Jennie Frappaolo, 82, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 10, 2002. She is survived by her brother Henry and two nieces. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
MaryJane Wright, 85, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 11, 2002. She is survived by her son Peter. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Natalie Stevens Weaver, 87, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 12, 2002. She was a member of the DAR and the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. She is survived by her husband John H. Weaver Jr.; her son Roger (Michelle); and her grandchildren Christopher Stillion and Jessica and Talia Weaver. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Memorial service at the United Methodist Church.
Grace Cushing Page, a 41-year resident of Tiburon, CA, died peacefully at home on Sept. 17, 2002, after a full and robust life. She was 93. Born on Christmas Eve in Woods Hole, MA, she was an only child who forged close ties with her cousins and many lifetime friends. As a young woman during the Great Depression, she lived in Hingham, MA. On trips to Boston, where she worked, she would study the latest fashions, then return home and duplicate them on her much used sewing machine.
She met Newman W. Page at a local dance in 1940 and followed up their meeting by sending him a valentine. They were married in September the same year. Their marriage was a 57-year romance.
In 1946, the Pages moved to Port Washington, choosing that community because it had at Unitarian Church, was close to the beach and was the last stop on the commuter train route from NYC. In 1961, when American Credit Indemnity Insurance Company offered Mr. Page a position as head of the West Coast regional office, the family moved to Tiburon.
The couple loved to travel. Until Mr. Page's retirement in 1976, their chosen destinations were all around California. After his retirement, they traveled all over the world. Mrs. Page was never far from the sea or wildlife. She made a point of knowing both the Latin and common names of plants and wildlife on both coasts.
Mrs. Page was a terrific mother and grandmother and an excellent role model for her family, working with the Girl Scouts, camping, hiking, picnicking, playing badminton, swimming and collecting shells along the beaches of LI and in California, volunteering in the Asian Art Museum and Tiburon Thrift Shop and tripping with Elizabeth Terwilliger.
Her homemaking skills included furniture refinishing, canning, gardening, sewing, knitting, cooking and fine baking. She was also keen and very competitive at her favorite game of dominoes.
Mrs. Page is survived by two daughters, Sarah Page Bareau of NY and Susan Page Schneider of Tiburon; and two grandchildren, Matthew W. Schneider of Petaluma, CA, and Wendy D. Call of Greeley, CA. A gathering of family and friends celebrated her life on Sept. 22. Memorial donations may be made to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920 or the WildCare Terwilliger Nature Education Center, PO Box 150930, San Rafael, CA 94975.
Edward A. Lawrence, a resident of Port Washington and Shelter Island, died of heart failure on Nov. 3, 2002, in Takayama, Japan, while traveling with his partner, Nadine Heyman. He was 83 years old. Lawrence, a church activist and an advocate for civil liberties and social justice, was a chemical engineer by training. He retired from Union Carbide's Manhattan office in the late 1950s and spent the past 40 years working tirelessly for organizations and causes he believed in, including serving on numerous boards and committees of the Unitarian Universalist Church, promoting organ donor programs and participating in the NY Civil Liberties Union. He served as the full-time director of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock's Veatch Assistance and Extension Program.
Reflecting on his life, his daughter Pamela Lawrence of Seampscott, MA, said, "He died doing what he loved to do, traveling with somebody he loved. He continued his high level of activity right up until the end, always a caring person both in his professional and personal life."
Lawrence was born in Manhattan in 1919 to Julie and Albert Levine, and earned bachelors and masters degrees from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from NYU. He was predeceased by his first wife, Laurene (Lee) Lawrence in 1988 and his second wife, Lee Korobkin in 1997. He is survived by his adoring daughters, Pamela and Leslie; his partner Nadine Heyman; and his stepchildren and grandchildren.
Gifts of remembrance can be made to the Ed and Lee Lawrence Fund at the LI Community Foundation, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho, NY 11753 (681-5058). Make checks payable to the LI Community Foundation and write "Ed and Lee Lawrence Fund" on the memo line.