Mildred Fairbanks Youngs Dickinson died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital, less than a year shy of her 100th birthday.
She was born in Sag Harbor on Aug. 25, 1912, to Harry Morris and Nellie Douglas Ryan Youngs. She grew up in Sag Harbor, graduated from Pierson High School in 1929, and then received a degree in ancient history at Cortland College in Cortland, N.Y.
She married Halsey Cook Dickinson in the mid-1930s at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. Mr. Dickinson, who was from Water Mill, brought his bride back to Deerfield Road to a 90-acre potato farm. The couple had no children.
After Mr. Dickinson’s death in about 1967, she moved back to her original house in Sag Harbor. In the following years in Sag Harbor, she dedicated her time to different community concerns and organizations. This included membership in the Old Whalers Church, working at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Thrift Shop when it was in Water Mill, and volunteering at Southampton Hospital.
She was also an active and proud member of the Southampton Colony chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1947 and served as its registrar for several years. In addition, she volunteered at the Southampton Historical Museum and the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.
In her free time, she was a doting aunt to her nieces and nephews and enjoyed traveling. According to her family, she traveled both the United States and the world and saw everything she wanted to see, but she was always happy to come home.
Ms. Dickinson was predeceased by her sisters Eleanor Jones, Marian Christian, and Norma Youngs. Her nieces and nephews survive her.
Visiting hours will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor.
A service will be held at the Old Whalers Church on Saturday at 11 a.m., with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor. Memorial donations have been suggested to the Old Whalers Church, 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor 11963.