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Obituary: Henry Dermigny

Henry Dermigny of Jamesport died Jan. 21 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson. He was 82-years-old.

 

Born Dec. 15, 1930, in Hempstead to Henry and Anne Dermigny, he had worked as a heavy-equipment operator in the Village of Mineola.

 

He was a member of many volunteer fire departments including Mineola, FDNY Aux. Stony Creek “ex-chief” and Garnet Lake. His last duty was safety officer for the Jamesport Fire Department. He was dedicated to preserving the history of the volunteer firefighters by restoring trucks and apparatus. He belonged to the Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Association.

 

Dermigny was a semi-pro hockey player in his youth. Friends said he enjoyed fishing, boating and making model trains and fire trucks.

 

Predeceased by his wife, Marilyn, in 2005, he is survived by many friends.

 

Visiting hours took place Jan. 23 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 24 at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead, followed by internment at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Good Shepherd Hospice or the Firemen’s Home on the Hudson.


News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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