Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00Brian Joseph Vincent of Greenport died Friday, March 16 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 92 years of age.
He was born to Catherine (Manning) and Bernard J. Vincent on March 15, 1920 in Fordham, NY. He graduated from Manhasset High School in 1937 and The NY State Merchant Marine Academy in 1940. He sailed to South America before training as an aviator in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. After serving as a US Naval Aviator in the Pacific during WWII he worked for the Federal Aviation Adminstration as Chief of Flight Standards Division after flying with American Overseas Airlines.
He married Pamela (Wakem) in 1950. They lived in Westbury and Springfield, VA for 10 years, and Plandome for 35 years where Brian served as mayor for 12 years and as a volunteer firefighter for 28 years. After retirement they moved to Peconic Landing in Greenport, where they have lived for the last 10 years.
He worked tirelessly for others, including the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Economic Opportunity Council of Manhasset and Great Neck, and the Manhasset Community Fund.
Mr. Vincent is survived by his wife and four children, Cathleen (Edward) Matthews of Port Washington, NY, Brian Jr. (Diana) of Hampstead, NC, Ellen (Edward) Murray of The Woodands, Texas and John (Sarah) of NYC, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and his siblings Robert, Joseph, Mary (Schuster) and Gerard. He was predeceased by his brother Kieran who was killed on Iwo Jima during WWII and his sister Catherine Kobell.
The family received friends at the Horton-Mathie Funeral Home, Sunday, March 18. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Agnes RC Church in Greenport with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery.
Those wishing to honor Brian’s memory may contribute to the Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944 or Half the Sky Foundation, 715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00
Submitted by Manhasset Post 304 American Legion
Matthew Falcone, commander of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion, and James Brooks, parade chairman, have announced the parade order and schedule for the 2013 Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Services. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the Legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifices of our American heroes. The theme of the parade this year, “Honoring Those Who Serve in Special Operations,” is a reminder that, while Memorial Day honors all deceased veterans, the intention is to remember service personnel engaged around the world in an effort to preserve American freedom and way of life from global terrorism.
A memorial service in honor of Manhasset’s war dead will be held at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Pastor Steven D. Pierce will officiate. All are urged to attend and to join with the Legion in the remembrance of the great sacrifice of our military.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Manhasset resident Arda Nazerian Haratunian is lending her expertise and support to ERASE Racism, a civil rights non-profit that advocates for racial equity on Long Island. As a member of its planning committee for the third year in a row, she is helping to organize ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, which will take place on June 5 at the Garden City Hotel.
A strategic communications consultant, Arda has more than 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as senior policy advisor and communications director to former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and previously worked for New York Governor Mario Cuomo. During the decade between her two careers in public service, Arda was on Wall Street, serving as managing director of global corporate communications for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank and before that, head of media and public relations at the American Stock Exchange.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
One of Manhasset’s 12U intramural baseball teams defeated Great Neck in the first game played at the renovated Valley Park field on Saturday April 27. Manhasset’s offense scored 10 runs, including a home run from Devin Callery, while pitchers Logan Hyde, Jeff Torborg, James Marchetti and Grant Petracca combined to limit Great Neck to one hit with 11 strikeouts in six innings. Edward Jarvis, Robert DeCastro, Massimo Abruzzo, Colby Schmidt, Gabriel Cohen, Spencer Kaye and Justin Louie each contributed quality defensive plays. Manhasset raised its record to 4-0 and stands in first place in the inter-town intramural league, which includes 8 teams from Merillon, Albertson-Herricks, Great Neck and Manhasset.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34
The Manhasset Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Team finished their season Wednesday night, April 17, beating Bellmore/Merrick 4-3 in the championship game at the Bethpage Community Park Ice Rink. Wednesday’s finale marked the end of an impressive campaign by the Indians which included a 19-1 regular season record and a trip to the New York State Championship in Ithaca.
Manhasset got off to a strong start scoring four times in the first period on goals by Michael Walsh, Michael Brzozowski, Mario De Bueriis, and Matthew Cecchini whose tally would prove to be the game winner. Nolan Behringer, Ryan Kiess, and goaltender Alex Feinstein led the defense in shutting down a powerful Bellmore/Merrick squad, securing Manhasset’s first ever Junior Varsity Championship.