Best Friends’ Special Bond Rewarded With Surprise Gift During Graduation

Eighth-grade graduates Izabella (Izzy) Gamarra and Grace McKenna have gone through life side-by-side, and their journey together isn’t over. The pair became friends in kindergarten at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Bayside and have been inseparable ever since — especially after Izzy was diagnosed with a golf ball-sized brain tumor, at age 7, before starting second grade.

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Leslie “Les” Pinder, an honorary member of the St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, Class of 1959, died peacefully from natural causes on Jan. 15.