Doris G. Franzone, 88

Doris G. Franzone, 88

Doris Geneva Franzone died at home in Montauk on Aug. 23, surrounded by her family. She was 88 and had developed heart disease six months ago.

Ms. Franzone met her future husband, Lawrence Franzone, in New York City when she was working at Stouffer’s restaurant, in the financial district, and he was working at AT&T and would have lunch there. They married in 1951 and moved to Montauk in 1958, when AT&T transferred him to the South Fork. Her father-in-law had bought two lots in Montauk right after the war for $100 each. The young couple “put up a little Cape Cod house,” Ms. Franzone was quoted as saying in her husband’s obituary.

They built Montauk Beer and Soda in 1976, and she ran it for the first 15 years, until her husband retired. Mr. Franzone died in 2015.

In addition to working at Montauk Beer and Soda, Mrs. Franzone enjoyed sailing, going to yard sales, crochet, and reading. She was also an active member of the Montauk Community Church, dedicated to helping run the sales there.

She was born in Greenfield, Mass., one of five children of the former Ruth Howes and George Leukhardt. Her siblings all died before her. She grew up and went to school in Massachusetts. Her children, Vincent Franzone and Audine Franzone, both of Montauk, survive, as do three grandchildren. Ms. Franzone was cremated. Half the ashes were buried next to her husband’s at Fort Hill Cemetery; the other half will be dispersed at a later date.

The family received visitors at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Aug. 28, followed by a funeral service conducted by the Rev. Bill Hoffmann of the Montauk Community Church.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Montauk Fire Department’s scholarship fund, 12 Flamingo Avenue, Montauk 11954.