Starr and Montefusco Wed on Bluff

    “After nine years, the East End of Long Island — from the Lobster Inn to the Lighthouse — can finally take a deep sigh of relief, for Gerry Starr and Joanlee Montefusco have at long last tied the knot,” Ms. Montefusco’s daughter, Lily Singer of East Hampton, wrote in an e-mail announcing their marriage.
    The two were wed on Friday on the bluff top at Camp Hero in Montauk, with a family friend, Jane Sigelbaum Holmes, officiating, and dinner following at the Crow’s Nest in Montauk.
    “In true surfer fashion, their marriage took place under the watchful eye of their mutual love and local deity, the ocean,” Ms. Singer wrote. They spent their wedding night at the Crow’s Nest, and the following day New York State Judge Joan Madden performed a legal ceremony and signed the marriage license at her house in Montauk.
    Ms. Montefusco was attended by her daughter, who gave her away and acted as maid of honor. Mr. Starr’s daughter, Nicole Starr Castillo of Springs, was the witness for her father along with her husband, Mauricio Castillo, and their children, Corrina and Luke.
    The bride wore a silver sequin dress with a white mesh overlay. She and the other women wore leis of white roses made by Wittendale’s in East Hampton.
    Mr. Starr and Ms. Montefusco live on Berryman Street in East Hampton. Each has been previously married. Ms. Montefusco is an oil painter who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Mr. Starr is a woodworker and the owner of Grains of Wood in East Hampton with his business partner, Bob Moss.
    The newlyweds are both surfers. They met at the East Hampton Business Service, where Ms. Montefusco worked and where Mr. Starr went frequently to have blueprints made and copied.
    Ms. Montefusco’s parents are Joan and Angelo Montefusco of Lake Grove. Mr. Starr’s mother is Alice Starr of New York City. His father is deceased.
    A wedding trip to Portugal is planned for October.


Portugal is so romantic and beautiful at that time of the year! Best wishes. And yes, the east end is taking a deep sigh in relief!