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Last Updated: January 28, 2015
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Glen Cove Animal Shelter Update

On March 1st, The Animal Lovers League (ALL) will vacate the Glen Cove animal shelter, after being in operation for over 20 years, making way for Cove Animal Rescue. Joan Phillips, the league’s president, is looking for a new location, outside of Glen Cove.

A public outcry did not make a difference in the final decision. Three former volunteers at the Animal Lovers League formed the new entity, and plan to expand the present 2,600 sq. ft. building by an additional 2,000 sq. ft. To ensure a smooth transition, personnel from Cove Animal Rescue, will be at the facility 2 days a week during the six week transition.

The relationship between the ALL and the Glen Cove Spinello administration had deteriorated, when a new operator for the shelter was decided on. The Cove Animal Rescue will receive $7,750, a month, from the city. A $300,000 interest free loan was given to the new group for the



BELL, Charles F. a well known and beloved local pharmacist and resident of Sea Cliff passed away at the Glengariff Rehab in Glen Cove on January 20th. Charles would have been 97 years of age on February 14th, Valentines Day. A native Long Islander who grew up in Sea Cliff, he was the fourth of five children of Dr. and Mrs. Albert M. Bell, having outlived his siblings Albert, Ward, Constance and James. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Bess Herdt Bell; his children Roger (Pat) and Marsha; two step-children Tara Grossman (George) and Katherine Livingston (Keith). Grandfather of Matthew Bell, Troy Schreffler, Victoria Grossman, Alexandra Grossman, Schuyler Livingston and Robert Livingston and one great grandson Jacob Bell. He was predeceased by his daughter Vicki and his first wife of thirty-seven years, Castine Swanson Bell. Charles was a World WarII veteran having served four years in the Navy, primarily in the Pacific with the 7th Fleet and was discharged as a Chief Pharmacists Mate. He then continued his education at Wesleyan at the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy and received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1949. For over twenty-five years he was President and Supervising Pharmacist at Bell and Halpern Pharmacy in Glen Cove until his retirement in 1982. Sometime after that he was employed at St. Francis Hospital, the heart center in Roslyn, as the outpatient pharmacist until he once again retired; he loved the hospital so much he stayed on as a volunteer until last year. Charles also loved to sing. Oh, how he loved to sing - in the church choir, the Bass and Treble Club, the Long Island Singers, and the local Community Chorus. BUT mostly he fell in love with barbershop singing and sang his last note with Bob Miraglia, a fellow barber shopper, who visited him the day before his death. Charles 'Chiz' received many honors for his participation in the organization and was editor of their monthly newsletter for over twenty years. Charles was a person who loved many and was loved in return. He was active in community affairs and received many honors during his lifetime for his selfless dedication. He served as the District 725 Governor of Rotary International from 1985-1986. He belonged to the United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff where he participated on several boards and sang in the choir. His service will be held January 26th, officiated by Rev. Watkins. Visitation and arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospital, The United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff or a charity of your choice. Charles was a consummate gentleman with a marvelous sense of humor, kind, considerate and devoted to his ideals. He will be sorely missed. He was truly one of a kind.

BOTTONE, Anthony C., M.D. of Glen Cove and formerly of Locust Valley, on January 16, age 86. Husband of Marta and the late Elizabeth. Father of Paul (Barbara).
Step-father of Henry (Andrea) and Paola (John). Grandfather of 5. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco.
Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.

CARNEVALE, Nancy, on January 25, age 84, of Glen Cove. formerly of Toms River, NJ and New York, NY. Beloved wife of the late Frank Carnevale, MD. Loving mother of the late Ken Carnevale, MD. Devoted mother-in-law of Sima Carnevale, MD. Cherished grandmother of Jasmine, Leila and Sean. Funeral Mass, St. Dominic RC Chapel, Oyster Bay, NY Thursday 11:30 a.m. Interment is private.

MUSAC, Julia of Glen Cove, on January 20th, age 85. Beloved wife of Vincent. Loving step-mother of Vincent and Elizabeth. Dear sister of Mary Zino and Anthony Cassara. Grandmother of seven. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Patrick.Interment Mount St. Marys Cemetery.

SHEA, Donald James died peacefully after a long battle with cancer, on December 5, with his wife and children at his side. Don was born in the Bronx in 1933, to Andrew B. and Constance M. Shea. They lived in Lima, Peru, for many years returning to the States in 1939. Don attended Cranwell Preparatory School, Georgetown University and Columbia Law School. Don enjoyed an impressive career at the Clairol division of Bristol Myers. He ran the London division for several years and returning to New York, became President and CEO of Clairol and VP of Bristol Myers. Don was always an advocate for women’s rights and Clairol was the lead sponsor of the women’s division of the U. S. Open Tennis tournament at Forest Hills and later at Flushing Meadows. Don is survived by his beloved wife Sally, his son Donald J. Shea Jr, (Melinda), Annie Shea Thompson, and great-granddaughter, Bowie, Margaret, Donald of Wilmette Ill; Mary Ann Wheatley (George III),George IV,Jack,Thomas of Glen Cove; William P. Shea, William Jr, Jonathan, Robert, Jeffrey of Greensboro, NC; Robert C. Shea (Julie), Charles, Patrick, Wyatt, Kelly of Charlotte, Vt; Joanna Backus (Gregory), Nina, Peter of Naples, Florida; and Don’s brother, Michael of Houston Texas. The family would appreciate donations made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Attention: Dr. Jedd Wolcjok, 1275 York Avenue, NYC, 10065 with a note.

SMITH, Michael J. “Bud” of Ft. Pierce FL, formerly of Glen Cove, on January 17th, age 90.Beloved husband of the late Dolores and the late Beatrice. Loving father of Michael J. Jr. (Angela) and the late Craig. Proud grandfather of Michael III (Melissa), Julia (Sean) and Erin (Robert). Great grandfather of Thomas “T.J.”, Josie, Ava, Charlotte and Payton. Ex-Chief of the Glen Cove Fire Department. Visitation and service was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.

WILLIE, Helen Durar , 85, on January 21. Loving wife, mother and grandmother. Born 5/26/29 to Margaret Loring and George Haven Durar of Greenwich Village, New York. Helen lived in Uniondale, Locust Valley, Chalfont, PA, Whitehall, PA, and Groton, NY. She attended CW Post and Empire State College. She was an artist, teacher, musician, and antiques collector. Helen’s poem It Rained Harp Strings Last Night was published in the Christian Science Monitor and Poet Lore. She was an ardent environmental preservationist and an active member of her community. She was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Edward N. Willie of Glendale, NY and her brother George Haven Durar, Jr. She is survived by her sister Giselle Durar, her children Edward (Agate), Brian (Lorrie), Eleanor, Joseph (LeeAnn), and eight grandchildren. There will be a memorial mass to be held 11 am on Saturday, January 31, at St Gertrude’s RC church in Bayville, immediately followed by a reception in the lower church. All are welcome. Helen will be laid to rest with her husband Ed at Calverton National Cemetery.