Upcoming NYSARA Conference …



Long Island Chapter


Friday April 28, 2017

10:30 – 12:30

Main Topic:

Ramifications to Medicare & Medicaid if Obamacare repealed

Martha Livingston, PhD, Chair, Public Health SUNY Old Westbury will be giving a presentation on impact of repealing ACA
NYSARA President, Barry Kaufmann will update on current issues we should be aware of, including proposed Constitutional Convention
NYSUT- Suffolk
150 Motor Parkway- Hauppauge (Citibank bldg)
Media Center-downstairs
Questions and RSVP to Joan Perrini at 631-273-8822

Sad News …

Alba Rappuzzi passed away on April 17th after a short illness.  She will be waked Sunday at O.B. Davis (631-744-1001), 1001 Route 25 A Miller Place,  from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass will be on Monday at 10 am at St. Louis De Montfort Church, 75 New York Ave. Sound Beach.  

Sympathy cards can be sent to her daughter A.J. Spagnesis,
138 Remsen Road   
Wading River NY 11792. 
 Memorial donations can be made to the United Teachers of Northport Scholarship Fund, UTN office 
 166 Larkfield Rd
 East Northport NY 11731 – 
note that A.J. should be notified of the donations.

Sad News …

Frances Ahern, former Northport High School social studies teacher, died on February 8 in New York City at the age of 91.

With an undergraduate degree in journalism and a masters focusing on the Chines government, Frances received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1993 and her dissertation on the stylistic variations and uses of pottery among the coastal Mixtec and Amuzgo in Mexico. She spent much time in Oaxaca, Mexico, a place she loved as a second home and where she did research at the archeological site of Monte Alban, driving from New York to Mexico well into her 80’s. After retiring she also taught English as a second language and spent several years teaching at universities in Chengdu, Wuhan and Fujian, China

She was preceded in death by two sisters, and is survived by a third sister and eight nieces and nephews. Remembrances in Francie’s name might be given to the Instituto de Organos Historicos de Oaxaca (http://iohio.org.mx/eng/donations.htm) or to the ACLU (https://www.aclu.org/).