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Obituary - Dominica Libertini

Dominica Libertini of Oyster Bay died on November 27, 2012,  at the age of 71. She was born in Glen Cove on December 2, 1940. 

Ms. Libertini joined the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay on May 11, 2005. “She owned a hair salon in town and was a fantastic ballroom dancer. A full-figured woman, she was oh-so light on her feet. You couldn’t keep up with her,” said Nancy Farinaccio, LEC program assistant.

“She preferred to be called Margaret. She and her sister Linda worked at their Mar-Lyn Hair Salon on East Main Street.” she added.

“Margaret and Linda took care of their mother during her long illness. She was just a great, nice, individual and loved the center,” said Mary Frignani, program coordinator. “We are all like family here.”

She was the beloved sister of Linda and Vincent. She was the loving aunt of Carmine (Kimberely), Karley, and Paul. She was the proud great aunt of Vincent and Matthew. 

Ms. Libertini is also survived by loving relatives and friends. 

Visiting was at the Oyster Bay Funeral Home, on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers donations to the American Diabetes Association, 534 Broad Hollow Road, Suite LL10, Melville, NY 11747 would be appreciated. 


News

This holiday season, Oyster Bay will once again be home to unique, homemade, scrumptious confections from The Chocolate Lady, in the form of a mobile chocolate boutique set up at Buckingham Variety Store on Audrey Avenue. She arrived on Sunday and plans on staying throughout the holidays, and possibly longer.

“I have been developing this concept for the last year and a half and am excited to be coming home to Oyster Bay for this year’s holiday launch,” says Lee Perrotta, aka The Chocolate Lady, who had her shop across the street from Buckingham’s for about five years before she was forced to shut her doors on Christmas Eve in 2012 due to excessive water damage at the rental space.

The Raise The Roof Concert, held at Christ Church on Nov. 9, was an intergenerational event to benefit the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay’s seniors.

Board member Suzanne Paolucci explained the center’s wish to get iPods for the seniors as a source of musical therapy. She brought the idea to the center from a talk by social worker Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory. He has produced a film, Alive Inside, that tells the story of music as being restorative. Music is like therapy for the elderly, in particular for those with dementia, as it has been shown to awaken memories of happier times in life, when energy and enthusiasm were boundless.


Sports

Long Island Lutheran High School senior Samantha Horton of Oyster Bay signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Siena College and compete on the Girls Division I Lacrosse Team in the goaltender position next year. Samantha will be receiving a full athletic scholarship. Horton is pictured with her family.

On the weekend of Nov. 8, the Oyster Bay High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to the State University of New York at Canton just a few miles from the Canadian border to compete in the New York State Cross Country Championships.

Alex Tosi became the first Bayman since Joe Jazwinski and Justin Nakrin (2008) to become All-State, placing 16th with a time of 16:53. Most runners ran about 20 seconds slower than their Bethpage times because of the muddy conditions on the course. Tosi’s time was basically equivalent to his best Bethpage time, as he powered through the toughest parts of the race. He led the Baymen to a seventh place finish in the Class C race, an improvement from their 11th place finish last year, which ties the highest place at the New York State Championships of a Baymen team since 2009.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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