Elizabeth Daniels

Jan. 3, 1931 - July 15, 2012

    Elizabeth Magee Daniels, who was a bookkeeper for the Golden Eagle hardware store in East Hampton for almost 25 years and was known as Betty, died at home in Meherrin, Va., on July 15. She was 81.
    She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence Daniels, formerly of Amagansett and now living in Virginia. The couple were married on June 23, 1951.
    After 35 years on Long Island, the couple moved to Virginia, where they became active members of the Catholic church in Meherrin.
    A quilter, over many years Ms. Daniels worked on quilts that were used to raise money for various causes. She volunteered as the parish bookkeeper, but when her eyesight began to fail and she had to give up that job, she took over the dessert table for all church functions. She loved to bake, and sweets lovers relished her secret recipes.
    Born at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 3, 1931, she was the daughter of Francis Magee and the former Florence Callahan. A brother, also named Francis Magee, died before her. She leaves several nieces and nephews.
    A funeral Mass was said on July 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Meherrin. Burial followed in the church cemetery.