Anthony J. Uhnak of Shelter Island died at home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was 91 years old.
The family will receive friends on Monday, January 14 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Shelter Island Funeral Home, 23 West Neck Road.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church, officiated by Father Peter DeSanctis.
Suzanne Sutton Boland
Suzanne Sutton Boland died October 24, 2018. (more…)
John G. Roeckell of Huntington and Shelter Island died at home in Huntington on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was 87 years old. (more…)
Alexander J. Budd
Alexander J. Budd of Shelter Island died on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was 97 years old.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on September 4 at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church on Shelter Island, officiated by Father Peter DeSanctis.
Interment followed at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Cemetery. (more…)
This is the second in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.
Since 1907, Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church has functioned as a spiritual family center that prides itself on its commitment to lending a helping hand, not only to members of the congregation, but to the Shelter Island community at large.
The history of Catholicism on Shelter Island dates back to the early 19th century. Though a large number of Catholics lived on the Island at the time, they had no local priest or church to minister to them. Those who wished to practice their faith had to migrate to St. Agnes in Greenport every Sunday, a trip that, in those pre-ferry times, was exhausting and often dangerous, especially in the dead of winter. (more…)