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Obituaries

Susan A. Bennett

For 25 years, Susan Ann Bennett was a secretary at the Springs School who went above and beyond her usual duties. She approached her job through the lens of motherhood, her family, friends, and former colleagues said, and helped screen new employees, worked on school plays, and provided snacks for hungry students who didn't have any food.

Oct 7, 2021
Gloria E. Williams

Gloria Elizabeth Williams, formerly of Bridgehampton, was famous for her homemade rolls, baked beans, lemon meringue pies, coconut pies, and Hawaiian cakes. A devout Christian from an early age and a "natural-born caregiver for many children of the community," according to her family, Mrs. Williams died at her home in Barco, N.C., on Sept. 11, with family members by her side. She was 81 and had had cancer.

Oct 7, 2021
For Marie Jones

A funeral service for Marie Frances Therese Eileen McDonald Fitzgerald Jones will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk, where she was the first child to be baptized and where she was married to William Fitzgerald. Burial will follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in East Hampton.

Sep 30, 2021
For Eugene D. Beckwith

A memorial service for Eugene D. Beckwith, a former Montauk Fire Department commissioner who died on Jan. 2, will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk.

Sep 30, 2021
Carl Braun Menges

A veteran of the investment banking industry, a past president of the Maidstone Club, and a great sportsman, Carl Menges died on Sept. 8 at home in East Hampton, surrounded by family on a terrace overlooking Hook Pond, which his family said was "his very favorite place." The cause was heart failure after a two-year illness. He was 90 and died just nine days before his 91st birthday.

Sep 30, 2021
Laura Warn, 51

Laura MacNamara Warn, of Hampton Bays and formerly of Montauk, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Sept. 7 following a heart attack. She was 51. 

Sep 23, 2021
Ernest Schieferstein, Army Air Corps Veteran, 98

Ernest George Schieferstein Sr., a chemical engineer and industrial pipe designer, died at home in Wainscott last Thursday. He was 98.

Sep 23, 2021
Fernando Sanabria, Formerly of East Hampton

Fernando Sanabria, the former owner of a carpentry and painting company and a resident of East Hampton for many years, died on Sept. 5 at age 90.

Sep 23, 2021
Jane Reutershan, Children's Librarian, Was 96

Jane Simms Reutershan, who worked in the children's department of the East Hampton Library for 33 years until her retirement in 2011, died in her sleep at home in East Hampton on Sept. 4. She was 96.

Sep 23, 2021
Joyce Flohr of Springs, Longtime Librarian, 83

Joyce Flohr, a longtime librarian at the East Hampton Library, died at home in Springs on Sept. 13. She was 83.

Sep 23, 2021
Linda Ann Leland

Family was Linda Ann Leland's "number-one priority," and it was family — her husband, William H. Leland, her sons, Daniel and Justin, Daniel's wife, Alana, and her granddaughters, Abigayle and Norah — who brought her the greatest joy.

Sep 16, 2021
Lynn Cucci, 78, of Puff 'n' Putt

Lynn Cucci, an owner of the Puff 'n' Putt Family Fun Center in Montauk, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at home in Huntington on Aug. 24. She was 78 and had been ill for a year.

Sep 16, 2021