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Obituary: Frank Edward Hurley III

Frank Edward Hurley III of Oyster Bay died on Feb. 8, 2014 at age 77. Beloved husband of 50 years to Janine; loving father of Frank E. (Katherine) Hurley IV, Christiane (Philip) Zoller, Alexandra Hurley; dear grandfather of Olivia and Emily. Cherished brother of Mary Jeanne, Trudy, Maureen and the late Barbara. Also survived by niece Regina and nephews Mark, Charles, Herbert and George.

Frank had a stellar career as Chief Chemist at Grumman Aerospace for 39 years, one of the highlights of which was his work on the Lunar Module project. He was also a master of the mechanical disciplines and could build and fix virtually anything. Frank and his wife Janine converted a barn in Cove Neck into a beautiful home where they raised their children and have lived for the past 50 years. Frank was also an avid naturalist and beekeeping was one of his many passions. Over the many years he enjoyed lecturing about honeybees to garden clubs and to grade-school children. After his retirement from Grumman, he enjoyed working as a trail guide at the Muttontown Preserve. He and Janine enjoyed playing bridge, ballroom dancing and traveling. Funeral Mass held at Chapel of St. Dominic’s R.C. Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.

News

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”

One of Oyster Bay’s newest summer traditions is Dancing in the Street, which takes place every Friday in July at the gazebo in town. Sponsored by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, half of Audrey Avenue is closed off and a DJ is called in for a great night of community dancing from 7-9 p.m.

“This is a great tradition and a beautiful town,” said visitor Michaela Lachance from Cooperstown, NY. “Everyone is having a wonderful time.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

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