Alberta Leslie of Hampton Bays dies at 96


Alberta Leslie of Hampton Bays died on September 10, of a stroke. She was 96.

Born August 4, 1913, in St. Louis, Missouri, as the only child of Harry and Polly (née Cooke) Buente, she was affectionately known as “Barbara” or “Bert” to friends and family.

Mrs. Leslie and her late husband, Anthony, ultimately settled in Hampton Bays, where they owned and operated Tony’s Fishing Station for 14 years. She also volunteered for many years at the Dominican Sisters Thrift Shop in Hampton Bays and was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Rosalie’s church.

Mrs. Leslie was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Anthony; a daughter, Carole; a son-in-law, David; and a grandson, Anthony, also known as “Rocky.” She is survived by two daughters, Sally Kuczynski and her husband Ron and Marilyn Gianakos and her husband Frank; and a son, Harry Leslie and his wife Wallis.

In addition, she is survived by 12 grandchildren; Anthony, Michael, Rebecca and Frank Kuczynski, William and Gene Leslie, Elizabeth Anderson, Michael Tobin, Corrisa and David Figaro, and Michael and Kristine Gianakos; 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at the R.J. O’Shea Funeral Home in Hampton Bays on September 13 and 14. A funeral mass was held on September 15 at St. Rosalie’s Church in Hampton Bays, followed by a private burial.

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