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Obituaries November 6

Posted on 07 November 2008

Marie DiGirolamo

Marie DiGirolamo, a lifetime resident of Sag Harbor, died at Westhampton Care Center on Monday, November 3. She was 81 years old.

Born in Southampton on December 8, 1926, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Mary (DiGiovani) Engineri.

A graduate of Pierson High School, Mrs. DiGirolamo was housewife.

She is survived by her husband, Peter J. DiGirolamo, Sr. and children Peter J. DiGirolamo Jr., of Sag Harbor and Jerilyn Rothman of Sag Harbor.

She was predeceased by her sister, Josephine Tochek of Sag Harbor.

She is also survived by grandchildren Matthew and Kristin DiGirolamo.

Remains were to be cremated.

“A beautiful and loving wife and mother, always there and caring for others,” said the family. “We will all miss you. Rest in peace; love and light.”


Sabina Pierzynski

Sabina Pierzynski, a lifelong resident of Bridgehampto, died at her home on Saturday, Novemebr 1. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Pierzynski was born in Bridgehampton, the daughter of Stanley and Rose (Bialobrzeski) Zebrowski. She was a graduate of Bridgehampton High School.

Mrs. Pierzynski was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Pierzynski.

She is survived by children Pam Ash of East Hampton, Ed Pierzynski of Orlando, Fla., Linda Daniels of Sag Harbor and Sue Bramoff of Sag Harbor.

She is also survived by sisters Wanda Filka of Bridgehampton and Helen Pugh of Montauk; and grandchildren AJ Pierzynski of Orlando, Fla., Mike Daniels of East Hampton, Eric Bramoff of Cicero, N.Y., Kelley Davis of Sag Harbor, Robyn Mott of East Hampton and Garrett Pierzynski of Orlando, Fla.

She was predeceased by brothers Henry Zebrowski and Eddie Zebrowski and sister Regina Bell.

Services were held at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on Monday, November 3. Mass was said Tuesday, November 4 at Our Lady of Poland RC Church, Southampton. Interment followed at Sacred Hearts Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Dominican Sisters, PO Box 1028, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.


Douglas R. Sorace

Douglas R. Sorace of Sag Harbor, died at Southampton Hospital on Monday, October 27 at the age of 61.

Mr. Sorace was born in Atlantic City. N.J. on February 22, 1947, the son of Robert John Sorace, who predeceased him and Annemarie (Gerner) Sorace, who survives.

Mr. Sorace, who attended the University of Indiana, was Vice President of the cosmetics division at Revlon in New York City.

He is survived by a daughter, Clare Elizabeth Sorace of East Hampton, brother John E. Sorace, and aunts and uncles Alan Gerner, Lorena Wilson and Thelma Weiner, and several nieces and nephews.

Mass was said on Saturday, November 1, at St. Andrew RC Church in Sag Harbor. Remains were cremated.


Zygmont (Zygie) Jablonski

Zygmont (Zygie) Jablonski of 14 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, passed away at the age of 89 on October 16 in Albany, Oregon, after taking ill while staying at the home of his son Daniel. Mr. Jablonski was born on May 2, 1919 to Frank and Mary (nee Walchuk) Jablonski in Greenwich, Conn., spent his formative years in Stamford, Conn. and served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. He married Jean Jalbrzykowski on April 10, 1944. She predeceased him in 1988.

In 1947, the Jablonskis moved to Riverhead where they operated a family grocery store on Pulaski Street in Polish Town and in 1955, Zygie built and became the proprietor of The Roanoke Food Center on the corner of Roanoke Avenue and Pulaski Street. He continued to operate the business with the help of his wife and five children until the 1980s. Mr. Jablonski will be remembered especially for his compassion and devotion in caring for his wife at home from the time she became ill with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease in the late 1960s until her death.

He was a faithful member of St. Isidore R.C. Church, serving as Lector after Vatican II prompted lay ministries, as well as a member of the Holy Name Society. When he wasn’t tending his garden or visiting the sick, Mr. Jablonski enjoyed traveling across the country, spending quality time with his children and their families.

The ninth of 10 children, he is survived by his youngest brother, Joseph of Florida, his five children: Teri Kiselyak of Sag Harbor, Regina Schroder of Folsom, Calif., David of Marina, Calif., Robert of West Rutland, Vermont, Daniel of Albany, Ore., 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Isidore R.C. Church, Pulaski Street, Riverhead on November 15 at 11 a.m. followed by a burial of ashes with military honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Southampton.



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