This weekend the generous Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a special St. Patrick’s Day cocktail party honoring Stony Brook Southampton Hospital with their special guest Patrick McMullan.
The lively event saw guests wearing green and smiling as they toasted away the holiday and the affair. Patrick McMullan was honored for his work as one of the inventors of modern social and event photography. The famed artist has had the Irish Embassy has called him “a vital Irish American.”
The special night was also the launch of this year’s annual Stony Brook Southampton Hospital summer soiree. The hostess Jean commanded the attention of the room to talk about the importance of the center and how it is “vital to residents of the East End.” She then added with a smile, “there are two things you need – a good hospital and a good ambulance.” She then introduced Patrick calling him, “the icon of icons.” Patrick also stressed the importance of the hospital saying, “I am incredibly grateful for the hospital as without it, I wouldn’t be here.”
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 61st Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday August 3rd and Jean and Martin Shafiroff have been named this year’s honorees. In addition, new for 2019, Jean Shafiroff has been named to the board of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Association.
Guests included: Debbie and Steve Bernstein, Greg Kelly and Judith Grey, New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Geoffrey Bradfield, Rita Cosby, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Susan Gutfreund, Libbie Mugrabi, Peter Thomas Roth, Yaz and Valentine Hernandez, R. Couri Hay, Pamela Morgan, Amy Hoadley, Kathy Reilly, Angela Dotson, Odile de Schietere-Longchampt, Jeanne Lawrence, Chele Farley, Maria and Kenneth Fishel, Hilary and George Gurley with George Jr., Lucia Hwong Gordon, Larry Kaiser, Roy Kean, Margo Langenberg, NancyJane and Jeffrey Loewy, Michel Longchampt, Kathy and Othon Prounis, Randi Schatz, Jane Scher, Ana and Scott Stone, Doug Troland, and Joseph Fichera,
Photos By – Gonzalo Marroquin/PMC