Phyllis Marion McKay, a former housekeeper at Gurney’s Inn who lived on West Lake Drive in Montauk for many years, died of natural causes on Sept. 26 at Kettle Brook Care Center in East Windsor, Conn. She was 93.
She was born on July 7, 1919, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to John DeCastro and the former Delphena Calderia. She married John McKay, a native of Scotland, on March 31, 1951.
Dorothea Verzillo, a frequent visitor to the East Hampton home of her niece Madeleine Meehan, died in her sleep at her residence in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 26. She was 104.
She was born in Berlin on May 8, 1908, a daughter of Dr. Leo Meyer and the former Irma Goldstein. She was working in the art market at a time when National Socialism under Hitler began restricting creative freedoms, and left Germany for Florence. Her parents stayed behind, and perished in the Holocaust.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.