Sad News

We are saddened to share that Danielle DePonte, a foreign language teacher at East Northport Middle School and Northport High School, passed away on November 14. 

If any retirees would like to send a sympathy card to Danielle’s children, Noel, Paul, and Will, they may do so in care of: Will Imbriale, 1112 Lakeshore Drive, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Viewing was be Friday, November 17, 2023 from 3-7 pm
At: Brueggemann Funeral Home
522 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11732

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, November 18 at 10:15am 
At: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church 
53 Prospect Rd
Centerport, NY 11721

A Tribute for Antoinette Blanck

A former UTN President and foreign language instructor for over thirty years, Antoinette Blanck was celebrated at a lovely affair at The View at Crabmeadow the evening of June 13. Over one hundred guests attended a very spirited celebration decorated a la Hawaii, and many RUTN members attended, including Maria D’Amore, Maria Scarpinito, Fran Killilea, Sharon Wolpert, Glenda & Jerry McNerney, Gloria Hall, Teddy Emanuel, Jeanette Conroy-Terri, Jane Flood, and Donna & Kevin McGinn. Suffice it to say, a good time was had by all!! We wish Antoinette much happiness in this new chapter, and hope she lends her talents to our R-UTN organization!

Annual UTN End of Year Gala

The UTN end of year celebration was held at View in Crab Meadow on June 2 and a highlight of the afternoon was the awarding of six scholarships to very deserving seniors by the R-UTN. The scholarship recipients are all children of UTN members: Brian Zarnitz – son of Krista Zarnitz, NMS 5th grade teacher; Fiona Turner – daughter of Paul Turner, NHS Social Studies teacher; Aiden Bisson – son of Jen Bisson, Ocean Ave. Kindergarten teacher; Carley Gaddis – daughter of Janice Gaddis, Norwood Ave. Teaching Assistant; Marryn Gruhn – daughter of Marybeth Gruhn, NHS Teaching Assistant; and Ally Karkota – daughter of Kristen Karkota, ENMS School Psychologist. Brian, Fiona and Aiden were in attendance, and Ally however, was represented by her mom.

In addition to the scholarship recipients, the 2023 “class” of retiring teachers were feted with applause and flowers on their jobs VERY well done! Congratulations and good luck to all present!

2023 Retirees

To see more photos from the event, visit our Photo Gallery webpage.