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.
With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14