Heather B. D’Antoni of West Islip died on Nov. 12, 2023, at her home. She was 50.

Born on Sept. 22, 1973, in Southampton to Sharon A. (née Lellmann) and Richard E. Brooks, she was one of four children. After graduating from Mattituck High School with the class of 1991, she attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating with the class of 1995. She went on to work as a fourth-grade teacher for 22 years at Gardiner Manor Elementary School in Bay Shore and was a member of the New York State Teachers Association.

She was predeceased by her father, Richard, earlier in the year. She is survived by her son, Sawyer Vargov; her mother, Sharon; and siblings Lori Brooks Hey of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Amy Brooks Davis of Rye and John L. Brooks of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Visitation for Heather, and for her father Richard Brooks, will be held on Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, 13805 Main Road, Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at Saint Agnes R.C. Church, 523 Front Street, Greenport, officiated by Father Peter Narkiewicz. Interment will follow at Saint Agnes R.C. Cemetery in Greenport.

In lieu of flowers, please contact Lloyd Hey at drlloydhey@gmail.com to obtain information on how to send gifts for a UTMA Fund to benefit Heather’s son.