Thank You, Judy Bensimon

Judy Bensimon has served on the Retired-United Teachers of Northport Board of Directors since her retirement. Serving as Membership Chairperson, she was the glue who held our organization together. Judy recently celebrated her 90th birthday, and decided it was time to let someone else step in as Membership Chair. As a thank you for all she has meant to us, members of the current Executive Board honored her at a luncheon on April 26. We are glad to say that while she has stepped down as membership chair, she will be continuing as an At-Large member of the board. Additional photos in our Photo Gallery

Sad News

Marianne Kleczka, retired elementary teacher, passed way on April 13. Born in 1924, Marianne reached her centennial in 2024. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel and is survived by her three sons Mark, Michael and Timothy; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Visiting at Nolan’s Funeral Home in Northport, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 19th, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Philip Neri Church. Interment to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery. Donations to St. Philip Neri Church, Parish Outreach, in her memory, would be appreciated.

R-UTN members with memories of Gretchen they wish to share can email Please write Website Memories as the subject, keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.