May 1

May 8
Forty-six members of the Women of the
Moose, Patchogue chapter, attended the
annual Dues Payer dinner last Thursday at
Moose Hall. Mrs. Anthony Calfa was chair-
man. A skit was presented by Mrs. Ann
Large and Mrs. Blanche Pisoni.
Miss Jill O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William F. O’Brien of Park Street,
is among the 32-member Elmira College
Mira-Chords, who will sing at the New
York World’s Fair Saturday, under the
direction of William J. Lee, associate pro-
fessor of music at Elmira.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prudent of Cedar
Avenue celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary Sunday with a reception for
225 guests at the Suffolk Republican club-
house in Blue Point. Anthony Prudent of
Patchogue, brother of Mr. Prudent, was
Miss Bernadette Horak and Mr. Dan-
iel Guiffreda of Patchogue were married
recently at St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church
by the Rev. Patrick McHugh.
The South Ocean Avenue Junior High
School freshmen baseball team defeat-
ed Connetquot 4-1 Friday. Ken Gregory
pitched a one-hitter and struck out 12 bat-
ters. Kim Brownie hit a two-run homer and
also had two hits.
A successful card party was held by the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Hagerman Fire
Department recently in the firehouse on
Montauk Highway. About 100 attended.
Mrs. Lena Carlson was awarded an elec-
tric broom. Mrs. Josephine Frabizio was
Mrs. Gerald Bieselin of Bellport flew
from Kennedy Airport on April 28 to Frank-
fort, Germany to join her husband, who is
stationed at the U.S. Army Base near Kas-
sel. The couple, who were just recently
married, will make their home in Kassel for
the next year. Mrs. Bieselin is the former
Peggy Lee Wayte of North Brewster Lane.
Mrs. Mary Montgomery has moved from
Trotta’s apartment on Main Street to Stel-
la’s apartment on Main Street.
Todd Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Bishop of Bayview Avenue, has
returned home from two weeks’ boot train-
ing at the Naval Reserve Center at Great
Lakes, Ill.
A “Beatle” show will be held at the
Bellport Community Center May 16. Those
participating in the show will be Linda Del
Castillo, Ann Del Castillo, Susan Heinre-
id, Connie Cummings, Ann Mullaney and
Laurie Del Castillo. All proceeds will go
to buying trees for Kreamer Street School.
Last week, Mrs. Albert Hotchkin of
Chapel Avenue, Brookhaven attended a
mother’s luncheon given by Mrs. Donn
Gaebelein, wife of the headmaster of the
Stony Brook School for Boys. Douglas
Hotchkin, a student there, spent last week-
end at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Williams of South
Country Road have returned home after
spending a week in San Francisco and
Sacramento, Calif.
Four Brookhaven boys were having a
wonderful time swinging on a rope swing
last Thursday, until the rope broke, and
John Jensen, who was at the bottom, frac-
tured his leg. John, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Jensen of South Country Road, is
back in school on crutches this week, at St.
Paul’s in Patchogue.
Sightseeing in Washington from Wednes-
day through Saturday last week were Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Weston and daughters of
Library Lane, Brookhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Malone and chil-
dren Joseph, John, Robert, Eugene and
Celia, moved into their new house on Old
Stump Road, near Beaver Dam Road, last
weekend. The Malones formerly lived in
East Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Monteith of Blue
Point recently returned from Hollywood
Beach, Fla., where they attended a con-
ference along with other local members
of the Patchogue district of the Prudential
Insurance Company.
Nancy Densing of Namkee Road, Blue
Point was the first-place winner Friday
night of the talent show sponsored by Girl
Scout Troop 59. Nancy’s winning selec-
tion was Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody 2”
played on the piano. Beverly Rosavitch,
who played a medley of tunes on her vio-
lin, won second place and Timothy Stoen-
er won third place with his vocal selection
of “Summertime.”
Recently, Mrs. Estelle Muller of Center
Moriches exhibited a work of art at the
Security National Bank on Main Street.
Playing this week at the Patchogue The-
atre: “The Best Man,” starring Henry Fonda
and Cliff Robertson; and at the Rialto The-
atre: Bob Hope in “A Global Affair.”

