Patricia Marie Dext, who with her husband had worked in, managed, or helped build many of Montauk’s motels and restaurants, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Sunday with her family by her side. She was 79 and had been ill, her family said.
The Breakers, the Tipperary Inn, the Montauk Motel, the Flying Fish restaurant, and the Star Island Yacht Club were among the establishments she and her husband had a hand in.
Adelaide Lizza, a third-generation Amagansett native known as Tea to friends and family, died on Aug. 17 in Palm Bay, Fla., where she had been living recently with her children. She was 78 years old.
Mrs. Lizza was born at the family house on Amagansett Main Street on May 4, 1935, to Dr. Frederic Finch and the former Frances Hammond. She was the youngest of seven siblings, and the last survivor.