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Obituaries 5.26.11

Posted on 25 May 2011


Marion B. Cain

Marion Butts Cain, 88, peacefully passed away on April 24, 2011 at her residence in Largo, Florida. She was the daughtetr of Alfred Butts, Sr. and the former Harriet Morre, and was sister to Alfred Butts, Jr. and Nelly Butts Hedges.

She graduated as valedictorian  from Pierson High School in 1940 and obtained a nursing degree from the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. When she graduated from nursing school she received the Murry Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Nursing. Her father ran the concession stand at Long Beach that she worked there summers while growing up.

Mrs. Cain was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served in the Nurse Corps during World War II. At this time she served in the Army of Occupation in Italy.

Mrs. Cain spent most of her working years at Grumman Aerospace in Calverton, recognized for over 30 years of service as an R.N. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion in Sag Harbor.

“She was devoted to her family and many friends and influenced all who knew her,” said her family. “Furthermore, she unselfishly took time to help those in need.”

Mrs. Cain resided in Sag Harbor until 1987 and was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton. Predeceased by her husband, George Cain, she is survived by her son Paul Winters, his wife Christine and grandchildren Nicole and Matthew. A graveside service was held at Oakland Cemetery on May 14.


Judith Ann Militare

Judith Ann Militare, 61, formerly of Forest Hills, died on Thursday, May 19 in Sag Harbor. Born in Oneonta, New York in 1950 to Anthony P. Savarese and Margaret Gleasing, Ms. Militare moved to Sag Harbor from Forest Hills 25 years ago. During her time in Sag Harbor she worked as a clerk at the Sag Harbor Inn. Ms. Militare is survived by her children Andrea Cartagena of Philadelphia and Marcy Carter of Flanders and three grandchildren.

Visitation hours at the Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, Sag Harbor will be on Sunday, May 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, 11937 and the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, PO Box 810, Sag Harbor, NY, 11963.-


Thomas Destefanis

Thomas Destefanis, a former resident of Sag Harbor, died in Fernandina Beach, Fla., on April 30. He was 73 years old.

Born in New York City on May 30, 1937, he was the son of Louis and Ethel Destefanis.

Mr. Destefanis attended school in New York City and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He moved to Sag Harbor in 1967 and held several positions, including as manager of Baron’s Cove Inn and served as a yacht captain on private vessels.

“He was an avid fisherman, boatman and had a deep appreciation of nature,” said his brother, John.

Mr. Destefanis moved to Florida in 1997 and continued to work at the port in Fernandina Beach until his retirement.

Mr. Destefanis is survived by two brothers and three sisters.


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