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Obituaries

Conrad R. Peterson

Over the years, Conrad R. Peterson worked his way up from an apprenticeship to become a master electrician. Known to his family and friends as Sonny, he could also fix just about anything else, from washing machines to screen doors.

Feb 3, 2021
Catherine Greene, 90

Catherine Greene, formerly of Sag Harbor, was known to family and friends as Sweetsie for her kind, welcoming, and comforting nature. An industrious and dedicated child care provider and homemaker, she embodied the line of Scripture "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also," her family said.

Feb 3, 2021
Lottie Hartwell Gaines

Lottie Hartwell Gaines, a former member of the Montclair Board of Education in New Jersey, died last Thursday of complications of a Covid-19 infection at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. The East Hampton native was 85 and had been ill for three weeks.

Feb 3, 2021
Sean Doyle, 86

Sean Doyle, a native of Ireland and a resident of East Hampton for over four decades, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Jan. 2 after contracting Covid-19 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 86.

Feb 3, 2021
Sylvia Chavkin, 95

Sylvia Chavkin, the founder and organizer of the Poetry Marathon at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett, died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 27 at the age of 95. The cause was Covid-19.

Feb 3, 2021
Mary Jean Bennett, 82

Mary Jean Bennett, a former driver for the Schaefer school bus company, died on Jan. 13 at home in East Hampton Village. She was 82.

Jan 28, 2021
Yuris Murillo Cruz, 36

Yuris Murillo Cruz devoted her life to her children, to helping others, and to her faith. The Amagansett resident was a parishioner at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church who, said her family, "liked to brighten people's days with daily affirmations or prayers."

Yuris Murillo Cruz dedicó su vida a sus hijos, a su fe, a la ayuda de sus prójimos. Vivía en Amagansett y era feligresa de la iglesia católica Most Holy Trinity. Su familia la recuerda como una persona que “disfrutaba alegrando el día de sus cercanos con afirmaciones y oraciones diarias.”

Jan 28, 2021
Madeleine Cammarata, 40

Ms. Cammarata had a clothing business called Chuck's Vintage Inc. that was headquartered in L.A. with an office in New York City. She began coming to Sag Harbor with her future husband, Vincent Cammarata of Sag Harbor and New York City, in 2017. The two were married in July 2018.

Jan 28, 2021
Patrick E. O'Sullivan, 74

Patrick Eugene O'Sullivan, who worked for the Postal Service in East Hampton Village for 21 years, died on Jan. 15 at Vitas Hospice in Sebring, Fla. He was 74 and had been ill for many years with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Jan 28, 2021
For Madeleine Sara Cammarata, 40

The family of Madeleine Sara Cammarata of Los Angeles and Sag Harbor will receive visitors on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with Covid protocols in place.

Jan 22, 2021
Charles Waller, 66, 'Sarcastic Folk Artist'

Charles Waller's illustrations, paintings, and assemblages combined whimsy, wit, and humor with sarcasm and social commentary. His work — paintings on distressed tin, embellished bone, layered and textured collage and constructions using vintage objects of iron and wood — appealed to a wide audience and reflected his unique take on life. Mr. Waller died at home in Springs on Jan. 16. He was 66 and had contracted Covid-19 two weeks earlier.

Jan 21, 2021
Mary Jean Bennett

Mary Jean Bennett of East Hampton Village died on Jan. 13 and was buried on Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue of The Star.

Jan 21, 2021