Nettie Oates

04/02/2012 3:21 PM |

Nettie Oates died on March 30, 2012, at Eastern Long Island Hospital. She was 95.

She was born in Greenport on Nov. 23, 1916, to Thomas and Katherine (Keleski) Rempe. Nettie and her husband, Joseph Oates, owned and operated the Sea Shell restaurant for many years.

Nettie was predeceased by her husband in 1990 and by her son-in-law, Gregory Power, in 2009. She is survived by her youngest brother, Fred Rempe of Greenport; her son, Joseph P. Oates and his wife, Kathleen, of Huntsville, Texas; her daughter, Carole Power of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Southold; and her daughter, Donna Charnews and her husband, Raymond, of Bluffton, S.C. She also leaves eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours took place April 1 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated April 2 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R. C. Church in Cutchogue. Interment followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

This is a paid notice.