Obituaries

    Word has been received here of the death on June 15 in Utila, Honduras, of Benoit Bellenoue of Utila, a frequent visitor to East Hampton with his family. He was 46.     Mr. Bellenoue’s wife, Danielle, is the...

    Audrey B. Georges, a summer resident of Amagansett who died on March 6, will be remembered with a memorial service at 10 a.m. on July 6 at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, where she was a member.
    Anna Mirabai Lytton was an ardent reader who had just begun to explore the classics, and a prolific writer and poet. She enjoyed taking photographs and listening to music, and liked to cook with her brother and mother; they were...
    Walter Joseph Smith Jr., a longtime summer resident of Amagansett who was a trial lawyer and partner of a Manhattan firm for some 25 years, died at home in Gainesville, Va., on June 5. He was 77 and had been diagnosed with a brain...
    Rita Layton was full of “beauty, charm, elegance, and grace,” wrote her daughter, Barbara Layton of East Hampton, but she also “had a strength and courage beyond words.”     Ms. Layton died...
Christine Rosemarie Hagen, a native of Germany and a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on June 8 after being ill for about 10 years. She was 64.     She and Anthony Hagen, who survives, met in 1969 when she was working...
    Paul Burnham Finney of Bull Path Close in East Hampton, a longtime managing editor of Businessweek and executive editor of Fortune magazine, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease on May 18 at Southampton Hospital. Mr...
    Clair Lewis Johnson, a 20-year resident of Barnes Landing, Springs, who enjoyed boating, fishing, and clamming, died on June 12 in Greenport after a long illness. He was 88.     Mr. Johnson and his wife, the former...

    A memorial service for Harvey Shapiro, the poet and editor, will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Duke Lecture Hall at Stony Brook Southampton College, 239 Montauk Highway, with a reception to follow.     Mr....