Florence V. Schellinger

Nov. 6, 1925-April 28, 2015
Florence V. Schellinger   Nov. 6, 1925-April 28, 2015

Florence V. Schellinger, who managed the East Hampton Mobile Home Village on Oakview Highway in East Hampton for 30 years, died at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington, Mass., on April 28. She was 89 and had lived for about the past 15 years in Canaan, Conn.

Mrs. Schellinger was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion post in Amagansett. She was remembered as an excellent knitter who provided hats, gloves, and scarves to all her family and friends. She also was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a devoted housewife. Her daughter-in-law, Barbara Schellinger of Canaan, remembered her as very outgoing as well.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1925, in Southampton to Howard Ott and the former Phoebe Lester. Her childhood was spent in Amagansett and she attended school there and in East Hampton.

Mrs. Schellinger is survived by her four children, Elean Quackenbush of East Hampton, Morley Schellinger of Canaan, Sally Riva of Canaan, and Ricky Schellinger of Hampton Bays, and a sister, Betty Reutersham of Florida. In addition, she leaves 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was very close to her sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, James Quakenbush, Peter Riva, and Barbara Schellinger, her family said.

Her husband, Morley L. Schellinger, died in 1998.

Burial was at Calverton National Cemetery next to her husband. Memorial donations have been suggested to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Suite 1W, 877 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201.