obituaries

Anna Clark Mott, whose family house was at one point the closest dwelling to the Montauk Lighthouse, died on May 16 at Southampton Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 91.

Frances Hyatt Hockman, who had moved to the house she and her husband built in the early 1980s on North Haven when her husband retired, died on May 26 at home of complications because of Parkinson’s disease. She was 70 years old.

Helen Williamson died at home in East Hampton on May 26. She was 93.

Mrs. Bench died on Dec. 18, 2010, at the La Jolla Nursing Home in California. She was 99.

Olive Elizabeth Nagel was known for her fine cooking, which nourished three generations of the Osborne and Ham families, for whom she worked as a cook and housekeeper.

Richard E. Hoyt Sr., a self-described Bonacker who worked for many years in telecommunications, died of cancer early Saturday morning at home in East Hampton Village. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Signorile died on May 24 in Westhampton of complications following an April 30 stroke. He was 87.
A commanding, flamboyant presence in the world of artists and writers in East Hampton and Amagansett from 1948 until 1996, Ingeborg ten Haeff died on May 21 in New York City. She was 95.