Mary Frances Steinberg, a former East Hampton resident and East Hampton Star employee, died on April 27 at home on Staten Island. The family said she died of natural causes. She was 80.
A native of Manhattan, where she grew up on the Upper West Side, Ms. Steinberg was born on April 26, 1934, to Michael McCarthy and the former Mary Arrigan. In 1965 she married Harold Steinberg, a former co-owner and executive of Chelsea House publishers. He died in 1999.
A lover of books, politics and classic movies, Ms. Steinberg lived in East Hampton from 1972 to 1995, working for The Star as a proofreader for several years during that time. There were very few errors in the classified ads and legal announcements during her tenure.
In 1998, she moved to Staten Island.
She is survived by a daughter and a son, Kate Steinberg of Brooklyn and Tony Steinberg of Los Angeles, and by three grandchildren.
A graveside ceremony took place on May 2 at the Independent Jewish Cemetery in Sag Harbor. On the evening of May 3, a private shiva service was held at her daughter’s Brooklyn home.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton 11937.