It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Michael H. DeStefano. Mike was a long time member of our Sound View community and an active member of the Sound View Beach Association. Mike will be missed by all.
Michael H. DeStefano, age 86, of Old Lyme passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at his residence. Michael was the beloved husband of Shirley (Mascalo) Annunziata, the love of his life and best friend. He was born in Bronx, New York on November 18, 1928 the son of Biagio and Mildred (Magrini) DeStefano. Michael had been a resident of Old Lyme for the past thirteen years and was formerly of Old Saybrook. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army Air Corp serving during World War II. Michael owned and operated Bronxchester Service Center Inc., for over twenty-five years. A division of Exxon Enterprises comprised of three Exxon Service Stations located in Bronx and Spring Valley, New York. Prior to owning the service stations he was a Chief Engineer of air conditioning at the MemorialSloanKetteringHospital in New York City. He was a communicant at Saint John'sChurch in Old Saybrook, the recipient of the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal, a former Veteran of The Year at the Westbrook Lodge of Elks and was a very active member of the Sound View Beach Association. Michael sang professionally in his 30's, was a fantastic dancer, and always was the life of the party. Besides his wife Shirley he leaves his daughters, Christine Zallo and her husband Silvio, of Syracuse, New York, Denise DeStefano-Dean and her husband Arthur Helbock, and his son, Michael DeStefano all of Warners, New York, his grandchildren, Zachariah, Mariana, and Silvio-Antonio Zallo, Daniel Michael DeStefano, and Francesca Joanna Dean, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 11th at 11:00AM at Saint John'sChurch, 161 Main Street in Old Saybrook. Burial with the Rendering of Full Military Honors will follow in the CypressCemetery in Old Saybrook. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to the Saint John School, 42 Maynard Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or the Old Saybrook Lions Club, P.O. Box 21, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.
Summer 2014 Events
Original Beach Donuts, every Saturday & Sunday - Memorial Day weekend, through Labor day Bingo, every Wednesday - Beginning June 25 Independence Day Parade - Saturday July 5
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction - Saturday July 19
Pasta Dinner - August 9 Raffle drawing - August 9 Raffle tickets on saleMemorial Day weekend
Check the "Events" page for details
This newsletter is sent to all Sound View Beach property owners as well as members. If you have an item of interest, article, letter to the editor, etc. please feel free to contact us with your ideas. We also have advertising opportunities available.
BINGO every Wednesday Begining June 25 through mid September
Back Again for 2014 We are very pleased to bring back to Sound View the
“original” Beach Donuts
As many of you know after 60+ years of continuous operation, last summer the Donut Shop was abruptly forced to close. Ted, the owner, is still making his award winning donuts and supplying them to selected outlets throughout southeastern CT. In cooperation with the Shoreline Community Center and the Sound View Beach Association, Ted will be providing freshly made donuts each weekend, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These donuts will be on sale here at the Shoreline Community Center, Saturday, Sunday and holidays beginning at 7:00am to 10:30am or until sold out.
All sale profits go to support the Shoreline Community Center and the staff are all volunteers from the Sound View Beach Association.
The Sound View Beach Association, Inc. is a voluntary, non-profit 501(c)(3) civic organization in Old Lyme, CT.A community based charitable organization; the SVBA sponsors services and events for the entire the Sound View Beach community and surrounding area. As one of our primary goals is to improve and create gathering spaces to promote neighborliness and bring people together the SVBA is the sponsor of the “Shoreline Community Center”.Membership in the SBVA is a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and be a part of the moving force making the Sound View Beach Community an even better summer experience.Membership is open to all property owners within Sound View, as well as Associate membership for business and others with interest in the Sound View beach area and/or the mission of the Sound View Beach Association
·Promote common good and general welfare of the people of the community by improving, preserving, and beautifying public property and facilities within SoundViewBeach and surrounding areas
·Improve and create gathering spaces to bring people together and promote neighborhood interaction
·Provide family entertainment, educational programs, and interactive events for children and adults
·Sponsor and support activities to benefit all community residents
Beach info is a reprint from the Town of Old Lyme web site : May 2014
Sound View Beach is located at the end of Hartfordand Swan Avenues.
Nonresidents have access, without charge, although parking is limited to the Town parking lot, permitted private parking lots and street parking on Hartford Avenue. All parking is “Pay-to-Park”.
Sound View Parking Lot & Hartford Ave. Street Parking - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, After 6:00 pm parking is free: Pay at Kiosk meters, Weekday $5.00 per 2 hours - Weekends and Holidays $7.00 per 2 hoursRates are 2 Hour Minimum - Pay up to 8 hours or go back to Kiosk and add time as neededBills, Master Card and Visa AcceptedOne Motorcycle per SpaceThere are 30 minute short-term free parking spaces on Hartford Avenue for business patrons.Old Lyme Residents with Beach Sticker - No Charge. Parking lot closes at 9:00pm
Handicap Parking: 2 handicap parking spaces are located on Hartford Avenue and 5 in the Town Parking lot
Beach Sticker - Residents with current Old Lyme Beach Stickers - park free. The sticker must match your license plate and be attached to your windshield.
Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Illegal parking will result in ticketing and towing at the owners expense
Littering - Alcoholic beverages – Pets - Motorized vehicles - Glass containersBall playing - Open fires / grills - Watercraft tied to any buoy line - FireworksLoitering - Camping, sleeping on beach after darkAll containers may be subject to inspectionNo lifeguard on duty – swim at your own risk
Beach open sunrise to sunset
Traffic Plan: On weekends and other high volume beach days, gates at the entry to Swan and Portland Avenues may be closed, allowing one-way, out bound traffic only. In-bound entry will be limited to Hartford Avenue.
Buses - Livery with capacity 10 or more - Class “A” RV’s - Bus Conversion RV’s
First Offense: $500.00 Fine
Other Old Lyme Public beaches:
The Town beaches at White Sand Beach, a 240-foot section of beach in the White Sand Beach Association and Hains Park at Rogers Lake will continue to be open to the public. Those without Town beach stickers may walk or ride a bicycle to the beach or they may be dropped off at the beach.
For Information regarding the Sound View Commission please visit the Town of Old Lyme Web site