Helen E. Sheehy of Amagansett, 87, died on Feb. 16 in Florida. She had gone there to celebrate a granddaughter’s Valentine’s Day engagement party in Jupiter, where, said her family, she had a wonderful time, laughing and dancing with family and friends. Two days later she died at the Palm Beach County Hospice at Palm Gardens Hospital. Death was attributed to heart failure.
Melvin Charles Bennett of Springs, known to most as Chuck, or Mel, died of lung cancer at Southampton Hospital on Feb. 25. He was 61.
A mason for many years who most recently worked for the Cozy Cottages in Wainscott, Mr. Bennett was known as an all-around handyman. In his spare time, he most enjoyed clamming and fishing in the waters around Springs, and spending time with friends, family, and his dog, Molly. “He was a great friend to all who knew him,” said his daughter, Amanda Bennett of East Hampton.