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Welcome to The Leader Online

The newspaper that serves the North Shore communities of Locust Valley, Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Bayville,
Centre Island, Mill Neck, Lattingtown, Matinecock, The Brookvilles, and Muttontown

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Last Updated: October 21, 2014   
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Lottery Winner

Jennifer Miller, of Oyster Bay, is one lucky woman. Miller, a stay-at-home mom to a four year-old, has won $5000, a week for life, after her husband picked up a quick pick for her on his way home from work. New York Lottery's Set for Life scratch-off game has yielded the Millers $2,630,194, in a net check sum after required withholdings from the lump sum of $3,974,304. Jennifer was already asleep when her husband came home and woke her up. He told her, I think we have something here. 

Miller read the New York Lottery website’s winners handbook. She signed her ticket, locked it up and talked to a financial consultant. She plans to pay bills, start a college fund for her child, and invest some of the money. She opted to receive her payment in a lump sum of more than $2,600,000.
According to NY Lottery officials, Ms. Miller said, “It feels fantastic. It gives me the opportunity to be a stay-at-home-mom for good.”

The NY Lottery contributed more than $132 million in Lottery Aid to Education to Nassau County school districts this school year.



Glen Cove Hospital
To Have Open Meeting

Glen Cove Hospital will hold an informational community gathering from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM., Thursday, October 23, at The Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave. in Bayville. Residents are welcome to attend the special program, which will include an updated overview of the “new” Glen Cove Hospital from Susan Kwiatek, DNP, the hospital executive director, as well as remarks by key physician leaders and administrators. Meet and talk one-on-one with your local doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals and catch up with your neighbors. 

Glen Cove Hospital has added or enhanced several services in the last year. Talk with clinical leaders in the following areas: surgical services (inpatient and outpatient), medical services, family medicine, rehabilitation/brain injury, outpatient rehab, pulmonary rehab and emergency department services.
Refreshments will be served. The event is free, however space is limited. To reserve your place, call Concetta Bivona at Glen Cove Hospital, (516) 674-7580 or (516) 674-7578.


BONO, Lena A. (nee Pepitone), on Oct. 17, age 92, of Staten Island. Beloved mother of Charles (Patricia). Loving grandma of Lisa Winter (Charles). Cherished great grandmother of Charlise and GraceAnn. Dear sister of Antoinette Scurti. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Funeral Mass St. Dominic RC Chapel, Oyster Bay, NY Thursday 9:30 AM. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.

ECKES, Erik A. of Flushing, NY, on Oct 9, age 47. Loving father of Alexandria of Glen Cove, Erik Jr.,and Victoria. Dear uncle of Christina, Johnny and Joey. Companion of Angelica. He was an extremely kind, generous, warmhearted, loving person. He had the ability to make anyone laugh, to make any room light up. When a friend was homeless, in need or struggling he welcomed them into his home with a warm heart and a place for them to lay their heads. He loved animals, and would give his last dollar to feed the stray in the neighborhood before he would feed himself. During the cold winters, at Christmas time, he would take his children out to help deliver winter blankets to the homeless people on the streets of Flushing, Queens. He had a selfless heart although he had nothing himself. Visitation and service held at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas. Interment private.For donation information please see

LISENA, Fiorina of Glen Cove, on October 18th, age 53. Beloved wife of Mario. Loving mother of Raffaele, Tommaso and Stefania. Dear sister of Carmelina (Giovanni), Maria (Carmine), Giuseppe (Laura), Salvatore and Rita (Eduardo). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.

LUKE, Fanny C. of Locust Valley and Manhattan, on October 16, age 91. Fanny was born in Boston in 1923, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Curtis, formerly of Chestnut Hill and Manchester, Mass. She was married in 1955 and is survived by her devoted husband David L. Luke, III, her sisters Polly, Kay, and Laura, many nieces, nephews, and other equally devoted family members. She graduated from the Westover School in 1941. In 1943 she joined the U.S. Navy Waves, and after training, she was involved in the final modification of combat aircraft for U.S. Naval Forces in the Pacific Theatre, including the very planes, which the man she later married was then flying in combat. She completed her Military Service in 1946. She subsequently attended Radcliff College, receiving a B.A. degree in 1951. She worked briefly for Houghton, Mifflin and also for Harvard University, and then moved to New York. In New York she took courses at the Bank Street College of Education and then devoted nearly 12 years to teaching young children primarily at the Episcopal School. From 1972-1980, she served on the Board of the Westover School. She has been a member of the Board of the City Gardens Club and served as President of the Club for two years. She has been active in her Churches in New York and Locust Valley. The burial will be private in the Locust Valley Cemetery and a Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s of Lattingtown, 325 Lattingtown Rd. Locust Valley, NY on Friday, October 24th at 11 AM, to be immediately followed by a Reception at The Piping Rock Club, 150 Piping Rock Rd. Locust Valley. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Westover School, 1237 Whittemore Rd. Middlebury, Conn. 06762-0847.

VALENTE, Giovannina ‘Jenny’ of Shirley, NY, formerly of Sea Cliff, on October 17th,
age 50. Beloved wife of Manny. Loving mother of Manny Jr. Dear sister of Michael,
Tommy, Carmella, Frank and Angelina. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Private. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

WINSLOW, Herbert “Bud” Jr, 85, of Locust Valley on Oct 19, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of the late Nancy. Devoted father of Nancy (Peter) Dyer, Tracey Taylor, Thomas (Kim) Winslow and Susan (Michael) Parente. Proud grandfather to Torre, Haydon, Adam, Nicholas, Christian and Jordan. Brother to William Winslow.  He was a dedicated veteran of the US Marine Corp., and attended Springfield College on the GI Bill. He taught physical education at Seaford Manor School where he was famous for his “Gym Nights”. He enjoyed coaching football, basketball and his true passion, lacrosse. His presence as a lifeguard on the local North Shore beaches that began as a summer job lasted 68 years and included becoming one of the first North Shore Aquatics Coordinators for the Town of Oyster Bay earning him the endearment of “The Chief”, a job that he reluctantly retired from only last year. He was a member of the LV Fire Dept., LV Republican Club, Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Assoc., LI Lacrosse Officials Assoc. and the Mill River Rod & Gun Club as well as a life long volunteer of the Grenville Baker Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Bud has touched the lives of so many and always found the best in people. Family receiving friends Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave, Glen Head.  Funeral Services 10:00 AM Thursday, at LV Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bud Winslow Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Grenville Baker Boys’ and Girls’ Club, 135 Forest Ave., Locust Valley 11560.