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Obituary: Joanne C. Kempton

Joanne C. Kempton, (nee Glaser), 67, of Williston Park has died. Joanne was a dedicated teacher who influenced a generation of students at St. Aidan’s in Williston Park and Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park for more than 30 years. She was the founder and past president of Pieceful Patchers of the Park, an avid quilter and a lady fisherman. Devoted wife of Charles. Beloved mother of Jennifer and Christopher Taylor of Marlboro, MA, Kathryn and John Amaral of Melrose, MA, and Peter and Maura Kempton of Floral Park. The best grandma, (JoJo) to Emily, Ryan, Katie, Owen and Dylan. Visitation was held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Williston Park. Mass was held at St. Aidan’s Church, with a burial at Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.

While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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