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  • Jean-Claude Baker, a charismatic maitre d’hotel and restaurateur who owned Chez Josephine in New York and found sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of his working life at his house in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, died last Thursday outside of his house here. The cause was suicide, according to Steven Gaines, a friend. Mr. Baker was 71.

  • Roberta Anne Caglioti, who spent many summers in East Hampton while her husband, Victor Caglioti, worked as a visiting artist at Southampton College, died on Jan. 19 in Westhampton Beach after a struggle for decades with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 80.

    In earlier years, Mrs. Caglioti was a valuable partner in her husband’s work, helping to solve problems of stretchers and canvasses and later assisting in the documentation of his work. They lived a bohemian life, with Mrs. Caglioti routinely putting a pot of pasta on the stove at 2 or 3 in the morning.

  • Visiting hours for Marion D. Tuma of Fairfield Drive, Montauk, who died at home on Tuesday, will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Mrs. Tuma was 90. An obituary for her will appear in a future issue.


  • Jean McGrath of East Hampton died on Monday at Southampton Hospital. She was 89. Visiting hours will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in that village on Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in East Hampton.

    An obituary will appear in a future issue.

    K. Sneader and A. Muntner to B. Wong, 17 Woodedge Circle, 1.82 acres, Nov. 24, $2,210,000.
    Leisure Tech Group to 99 Cross L.L.C., 99 Cross Highway to Devon, 1.94 acres, Nov. 13, $3,500,500.
    J. and A. Giuliani Trusts to W. and R. Feldman, 69 Scrimshaw Lane, 1.5 acres, Nov. 21, $1,380,000.

    H. Baek to B. Freid, 2 Paumanok Road, 4.74 acres, Oct. 16, $4,500,000.
    D. and M. Droga to 1220 Holdings L.L.C., 9 Paumanok Road, 4.59 acres, Nov. 12, $2,700,000.

  • Reale Honored

    Lou Reale, the longtime coach of East Hampton High School’s softball team, has been named by the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association as one of the top eight softball coaches in the United States.

  • Thursday, January 22
    KID WRESTLING, for second-through-eighth-grade boys, East Hampton High School wrestling room, 6-8 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Amityville, 6:15 p.m.
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, Amityville at East Hampton, 6 p.m., and Hampton Bays vs. Pierson-Bridgehampton, nonleague, Pierson High School, 6:15 p.m.

    Friday, January 23
    WRESTLING, Shoreham-Wading River at East Hampton, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS SWIMMING, East Hampton at Hauppauge, 5 p.m.

  • An arts calendar listing last week for Fergus MacRoich’s appearance at the East Hampton Library with his book “Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate” said he was “involved in the civil rights movement,” when according to the back of the book he “joined the Medical Corps and was sent to Selma, Alabama, during the civil rights movement.”

  • The Bridgehampton Museum’s Parlor Jazz concerts will resume Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” a performance by Pamela Luss, a contemporary jazz vocalist, who will be accompanied by Julie Bluestone on saxophone and flute.

  • The Watermill Center will inaugurate its 2015 residency season with a brunch Sunday at noon, followed by a tour of the center and an open rehearsal by Catherine Galasso, a choreographer and multimedia artist, at 3 p.m.

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