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Obituaries

Elizabeth K. Fonseca

Elizabeth Kaplan Fonseca died at home in East Hampton on Dec. 19 after a long illness. She was 93.

Jan 5, 2023
Hon. Theresa Whelan, Suffolk County Judge

Theresa Whelan, who had a long and distinguished law career on Long Island, died of cancer at East End Hospice in Westhampton Beach on Dec. 26. A resident of Wading River, she was 60.

Jan 4, 2023
Harry P. Kamen, 89, MetLife Executive

Harry Kamen, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of MetLife, died at home in New York City on Dec. 20. A summertime resident of Wainscott, he was 89.

Dec 29, 2022
Stephen James Gauger

Stephen James Gauger, who worked at the late Gerson and Judith Leiber’s estate in Springs for 41 years, died on Dec. 21 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital of complications of Stage 4 lung cancer. He was 63.

Dec 29, 2022
Rita L. Foster, 78, of Rita’s Stable

Rita Foster, who owned and operated Rita’s Stable in Montauk until 2020, died on Dec. 4 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

Dec 22, 2022
Ernest C. Greene Jr.

Ernest Cecil Greene Jr., who served in the Marines from 1970 to 1974, died last Thursday at Windmill Village in East Hampton. He was 72.

Dec 22, 2022
William J. Hayes

William J. Hayes, an artist who became a design-builder on the South Fork in the early 1970s, died on Dec. 14 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue after a long illness. He was 89.

Dec 22, 2022
Thomas J. Lindsley

Thomas Lindsley, formerly of East Hampton and Springs, a world traveler, an amateur historian, and a cook, died in Schenectady, N.Y., of Covid-19 complications on Nov. 8. He was 71.

Dec 22, 2022
Catherine V. Babcock

Catherine V. Babcock of East Hampton died on Monday at the age of 98. A graveside service was to be held today at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton.

Dec 15, 2022
Susan Gullia, 89

Susan Gullia, a travel agent who specialized in customized trips for culturally oriented individuals, families, and groups, died of an apparent heart attack on Nov. 13 at home on Hawks Nest Lane in Amagansett.

Dec 15, 2022
Heidi Ann Kulp, 53

Heidi Ann Kulp, known as a “neighborhood mother” in East Hampton, died on Dec. 5. She had been in failing health for the past few years and living in East Patchogue.

Dec 15, 2022
Geraldine Cronin-Soszynski

Geraldine Cronin-Soszynski, who traced her roots here back many generations, died on Nov. 13 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She was 96 and had dementia.

Dec 15, 2022