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Obituary: Donald J. Feehan

Donald J. Feehan, a resident of Sun City Center, FL, and Sag Harbor, NY, passed away peacefully at Hospice House, Sun City Center, FL, on June 14, 2012. Donald, born in Jamaica, NY, on Oct. 5, 1930, was one of three sons of Joseph and Alice Blauvelt Feehan. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School, graduating from New York University. Donald married Patricia M. Murphy of Floral Park and they were the parents of four children, Mary Anne Blamey, Peter Feehan, John Feehan and Timothy Feehan. Professionally, Don worked as a banker and then village clerk for Floral Park and Old Westbury.

In 1985, he married Joan Hulse Schoen of Sag Harbor and in the process became the instant father to JoAnn Scibek, Deborah O’Brien, Christine Schoen and Jon Schoen. The combined families of eight children consist of a wonderful family of spouses, 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his brother, Raymond, and survived by his brother Joseph.

Don will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, a historian, a Mets fan and after wintering in Florida, an ardent Rays fan.

A Memorial Mass was held at Prince of Peace RC Church in Sun City Center and a funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s RC Church on July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Father Andrew Blake will be officiating, with interment at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Sag Harbor. Donations may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573.

News

Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School families became aware of and responded to a need within their own parish when they began the program, Pantry Tuesdays, a food drive benefiting the OLV Church Pantry. Due to the overwhelming generosity of the OLV School families, this endeavor has proven to be a great success.

There are two more Pantry Tuesdays scheduled, on Nov. 4 and again on Nov. 18.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a Cut-a-Thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, November 1.

Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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