Irene McClain Wiedert, of Southampton, died January 20 at the age of 85. She was born on April 10, 1927 to William A. McClain and Helen Cusick McClain of Sag Harbor.
A graduate of St. Andrews Elementary School and Pierson High School, she was married to the late John E. Weidert who died in 2012. She resided in Sag Harbor and Southampton for many years. Recently she spent her winters in Lady Lake, Florida.
Mrs. Weidert was a member of the Sag Harbor Golf Club for most of her life. She was proud to have participated in numerous golf championships and her family still displays the trophy she won in 1948. In recent years, painting became a hobby and she had numerous oil paintings on display in her home.
Another favorite pastime was unearthing her family genealogy regarding the Silveys, O’Sheas, McLanes, and the McClains, by many visits to the National Archives in Washington, DC and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.
Mrs. Weidert is survived by a brother, Gene McClain, of North Haven; her three sons, Mark, and wife Dorothy, of Frederick, Md.; David of LaJolla, Calif., and Robert and his partner William Simkins of Palm Springs, Calif.; three granddaughters Katherine Weidert Sentz, Tracy Weidert and Colleen Weidert. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen McCrosson and two brothers, Donald and Robert.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to East End Hospice, PO Box 1048 Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.
Visiting was at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home on Wednesday. St. Andrews R.C. Church will hold a Mass on Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery.