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Dec 27, 2018 12:12 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Linda Eileen Nastri Of Southampton Dies December 23.

Linda Nastri
Dec 27, 2018 12:12 PM

Linda Eileen Nastri died at home in Southampton on December 23, 2018, surrounded by her family. She had just turned 78 on December 11.

Born in New York City in 1940 to Frank and Rose Torres, she excelled at school as a young girl and her curious nature followed her through to the end. She was married to Eric B. Nastri on September 18, 1965; they divorced in 1994.

In 1962, she 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, she married Eric and they 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.

Ms. Nastri 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.

Survivors said nothing would stop her 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, she 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.

She enjoyed gourmet cooking, reading and knitting. She left her family and friends with many heirloom gifts of her meticulous work throughout the years. She loved the beach and took full advantage of all that the Hamptons had to offer. Survivors said she always had a big smile on her face, especially when with her grandchildren, and saw the positive in every situation.

Ms. Nastri is survived by her children, Eric Robert Nastri of New Jersey, and Kimberly Rose Palumbo of Southampton, and their spouses Luisa Esposito and Matthew Palumbo; her grandchildren Sophia, Isabelle, Jack, Luca and Daniel; a brother, Robert Torres of Southampton and wife Alanna; and her niece Brittany.

Visitation is at Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton on Thursday, December 27. A funeral Mass took place on Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m. at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton.

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