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Frances A. Miller

Died: Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Age: 91
Frances A. Miller, a resident of Shelter Island for the past 35 years, died on January 9 at Jefferson’s Ferry in South Setauket, L.I.

Mrs. Miller was born in New York City on January 28, 1915 to Tito and Ethel (nee Betz) Antonelli. Formerly of Bayside, Queens, she moved to the Island in 1971 and was active in the Shelter Island Historical Society, the Auxiliary of Eastern Long Island Hospital and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She also enjoyed playing bridge.

Predeceased by her husband Peter F. Miller in 1986 and her son Peter F. Miller, III in 1997, she leaves behind daughter-in-law Andrea Schroeder of Patchogue; grandchildren Gregory, Keith, Jennifer and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Alex, Garret, Connor, Kayla, Makenna, Brianna and Ethan; her niece Carolyn and her husband Richard Denning and grandnephew Nick Denning.

Visiting hours were held last Friday at the Shelter Island Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church by Reverend Peter MacLean. Interment was at St. Mary’s Churchyard.

Marie C. Bottomley

Died: Monday, January 08, 2007
Age: 96
Southold resident Marie C. Bottomley died at her home on January 8.

Mrs. Bottomley was born in Elmhurst, New York on December 22, 1910 to Caroline (nee Westcott) and Cortlandt Woodburn. She married Robert Michael Bottomley and lived for many years in Douglaston, Queens. She was a head librarian for the Queens Library System before moving to Founder’s Village in Southold in 1987.

Predeceased in 1966 by her husband and in 1969 by her brother Melvern Woodburn, she leaves behind her sons David M. Bottomley of East Northport and Robert C. Bottomley of Madison, Indiana and St. Petersburg, Florida; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family received friends at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. A service of remembrance was held during the visitation. Interment will take place in Vermont.

Elizabeth Wolbert Coleman

Died: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Age: 65
Former Mattituck resident Elizabeth Wolbert Coleman died at her home in Winter Garden, Florida on December 28.

Born in Greenport, New York on February 5, 1941 to Howard L. Wolbert, Jr. and Doris (nee Cox) Wolbert, Elizabeth Wolbert Coleman graduated from Mattituck High School in 1959. She joined the United States Air Force and served for two and a half years as an Airman First Class. After her honorable discharge, she continued to serve in the Air National Guard in New York and Louisiana and in the Army Reserve in Tennessee in Louisiana.

Surviving are her daughter Crystal Coleman Molina of Peach Tree City, Georgia; grandchildren Michael and Matthew; her father Howard L. Wolbert, Jr. of New Suffolk and siblings James and Howard E. Wolbert of Mattituck, Janet Krudop of Riverhead, and Linda Ruland of Mattituck. She was predeceased by her mother Doris Cox Wolbert in 1960.

Funeral services were held graveside in New Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck, where Reverend Kenneth Huber of Calvary Baptist Church in Riverhead officiated. Arrangements were in care of the De-Friest Grattan Funeral Homes.

Warren L. Smith

Died: Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Age: 82
Southold resident Warren L. Smith died at Eastern Long Island Hospital on December 19.

Born in Jamaica, New York on July 26, 1924 to Viola May (nee DeBevoise) and Harry Smith, Mr. Smith was a summa cum laude graduate of LeHigh University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He served honorably during World War II and for many years operated the Harry Smith & Sons Insurance Agency in Southold. He later owned Southold Liquor Store.

Active in the community, Mr. Smith was a member of the Griswold-Terry-Glover Post #802 of the American Legion and the Rotary Club, of which he was a past-president.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Helen (nee Hudson); a son, Glenn W. Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a daughter, Lori Toedter of Easton, Pennsylvania, and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home. Interment was in the family plot at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Southold.

Sheila Zuhoski

Died: Monday, December 18, 2006
Age: 55
Cutchogue resident Sheila Zuhoski died at University Hospital in Stony Brook on December 18.

Services were held at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church in Cutchogue by Father Walter Rudnicki.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cutchogue Fire Department Rescue Squad or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Howard M. Terry

Died: Sunday, December 17, 2006
Age: 94
Howard M. Terry, a Southold resident, died at San Simeon Nursing home on December 17. He lived in Southold his entire life, except for a few years in the 1920s when he lived in Arizona.

Mr. Terry was born in Southold on October 13, 1912 to Mary (nee Monsell) and Howard H. Terry. He attended Southold schools, including the Old Bayview Schoolhouse, and, over the years, had been a farmer, a truck driver, a carpenter and worked on oyster boats. From 1956 until 1977, he was a building inspector for the Town of Southold.

Mr. Terry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Southold, the International Order of Oddfellows, the Building Inspectors Association of Suffolk County, and served on the Civil Defense Commission of New York State. For 76 years, he was an active volunteer firefighter with the Southold Fire Department. There he served as a commissioner and delegate to the North Fork, Suffolk County and Southern New York Volunteer Fireman’s Association. For a period of time, he was a Fire Coordinator for the Eighth Division.

