12/31/12 6:14pm
12/31/2012 6:14 PM

COURTESY PHOTO | Ray Ellis, left, was presented with the Boden Memorial Football Award by Robert Boden.

Ray Ellis, a senior lineman on the Bishop McGann-Mercy High School football team, is the school’s 2012 winner of the Boden Memorial Football Award.

He was presented with the award at a recent dinner at the Flanders Men’s Club.

The award has been presented annually for nearly 40 years to a senior football player who is outstanding both on and off the field.

12/31/12 5:46pm

June 29, 1923-December 21, 2012

Bill Guyton has left for a new journey into eternity and wants to leave each one of you his love and peace.

He spent his life seeking love and peace … and he found it … everywhere.

Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

DeFriest-Grattan, Funeral Directors.

This is a paid notice.

12/31/12 5:42pm

Cecilia E. Trester of Southold died Dec. 18, 2012, at the age of 86.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 31, 1926, to Albert and Louise (Carrino) Musalo. She later married Charles J. Trester and together they made their home in Malverne until moving to Founders Village in 2000.

She was a devoted communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church in Malverne and St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold and active in the Rosary Society. She was also a volunteer at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.

She is survived by her husband, Charles J. Trester; children, Carol Trester, Charles G. Trester, Cynthia Defede, Claire Trester and Craig Trester; and six grandchildren.

Calling hours were held Dec. 21 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 22 at St. Patrick R.C. Church. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.

12/31/12 5:37pm

Anne J. Politi of Southold died Dec. 29, 2012. She was 82 years old.

She was born in Boston, Mass., on April 29, 1930, to Bonaventura and Julia (DeMeglia) Florio.

Anne was a devoted homemaker and was a former resident of Central Islip and Boston.

She was predeceased by her husband, Adolph F. Politi, on Aug. 31, 1999. Surviving are her children, Claudia Garofalo, Deborah Politi, Anthony Politi and Angela Laronga; a sister, Hilda DiFrummolo; four grandchildren, Colette Regina, Vincenzo Laronga, Lisa Cordero and David Toledo; and four great-grandchildren, Gianna Regina, Brielle Regina, Courtney Cordero and Christian Cordero.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 2 to 5 p.m. only at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Prayer services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Interment will take place Monday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery. The procession will leave DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m.

This is a paid notice.

12/31/12 5:04pm

BETH YOUNG PHOTO | Police at the scene of Monday’s garbage truck accident in Southold.

Oakwood Drive in Southold was closed late Monday afternoon after a Go Green Sanitation truck struck a low-hanging wire while collecting garbage and pulled a utility pole down into the center of the street, Southold Police said.

Officers on the scene said they were awaiting a response from the Long Island Power Authority. Although live wires ran across the pavement, power was still on in nearby houses.

No injuries were reported.

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Longtime Southold resident Stella Manos died Dec. 31 at her home. She was 85.

She was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Peter and Pagoni (Politis) Arvanitas. She graduated with a B.F.A. in music and a B.A. in education from Carnegie Mellon University. She married James Manos in Brooklyn on Sept. 12, 1954. For 20 years, she was a New York City Board of Education music teacher. She had lived in Southold since 1973.

Ms. Manos was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota sorority. Family members said her hobbies included bridge, gardening and playing both modern and classical piano pieces.

In addition to her husband, Ms. Mano is survived by her sons, Peter, of Atlanta, Ga., and Charles, of Huntington; siblings Patricia Thatcher, Arthur Arvanitas and Michael Arvanitas, all of Utah, and Theodora Wise of Boston, Mass.; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother James Arvanitas.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Sts. Anargyroi and Taxiarhis Greek Orthodox Church in Greenport, with Father Jerasimos Ballas officiating. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

12/31/12 4:59pm

Jeanette R. Jerome of Southold died at home Dec. 26, 2012. She was 78 years old.

She was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Walter and Stella Wozniak.

She worked for General Electric for several years and married the love of her life, Thomas C. Jerome, to whom she was married for 56 ½ years. Then she took on her “biggest” job, raising seven children. She became Mom, nurse, confidante, playmate, friend, caretaker, chef, taxi driver. She did whatever was needed to be done to make everyone happy.

