2012-01-13 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News • 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

One of the most moving deaths of 2011 was that of Joseph Cunneen. Breezy Pointers came out in droves to console Alice and Joseph Cunneen on the sudden death of their older son, Joseph Cunneen, 34, living in Rockaway Beach at the time. Only eight years ago they faced the death of their younger son, Michael, at 21. My heart goes out to you Alice and Joe and also to Grandma, Ronnie McCarthy, and other family members on your great loss. May God give you the strength and power to successfully go on with your lives which Joseph most certainly would wish you to do.

I met Tom and Barbara Denver, from Breezy Point. Tom is Advertising/Sales for The Wave. They are also for Free Bus Shuttle on the Blue Goose in Rockaway Point and ask for more buses to mid-Manhattan from Fort Tilden. They are a beautiful couple with six children and 19 grandchildren and they spend winters in Florida. My deepest thanks to you both for waiting, on a cold, cold evening, till my ride came to pick me up. Congratulations to Caryn Crowley Fata on her birthday December 18. Health and happiness to follow in the years to come.

My son, Jimmy Matuozzi, was 49 on December 27. God bless him with peace, joy, happiness and good health.

It was a busy bar at Kennedy’s to view the football games and share Xmas cheer. John Carvahildo was there to wish Dennis Keating, who turned 33 on Sunday, December 18. Doreen Dufficy and Chris Fedicif want to offer congratulations to Justice Timothy Dufficy on his election to the Supreme Court. Congratulations! Ex-tended congratulations to Craig Mc-Donald and Jennine Kenel on their marriage December 16. Also, best wishes to Jeanmarie Walsh and Brian Mansfield who are to tie the knot in the fall of 2012. Mike O’Brien was modeling his new hairdo. He was there to help Dennis Keating celebrate.

Stopped in to see Donald Ritter of the Breezy Point Surf Shop who was busy handling all last minute shoppers. Just think, a beautiful store filled with top quality items from scarves to surf boards to furry flip flops to much, much more at unbelievably low prices at your doorstep. Why struggle with the crowds in the stores and pay the tolls and gas to get to stores when you have everything you need at lower prices right here. You can enjoy stress-less, pay-less shopping for quality merchandize.

However, if you have a travel vacation in mind, it may intrigue you to visit some of the places I recently learned about:

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, filled with history from ancient Roman times. You will marvel at the stone and bronze sculptures, open art galleries, flowers everywhere, churches and museums, and the people, some of whom I met recently at their superb dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel, East 48 Street. They were so gracious and charming and very talented. The pianist and accordionist who performed at Carnegie Hall entertained us that evening.

You couldn’t help fall in love with Zagreb and put it top on your must see list.

Colombia is in the northwest of South America. You can stay in Cartagena on the coast, experience the Amazon and get close to wildlife. Another important aspect is to go on the medical tours. They have the world’s finest doctors and latest procedures – at very low prices.

Hopefully you will have no need for doctors in 2012. Wish you all a healthy and happy New Year.

And ... Away We Go!!!

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