Laura Mildred Morgan, a resident of the Windmill Village II senior citizens housing complex in East Hampton who had worked as a cashier at grocery stores here, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital of complications from leukemia. She was 64.
Her family said she was diagnosed with leukemia at the end of December and was hospitalized in early February.
Throughout her life she was employed at a number of East Hampton businesses. She was also a home health aide when her children were young. For many years, she worked as a cashier at Waldbaum’s supermarket and the East Hampton I.G.A., retiring two years ago.
Ms. Morgan was born at a clinic on Pantigo Road in East Hampton on June 27, 1949. She was the youngest child of Isabelle Bennett Morgan of East Hampton, who survives, and the late Charles William Morgan. She grew up on Gardiner Avenue in Springs and graduated from the Springs School. She attended East Hampton High School until the 10th grade.
“She was always a sweetheart — happy and go lucky,” her daughter Betsy Bezubek said. She enjoyed crosswords and puzzles, but her family was her great love. Her eight grandchildren and the newest member of the family, a great-grandson, “were everything to her,” Ms. Bezubek said, adding that they called her Nanny Tink.
In addition to Ms. Bezubek, who lives in Southampton, Ms. Morgan is survived by two other children, Melissa Cullum of Wainscott and Wilbur Morgan of East Hampton. Three siblings, Anthony Bennett of South Carolina and Maureen Smith and Donna Dellapolla, both of East Hampton, also survive.
Ms. Morgan was cremated. A celebration of her life is to take place Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Windmill Village II community room.