obituaries

Dominick Puglisi took a long and varied path to realizing his life’s dream but when he made it a reality by opening an Italian restaurant, he met with unexpected, though not entirely unforeseeable, success. A childhood in the kitchens of...
Ellen Emma Dracker, who lived in East Hampton for 67 of her 88 years, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital. She had suffered a broken femur and a series of strokes in May. Mrs. Dracker was fun-loving and family-oriented, her children wrote,...
Ernestine Lassaw of Springs died at Southampton Hospital on Friday. She was 101. A memorial will be announced for a date in the fall. An obituary will appear in a future issue.    
Felice Lupo, who established Astro Pizza in Amagansett in the early ’70s, naming it to commemorate the space explorations of the time, died at home on Aug. 8 in Baltimore, where he had lived for several years. He was 88. He had not been ill...
Visiting hours for Vera Lens Holden, who lived in Montauk for many years, will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home and Family Center in Avon, Conn. Mrs. Holden died on Aug. 13 in Farmington, Conn., after a short illness. A...
Geraldine G. Webb, whose life was devoted to her family, her church, and traveling the nation’s roads and waterways with her husband, Richard F. Webb, who survives her, died at home in Punta Gorda, Fla., on July 14. She was 82 and had been...
Nancy Ann Lazar had faced cancer with such grace over the past four years that her family tried to convince her to write a book titled “Top 10 Ways to Look Hot While You Have Cancer” to share what they called “her recipe for...
Patricia A. Reilly Dunn, formerly of East Hampton, died on Aug. 13 at her house in Ridge. She was 89. A Mass was said on Monday at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shoreham. She was buried at Calverton National Cemetery. An obituary will appear...
Raymond J. McCarthy, a cabinet and furniture maker who lived in Montauk and Sag Harbor for more than 30 years, died of kidney failure related to prostate cancer complications on Saturday at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, N.H. He was 67 and...