Obituary of Linda E. Nastri
Linda Eileen Nastri died peacefully at home in Southampton on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in the loving care of her family. She had just turned 78 years old.
Linda was born in New York City on December 11, 1940 to Frank and Rose Torres. As a young girl she excelled at school and her curious nature followed her through to the end. She was married to Eric B Nastri on September 18, 1965 and then divorced in 1994.
In 1962, Linda graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Pharmacy. She was one of the first female graduates from the Fordham University pharmacy program. Soon after graduating Eric and Linda married and moved to Southampton to become co-owners of Ferrara’s Pharmacy on Hampton Road. She was the brainchild of Hampton Homecare, started in the front of Ferrara’s, which became a business that exists to this day. She continued to practice Pharmacy at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital until she retired in 2014.
Linda loved to travel and relished any opportunity to experience the world. She traveled throughout the United States visiting most of the 50 states. She also traveled to Europe visiting England, Ireland, Italy and Spain. She traveled to Egypt, India, China and Africa. She enjoyed the Caribbean Islands and would spend a month of her winter on an island each year.
Nothing would stop Linda from experiencing life to the fullest. She underwent multiple medical procedures throughout her life to allow her to continue to be independent and experience all that the world had to offer.
In her spare time, Linda met with a wonderful group of girlfriends weekly to have lunch and competitively play mahjong. They became an extension of her family and provided love and support when she needed it most.
She enjoyed giving back to the community teaching people how to read and write English as a second language. Along with Southrifty drugstore, she also helped launch the drug take-back program in Southampton.
Linda enjoyed gourmet cooking, reading and knitting. She left us with many heirloom gifts of her meticulous and love filled work throughout the years. She loved the beach and took full advantage of all that the Hamptons had to offer.
Nothing made Linda happier that spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren Sophia, Isabelle, Jack, Luca and Daniel.
Linda is survived by her children Eric Robert Nastri of Montclair, NJ and Kimberly Rose Palumbo of Southampton, NY and their spouses Luisa Esposito and Matthew Palumbo. She is also survived by her brother Robert Torres of Southampton, NY and his wife Alanna and her niece Brittany.
She always had a big smile on her face and saw the most positive in every situation. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Visitation will be at Brockett’s Funeral Home, 203 Hampton Rd., Southampton, NY on Thursday, December 27th from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 28th at 10am at Sacred Hearts Church, 168 Hill Street in Southampton, NY.