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Massapequa Hit and Run Victim Grew up in Wantagh

Wantagh High School graduate Ellen Meany died last week from injuries suffered in March 8 bike accident.

A 45-year old Massapequa woman who from injuries suffered in a March 8 hit and run accident has Wantagh roots. 

Ellen Meany, a graduate, was riding her bike south on Unqua Road in Massapequa in the northbound lane when she struck the mirror of a parked vehicle near Morris Lane, according to police. She fell off the bike and landed on the road when she was hit by a car. Five days after being struck, police announced that Meany succumbed to her injuries. 

The vehicle that struck Meany and left the scene is described as a late 1990s model Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable. It has four doors and is colored teal or metallic green.

Police have released a photo of a similar looking vehicle hoping to get tips that could lead to an arrest. Anyone with information regarding this accident should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Meany was a Wantagh native living in Massapequa at the time of her tragic death. She was the mother of three students at in Massapequa in grades two, four and six. 

"No words can describe how a loss of this nature affects those who knew her," Deanna Catapano, Unqua Elementary School's acting principal wrote in a letter to parents.

A funeral mass for Meany was held this past Friday at in Massapequa followed by interment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury. Meany is survived by her husband Thomas, children Sean, Kelly and Casey, mother Patricia, sister Cynthia Fenton and brothers Michael Scanlon and Paul Scanlon. 

The Meany family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions for Meany's children's college fund may be sent to Thomas Meany, PO Box 2257, Seaford, NY 11783. 

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