May 15
50 Years Ago
May 1964
The Rev. Patrick McHugh of St. Francis
de Sales R.C. Church was reported in fair
condition yesterday morning at Brookha-
ven Memorial Hospital after his hands
were severely injured in the explosion of
a firecracker Tuesday night in Patchogue.
According to police, the priest had been
trying to do some detective work of his own
into the explosion of firecrackers recently
in the neighborhood of Wiggins and Dane
streets. Police said the priest was following
two boys into a Wiggins Street driveway
when the lighted firecracker was thrown,
and the priest tried to pick it up with his left
hand. Police said Father McHugh staggered
to the house of Frank Lotito of 49 Dane
Street. Hospital authorities reported that he
suffered multiple fractures of both hands
and lacerations.
David Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam C. Jenkins of Rider Avenue, a senior
at State University at Farmingdale, is one
of 10 members of the senior class who are
being entertained by the Eastman Kodak
Company at Rochester this week. He is
majoring in photographic technology at the
Joseph Arabia, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Arabia of Gibbons Street, celebrat-
ed his 2nd birthday May 2 with a party at
his home. Guests were Glenn and Bobby
Chiuchiolo, Lori and Louis Felice, Christy
and Laurie Lomoggio, all of Patchogue,
Maureen Morley of Blue Point and the
guest-of-honor’s sister JoAnn.
The open house celebration of Carl’s
Lawnmower shop at 175 Medford Avenue,
Patchogue proved fruitful for an area resi-
dents May 2 with the awarding of several
pieces of garden equipment. The winner of
an 18-inch Yarman Rotary power mower
was Mrs. Ann Large of Jennings Avenue.
Ballerina Christine Lisinski, 15, of Pat-
chogue will be among many local area
young people who will appear at the Carn-
egie Recital Hall in New York City Sunday
for a recital to be sponsored by the G.A.J.R.
Ballet Group of Patchogue.
Recent brides at Our Lady of Mt. Car-
mel R.C. Church, Patchogue: Miss Tonia
Karleen DeLeva of Patchogue was mar-
ried to Charles Cheeseman; Miss Adrienne
Rose Roddini of Patchogue was married to
Anthony M. DeNezzo.
South Ocean Avenue Junior High School
students will be presenting their spring
musical, “Twofer,” this afternoon, with eve-
ning performances tomorrow and Satur-
day. The four students being cast in lead
roles are: Jeffrey Juzwiak, Linda Collela,
Bob Gearity and Dulcie Arnold.
The Skyliner Diner in East Patchogue
announces that they will reopen this Fri-
day, May 15 upon completion of alterations.
Twelve Girl Scouts from Cadet Troop
16, Bellport completed the American Red
Cross junior first aid course after study-
ing more than 13 hours with Red Cross
instructor Henry F. Morris. The following
girls received cards as recognition of their
achievement in first aid: Jan Bieselin, Jean
Burgess, Susan Demarest, Beth Floyd, Mau-
reen Fogarty, Parry Fuchs, Peggy Fuchs,
Susan Irving, Linda Nystrom, Cheryl Regal-
muto, Beth Rich and Wendy Smith.
Mrs. David Rahm and children Liz and
Kent, of Bellport, have returned from a
10-day visit with her mother, Mrs. Thomas
H. Winchester of Macon, Ga. While she was
there, Mrs. Rahm attended her 17th college
class reunion of Agnes Scott College in
Decatur, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Halsted have
returned to their home on South Brewster
Lane following a vacation in Naples, Fla.
Perry Wayte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wayte of North Brewster Lane, celebrated
his 7th birthday Saturday with a party for
the following friends: Teddy Hermus, Bil-
ly Hermus, Larry Satterley, Jeff Overton,
Kevin Lockwood, Clifford Miller, Dean and
Mark Stonebridge, and his brother Robbie.
Dr. R. Ronald Rau was at the Brookha-
ven National Laboratory on business for
a few days this week. The Raus are living
in Geneva, Switzerland this year while Dr.
Rau is connected with C.E.R.N.
On May 5, two sixth grades from the
Kreamer Street School took the train to
New York City, where they were met by a
chartered bus. After the students ate lunch
at the Automat, they were taken on a con-
ducted tour of the liner the United States,
and then went to visit the United Nations.
Approximately 45 students, accompanied
by their teachers Thomas Long and Frank
Pierre, went on the trip, along with Mes-
dames Harmon Potter, Frederick Masem
and Robert Gilmore.
