Longtime Greenport resident Marie Antoinette Heller died Dec. 5. She was 61.
She was born Sept. 10, 1954, in Flushing and was the daughter of Leona Rees Llewellyn Rescigno and Joseph Rescigno, M.D. She married Larry Heller June 12,1976, in Greenport.
Ms. Heller graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount Manhattan College. Family members said she was a homemaker, who loved dogs, travel and opera. She volunteered for Community Action Southold Town (CAST); North Fork Animal Shelter and was a PTA past president.
A member of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport, Ms. Heller was active in the church Rosary society and bereavement group and volunteered to help provide shelter for the homeless. She was also a member of the R.C. Parish of Mary’s Nativity – St. Ann in Flushing.
Predeceased by her father in 1987 and her mother in 1986, Ms. Heller is survived by her husband, her daughter, Eva; her son, Thomas and her brothers, Joseph Rescigno of New York City and Thomas Rescigno of San Bernal, Calif.
The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing.
Memorial donations may be made to North Fork Animal Welfare League in Southold or Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, mbcn.org.