Dec 01

Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso Falzone of Terrell
Street observed their 40th wedding
anniversary Nov. 21. A dinner party in celebration
was given by their daughters and
their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walsh,
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Musso and Mr. and
Mrs. Don Malsky, at Forlano’s Restaurant in Islip.
Miss Cheryl Yarrington of Patchogue, a
freshman at Muskingum College in New
Concord, Ohio, was one of five students
who appeared in a music recital at the
college last week. Miss Yarrington is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Yarrington
of Bayside Avenue.
A “Batmobile,” 20 feet long and 8 feet
wide, will convey Santa Claus to the annual
Christmas parade in Patchogue Saturday
night. He will be portrayed by David Meltzer,
local merchant, who has done so for
the past six years.
More than 250 pounds of Christmas
gifts are now en route from Patchogue to
Vietnam to cheer American soldiers and
Marines, who might otherwise be forgotten
during the holiday season. The gifts,
assembled in 52 5-pound packages, were
sent just before Thanksgiving with the
grateful thanks of New York Telephone
men and women. The project involved all
of the employees at the Bay Avenue central
office and the Pitt Street garage in Patchogue.
Over the past month, they brought
in writing paper, playing cards, candy, cigarettes
and packages of dehydrated food. An
informal spaghetti dinner was held in early
November and a total of $258 was collected
for additional gifts and to pay for postage.
Honeymooning in the Poconos are Mr.
and Mrs. Robert George Kall, who were
married Saturday in a nuptial mass at
St. Joseph the Worker R.C. Church, East
Patchogue. The bride is the former Miss
Carolyn Elizabeth Peters.
Ken Herbert of East Patchogue, a sophomore
at Pfeiffer College, is one of 10
upperclassmen currently serving as student
counselors in the freshman men’s residence
hall at the college in Misenheimer,
N.C. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Herbert
of Colonial Drive, he is a graduate of
Bellport High School and is an economics
major at Pfeiffer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius Diecidue of Bellport
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Ann, to Ronald Brown, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Brown of Bellport.
Miss Diecidue is a senior at Bellport High
School. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Bellport
High School and is now serving in the United Sates Army.
All ‘A’ marks were achieved by the following
students at Bellport Junior High
School on their report cards at the end of
the first quarter of the school year: Mark
Nathans, Andrew Kossoy, Andrew Borg
and Nina Herrera.
Visiting for the Thanksgiving vacation
with Douglas Paige of Bellport Lane were
two school friends from the Choate School,
Lloyd Miller of Coconut Grove, Fla., and
Selby Henkebien of Evanston, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Roe III of South
Country Road and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roe
of South Howells Point Road visited for the
Thanksgiving vacation with Mr. and Mrs.
Lane W. Fuller of Barrington, R.I., parents
of both Mrs. Roes.
Karen Mahoney, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Mahoney, celebrated her 6th
birthday with a theatre and supper party
Sunday afternoon. She took her guests,
Jean Zavesky, Mary Lynn Barbero, Debbie
Florio, Valerie Beckwith and Robbie
Mahoney, to a matinee performance of the
“Sound of Music” at the Sayville Workshop,
then they returned to the Mahoney house for supper.
Ensign Conrad C. Heede of Chelsea,
Mass., spent the weekend with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Heede, and had as his
guest Miss Lloyde Garland, a Navy nurse at
the Chelsea Naval Hospital.
Married in St. John the Evangelist R.C.
Church, Center Moriches, were Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony John Salamone Jr., Nov. 6.
The bride is the former Miss Helene Sharon
Turso of Center Moriches.
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Pettit of Mastic
Beach announce the engagement of their
daughter, Lynn May Pettit, to Lewis Christian
Muller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian
Muller of Center Moriches. Miss Pettit is an
employee of the Social Security Office in
Patchogue. Mr. Muller is a student at State
University College at Cortland, studying for
a teacher career.
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: Held Over! “The Professionals,”
starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin and
Claudia Cardinale; at the Rialto Theatre:
Held Over! Dean Martin, Alain Delon and
Joey Bishop in “Texas Across the River,”
and at the Plaza Theatre: Held Over! “Any
Wednesday,” with Jane Fonda and Jason Robards.


