obituaries

    Robert Edwards Vetault, the longtime owner of Vetault Flowers (now Wittendale’s) on Newtown Lane, East Hampton, died in Arizona on May 8 at the age of 87. Mr. Vetault was one of the last generation of Bonackers to be born...
    James J. Phelan, a retired executive with Chase Manhattan Bank who had a house on Georgica Road in East Hampton, died on April 12 in Princeton, N.J. He was 78 and had been ill for the past three years.     Mr....
    Barbara D’Arcy White of East Hampton and Manhattan died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home at 1076 Madison Avenue in...
    Mildred (Midge) LaGuardia, a Corcoran real estate broker and Old Northwest Road, East Hampton, resident for more than 30 years, died on Tuesday in Southampton at the age of 74. Visiting hours will be on Saturday at noon at the...
Word has reached The Star that Helen Palmer Edwards died at home in East Hampton on Sunday. She was 86. Funeral arrangements were private. Mrs. Edwards was married to the late James N. Edwards. A full obituary will appear in a future edition.
Carl Gust, a longtime local bartender and a “people person” who always lent a hand to others, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday following a heart attack. He was 77.
    Hugo Fiorato, 98, the former principal conductor of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and a longtime summer resident of East Hampton, died on April 23 in Boston with members of his family at his side.     ...
Barbara Butts, who lived on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on May 4, one day after her 99th birthday. She had suffered a series of strokes.
    Kent F. Gaugler, who owned and operated his own business, Live Wire Welding in East Hampton, for almost 30 years, died on Monday less than 48 hours after being critically injured in a one-vehicle crash on Three Mile Harbor Road...