After graduating from high school here, Bruce Stephen Bunce of East Hampton pursued his love for food and cooking. Possessing no formal training and only natural talent, he worked in several local restaurants, including the Maidstone Arms, Gordon’s of Amagansett, and Spring Close.
Mr. Bunce died on June 13 in Lady Lake, Fla., where he had recently moved to be cared for by family members following a cancer diagnosis. He was 60.
Word has been received here of the death on June 15 in Utila, Honduras, of Benoit Bellenoue of Utila, a frequent visitor to East Hampton with his family. He was 46.
Mr. Bellenoue’s wife, Danielle, is the daughter of Nancy and Richard Horwich of Hollow Tree Lane in Northwest.