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Beatrice Caroline Elizabeth FORMICKELLA

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Beatrice Caroline Elizabeth FORMICKELLA Notice
FORMICKELLA - Beatrice Caroline Elizabeth passed peacefully at home with grace and dignity on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Born in Garden City, New York, Beatrice was the daughter of the late Arthur P. Smith and Beatrice M. Smith. Her husband, Eugene A. Formickella; only brother, Arthur J. Smith; and sister, Frances H. Epp preceded her in death. Beatrice is survived by her sister, Rosemary; nieces Laura and Gail; and nephews Bill, Art and Lauren. Beatrice had a flair for fashion, a predilection for poodles, and a deep concern for her community. She was President of Port Jefferson's Chamber of Commerce for a generation and served as Stony Brook University Trustee. For over forty years Bea donned a colorful assortment of hats as she owned and operated Drowned Meadow Real Estate on Main Street in Port Jefferson. She also was a restaurateur and, in her youth, a New York City fashion model. Family and friends fondly recall Beatric as a very strong woman, a trailblazer, and a gifted conversationalist. Bea reveled in engaging people in conversation; closely listening to what they had to say, then shocking and delighting them with an unexpected rejoinder. "Bebe" was unique, extraordinary, and a truly loving and kind soul. Her family will never forget the beauty of her spirit. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Casimir Funeral Home, 4839 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station, NY. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass Friday 10 am Infant Jesus R.C. Church, Port Jefferson. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts to Save-A-Pet and Good Shepherd Hospice would be appreciated.

Published in Newsday on Jan. 23, 2013
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