Ernest Mott

    Ernest Mott, a former Army medic, longtime employee of the A&P Tea Company, and member of the East Hampton Fire Department for 53 years, died on Dec. 13 in Sebastian, Fla. He was 91.
    Mr. Mott and his wife, Kathleen Mott, who survives, lived on Cooper Lane in East Hampton, but spent several months in Florida each year. The couple met at a roller skating rink that was once in East Hampton. They were married for 69 years.
    A native of East Hampton, Mr. Mott was a son of Charles Mott and the former Justina Bennett.
    He served for four years in World War II, caring for the wounded at an Army hospital in England. After the war, he became a member of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett and the East Hampton Post 500 of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    At the A&P store in East Hampton, he worked as the produce manager for many years. A dedicated golfer, he was a member of the South Fork Country Club.
    Besides Mrs. Mott, he is survived by two daughters, Maureen Babin of South Bound Brook, N.J., and Karen Pitstick of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    Five grandchildren, a great-grandson, and two great-granddaughters also survive.
    A wake was held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, and a funeral Mass was said on Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Burial followed at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Legion Post 419, P.O. Box 1343, East Hampton 11937, or to the V.F.W., 290 Montauk Highway #A, Wainscott 11975.