On Nov. 23, Susan Facini, a teenager from Rocky Point and sophomore at Stony Brook University, passed away suddenly at the age of 19.
According to The Stony Brook Statesman, Facini died of a heart attack.
The Statesman reported that Facini had recently declared a major in Italian studies and worked as a student manager in the Student Activities Center dining hall. She was also an avid fan of the Seawolves club rugby team, and on Nov. 26, the rugby team won their tournament, in her honor.
Family friend Lisa Schneider wrote in a letter to Patch, "...they won their tournament and, with the heaviest of hearts and with tears in the eyes of each and every member, came to pay their respects to Susie and her family. They presented both the winning tournament cup and signed game winning ball to her family. In this world, life is short and every member of that team and so many others who entered Susie's life will sorrow for her loss but will also celebrate her life."
Arrangements were held at in Miller Place. Video with interviews from members of the rugby team from News 12 can be found here. A Facebook page dedicated in her honor has been created and friends and family continue to post their memories of Facini and discuss how she touched each and every one of their lives in a positive way.