There were a lot of sides to Debra Marino’s personality, her husband, Richard Kresberg, said to the hundreds of people gathered at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons in Southampton for her funeral on Friday, “but her mentality was part rock star, part British royalty, so she’d appreciate this crowd.”
Ms. Marino, a Sag Harbor fixture for many years, died at home in Amagansett on March 10. She was 51 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.
Laura Mildred Morgan, a resident of the Windmill Village II senior citizens housing complex in East Hampton who had worked as a cashier at grocery stores here, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital of complications from leukemia. She was 64.
Her family said she was diagnosed with leukemia at the end of December and was hospitalized in early February.
Clarence Barnes Sr., a longtime resident of Springs who established the Barnes Country Store on Springs-Fireplace Road there, died on March 4 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 80 years old.
Mr. Barnes was born in Indiana to Charles Barnes and the former Helen French. He grew up there, coming to the South Fork in his early 20s while stationed in Montauk with the Air Force.
Thomas Hamilton of Amagansett, a retired aerospace worker who first came to the South Fork in the 1930s to camp with his wife at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, died on March 3 at Southampton Hospital. He was 99 and had suffered a number of strokes over the past decade.
He was “a real gentleman,” his son Kenneth Hamilton said. “It’s something you don’t see as much anymore. How you’re brought up, what’s right and what’s wrong. That was always very important to him.”
T. and A. Kanninen to Siadat 2009 Family Trust, 112 Meeting House Lane, .39 acre, Jan. 15, $2,000,000.
9 Roberts Lane L.L.C. to A. and R. Dahan, 9 Roberts Lane, .78 acre, Dec. 10, $4,462,500.
REB/JOHN L.L.C. to Cove Hollow 105 L.L.C., 105 Cove Hollow Road, 1.25 acre, Jan. 08, $1,151,000.
C. Jordan (by referee) to D. Sakowitz, 9 North Cape Lane, .59 acre, Jan. 10, $442,000.
F. Hallissey to H. Andrion, 8 Villa Avenue, .37 acre, Dec. 13, $1,870,000.
March 16, 1989 Bonackers Net the State ‘B’ Championship
The unranked East Hampton High School Bonackers waded into the rough waters of the Glens Falls Final Four last weekend. As their fans flailed about in 10-foot waves of emotion, the team netted the New York State public high school class B boys basketball championship, upsetting top-ranked Gloversville 58-57 in a semifinal-round game Friday night, and defeating ninth-ranked Rye 57-53 in the final Sunday afternoon.
The Montauk Playhouse Community Center will benefit from a basketball game to be contested tomorrow night at East Hampton High School by the Harlem MagicMasters and a faculty team whose roster comprises Robyn Mott, Will Collins, Ray Wojtusiak, Nick Finazzo, John Lupo, Josh Brussell, Cara Nelson, Liz Forsberg, Mike Vitulli, Nicole Calloway, Krista Brooks, John Carroll, and Mike Sarlo.
Thursday, March 20
BASEBALL, East Hampton at Hampton Bays, scrimmage, 4 p.m.
BOYS LACROSSE, North Babylon at East Hampton, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE, East Hampton at Riverhead, nonleague, 4 p.m.
Friday, March 21
BENEFIT BASKETBALL, Harlem MagicMasters vs. faculty team, benefit Montauk Playhouse Community Center, East Hampton High School, 7 p.m.
New BookHampton Book Group
The newest of BookHampton’s locations, at 16 Hampton Road in Southampton, is now offering a lunchtime book group. Led by Mary Braverman, late of Rowdy Readers in East Hampton, it meets every other Wednesday at noon at La Parmigiana restaurant, down the street from the bookstore. For this Wednesday, the 26th, the title is “Three Strong Women” by Marie NDiaye.