A Mass of Christian burial was said on Feb. 18 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor for Helen Downes Labrozzi of Sag Harbor, who died on Feb. 15 at the age of 93 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson. Burial followed at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, also in Sag Harbor.
Ms. Labrozzi had suffered a stroke while a resident at Sunrise Senior Living in East Setauket.
Born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Sag Harbor to Edmund Downes and Helen Jones Downes, Ms. Labrozzi graduated from Pierson High School in June 1937. She married Joseph R. Labrozzi at St Andrew’s Church in 1942. He died in 1993.
Ms. Labrozzi had worked as the bookkeeper for her husband’s contracting business for almost 40 years, until 1982. She had worked at the Bulova Watchcase Factory and the Sag Harbor Variety Store between high school and the birth of her son, Joseph W. Labrozzi of Sag Harbor, in 1944. He and his wife, Mary, cared for his mother during her later years.
In addition to her son, Ms. Labrozzi is survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her brothers, William Downes and Edmund Downes of Sag Harbor, and a sister, Mary Schrader of Milford, Conn., all died before her.
Ms. Labrozzi was buried at St. Andrew’s Cemetery following the Mass. Donations in her memory have been suggested to Sag Harbor Fire Department, P.O. Box 209, or the Sag Harbor Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2725, Sag Harbor 11963.