Miss Daria Robbiano, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Robbiano of Brookhav-
en, was a representative of the Student
Congress at the Grand Tournament of the
National Catholic Forensic, held in Denver,
Colo. From May 7 to 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hafemeister of Blue
Point treated their family to breakfast at
Chucky’s in Patchogue Saturday morning
in honor of the first communion of their
son, Joseph, at Our Lady of the Snow R.C.
Twenty-five wives of Blue Point firemen
were pleasantly surprised Saturday night
when they were told they were the recipi-
ents of a Mother’s Day corsage donated by
the Rose Fair Greenhouses in appreciation
of the work the firemen did fighting the fire
on the Rose Fair premises last December.
Jane Ferber of Medford Station was
crowned May Queen Saturday of Adel-
phi Suffolk College at the traditional May
The second grades of the Center Morich-
es School enjoyed a field trip to the Bronx
Zoo last Thursday. They left by bus with the
following teachers: Mrs. Gladys Lowe, Mrs.
Florence Stoeckert and Miss Marilyn Porto.

May 22

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schultz of Cedar Ave-
nue have returned to their home from a week-
end pilgrimage to Utica, where they visited the
Masonic Home, Hospital and also the Masonic
Youth Camp for Boys at Round Lake. Mr.
Schultz, who is a senior warden, represented
South Side Lodge 493 of Patchogue.
Robert Monahan has been elected historian
of the sophomore class at Morehead State
College, Morehead, Ky. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Monahan of Cleveland Street.
The former Miss Jo-Ann Benkenstein of Pat-
chogue was married May 2 to Stanley Joseph
Geyer in St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church. The
attendants were Miss Doris E. Skippon, maid
of honor; Miss Georgeann Clay, bridesmaid
and Debra Kropp, flower girl. Peter Faith was
best man and Kenneth Geyer and Kenneth
Benkenstein were the ushers.
George Perry reported Monday that 149
cartons of cigarettes, valued at $427.88, were
stolen over the weekend at the Midway Lun-
cheonette, 364 Medford Avenue, North Pat-
chogue, of which he is proprietor.
Two Oregon Avenue Junior High School stu-
dents received citations of merit from the VFW
Ladies’ Auxiliary for second and third place
essays in the recent countywide contest. Marie
Christiansen received second place honors
and George Hamm, third place.
Robert Kellar, Bay Avenue School art teach-
er, recently awarded prizes to the winners of
the Fun Fair Poster contest. First-prize win-
ner was Lawrence Hamilton, who received a
globe. Sally De LaVergne received second prize
and Bruce Sheridan, third prize. Runners-up
included William Franklin, Joan Chambers and
Denise Olay.
Six enterprising students from the fourth
grade at the Kreamer Street School earned $15
last week to donate to the project of buying
trees for the schoolyard. The girls planned
and performed a Beatles Show to a capaci-
ty crowd at the Bellport Community Center
Saturday afternoon. Susan Hendrie, Linda Del
Castillo, Ann Del Castillo and Ann Mullaney
were dressed to resemble the Beatles and pan-
tomimed songs to records. At the end of the
performance, they threw bags of potato chips
to members of the cheering audience, who
were then served soda pop. Laurie Del Castillo
was the announcer and Connie Cummings was
the ticket collector.
Mrs. Dwain White and Mrs. Joseph Hendrie,
of Bellport spent last Thursday and Friday in
New York City, where they attended a perfor-
mance of “Hamlet” at the Lunt-Fontaine.
Travis Rauch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis
Rauch of South Howells Point Road, left Tues-
day to take boot training at Great Lakes Naval
Center in Illinois.
Harold Larkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Larkin of Bellport, has just been elected vice
president of the junior class for the coming
year at Troy State College, Troy, Ala.
Nancy Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Brown of Main Street, Bellport, cel-
ebrated her 9
birthday with a party for the
following friends on Monday afternoon: Jamie
Pokorny, Marguerite Petersen, Mary Lee Cool,
Cindy Moore, Joanne Reynolds, Jody Kief, and
Nancy’s sister Gail and brother Gary. On Sat-
urday, Mr. and Mrs. Brown drove to New York
City to attend the Bellevue Hospital Alumni
Day and a dinner for Mrs. Brown’s 10
reunion of the Bellevue School of Nursing.
