Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly and Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma to rename a portion of Strathmore Drive in North Babylon in the memory of Lee Tatti, who was an active member of the community for over forty years. Joining Town officials at the street renaming ceremony were members of Lee’s family, friends and community leaders.
A 45 year resident of North Babylon with her late husband John, Lee Tatti was an active member of the following PTA units: Phelps Lane, Robert Moses, North Babylon High School, SEPTA, and PTA Council. In addition to her work with the North Babylon PTA, Lee was an active member of the North Babylon’s Booster Club, the Performing Arts Support Association (PASA), the North Babylon Touchdown Club, a Columbiette in the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Babylon Homemakers group. Lee was the loving mother of four children, Delice, Anthony, Maria and Lisa. She was also the proud grandmother of six grandchildren, Delice-Nicole, Michael, John, Alyssa, Julia and Isabella.
Since her passing in May 2004, Lee has continued to be remembered. In April 2005, the North Babylon Teachers’ Organization gave Lee the “Friendship of Education Award” posthumously. They recognized Lee as having the longest tenure in North Babylon history as an active PTA member. The PTA Council has established an annual award called the “Lee Tatti Volunteer of the Year Award” given to a member in our community that emulates Lee and her dedication to the community. PASA has created the “Lee Tatti PASA Memorial Scholarship”, to be given each year to a student who gives to the community. On June 7, 2005 the Board of Education, Central Administration, and the North Babylon High School Administration presented the Tatti Family with a special dedication ceremony naming the North Babylon High School Auditorium, “The Lee Tatti Auditorium”.
Town officials and community leaders are pictured with Lee Tatti’s family and friends in front of “Lee Tatti Way.”