Family, friends and neighbors of the Greenport woman who died in an apparent drowning Tuesday remember her as a “good person,” beloved by those who knew her.
“She was my whole life and now I’ve lost her,” said a tearful Joy Domino, her mother.
Heather Domino, 23, was found unconscious in her parents’ neighbor’s pool on Old North Road in Southold shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Southold Fire Department rescue personnel and police officers pulled Ms. Domino from the water and attempted to revive her before she was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Southold detectives are still investigating the incident, police said.
The family declined to say anything further.
Ms. Domino was the daughter of Michael Domino, a Southold Town Trustee and environmental advocate.
She was an aspiring DJ and producer who went by the stage name DJ Maestro and who founded Domino Recording in Greenport, near her family’s diner.
“Anything I can help you with I will,” she wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “You make time, I’ll make it happen.”
A neighbor, Eleanor, who declined to give her last name, said Ms. Domino helped her around the house and was always considerate.
“She was a good gal, a good neighbor,” Eleanor said. “I’m sorry for what happened to her. I’m even more sorry for what happened to her parents … They adored her.”
The neighbor said the pool’s owner only used the house on the weekends, and said it was empty at the time of the accident. She said she saw sirens and thought someone’s house was on fire.
“Someone told me ‘It’s Heather,’ ” Eleanor said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Funeral arrangements for Ms. Domino are still pending, and will be posted to suffolktimes.com when they become available.