What’s happened to the Bellport Railroad
station? It turned up missing recently, and
no one in the area has had the answer to the
mystery. A call to the Long Island Rail Road’s
public relations office brought the answer. It’s
been torn down and has been replaced by a
shelter shed.
Mrs. Lewis of Bellport was the guest of
honor at a baby shower held at the home
of Mrs. Donald Stewart of Brookhaven. Mrs.
Stewart and Mrs. Frederick Kromhaut were
the hostesses.
The open road beckoned Miss Ann English
of Toledo, Ohio, who bicycled from there to
the New York World’s Fair. She is now visiting
her uncle and aunt, The Rev. and Mrs. Charles
A. Kellogg of Brookhaven.
The Blue Point firemen were called out to
two fires Sunday. The first alarm sounded at
about 1 a.m. for a boat fire of undetermined
origin at Capt. Bill Carlson’s Boat Yard, and the
second at 1:20 p.m. for a woods fire at the rear
of the firehouse.
On Saturday, Susan Meyer, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Meyer of Oregon Avenue,
Medford made her first communion at St. Syl-
vester’s R.C. Church.
An assemblage of Center Moriches Fire
Department volunteers and equipment were
on hand at the Sturges Estate, located on
Masury Point, Center Moriches, Sunday to take
part in a dual-purpose exercise. The object of
the drill was to burn an old two-story building
located on the grounds of the estate, which
was earmarked for destruction because it had
been the target of vandals for some time. A
smoke drill was staged shortly before flames
were allowed to devour the building. Members
of the department equipped with air-packs
took turns entering the smoky building. Fire
Chief Joe Miranda said, “It’s a lot better for the
boys to get used to the air-packs now, when
there isn’t a life at stake.”
Phyllis Picone has recently been named
as the new department head of the Bee Hive
Beauty Salon. Miss Picone is a graduate of the
American Hair Design Institute. She resides in
Mastic with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
“The World of Henry Orient,” starring Peter
Sellers, Paula Prentiss and Angela Lansbury; at
the Rialto Theatre: Elvis Presley and Ann-Mar-
gret in “Viva Las Vegas” and at the Shirley
Drive-In: “The Brass Bottle,” with Tony Randall
and Burl Ives.
May 29

The Pelco bowling team, consisting of
Jan Porter, captain Bob Brouwer, Rog-
er Davis, Joe Cardamone and Charley
King, recently completed the season in
first place in the Patchogue Businessmen’s
League at Maggio’s Patchogue Recreation.
William J. Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Harris of Terry Road, has been ini-
tiated into Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. He
is a freshman.
Glori Ann Smith, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Smith of Harris Street, has
returned to her home after having a tonsil-
lectomy at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Mary Ann Perry was demonstrator
at a cosmetic demonstration held recently
at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Hodge at
34 Wilstan Avenue. Later in the evening,
games were enjoyed by the guests. Present
were Mesdames Rose Newham, Dot Bir-
mingham, Patty Murray, Betty McKeon and
Miss Diane Davis, all of Patchogue, and
Mrs. Lee Lambert and Jacqueline Lambert
of Brookhaven.
Captain and Mrs. John J. Cowan of Tra-
vis Air Force Base in California will return
to their home on Sunday after spending
a month with Mrs. Cowan’s mother, Mrs.
John Novinski of Medford Avenue. Mrs.
Cowan is the former Miss Barbara Novins-
ki. Capt. Cowan is a transport pilot at Tra-
vis Air Force Base.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Frail of Conklin
Avenue have returned home after a week’s
vacation in the Bahama Islands. They left
on May 9 on the SS Homeric, cruised to
Nassau and returned May 16.
Patchogue Mayor Robert Waldbauer
reminds businesses in the village that they
must be closed for business Saturday,
Memorial Day, under requirements of Vil-
lage Ordinance 5.6. He asked all residents
to display flags at their homes to show
respect for those who gave their lives for
their country.
Mrs. Suzanne Silverman Newmark is
scheduled to graduate June 7 from Con-
necticut College, New London, Conn. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Silverman of Patchogue. A graduate of
Patchogue High School, she has majored
in psychology and intends to teach elemen-
tary school.
