Dominic Annacone, a veteran educator and school administrator who had a reputation as a progressive leader on the South Fork, died at home in Amagansett on Sept. 12 after a long illness. He was 86.
His status as a prominent figure in schools here spanned more than three decades. He rose from principal of Pierson Middle and High School to the role of superintendent in the Sag Harbor School District, a position he held until 1991. From there, he took an interim superintendent post with the Springs School District and later served as a curriculum consultant. He served as superintendent of the Wainscott School District from 1997 to 2011.
He also taught at the Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico and was one of the first American educators to advocate year-round schooling, his family wrote.
Mr. Annacone was born in Peekskill, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1935, to Thomas and Loretta Annacone. He graduated from the State University at New Paltz in 1957 and earned a doctorate in educational administration from Hofstra University.
His hobbies included playing tennis and golf, jumping rope, fishing, and clamming. He also enjoyed the opera and was a voracious reader.
In 1956, he married Catherine Schiavoni, with whom he had two sons. The marriage ended in divorce. Mr. Annacone’s longtime partner, Mary Stone, survives him and lives in Amagansett. His sons, Paul Annacone of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Steve Annacone of Bonita Springs, Fla., also survive, as do three grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia, and Emmett.
Funeral services took place yesterday. Mr. Annacone was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.