Dec 08

In Wolfgang’s restaurant on South Ocean
Avenue, about 60 guests gathered at a cocktail
hour and buffet at 4 p.m. Nov. 27 to honor
the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. N. Bruce Hawkins of Jennings Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins were married in the
Patchogue Methodist parsonage on Nov. 28,
1916. Mr. Hawkins is a retired conductor of
46 years’ service with the Long Island Rail
Road. His wife is the former Miss Rae M.
Combs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Combs.
Vacationing from his duties, Thomas Otis
of South Ocean Avenue is spending four
weeks visiting New Orleans, La., Florida and Nassau.
Rounding out 10 years of active service in
the Navy, Richard W. Lull of Patchogue has
been spending the past year and a half on
duty at the Naval Air Station at Guantanamo
in Cuba. With him are his wife, Nancy,
and their daughter, Stephanie.
Mr. and Mrs. Damian Campanelli of Patchogue
were married recently in the Patchogue
Congregational Church by the Rev.
Elwyn B. Chaney. The bride is the former
Miss Sharon Ruth Ward of Patchogue.
Among 66 members of Indiana University’s
Marching Hundred Band honored Nov.
30 at the annual band banquet was Robert
May of Munsell Road, East Patchogue. In
recognition of his three years’ experience
in the Marching Hundred, Mr. May was
awarded a sweater.
Thomas Liguori, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas G. Liguori of Yaphank Road, East
Patchogue, celebrated his 4th birthday on
Nov. 26 with a party for 15 little friends.
Games were played and refreshments served.
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Satornino of
North Donegan Avenue celebrated their
25th wedding anniversary with the family
at the Brau Haus, Medford Avenue, on Nov.
26. Seventy members of the family were
present including sons, Dominick Jr., Gary
and Guy; also Mr. and Mrs. James Cardamone
of Bellport, who celebrated their 25th
wedding anniversary at the same time. Other
guests were the maid of honor, Mrs. Alice
Villano; Anthony Satornino, the best man,
and Mrs. Carol Fuoco, flower girl.
Mr. and Mrs. George Roeser of Browns
Lane, Bellport, returned home Friday from
two weeks’ vacation in Florida, where they
visited Mrs. Audrey Utter at Siesta Key.
Their daughter, Alison, accompanied them
for the first week.
The Bellport Fire Department sponsored
a teenage dance at the firehouse Saturday
night. Music was provided by the Classic Four.
Dr. R. Ronald Rau of South Howells Point
Road returned on Nov. 29 from a two-week
trip to Geneva, Switzerland. On Sunday, he
visited his daughter, Whitney, at Woodstock
Country School in South Woodstock, Vt.,
and they spent the day skiing.
Sixty ladies attended the annual Christmas
party dinner of the Rosary Altar Society
at Mary Immaculate R.C. Church at Pine
Grove Inn Sunday evening. The officers
for 1967 were installed at an impressive
ceremony conducted by Mrs. Henry Noehren,
chairman of the dinner. Christmas
centerpieces were awarded to Mrs. Harry
Hogan, Mrs. Norman Paswater, Mrs. Cornelius
Clifford, Mrs. Bruno Kazel, Mrs. Maximilian
Lutzel, Mrs. Marguerite Haviland and
Mrs. Frank Dugan. Mrs. George Cameron
accompanied the group singing Christmas carols.
Sp. 4 James A. Carroll, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas W. Carroll of Bellhaven Road,
Brookhaven, has returned home from Fort
Lewis, Washington, after having fulfilled his
military obligation.
Little Miss Joan Huber, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Huber of Park Avenue,
Blue Point, celebrated her 1st birthday last
Saturday afternoon with a party and family gathering.
Sit and Sew met last Wednesday evening
at the home of Mrs. William Weyhrauch
on Arthur Avenue, Blue Point. Members
attending were Mesdames William Stevens,
George Densing, Milton Bevis, Alfred
Swezey, Howard Shene, all of Blue Point,
and Mrs. George Pope of Sayville.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Held Over! “The Professionals,” with
Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin and Claudia
Cardinale; at the Rialto Theatre: Ann Margret
and Tony Franciosa in “The Swinger,”
together with “Tramplers,” and at the Plaza
Theatre: “The Defector,” starring Montgomery
Clift and Hardy Kruger.


