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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

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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