their golden wedding
anniversary.
Stan Hunter

March 29


 

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