obituaries

    Lydia Taddei, who became an active member of the St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church parish in Montauk after buying a house there in 1986, died at home last Thursday of lung cancer. She was 78.     Mrs. Taddei...

    A funeral Mass for Philip Cicero of Sag Harbor will be said at 10:30 this morning at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor. Burial will follow at the church cemetery on Brick Kiln Road. Mr. Cicero died Sunday. He was...
nita N. Clifford, a longtime resident of Wainscott who had been chairwoman of the Georgica Association’s beach committee, died in Essex, Conn., on May 19 after a long period of declining health. She was 79.

Frank Joseph Casa, a builder, architect, restaurant owner, and lifelong athlete, died at home on Hand Lane in Amagansett on Friday of complications from gallbladder cancer.
Ida Alberta Lindsay, a real estate broker in Sag Harbor for more than 40 years, died in Norwich, Conn., on June 13. She was 88.
Jeremy Nussbaum of Amagansett and New York City, a prominent attorney and the co-owner with his wife, Charline Spektor, of the BookHampton stores, died at their Manhattan apartment on June 12.
Kathaleen M. Benbenek died at home in East Hampton on June 8, having celebrated her 72nd birthday the week before. Ms. Benbenek, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January, died of cardiac arrest.
Norma Fast Flender, who lived on the Circle in East Hampton, died at the age of 81 last Thursday.

    Carol A. Schroeder, a former deputy clerk for Sag Harbor Village, died at home on Tuesday after what her family described as a long illness. She was 74 and had been a resident of Suffolk Street in Sag Harbor for more than 45...