Died: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Consuelo Rice Kempster of Shelter Island died last Thursday at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.
“Connie” was born in Brooklyn, NY, on August 12, 1924 to Vivian (nee Linden) and Harrison Rice. She was a retired schoolteacher with the Middle Country School District in Centereach.
Formerly of Port Jefferson, she was a member of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, the Shelter Island Women’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and the New York State and East End Retired Teachers Association.
Predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Kempster and a daughter, Ellen VanKoolwijk, she is survived by a daughter, Joyce Sinclair of Colorado and a son, Donald J. “Deke” Kempster of Shelter Island; a brother, Owen Rice of Shelter Island; and two granddaughters, Vivian and Faith VanKoolwijk.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Shelter Island Funeral Home. Religious services were held on Monday at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church by Reverend William R. Grimbol. Interment was at the Shelter Island Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shelter Island Red Cross Ambulance Fund.