obituaries

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.
    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....
    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...
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.
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.     ...
    Irene Larsen of Montauk died suddenly after collapsing on April 25 in Fort Pierce, Fla. She was 71. No cause of death was provided.     “She was very fun-loving,” her older sister, Claire Forde, said...
    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...
    Anthony Correale, who retired from the East Hampton School District in 2003 after 39 years, died at his house in Manorville on Tuesday at the age of 69. The family did not provide further details.      Mr....