In Loving Memory 1945 - 2012
Beloved grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, and dear friend, passed away suddenly on January 25th. Jane was a one-of-a-kind woman who loved nothing more than being a mother to her three boys, and helping people in her everyday life. She was truly the definition of good people, and one would say that they were lucky to meet her and be her friend.
It is hard to say that Bellringer lost such a wonderful person when, in fact; it was the world that lost a wonderful person. “Lady Jane” worked for Bellringer for many years and wore many hats along the way. She began working with Ed Thompson twenty some years ago at Thompson Signal in Southampton as a receptionist. Over the years, she developed a keen relationship with the clients, establishing herself as an irreplaceable member of the Bellringer family. She knew this business inside and out, and was a cherished employee and friend to everyone at Bellringer. Always going above and beyond the call of duty, she was gifted in turning a negative into a positive.
Lovingly remembered for her quick witted banter that she infused into the office, Jane was always a force to be reckoned with. But as remarkable as her personality was, it could only be singularly matched by her enormously kind and generous spirit. Jane gave to those not only in her immediate family but everyone around her, unselfishly; touching the soul of everyone that God put in her path. A second mother for many, she was always available to listen and give advice from her heart. Even the youngest of the Bellringer family were beloved by Jane. She cherished and adored each as they were her own grandchildren, and they her.
The mood is not the same here. Where once there was a bigger-than-life presence that was Jane, there is now a void. We love you Jane, you are deeply missed. To know that you are with your heavenly Father gives us comfort, but for the selfishness with which we mourn your loss. Rest in peace, dear friend.
In Loving Memory 1955 - 2007
We miss you.............
From: Long Island Newsday
BY: TIMOTHY ROBERTSON.
Michael Del Rey, 51, partner in security firm
June 28, 2007-
Michael Del Rey, a father of two and a partner in a Southampton security business, died Tuesday night in a car crash. He was 51. Del Rey, who a co-worker said was driving home from work, crashed his Chevrolet Suburban into a tree in Hampton Bays about 8 p.m. and the car caught fire, Southampton Town police said. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.
Del Rey ran the day-to-day operations of Bellringer Communications, where he had worked for more than 20 years, said Edwin J. Thompson, president of Bellringer. "At first you thought he was a little on the gruff side," Thompson said. "But he had a heart of gold. He made the company so special." Born in Brooklyn, he was raised in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and played football for Staten Island's Susan Wagner High School. After graduating from Hunter College in Manhattan, Del Rey lived in Huntington before marrying his wife, Sally Ann Cavalier, and moving to Hampton Bays in 1993. Del Rey and Sally Ann knew each other for a long time as family friends before they married, she said. "He needed the simple things," she said yesterday. "He was very happy just to have his house, his kids and his wife." His wife called him "an avid Giants fan" who loved to golf and gamble. "Any Friday the 13th, he would go to the casino," she said, mentioning of Atlantic City and Foxwoods in Connecticut.
Sally Ann Del Rey remembered her husband as a devoted father and husband. She said he coached his 8-year-old son Michael's baseball and football teams and loved to attend his 12-year-old daughter Emma's dance recitals. "He had a way with kids," his wife said, referring to her husband as strong and a "big teddy bear." His family remembered him as a warm-hearted and loyal man, but one who "would tell you how it was," his wife said.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, Concetta Del Rey of Hampton Bays; his sisters, Lorrie Thompson of Hampton Bays, Rita Del Rey of Hampton Bays, Judie Del Rey Grimaldi of Brooklyn and Doreen Puliafico of East Brunswick, N.J.; and his brothers Bernard and Stephen, both of Staten Island. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. June 29 in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton. Del Rey will be cremated.
Copyright 2007 Newsday Inc.