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Mollie Ecker, 90   

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 20:16


Eleanor L. Ecker, a former librarian at East Hampton High School, died on Saturday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead with members of her family present. She was 90 and had had a brief illness.     

Known as Mollie, she was born on Jan. 28, 1929, in Syracuse to Charles Ferris Lavere and the former Alice DuVaul. She grew up in Howlett Hill, N.Y., graduated from nearby Marcellus High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in library science at Geneseo State Teachers College.     

In 1954, she married John P. Ecker, who later became the owner of a Montauk insurance agency that would bear his name. They built a house on Marley Lane in East Hampton not long after their marriage. Mr. Ecker died in 2018.     

Mrs. Ecker was a member of the East Hampton schools’ parent-teacher organizations and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church here. She enjoyed embroidery, reading, playing bridge, and knitting. Her specialty was making Fair Isle sweaters.          She is survived by three daughters, Karen A. Ecker of Acton, Mass., Mary E. Morgan of Chandler, Ariz., and Jacqueline D. Jarboe of Montauk, and by two sons, John J. Ecker of Water Mill and Charles T. Ecker of Danville, Calif. Five grandchildren also survive.     

The Rev. Ryan Creamer will officiate at a funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity, followed by burial at the church’s cemetery on Cedar Street.     

The family has suggested memorial contributions to Most Holy Trinity at 57 Buell Lane, East Hampton 11937. 


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