Lorraine Dorothy-Jean McCann, who lived in Montauk as a girl and worked at the Trail’s End and Blue Marlin restaurants there during summer vacations, died on Jan. 29 at home in Huntington. Her death was unexpected and the cause was not known, her family said. She was 77.
Ms. McCann’s family had camped in the summer at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk for many years, and, in 1947, moved there year-round.
She was born on April 10, 1940, in Queens to Eugene Campbell and the former Dorothy Lorraine McCann. She attended East Hampton High School and the State University at Potsdam, graduating at the top of her class. She received two master’s degrees from Queens College.
She became a teacher, first in Livingston Manor, N.Y., then in the South Huntington School District, where she worked for 40 years, primarily at the Country Wood School with fourth graders.
During college and in the summer, she worked at a Horn and Hardart restaurant in Westbury, staying with relatives.
Ms. McCann was a bachelorette by choice, a nonsmoker, non-drinker, and in her early years enjoyed entertaining at home and going to opera and theater performances. To relax, she took up knitting, crocheting, quilting, needlepoint, and calligraphy. She also enjoyed solving math and logic problems, and she loved to read, particularly historical, political, and art-figure biographies.
Her father, mother, and two brothers, Eugene McCann and Roger McCann, died before her. Her surviving brother, Kevin J. McCann, lives in Healdsburg, Calif. She also left a niece and a nephew, for whose education she had contributed $100 a month for 30 years.
A memorial Mass for her will be said on June 8 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Melville, followed by burial at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Farmingdale.