Mary Lillian Morici, who with her husband operated the Stop 27 Motel in Montauk starting in the early 1950s, died at home in that hamlet under hospice care on June 13. She was 98. Her health had been declining for the past two years, her family said.
Born in what was then the farm country of North Merrick to William and Sadie Lyons Bright on April 20, 1914, she grew up on a farm and went to school in North Merrick.
When she was in her early 20s, she got a job in the local five-and-dime store. After a couple of years, she went to wor