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Brent Newsom, Caterer to the Stars, was 84

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Brent Newsom

Brent Newsom

Brent Newsom

Brent Newsom

authorStaff Writer on Jan 13, 2022
A deeply beloved local figure for over four decades on the East End of Long Island, renowned chef, caterer, and restaurant and nightclub owner Brent Newsom passed away peacefully on... more

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