obituaries

    She could have remained forever known as Richard Burton’s first wife, thrown over for Elizabeth Taylor after a slew of other affairs, but Sybil Williams Burton Christopher was not satisfied being a footnote in someone...

    Ann Duryea Kirk Willard, the eldest daughter of a surgeon general of the United States Army who worked as a summertime physician in Montauk in the 1950s, died on Feb. 16 in Bedford, Mass. She was 93.
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    Carol Braider, who with her husband ran a shop in East Hampton in the 1950s called the House of Music and Books and an art gallery that showed work by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Willem and Elaine de...

    A Mass for the Rev. Ronald Ciaravolo, a former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk and a Sunday priest for many years at St. Peter’s in Amagansett, will be said in the Montauk church in which he...

    Elfriede Field, whose first job after emigrating from Germany in 1954 was assembling watches at the Bulova factory in Sag Harbor, died at home in East Hampton on Friday of complications of heart disease. She was 80.
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    Elizabeth Elting Rogers, a pianist and jazz aficionado who was known on the South Fork as a person of grace and generosity, died on March 7 at home in Bridgehampton. Her death was caused by a brain aneurism, her family said....

    A funeral Mass for Gerald E. McCarthy, 76, of Oak Road, Noyac, who died on Saturday at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson, will be today at noon at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton. Burial...

    Gloria Joan Rousell of Montauk, a nurse for nearly four decades, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on March 10 of congestive heart failure. She was 90.

    Thomas P. Peacock, a former assistant general counsel for the City of New York who chaired the successful capital campaign to restore and expand the Amagansett Library in 2004, died of prostate cancer on March 9 in Islamorada,...