Eleanor K. Nagle, who spent many summers in East Hampton in the 1960s and ’70s, died on Feb. 12 in New Rochelle, N.Y., after a bout of pneumonia. She was 101.
Mrs. Nagle was born Feb. 7, 1913, in New York City to Leo Knust and the former Zoyla Prahl. She grew up on Riverside Drive in Manhattan and was a member of George Washington High School’s class of 1931. After high school, she worked at Lord & Taylor, becoming head of the department store’s personal shopping service.
On Oct. 17, 1943, she married Leo X. Nagle. During World War II, the couple lived in Winter Park, Fla., while Mr. Nagle was stationed there. Mrs. Nagle ran a small dress shop there, said her daughter, Constance Tighe of Montauk.
The couple and their first child returned to New York around 1947, her daughter said. They settled on the Upper West Side and, in the early 1950s, the Morningside Heights neighborhood. In New York, Mrs. Nagle worked in an administrative role at Barnard College for 20 years.
The family would often rent a house in East Hampton during the summer, her daughter remembered. Ms. Tighe and her sister, Katharine Buckman of Calistoga, Calif., attended Camp St. Regis in East Hampton in those years.
In 1975, Mr. and Mrs. Nagle moved to New Rochelle. Mr. Nagle died in December of that year. At age 70 and after a brief retirement, Mrs. Nagle went to work at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., serving as assistant house director.
Mrs. Nagle’s brother and sister died before her. In addition to Ms. Tighe and Ms. Buckman, she is survived by her son, Timothy Nagle of Larchmont, N.Y. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive, along with a cousin and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Feb. 22 at Our Lady Queen of Peace chapel in Hawthorne, N.Y., with Msgr. Dennis Keane, a family friend of more than 40 years, officiating. Burial followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, also in Hawthorne.
A tree will be planted in Mrs. Nagle’s honor on the campus of Miss Porter’s School, Ms. Tighe said.