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  • Dominick Puglisi took a long and varied path to realizing his life’s dream but when he made it a reality by opening an Italian restaurant, he met with unexpected, though not entirely unforeseeable, success.

    A childhood in the kitchens of his Sicilian grandmother and mother left him with a love of food and a sense of how cooking and sharing a meal can create true bonds among people. But it was not until he and his wife had built what they thought would be their retirement house in Arizona that it would come together at last.

  • Ellen Emma Dracker, who lived in East Hampton for 67 of her 88 years, died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital. She had suffered a broken femur and a series of strokes in May.

    Mrs. Dracker was fun-loving and family-oriented, her children wrote, always welcoming guests with her latest home-baked treat, as warmly as if they were members of the family. Among her specialties were brownies, sour cream twists, and stollen, a traditional German cake.

  • Nancy Ann Lazar had faced cancer with such grace over the past four years that her family tried to convince her to write a book titled “Top 10 Ways to Look Hot While You Have Cancer” to share what they called “her recipe for success.”

  • Rena Hewie Stoutt, who owned Jamaica Specialties on North Main Street in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Aug. 12, two days after her 64th birthday. A wake was held on Tuesday at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton and a funeral was held yesterday at Calvary Baptist Church, also in East Hampton. Burial was at Cedar Lawn Cemetery on Cooper Lane. A full obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

     

  • William G. Abel of Baiting Hollow Road in East Hampton died at home on Friday at 92. No service is planned. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

  • Patricia A. Reilly Dunn, formerly of East Hampton, died on Aug. 13 at her house in Ridge. She was 89. A Mass was said on Monday at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shoreham. She was buried at Calverton National Cemetery. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

     

  • Ernestine Lassaw of Springs died at Southampton Hospital on Friday. She was 101. A memorial will be announced for a date in the fall. An obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

     

  • Visiting hours for Vera Lens Holden, who lived in Montauk for many years, will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home and Family Center in Avon, Conn. Mrs. Holden died on Aug. 13 in Farmington, Conn., after a short illness. A service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, Conn., with the Rev. Jay Abramson officiating. Mrs. Holden was 96.

    An obituary will appear in a future issue.

     

  • AMAGANSETT
    A., B., and J. Struk to T. Burke and R. Baker, 14 Stony Hill Road, .81 acre, June 11, $1,360,000.
    Amagansett Applied Art to Big Red Barn L.L.C., 11 Indian Wells Highway, 1.18 acres, June 4, $2,675,000.
    Eminate Real Estate to Bungi Wungi L.L.C., 27 Pine Way, .38 acre, June 18, $3,850,000.

    BRIDGEHAMPTON
    Butter Lane Farm L.L.C. to G. Sing and N. Chi, 5 Cody Way, 1 acre (vacant), June 10, $995,000.
    J. Weinberg to M. Antonaccio and Jacobs, 143 Sea Farm Lane, .4 acre, June 11, $999,999.

  • July 20, 1989

    . . . The Achilles tendon tear jeopardized Howard Wood’s career. “There were only a few teams that had confidence in me,” he said, “that would take me without a tryout.” One of them was Metro Santa Caloma, a team in the first division — just under the division of honor, Spain’s premier league, in which he’ll play in the coming season.

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