Predeceased by his wives, Doris Jones and Katherine Berry, he is survived by four daughters, Jane Joerchel of Calverton, Frances Cooper of Mattituck, Edna Terry of Southold, and Catherine Terry of Mattituck; a sister, Caroline Ross of Prescott Valley, Arizona; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Helen Pontino and Elizabeth Montgomery, and a brother, Jonathan Terry.

The family received friends at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes in Southold where firematic services and IOOF services were held. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church by Rev. Dr. Peter J. Kelley. Interment was at the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Mr. Terry and his family in a special way can make a donation to the Southold Fire Department, San Simeon Nursing Home or the First Presbyterian Church.

Joann King

Died: Saturday, December 16, 2006
Age: 57
Longtime East Hampton resident Joann King died at home on December 16.

Mrs. King was born on May 28, 1949 in Southampton to Anthony and Elizabeth (nee Maynard) Zaykowski and attended Pierson High School.

She married Anthony King and was a housewife. Mrs. King is survived by a son, Anthony King of East Hampton, two brothers, William Zaykowski of Panama City, Florida and Anthony Zaykowski of Sag Harbor, and a sister, Deborah King of Southport, Florida.

Services were held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home. Interment took place at St. Andrews Cemetery. Donations can be made to East End Hospice.

Edna M. Ward

Died: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Age: 88
Edna M. Ward of Riverhead died last Thursday at Riverhead Care Center.

Mrs. Ward was born on March 12, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY, to William Jacobs and Eloise King. She worked for the Riverhead Courts as a payroll clerk.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Ward of Riverhead; sons Robert Horton of Calverton, Richard Horton of Center Moriches; stepdaughter Margie Shull of Connecticut; and three step grandchildren. Visitation was held on Sunday at the Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service was held on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. William Britton officiating. Interment followed at Cutchogue Cemetery.

Helene D. Horne

Died: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Age: 72
Helene D. Horne, a resident of Southold, died at Eastern Long Island Hospital on December 14. Mrs. Horne had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis.

Mrs. Horne was born at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport on November 4, 1934 to Anna M. (nee Dimbat) and Reinhold J. Tappert. She married Ira J. Horne, Jr. on August 26, 1961 in Greenport.

She lived in town her entire life — a true native. Her great-grandparents owned Drach’s Cigar Store — well known for the wooden Indian out front — which later became Tappert’s Book Store on Front Street in Greenport.

She was very proud of her heritage and roots in the community and in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

From 1988 to 2002, she was a senior clerk typist in the Southold Town Clerk’s Office. At various times, she served as secretary to the Southold Town unit of the CSEA and was a director in the Southold Town Republican Club and chairperson of the Sunshine Committee. She was also a NYS notary.

Upon retirement, Mrs. Horne enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, exploring her family roots, spending quality time with family and friends and was always ready for a good party! She touched many, many people with her thoughtfulness and love. “She was a great mom and our best friend,” read a family tribute.

She kept busy over the years as a member of a bowling team, ladies’ golf group and bridge group, and with the “Red Hat Ladies.” She traveled monthly with good friends to the Bellport Playhouse and was still helping to organize reunions for her Greenport High School classmates. Her great wit and kindness will be missed by all.

Predeceased by her husband, Ira Horne, Jr. on March 27, 1989, Helene is survived by five children, Karen L. Horne-Grant of Peconic, Alan W. Horne of Mattituck, Kristin E. Horne of Mattituck, Michael J. Horne of Southold, and Kevin J. Horne of Southold; a special companion and friend, Charles Witzke; a brother, Theodore Tappert of Lindenhurst, and two grandchildren, Jesse and Christa Grant of Peconic.

The family received friends at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes in Southold. Funeral services were held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport by Reverend Garret M. Johnson, pastor. Interment was at the Sterling Cemetery in Greenport.

Those wishing to remember Helene and her family in a special way can make a donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halstead Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois, 60622.

Josephine DeAmario

Died: Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Age: 92
Lifelong East Hampton resident Josephine DeAmario died on December 13.

Mrs. DeAmario was born on April 6, 1914 in East Hampton to SaVely Passamonte and Anna (nee Attima) Passamonte. She attended East Hampton schools and married Ferdinand, who died in 1988. She was a seamstress, and lived on Talmage Lane in East Hampton for over 60 years.

Mrs. DeAmario is survived by her children, Gary and Bruce of East Hampton and John of Lindenhurst; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and 13 nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her four brothers and sister, Charles, Joseph, John and Frances Neukum.

Interment was held at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. Donations can be made to Most Holy Trinity Church, Meals on Wheels and the East Hampton Community Council.
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