Ann Marie Arancio, a Sag Harbor resident who was a volunteer for the Dominican Sisters, helping transport those in need to medical appointments and the like, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday. She was 81 and had been ill for some time.
Ms. Arancio loved being out on the water and socializing, said her husband, James Arancio of Sag Harbor. She was a member of the East Hampton Power Squadron and of the Irish-American Society in Hampton Bays.
The couple, who met when both were on holiday at Greenwood Lake, N.Y., married on Jan. 26, 1956. They lived for 30 years in Bayside, Queens, then in Corona, and finally moved to Sag Harbor 17 years ago.
The Arancios often went fishing together aboard their boat, departing from the dock in Sag Harbor. Their son and daughter, James E. Arancio of Smithtown and Patricia Arancio Remkus of Sag Harbor, survive their mother.
Ms. Arancio was born in Astoria on July 26, 1931, a daughter of John Joseph Mulcahy and the former Mary O’Keefe. She grew up in Astoria and attended Bryant High School there.
A wake will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. A funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at the church cemetery.