Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of Nov. 16)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, November 20

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Jean Springsteen (left) and Rebecca Dodge.
Jean Springsteen (left) and Rebecca Dodge.

Joseph Montana

Joseph J. Montana, of Northport, died Nov. 11. He was 92.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a World War II veteran who served as a Scout in the United States Marines and fought in combat in the South Pacific.

Following the war, he opened a Brooklyn restaurant and became club champion at the Dyker Beach Golf Club in Brooklyn. He was also the golf coach for Brooklyn Prep High School and later, upon his move to Northport, became a senior club champion at Crab Meadow Beach. He was also a golf instructor for Huntington area adult education classes.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Josephine; his children, Gerard, Joanne and her husband Charles, and Nancy; and his grandson, Christopher and his wife Valerie.

Arrangements were by Nolan & Tylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport on Monday with a funeral service at St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to Adults and Children with Learning Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) at 807 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, N.Y., 11714 (

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, November 20, 2014; A22)

Jean Springsteen

Audrey Jean Newman Springsteen, a longtime resident of Cold Spring Harbor, died Nov. 16. She was 84.

Born in Huntington Hospital, she was a graduate of Huntington High School in 1948.

In the 1940s she was a typesetter for The Long Islander. Later, in the 1980s, she returned to the company and worked alongside current Associate Publisher Peter Sloggatt under, then owner, James Koutsis. Between, and after, that, her family said, she served mostly as an antique dealer, but also operated a shell shop in Cold Spring Harbor called Shells and Things in the 1970s.

She was an entrepreneur, her family said, known around the streets of Cold Spring Harbor as the “dog lady” due to her love for canine companions and the typical strolls she’d take them on. A daughter of the American Revolution, her family history stretches back to 1674 in Cold Spring Harbor alone, her family said. She was also an historian and artist.

Springsteen is survived by her children: Amy Murphy, Walter, Jeffrey and Bonnie, and her brother, Richard Newman. She is predeceased by her brother Charles Lyle Newman.

Arrangements are being made by A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home in Huntington Station where a memorial service will be held on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, November 13, 2014; A42)

Rebecca Dodge

Rebecca Paulding Dodge, a longtime resident of Greenlawn, died Sept. 27. She was 86.

Born in Huntington Hospital to Anges (Rathbun) and Hiram Paulding III, she went on to graduate from Huntington High School. She would later attend Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, N.Y. and Simmon College, in Boston, Mass. where she earned a degree in library science.

From there, she married John Everett Dodge in 1952 and the couple started its family in Greenlawn where it worked a family farm until she began working for the Huntington Public Library system at the Station Branch. She remained there until 1975 when she and her husband made the move to Riverhead. In 1982, though, they moved back to Greenlawn and she then worked for Harborfields Public Library until she retired.

A longtime member of the Greenlawn Presbyterian Church in Greenlawn – she was an active deacon – she devoted many years to the memorial committee where members of the Congregation said, “Rebecca was always willing to give a helping hand with whatever she could possibly do.”

She was also an excellent baker, her family added.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her children David and his wife Nancy; and William and his wife Kimberly; her grandchildren Scott; Alison; Grant; Jamieson; and Kristine; and great-grandchildren Tyler; and Lucille.

Arrangements were held by Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport in September. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 28 for her at the Greenlawn Presbyterian Church.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, November 13, 2014; A42)


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