Betty Jane Hermann of Sag Harbor died last Thursday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 75.
Mrs. Hermann was born in Sag Harbor on July 8, 1938, to Louis Bennett and the former Hilda Loper. She grew up there and graduated from Pierson High School in 1956, eventually taking a job at Sag Harbor Industries, where she worked for about 35 years.
It was there that she met her future husband, Donald Hermann. The two were married for 42 years. Mrs. Hermann liked to play golf, enjoyed fishing, and loved to travel with her husband. They had been to a number of Caribbean destinations and taken several cruises over the years. “She was a fun-loving person, and very friendly,” Mr. Hermann said yesterday.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hermann is survived by a daughter, Debora Rumrill of Claremont, N.H., and by seven nieces and nephews. A sister, Florence Squires, and a brother, Frank Bennett, died before her.
Visiting hours were held on Monday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Mrs. Hermann was cremated.
Her family has suggested memorial contributions to the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 2725, Sag Harbor 11963, or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.