Marie Burns “had a full life,” said her nephew and godson James Burns. Interested in a range of subjects and always busy with something, “she wasn’t able to sleep at night because her mind was always moving on to the next project. She wanted to accomplish something every day.”
Ralph Carpentier, a well-known landscape painter whose paintings are in public and private collections throughout the country, and the former director of the East Hampton Town Marine Museum, died from complications of diabetes on Feb. 19 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, N.Y.
Alice Shira Caputo, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Red Hat Society, died on Feb. 18 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton after a long illness.
Mary Huntting Rattray, who died Monday morning on Old Stone Highway in Springs after a long decline precipitated by a stroke some years ago, loved nothing more than to walk the cliffs of Montauk, retracing journeys she had made as a small girl on motoring expeditions with her grandfather, in his Model T, when roads were few and wild grapes were...
Dorothy Freedman, a member of the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society and a competitive bridge player who loved the arts, died at her East Hampton house on Feb. 14 with two of her children nearby.