She leaves behind her husband, Thomas C. Jerome; her children, Thomas W. Jerome of Middle Village, N.Y., Anne Marie Moretti (Tony) of East Northport, N.Y., Jeffrey Jerome (Caroline) of Northport, N.Y., John Jerome (Janet) of Mattituck, N.Y., and Daniel Jerome, Laure Kettenbeil (Fred) and Greg Jerome, all of Southold, N.Y. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Joshua Kettenbeil; Christopher, Steven, Matthew and Jessica Jerome; and Elizabeth, Sarah and Heather Jerome; her sister Mary Jackowski; and a brother, Walter Wozniak. She was predeceased by her sister Anne Kempen.

The family received friends at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home. The funeral mass was held at St. Patrick R.C. Church. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.

12/31/12 3:39pm

Richard A. Wall of Cutchogue and Stuart, Fla., formerly of Garden City, died Dec. 29 at home.

He was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Bayonne, N.J., the eldest child of Richard A. and Mary Estelle (Kearny) Wall. He married his high school sweetheart, Ann (née Doherty), in 1948 following naval service in World War II. Their wedding song, “I’ll be loving you … always,” guided their love and support for each other over 64 years.

His career encompassed 45 years as a senior executive in the retail industry, with the last 20 years as senior vice president of RH Macy & Co. in New York City. He was a member of North Fork Country Club and Stuart Yacht and Country Club. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, Cutchogue. Along with his wife, he was inducted into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his six children, Seton Ann Scott (James); Shavaun Wall (Michael Semler); Richard A. Wall III of Massachusetts; Robert P. Wall (Beatrice) of New York; Roger J. Wall (Jenai) of Hawaii; and D. Scott Wall (Stephanie) of Connecticut; his sister Alice Wall of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Eugene and Robert; and his sister Mary.

Visiting hours will take place Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home, 32470 Main Road, Cutchogue (www.northforkfuneralhome.com). A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Main Road, Mattituck. Burial with military honors will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Southold PBA or Cutchogue Fire Department Rescue Squad.

This is a paid notice.

12/31/12 3:32pm

Lifelong Greenport resident George David Costello Sr. died Dec. 28 in Southampton. He was 63 years old.

He was born in Greenport Sept. 29, 1949, to Elsie Marie (Reiter) and Edward Thomas Costello and attended Greenport High School. He married Iona Malcomson on Dec. 27, 1999, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Since 1976 he had been co-owner, along with his brother John, of Costello Marine Contracting Corp. in Greenport.

He was a member of Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 in Greenport and, according to family members, enjoyed fishing, traveling the world and driving Cobra.

Mr. Costello is survived by his wife and daughter Emily, both of Greenport; his daughters Tina, of Riverhead, Amanda Hurwitz of Newington, Conn., Jennifer, of Charleston, S.C., and Gretchen Acquanita of Poughkeepsie. N.Y.; his son, George Jr.; his brothers, John, of Greenport, and E. Thomas, of Naples, Fla.; his sister, Anne McDowell of Mesa, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Daphne, Mary Polimeno and E. Patricia.

Visiting hours will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m., Father Tom Murray of St. Agnes R.C. Church officiating. Interment will be at Arshamomaque Cemetery in Greenport.

Memorial donations may be made to Burton Potter American Legion Post 185, P.O. Box 103, Greenport NY 11944.

12/31/12 2:55pm

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a press conference before Hurricane Sandy in October.

There will be an increased in police presence on Suffolk County roads Monday night into Tuesday as officers will be out looking for intoxicated drivers on New Year’s Eve, said County Executive Steve Bellone.

Additional Suffolk County police patrol officers will be joined by members of the Selected Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team and Highway Patrol Bureau, Mr. Bellone said Friday.

New Year’s Day is the single most dangerous day of the year for the motorists, with an average of about 80 drunk-driving related deaths annually, a 178 percent increase above any other day of the year, according to a press release from Mr. Bellone’s office.

In addition from an increase in patrols within the Suffolk County Police District, which covers the five western Suffolk towns, members of District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End DWI Task Force have also been busy as of late.

Task force members arrested 10 people the Friday before Christmas at sobriety checkpoints set up across the East End towns.