King and Queen crowning took place at
the Patchogue High School Senior Prom
Friday night in the high school gym when
Phyllis Benincasa was crowned queen and
Don Genna, king. The theme of the prom
was “Showboat” and the gym was beau-
tifully decorated by the sophomore class
under the direction of Bruce Terry. A large
showboat was built along one side of the
gym, which was lighted during the dance.
Attendants with the king and queen were
Christine DeMarsico, Judi Dioguardo, Jean
Finger, Don Reed, John Storch and Walter
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Ledwith, who were married Saturday at
the Patchogue Methodist Church, by the
Rev. Donald W. Hamblin. The bride is
the former Miss Elsa Doris Parisi of Pat-
Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Felice of Pat-
chogue recently celebrated their 25th anni-
versary May 17 with a party held at Felice’s
of Patchogue. There were about 125 guests
present. Mr. and Mrs. Felice were married
in Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church
on May 13, 1939. Mrs. Felice is the former
Miss Marie Beck of Medford. The couple
has four children: Mrs. Kathleen Bianca,
Louis D., William and Kenneth, and three
grandchildren. Mr. Felice is the owner
of Felice’s Texaco station on West Main
Street, Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Cardillo of East
Patchogue announce the engagement of
their daughter, Ruth Anne, to Barry Niel
Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reyn-
olds of Patchogue. A June 1965 wedding is
Jeffrey Gallo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Gallo of East Patchogue, received his first
Holy Communion May 23 in St. Joseph the
Worker R.C. Church. Later, Mr. and Mrs.
Gallo entertained 25 guests at a special
breakfast in honor of the occasion. Among
the guests were his sister, Marcia, and
paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Gallo of East Patchogue.
A dinner celebration was held for Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Wilson Terry Weidner of
South Howells Point Road, Bellport, in
observance of the 60th wedding anniver-
sary. Supervisor Charles R. Dominy, a
fellow Bellporter, stopped by to extend his
Mrs. Peter Paige of Bellport Lane attend-
ed Mother’s Day at the Choate School,
Wallingford, Conn., where her son, Doug-
las, is a student.
Mrs. Mignon Moore and children, Steven
and Cynthia, have moved to Winter Park,
Fla. Their house on Bell Street has been
bought by Mr. and Mrs. John Coakley, who
moved here from Yaphank on Sunday. Mr.
Coakley is an art teacher at Bellport High
The May meeting of Cub Pack 9,
Brookhaven was held last Wednesday
night in the Brookhaven School. David and
Michael Urciuoli received their Wolf badg-
es and David Starke was awarded his gold
and silver arrows.
Bellport High School students from
Brookhaven who participated in the door-
to-door campaign Sunday for the annual
scholarship fund drive were Michael Fink,
Robert Irons, Nicholas Palevsky, Judy Pon-
gonis and Joseph Waitward.
Miss Georgette Dale Sorrise, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Andre Sorrise of Bellport,
was graduated Saturday from Ladycliff
College at Highland Falls.
The old church building on the south-
east corner of South Country Road and
Beaver Dam Road, formerly used by the
Brookhaven Presbyterian Church, was
recently sold to Phillip Reid of New York
City. Mr. Reid, a bachelor artist who paints
murals, plans to remodel the back room
into an apartment and use the former sanc-
tuary for his studio.
Alan Weyhrauch, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Weyhrauch of Blue Point, met
his brother Richard in New York City and
together, with Miss Lynn Mitchell, they
attended the News Welfare Association’s
Drum Corps and Band Festival at Shea
Stadium. Alan then spent the weekend
with his brother.
An Open House party was held Sunday
in celebration of the 83rd birthday of Mrs.
Nellie Hillman of Maple Street, Blue Point.
Buffet refreshments were served to the
Airman 3/c Joseph P. Krauss, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Krauss of Medford,
stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.,
becomes an Airman 2/c June 1. He is
attending a school on electronics there.
Private Bruce L. Knight of Mastic has
been assigned to R Company of the 4th
Training Regiment of the U.S. Army Train-
ing Center, Infantry, for eight weeks of
basic training. After the initial eight weeks,
he will receive two weeks leave, then enter
advanced infantry training. Private Knight
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knight
of Mastic. He attended William Floyd High
School prior to his arrival at Fort Dix.

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