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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.

News

Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.

Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.

In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial High School Class of 1964

Friday, September 12

Bellerose Village Day

Saturday, September 13

34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show

Sunday, September 14



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com