Paul Fazio’s “Living Eulogy”

On September 21st, at the R-UTN Annual Picnic, our membership had the honor of celebrating the 100th birthday of Paul Fazio. As part of the celebration, Glenn Baldwin “Living Eulogy” to honor Paul. Glenn’s last word were exceptionally meaningful –

The full text of Glenn’s tribute can be read on our Member News Page. Thank-you Glenn for this very special “eulogy.”

Sad News

Bernice Dresher passed away over the weekend in Boynton Beach, Florida.  She moved to Boynton after retiring as a guidance counselor at Middleville Junior High and East Northport Middle School. 

Condolences may be sent to 7314 Falls Road, West Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Donation in Bernice’s name can be made to her favorite charity, Florida Foster Care Review.

R-UTN members with memories of Bernice they wish to share can email Please keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.

Sad News

Nancy Connor, retired Northport High School Guidance Counselor, passed away on Sunday, October 29 at the age of 94. Before working as a guidance counselor, Nancy taught Spanish at Northport Junior High School, and many will remember her as Nancy Gutierrez.

Her daughter Cindy shared that her mother worked as a travel agent and lived in Mexico before working in Northport. After her retirement Nancy moved to New York City where she volunteered as a tour guide at the American Museum of Natural History and as a Spanish-English interpreter at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital .

Nancy requested that her family not have a memorial service after her passing. Donations in her name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

R-UTN members with memories of Nancy they wish to share, email Please keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.

Must See Art Exhibit

Sunken Meadow State Park

Larry Ryan, R-UTN past president, and his wife Anne invite everyone to visit Suffolk County Oil Paintings, an exhibition of Anne’s oil paintings on view at the Smithtown Library Commack Building during the month of October. The paintings depict state and county parks in Suffolk, as well as one painting of the cultivated fields of a winery. The exhibit will be on display for the entire month, but Anne suggest you call the library before visiting, as they have many programs scheduled in the Community Room. The Library is located at 3 Indian Head Rd in Commack. The telephone number is 631-360-2580.

Sad News

Anita Nygren, retired Northport High School Special Education teacher, passed away on Friday, September 22. a little over a month before her 89th birthday. Anita was pre-deceased in 2018 by her husband Ken, R-UTN member and retired art teacher. She is survived by her sons Kurt and Mark, and five grandchildren. Mark Nygren is a custodian at Pulaski Road Elementary School.

Services will be held at a later date.