Dec 15
On a recent trip to his hunting cabin in the
Catskills, Harvey R. Gehrig of South Summit
Avenue shot an eight-point buck. He was
accompanied on the trip by his son, Harvey
Jr., Everett Wright and his son, Tommy, John
Skidmore and Vincent Cartwright Jr., and other
friends from Huntington.
Bridal showers are heralding the coming
marriage of Miss Florence L. Sheppard of East
Main Street. On Nov. 18 at the Marjo Manufacturing
Company on West Main Street, her
aunt, Mrs. Mary McDonald, and her coworkers
surprised her with a party and a shower of
gifts, including a matched set of walnut nesting
snack tables. At the Moose Lodge on Dec. 10,
Miss Mary Ann Tase, her maid of honor, and
Miss Carol Ann Schauer, her bridesmaid, honored
her with another gathering of friends at a
shower party. Miss Sheppard will be married
Jan. 14 to Frank Aron of Mastic Beach.
In honor of Richard Derby, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Derby of Center Street, a party was
held Dec. 3 in the Amvets Hall in Patchogue,
prior to his entering the Navy on Dec. 6.
Among his guests, besides his parents and sister,
Cathy, were the members of the Medford
Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps. Seaman
Derby will be stationed for boot training at the
Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois.
A surprise housewarming party, given by
Mesdames D. Gerard, H. Gerard and F. Wilson,
was held Dec. 3 for Mr. and Mrs. George
Fordham, who have just moved from Winfield
Park, N.J., to Elm Street in Patchogue. Presented
to them, among many other gifts, was a
cake fashioned and decorated in the shape of
a house. Relatives as well as friends were on
hand to welcome the newcomers. Mrs. Fordham
is the former Miss Elaine Huber.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Newberg of Patchogue
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Frankie Lane Salvetti, to Pvt. 1/c Michael
Collichio Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Collichio of East Patchogue. Miss Salvetti is
a graduate of Patchogue Senior High School,
class of 1965, and is presently attending Suffolk
Community College. Pvt. Collichio graduated
from Bellport High School in 1964 and is stationed
with the Army at Foot Hood, Texas.
A Christmas cocktail dance was sponsored
by the Rosary Altar Society at the Mary Immaculate
R.C. Church auditorium in Bellport Saturday
night. Baskets of cheer were awarded to
Thaddeus Archacki of Brookhaven, Mrs. Frances
Rizzuti of Brookhaven and Ursul Schulty
of Upton. Door awards went to Mrs. John
Trotter of Bellport, Tony Regalmuto Jr. of
Bellport and Stephen Sklenar of Brookhaven.
Balloon Dance winners were Chester Arthur of
Bellport, Mrs. Felix Grucci of Bellport and Mrs.
Lawrence Cummings of Bellport.
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Small of Otis Lane
spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Walker of Saco, Me.
Captain Harold Bohn of South Country
Road piloted the Savannah, first nuclear commercial
ship, from Boston to New York Friday.
A birthday luncheon party was given for
Mrs. Harvey McChesney Jr., Tuesday at the
home of Mrs. Peter Paige of Bellport Lane.
Mrs. Paige and Mrs. David H. Lanman Jr. were co-hostesses.
The Bellport Men’s Fellowship enjoyed a
father-son spaghetti supper at the Kreamer
Street School Tuesday. Larry Schiro was the
evening’s chef for the members of the club and
their sons or adopted sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warner of Second
Street announce the birth of their second child,
a son, Edward John, at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital Tuesday. The Warners have a daughter,
Elaine, who is 3 years old.
The Hearth Club will hold its annual Christmas
party Saturday night at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Rose of Gerard Street.
Mayor and Mrs. Harry F. Bedell of Country
Club Road spent Saturday and Sunday in New
York City and attended the Vienna Strauss
Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall.
Louis Cardamone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Cardamone of North Howells Point Road, celebrated
his 3rd birthday Saturday with a party
for nine of his friends. Louis’s birthday cake
was of super-size, so that his visiting uncles
and aunts could enjoy it with him at a family
gathering in his honor Sunday.
Mrs. Ray Strom and Mrs. Martha Bondurant
of Patchogue visited last Thursday with
Mrs. L.W. (Betty) Edmunds, formerly of Blue
Point, and the former owner of the famous
Flo’s stand on Middle Road, to celebrate Mrs.
Edmund’s birthday, who is now making her
home with Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas of Islip Manor.
Airman 1/c Edward H. Sieman and Mrs.
Sieman and son, David, left last Saturday afternoon
for New Hampshire, where Airman Sieman
will be stationed at Pease Air Force Base
in Portsmouth. Mrs. Sieman is the former
Karen Swezey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon
Swezey of Purick Street.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
A great double feature! Peter Sellers and Elke
Sommer in “A Shot in the Dark” together with
“The Pink Panther,” starring David Niven and
Peter Sellers; at the Rialto Theatre: Elvis Presley in “Spinout.”

