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Obituaries 5.19.11

Posted on 24 May 2011

Kathleen Thompson Parrish

Kathleen Thompson Parrish, beloved mother and friend, died peacefully in her North Haven home on Tuesday evening, May 17, 2011. She was 93 years-old.

Mrs. Parrish was born August 23, 1918 in San Francisco, California. She attended Stanford University and in 1943 joined the Red Cross. While training in Washington, D. C., she met and married Robert Parrish.

After World War II, the couple returned to Hollywood, California and both worked at Universal Studios, Mr. Parrish as a director of such films as Casino Royale, and Mrs. Parrish as a script reader and editor. The Parrishes moved to London in 1960 where they lived for 20 years.

Mr. Parrish’s career brought them back to America, and while visiting friends, they discovered Sag Harbor. As they drove in, Bob said, “This is it. Any town with parallel parking is for me,” according to a family friend.

In 1979, they bought what was luckily known as “a great party house” in North Haven — and it was. Among the guests who visited were a broad collection of artists, writers actors and directors including Irwin Shaw, James Jones, Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and John Wayne.

The couple became involved in the community, and Mrs. Parrish served a tenure of eight years on the North Haven Architectural Board of Review.

Mrs. Parrish was predeceased by her husband in 1994, and, according to a family friend, just before he died, Mr. Parrish turned to his wife and said: “I love our life here in Sag Harbor.” She replied, “ I do too.”

Mrs. Parrish is survived by her daughter Kate Bottijliso, son Peter Parrish, son-in-law Joseph, grandchildren Kaylie and Robert Bottijliso.

Friends who wish to join the family and celebrate her life are invited to gather for a memorial at her 5 Forest Road home on Saturday, May 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. As per Mrs. Parrish’s wishes, the “Parrish Bijoux” will run a film. Food and refreshments will be served.

Vincent James Quatroche

Vincent James Quatroche, of Greenport, died peacefully at his home on Easter Sunday, April 24. Vincent was born in Sag Harbor to Vincent James and Dorothy Bushko Quatroche on October 7, 1921. He married Edna Turner Quatroche on December 6, 1952 at St. Agnes Church, Greenport.

Mr. Quatroche served in the Army-Air Force during World War II and belonged to the American Legion in Greenport. A 30 year member of the National Historical Railroad Society (NHRS) allowed Mr. Quatroche to cultivate his passion for the railroad. His unofficial title of “Town Historian” was an honor for Vincent.

After graduating from Southampton High School and furthering his education at The Washington School of Art and Oberlin College, Mr. Quatroche opened the first Greenport Art and Instructional Studio in the Village of Greenport. His retirement from the Greenport Movie Theatre in 1986 will forever embrace the charisma of Vincent on the “big screen.”

Mr. Quatroche is survived by his beloved wife, Edna, son, Vincent James II, and daughters, Edna and Boni. His siblings are, one sister, Gloria Quatroche Roys, and three brothers, Morley A. Quatroche, Thomas J. Quatroche, and John Robert Quatroche. He is predeceased by his sister, Barbara Quatroche. He is also survived and deeply loved by his four grandchildren.

In lieu of donations, the family requests contributions be made to John’s Place Homeless Shelter, with checks made payable to St. Agnes Church, 513 Front Street, Greenport, NY, or East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-7048.

Dominick Anthony D’Agnillo

Dominick Anthony D’Agnillo, 90, formerly of Garden Street, Sag Harbor, died Thursday, May 12 at Westhampton Care Center due to complications related to a protracted respiratory illness. A long-time resident of Yonkers, New York, Mr. D’Agnillo was born August 12, 1920 to Clementine Antonucci D’Agnillo and Nicola D’Agnillo of Hughes Avenue, Bronx, New York.

As a young man he attended trade school in Manhattan while living in the Bronx. He joined the war effort in 1940 and upon his return home he married his high school sweetheart Theresa Yannarelli on October 17, 1944.

While in the army he was based in Germany. D’Agnillo was honorably discharged and returned home to his wife in the Bronx. He joined the family business as a stone mason in 1945. He was among the crew who set stone for the new Lincoln Center project in Manhattan in the mid-1950s and later secured a position as a city building inspector.

He was a member in good standing of the Laborer’s International Union of North America.

Mr. D’Agnillo retired in the late 1960s and moved the to Yonkers. There he enjoyed retirement, playing cards, watching baseball games, attending Immaculate Conception Church in the Bronx, and family visits.

Upon the death of his wife Theresa of 62 years, he moved in with his daughter Carol Rollo who had moved to Sag Harbor in 1996.

Due to failing health he was admitted to Westhampton Care Center in 2007 where he became a favorite among residents, nurses and staff. There he met dear friend Linda Shulman of Moriches who visited him daily, joining in scrabble games and watching The New York Yankees.

He is survived by his sister Rose D’Arminio, 94, of Providence, R.I.; his daughter Carol Rollo of Sag Harbor and granddaughter Danielle Rollo Clarke and her husband, James Clarke, of Manhattan. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa in 2006 and son Anthony who met an untimely and violent death in 1971, a brother, Anthony D’Agnillo who was killed while serving in WWII, and sister, Anna Leva, formerly of Providence, R.I.

Services were held at O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton on May 14, and interment was conducted at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, on May 16.

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