Annie S. Loris of East Hampton died on Oct. 31 of sudden unexplained heart failure, according to a friend. She was 80.
Mrs. Loris’s roots here ran deep, and she was proud to be able to trace her family back to the Mayflower. She loved to reminisce about old Amagansett history and lore.
She was born in Southampton on Jan. 15, 1942, to George L. Smith and the former Florence M. Bailey, grew up in Amagansett, and graduated from East Hampton High School before going on to the Suffolk School of Nursing at Southampton Hospital. She worked at the hospital for many years.
On July 27, 1963, she married Walter Loris. When not here, the couple enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Maine with their dogs, Rufous and Bab. “She spoke fondly of their life’s adventures,” a friend, Christine Vorpahl, wrote.
Mrs. Loris was a member of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Guild, and her ability to “make something beautiful out of nothing” is still remembered by the group. Friends recall her as kindhearted, creative, and independent.
While caring for her mother, Mrs. Loris worked as a seamstress, and she was an excellent one, her friend said. “Annie was finest kind and will be greatly missed.”
A graveside service is to be held on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in East Hampton.
Contributions in her memory have been suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis 38105.