Dec 22

Home for the holidays from Syracuse University
is Miss Arlyn Hertz, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Meyer Hertz of Roe Boulevard. Miss
Hertz, a junior, is majoring in elementary education.
Robert Monahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Monahan of Cleveland Street, will be best man
Saturday for Lance Clamton, his roommate at
Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.
Mr. Clamton will be married to Miss Linda
Leigh Crace at the Oakland Avenue Baptist
Church in Catlettsburg, Ky.
Practically a Yuletide baby is John William
Liguori Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Liguori of Washington Place, who came
home yesterday in time for Christmas from
Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, where he
was born Dec. 17. The baby, whose paternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Liguori
of Yaphank Road, East Patchogue, and
whose maternal grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Wallen of Durkee Lane, East Patchogue,
weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces at birth.
A member of the Air Force ROTC, Andrew
Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wagner of
Walnut Avenue, arrived home for the Christmas
holidays from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy. His major is aeronautical
engineering and he is a sophomore.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haab of Patchogue
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Joan, to Frederick J. Marcincuk, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank J. Marcincuk of Southampton,
on Dec. 15. Miss Haab is a graduate
of Patchogue High School and is a senior
at Southampton College of the Long Island
University. She is presently student teaching
at the Scraggy Hill Elementary School in Port
Jefferson and has accepted a position in the
Rocky Point School beginning Feb. 1. Mr.
Marcincuk is a graduate of Southampton High
School and a graduate of the Brooklyn College
of Pharmacy of the Long Island University and
is employed in Southampton.
Visiting for the holidays with Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Rose of Gerard Street, Bellport, is
Mrs. Rose’s mother, Mrs. Estella Hooker of Brushton.
George Houston, who is employed by IBM,
is home from San Jose, Calif., to spend the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Houston of Country Club Road.
Miss Carla White of Boulder, Colo., is visiting
for a week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W.A. Higinbotham of North Howells Point Road.
Several members of the Bellport Auxiliary
of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital enjoyed
luncheon together at “The Bellport” last Thursday.
The Bellport Bay Yacht Club held a dinner
dance at the Better ‘Ole in Brookhaven Friday
night. Music was provided by Mike Greco and his Orchestra.
A few of the students of Bellport Junior
High School, as members of the Community
Service Club, have been busily building new
toys and repairing old ones gathered from
the community. These boys and their counterparts
in the home economics classes have
over 100 wrapped presents that will be distributed
throughout the greater Bellport area
this Christmas season. The students are Frank
Trotta, Michael Lee, David Quarltere, Michael
Giammarinaro, Gary Pils, Tom MacLeod and
Larry Simon. Sponsors of this activity are Miss
Rosemary Posen, Mrs. Matthew Rudden and Edward Fritz.
Jack W. Neill Jr., who is a lance corporal in
the U.S. Marine Corps, arrived home Sunday
night from San Diego, Calif., to spend the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
W. Neill of South Country Road, Brookhaven.
Miss Lisbeth Dole of Bay Road and Miss
Elizabeth Lacey of Beaver Dam Road arrived
home last week for the Christmas holidays
from Fredonia State College of the State of New York.
Playing this week at the Patchogue Theatre:
Dean Martin, Ann-Margret and Karl Malden in
“Murder’s Row”; at the Rialto Theatre: “After
the Fox,” with Peter Sellers and Victor Mature,
and at the Plaza Theatre: Michael Caine is “Alfie.”

Dec 29

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