Isabel Theresa Winsch, who worked for the Suffolk County police for 35 years and before that, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while raising seven children, died at home in East Hampton on Sunday. She was 87.
Ms. Winsch became a clerk at the F.B.I.’s field office in New York City, where she met her future husband, Lawrence A. Winsch, who was a photographer and bureau agent. The couple married on Jan. 25, 1947. Mr. Winsch died in 1994.
The Winsches lived in the Bronx, then moved east to Commack, and finally to East Patchogue in the early 1960s. A religious woman, Ms. Winsch was active in her Catholic parish there, at St. Joseph the Worker church.
Born in the Bronx on Sept. 24, 1925, the daughter of James P. Nolan and the former Rose Lowe, she graduated from Cathedral High School in that borough.
She moved to East Hampton seven years ago to live with her eldest daughter, Joan Jacobs. After her retirement in 1997 from the County Police Department, where she was a clerk, her family said that she spent time visiting children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading.
Besides Ms. Jacobs, Ms. Winsch is survived by her other children, Deirdre Herzog, Doreen Tibbetts, and Michael Winsch of East Hampton, Claudia Jacobsen of Fairhaven, Mass., Gabrielle LaCroxis of Millstone, N.J., and April Niles of Charlotte, N.C. Sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
A wake will be held tomorrow at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with visiting hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will take place at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Msgr. Donald Hansen presiding. Burial will follow at the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery.
The family has suggested memorial donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978, or to the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, 103-6 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays 11946.