Ida Alberta Lindsay, a real estate broker in Sag Harbor for more than 40 years, died in Norwich, Conn., on June 13. She was 88.
Mrs. Lindsay and her husband, John Wesley Lindsay, ran JoPa Realty in Brooklyn, a family business named for their son, John, and daughter, Pamela, before moving to Sag Harbor in 1971.
As a real estate agent there, Mrs. Lindsay’s daughter, Pamela Beatrice Lindsay, said, she ran Ida A. Lindsay Real Estate from home and developed a business based solely on referrals, using her personality, trustworthy reputation, and impressive portfolio to sell numerous houses in Sag Harbor.
Born in Brooklyn on Aug. 21, 1923, she was the first child of the former Beatrice Eldridge and John Thomas Clark. She attended school in that borough, and met and married Mr. Lindsay, who was a second cousin to Duke Ellington, in 1946. Mr. Lindsay died in 1974. Their son died in 2006.
Mrs. Lindsay left Sag Harbor in 2010 to live in Norwich with her daughter. “She was a great cook,” she said. Her mother enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was “very community-oriented.”
Besides her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Joan Hurley of Brooklyn. Two brothers predeceased her.
A wake will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A Mass will be said on Saturday morning at 11 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that village, with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery.
Jean Townsend Dayton
Jean Townsend Dayton, who lived in East Hampton on Dayton Lane, which was named for her late husband’s forebears, died at home on Sunday at the age of 84. A woman whose love of life was described as infectious, she had been in declining health since breaking a hip a month or so ago.
Mrs. Dayton was a member of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society, and the Ramblers, a group of women who study and share information on local topics.
Dai Dayton, one of her five children, said her mother loved to pack the kids into a station wagon to camp at Hither Hills in Montauk or Dayton Island in Three Mile Harbor. She took the family to see the Rockettes in New York City and to shop for school clothes, and spent long summer days with them at Main Beach and Albert’s Landing. She also enjoyed bridge, knitting and weaving, and dancing with her husband to Big Band East.
Mrs. Dayton was born on Oct. 23, 1927, in Ossining, N.Y., the daughter of Ray Townsend and the former Adele Sherrill Hedges. She attended Ossining High School, graduated from Cortland College with a degree in physical education, and taught in both Mount Kisco, N.Y., and East Hampton. She and Ernest J. Dayton were married in June of 1953. The Dayton and Hedges families were among the settlers of East Hampton in the 1600s.
In addition to Dai (Dorothy Anne) Dayton, who lives in Bridgehampton, Mrs. Dayton is survived by Robert Josiah Dayton of North Haven, Jeffrey Townsend Dayton of Yardley, Pa., and Elizabeth Adele Dayton and Edward Thomas Dayton of East Hampton. She also leaves seven grandchildren.
Friends and family gathered at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton last night. A funeral service was to be held today at 11 a.m. at the Presbyerian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Schacher officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton, and a reception will be held at the Presbyterian Church Session House.
Memorial contributions were suggested to the Dominican Sisters, 103-6 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays 11946.