11/24/15 10:02am
11/24/2015 10:02 AM

Carol Ann (Marmero) Witte of Hampton Bays passed away peacefully Nov. 23, 2015. She was 74 years old.

Carol was born in Jamaica, N.Y., on Aug. 24, 1941, to Rudolph and Concetta (Paradiso) Marmero. The family moved to Valley Stream, where she lived and attended school.

Carol raised her three daughters, Annmarie, Suzanne and Deanna in New Hyde Park. She was devoted to her children, volunteering to make the community they lived in a better place. She was a longtime Girl Scout leader and campsite director, PTA president and officer at Stewart Manor Elementary School and Alva T Stanforth Junior High School.

While raising her girls, working part time and volunteering, Carol decided to pursue a college education. In 1980, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University. Carol continued on her path to work with the elderly. She began as a therapeutic recreation aide and progressed as a recreation director for many years in the nursing home setting. Her mission was to bring joy and meaningful quality of life to people who were in their senior years.

Carol’s later years brought her five grandchildren, who she loved dearly. She rejoiced in the privilege of being present at each of their births. She retired to Hampton Bays to be closer to them.

Predeceased by her parents, Carol is survived by her three daughters, Annmarie (George) Paturzo of Coral Springs, Fla., Suzanne (Tom) Anderson of Coral Springs, Fla., and Deanna (Brian) Walker of Southold; her three siblings, Rita, Jill and John; and five grandchildren, who always held a very special place in her heart, Liam, Logan, Lauren, Aidan and Andrea.

The family will receive visitors Friday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. The Liturgy of a Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold.


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11/23/15 3:14pm
June C. Croon

June C. Croon

June C. Croon, who once headed the advertising department for the News-Review and who headed local perennial nursery The Plantage from 1997 until 2013, died suddenly at her home on Nov. 17. She was 70.

June was born June 22, 1945, to Eugene and Mathilda Gaudio of Brooklyn. June — following in the steps of her older sister, Lois Woodhull — attended the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in theater. She worked briefly as an actress in the Washington, D.C., area and moved back to New York City shortly after the birth of her son.

In 1976 she and her son moved to Cutchogue to start over. June began selling advertising for the Long Island Traveler-Watchman but soon moved to the News-Review, eventually rising to the position of advertising director. She left the company in 1979.

June and her husband moved to Florida in 1988 but she returned in 1996, as her sister’s health failed. She returned to the Times/Review advertising department as a sales associate. Upon her sister’s death in 1997 June assumed control of the family-owned perennial nursery, The Plantage, which she would continuously manage until she retired in 2013.

June is survived by her only child, Christian Lepore, his wife, Melanie, and their children, Steven, Zoey and Hayden; and her cousins, Joyce Lake and Dana Kery.

Arrangements are entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck.

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11/23/15 1:28pm

Born July 25, 1936, in England, Dennis lived for the past 50 years in Speonk. He passed away suddenly Nov. 20, 2015, at home. He is survived by his wife, Judy; his sons, Christopher and Jeremy; his daughter, Nicole; his sister, Jean; and four granddaughters, Emma, Abigail, Mackenzie and Jordan.

Dennis was an accomplished chef, working for House of Parliaments in London, England, and Cunard Cruise Lines and owning several of his own restaurants. Dennis also owned several other businesses throughout his life, including Hillside Antique and Flea Market in Pulaski, N.Y., and most recently, Riverhead Coal Yard.

Dennis loved his family, his work, spending time outdoors fishing, golfing, gardening and always staying active.

“Our father was an amazing man who gave so much and taught us to keep going no matter what got in our way. Dad, you are loved! You will be with us every day. We will see you again. Cheers!”

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Follett and Werner Funeral Home, 60 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach.

In lieu of flowers please spend one night having dinner with your family and toast Dennis.


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11/19/15 12:52pm
11/19/2015 12:52 PM

Virginia H. Maginn, 84, of Mattituck died Nov. 19 at Hampton Center for Rehabilitation in Southampton.

She was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Queens to Vincent and Helen Crawford. She married Cornelius on April 19, 1952, in Bellerose.

Family members said Ms. Maginn was a homemaker who loved gardening, writing, painting and grandchildren. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Cutchogue.

Predeceased by her husband in 2009 and her daughter Catherine O’Brien in 2015, Ms. Maginn is survived by her son, James Maginn; her daughters Margaret Clennan, Eileen Villano and Susan McAllister; and 12 grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Friday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mattituck. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice.