obituaries

Mary Giordano Stewart, who first came to Montauk before the Hurricane of 1938 and played an important role in that community for most of her life, died at the Affinity Skilled Living and Rehabilitation center in Oakdale on April 17.
Ione Martin Marston, who owned and operated the Carousel Shop children’s clothing store in East Hampton Village in the early 1950s with her first husband, Benjamin M. Stoddard, died at home in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday.
Ruth Victoria Van Dyke Vega of East Hampton, who was known as Vicki, died on March 9, just weeks ahead of her 98th birthday.
Visiting hours for Anthony Panzeca of Amagansett, who died on Sunday at the age of 88, will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
A service to celebrate the life of Ted Hubbard, who died on Feb. 20, will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Montauk Community Church.
Nancy E. O’Brien of Dayton Lane, East Hampton, died on Monday. She was 91 and had been in failing health for some time.
Andrew Clark Ingraham Jr., who was the East Hampton Town attorney in the early 1980s and maintained a law practice here for many years, died of cancer after a long illness on April 5, in Beaufort, S.C.
Sondra E. Anderson, who was, in her neighbor Gordon Ryan’s words, “a real old-time Lazy Pointer,” died in her sleep at home there on March 19.
James Anthony McCann, a longtime resident of East Hampton who moved three years ago to Spokane, Wash., died there on April 8 of renal failure.
John L. Damiecki, a member of a Bridgehampton potato-farming family, died of complications of pneumonia in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 26, with several family members by his bedside.
Morton Deutsch, who founded the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University (now renamed for him) died on March 13 in New York City.
The Star has learned that Mary Stewart of East Hampton died on Monday.
Michael William Varese, who restored fine furniture in his East Hampton workshop for 35 years and wrote over 300 columns about furniture for The New York Times and Country Living magazine, died on March 27 in Lantana, Fla., at the age of 91.