obituaries

Nondita Mason, a retired professor of postcolonial literature and theory at Hunter College, died on Sept. 25 at her Manhattan apartment, one day after returning from a 23-day trip to Italy, Greece, and Turkey with her husband, Bryant Mason.
Harry J. O’Rourke, who grew up in Wainscott and East Hampton Village and had a successful insurance career after serving in the Marine Corps, died on Sept. 29 at Kettering Hospital in Ohio after a short illness.
John Berg, a longtime art director for Columbia Records who oversaw the design of iconic album covers by artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, and Santana, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
Margaret F. D’Andrea, an Army Air Corps nurse during World War II who was later an active community volunteer in Wainscott and beyond, died on Oct. 6 at Midtown Senior Living in Raleigh, N.C., just eight days shy of her 94th birthday.
Tommy Miller, a 12th-generation Bonacker who retired from the East Hampton Town Police Department in 2004 after 22 years on the force, was “part of the community in so many ways,” said Michael Sarlo, the department’s current...
Louisa Edith Edwards, who sold real estate with the Edward Pospisil agency and had lived on Old Montauk Highway in Amagansett before moving to North Carolina, died on Oct. 3 in Montrose, Calif., after a stroke, her family said.
Priscilla Weld Huntington, an unwavering advocate for children who was a founding member of what is now the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton, died on Sept. 7 at Peconic Landing in Greenport.
Jean DePasquale, a longtime resident of Montauk, died at home on Sept. 20 of respiratory failure. She was 87 years old.
Paula Grace McGrath, a summer resident of Waterhole Road in Springs, died of breast cancer in London on Oct. 4. She was 46, and had been ill for a long time.