Through her active roles in the Bridgehampton community and with riding and racing of horses and her charitable work, Lynn Dart Wesnofske touched the lives of many people. Ms. Wesnofske, of Brick Kiln Road in Bridgehampton, died on Dec. 26 at Stony Brook Hospital from complications from pneumonia. She was 71.
She showed dogs and was a partner in racing standardbred horses. In addition, she was an active member of the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett and the Pelican Isle Yacht Club in Naples, Fla. The family’s Ocean View Farm property was the site of several of the Peconic Land Trust’s Through Farms and Fields benefit events.
Other civic organizations that Ms. Wesnofske was involved in included the Community House Association and the Bridgehampton Village Improvement Society, where she was an officer and director and active in its fund-raising and communications for many years. She also helped found Peconic Landing, a residential community for older people, in Greenport.
Ms. Wesnofske was born Lynn Ainsworth Dart on January 28, 1941, in Mount Kisco, N.Y. She was the daughter of Donald D. and Lois Urion Dart. She was educated at St. Margaret’s School in Waterbury, Conn. and Westchester Community College.
Before marrying, she worked as a medical laboratory technician at Southampton Hospital and founded a Bridgehampton-based mailing and word-processing business in the 1970s called Wordtech.
She married Raymond Wesnofske of Bridgehampton in 1964 and had one son, Christopher Wesnofske of New York City. Both survive her. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Dart Ogren of Connecticut, to whom she was especially dedicated.
Funeral arrangements were by the O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton and services were held at the Southampton Presbyterian Church, where she was a congregant.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Bridgehampton Village Improvement Society, P.O. Box 872, Bridgehampton 11932, the Peconic Land Trust, P.O. Box 1776, Southampton 11969, and the Southampton Hospital Foundation, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton 11968.