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Obituaries

William DeNatale, 79

William Q. DeNatale, a fashion designer and artist, died on July 28 at his home near Cedar Point in East Hampton. He was 79.

Oct 1, 2020
Alice B. Brown, 81

Alice Bean Brown, who taught English at the East Hampton Middle School for nine years, died at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver early on the morning of Aug. 30 after a stroke. She was 81.

Oct 1, 2020
Mark Field

Mark Field, who worked for the East Hampton School District for 34 years, died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 13, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., The Star has learned. He was 62 and had been ill for two and a half years.

Sep 24, 2020
Joseph P. Houston

Joseph P. Houston, the owner of a wallboard and spackling business, died of heart failure on June 16 at home on Shelter Island. He was 65.

Sep 24, 2020
Jay Jairam, 80

Jawahir Jairam, who worked at Southampton Hospital as a nurse for 27 years and lived in Montauk for 50, died at East End Hospice in Westhampton Beach on Sept. 13. He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other health problems, and would have turned 81 later this month.

Sep 24, 2020
Lani Kennefick, Artist, Was 59

Lani Kennefick, whose given name was Mary Elaine, died on Sept. 3 in Portland, Me., cared for by her daughter and her mother, Mary Laura Kennefick. She was 59 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few weeks earlier.

Sep 24, 2020
Arthur P. Dodge, 78

Arthur P. Dodge of East Hampton and Crystal River, Fla., a descendant of a 1661 English buyer of Block Island, died of complications of Covid-19 at home here on Sept. 11. He was 78 and had been in declining health since a bout with the virus earlier this year.

Sep 24, 2020
Carolyn M. Pharaoh

Carolyn M. Pharaoh of Sag Harbor died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Aug. 13. She was 82.

Sep 24, 2020
Diana Frazer

Diane L. Frazer, who grew up on Old Stone Highway in Springs, died on Sept. 7 in Peoria, Ariz. She was 70 and had been ill for many years, her family said.

Sep 17, 2020
Winifred Robins, 94

Word has been received here of the death of Winifred Anne Robins, a longtime summer resident of Amagansett, who died at home in Stonington, Conn., surrounded by her family, on Dec. 23, 2019. She was 94 years old and had been in declining health for a short time.

Sep 17, 2020
Cile Downs, 93, Artist and Activist

Francile Downs, an abstract painter known for vibrantly colored canvases inspired by East End landscapes and a founder of the Accabonac Protection Committee, died on Aug. 8 at home in Springs.

Sep 17, 2020
James Hewitt, 79, Montauk Restaurateur

Jimmy Hewitt, a storied figure in Montauk and longtime owner of the Shagwong Tavern and several other hospitality businesses in the hamlet, died in Montauk on Sept. 3 surrounded by his family. The cause was congestive heart failure. Mr. Hewitt was 79.

Sep 17, 2020