Lydia Taddei, who became an active member of the St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church parish in Montauk after buying a house there in 1986, died at home last Thursday of lung cancer. She was 78.
Mrs. Taddei and her husband, Robert Taddei, who died in 2004, lived in Woodside, Queens, after they were married in 1953. They owned the Villa Lucia, an Italian restaurant in Astoria, Queens, where Mr. Taddei was the chef and his wife kept the books.
Edward Butler, an appliance repairman from Bay Point in Sag Harbor, died at Southampton Hospital on June 20 at the age of 72. He was diagnosed with cancer in January.
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.