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  • Eco-friendly gardens will be the focus of this year’s Garden as Art tour, an annual benefit for Guild Hall. The event begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast at Guild Hall and a panel discussion moderated by Edwina von Gal.

    The subject of the talk will be similar in theme to the tour, i.e., landscape care that is chemical and pesticide free. Afterward there will be a book signing by the participants: Sean O’Neill, Stephen Orr, Eric Fleisher, Diane Lewis, and Paul Tukey.

  • Meghan McNelis Rooney of Pittsburgh and Jonathan Graham Foley of Montauk were married on July 12 at Immaculate Conception Chapel at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. The Rev. Paul Taylor officiated. A reception followed at Klein Immergrun, a family estate in Loretto.

    The bride wore a silk satin dress by Johanna Johnson, an Australian designer, a veil of her own design, and shoes from Landin. She carried white peonies, English garden roses, and pink spray roses.

  • KidFest at Guild Hall

    Guild Hall’s KidFest performances and workshops begin on Wednesday, when Page Turner Adventures presents “The Great Pizza Contest” at 5 p.m., starring Riley Roam and Kenny Mikey. This one, which combines storytelling, slapstick, and audience participation, is ideal for kids 3 to 8. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, or $14 and $11 for members.

  • A memorial Mass for Hedwig Lukas, who died at home in the Ditch Plain area of Montauk on Sunday, will be said at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk today at 10 a.m. Mrs. Lukas, who was 101, was known as Heddy.

    Burial will be at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

  • A memorial service for James Weber, 46, of East Hampton will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. Mr. Weber died on July 20. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
     

  • Bertha Hopson, the ninth in an East Hampton family of 10 children, who lived here her entire life, died at Southampton Hospital on July 25 as the result of an aneurysm. She was 81.

    In 1954, Ms. Hopson was among 12 charter members of East Hampton’s Calvary Baptist Church. She retired only recently from its usher board, after receiving a pin honoring her 55 years of service.

  • Susan H. Rockford, an attorney and active member of the East End arts community, died of complications of ovarian cancer at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Fla., on July 15. She was 66.

    After retiring as an attorney for the City of New York in 2003, Ms. Rockford moved to Shelter Island, where she rediscovered and nourished her lifelong passion for the arts. Originally a photographer, she turned to abstract painting, creating a series of tactile, multi-textured pieces on canvas and linen.

  • Dr. Bertram E. Bromberg, a distinguished plastic and reconstructive surgeon who summered in Montauk for nearly 50 years from 1959 to 2008, died on June 22 in Jupiter, Fla. The cause was congestive heart failure; he had been ill for six months.

    Dr. Bromberg, who was 96, enjoyed gardening as well as sportfishing and continued to fish into his 90s, said his daughter, Betzy Bromberg. He began living in Jupiter year round in 2008.

  • Rosakate Levy Dellon Bonomo, a retired New York City educator who had a house in Springs for nearly four decades, died in the city on July 22. She was 85, and had been ill for about a year.

        Locally, Mrs. Bonomo was active with the Friends of Guild Hall and the Springs Improvement Society. She and her late husband, Michael J. Bonomo, were among the founders of the LongHouse Reserve’s volunteer program, and Mrs. Bonomo also worked on behalf of the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, now known as the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center.

  • Mary Ann Gauger, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died at home in her sleep on July 22. She had been diagnosed with cancer years ago, her family said. She was 80 years old.

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