Emily Bodenheimer, a long-time resident of North Haven, died August 5 in Eastern Long Island Hospital due to cardiac arrest following hip surgery.
Ms. Bodenheimer, who moved to Peconic Landing in Greenport ten years ago, has spent the last several years at The Shores, the facility’s nursing home. During the final week of her life a nurse quipped, “She is one-of-a-kind, quite a fashionista,” a description that perfectly captured her lifestyle.
Looking back on her life, Ms. Bodenheimer often said, “Nobody had more fun than I did,” her family recalled. Fun started in her teen years learning to sail in Sayville and went on to include winters at her ski house in Vermont. Then there was the Sun and Surf Club where she met Henry Meyenberg, who became her partner and the love of her life. More good times continued: early days singing around Bobby Van’s piano, the first New Year’s Eve at The American Hotel, and traveling…Paris, Key West and San Diego were among her favorite spots.
She loved her home on Fresh Pond Road in North Haven, and she loved her faith, said her family. Her funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Greenport.
Ms. Bodenheimer leaves a long list of friends and relatives who will miss her dearly: Cathy Healy, her best friend, who she met freshman year at The Mary Louis Academy; the caring staff at The Shores.
Also grieving are Ms. Bodenheimer’s nieces and nephew: Sue, John and Skip; Jean Malthaner, (husband of Emily’s late sister, Marilyn), brother-in-law, Bob Dempsey, and sister, Arlene Ball Dempsey.