Mary Lillian Morici, who with her husband operated the Stop 27 Motel in Montauk starting in the early 1950s, died at home in that hamlet under hospice care on June 13. She was 98. Her health had been declining for the past two years, her family said.
Born in what was then the farm country of North Merrick to William and Sadie Lyons Bright on April 20, 1914, she grew up on a farm and went to school in North Merrick.
Edward Gerrard Sheehan, who opened and ran the Dockside Bar & Grill in Sag Harbor in 1996, died on June 23 of lung cancer. He was 78.
He was a natural as a bartender, said one of his sons, Jeffrey Sheehan, because he loved people, and people loved him. “He was one of the greats,” his son said. “He was classic New York salt of the earth.”