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Obituaries December 17, 2009

Posted on 18 December 2009

Mary A. Kyle

Mary A. Kyle, 95, a former Sag Harbor resident, died Saturday, December 12, 2009 at her home in Millerton, N.Y. where she had lived for the last year and a half. Born, May 12, 1914, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Clark Johnson. Mrs. Kyle was an executive secretary for the administrator of Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in the Bronx and later worked as the register for the hospital’s School of Nursing. She was a graduate of the Grace Institute in Manhattan and attended Fordham University in the Bronx. It was also in the Bronx, on October 29, 1944, that she married Charles P. Kyle who died December 16, 1999. A woman of strong faith, Mrs. Kyle was a member of St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Sag Harbor and was very devoted to her family and career.

Mrs. Kyle is survived by two sons, James Kyle and his wife, Bunny, of Clinton, Conn. and Dennis Kyle and his wife, Maria, of Millerton, N.Y. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jennifer Manstrelli, Jessica Curran, Christopher Kyle, Patrick Ficorilli and Sara Molgano. She also leaves two great grandsons, Robert and Christopher Manstrelli, and two nephews, George and Charles Blank. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Kyle was predeceased by two daughters, Mary Regina Kelly and Kathleen Kyle Ficorilli, two brothers, Charles and James Johnson, and a sister, Eleanor Blank.

Calling hours were held Monday, December 14 at the Hufcut funeral home in Dover Plains, N.Y. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, December 16, at St. Andrew’s R.C Church in Sag Harbor. Burial followed at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions maybe made to Hospice of Dutchess County, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-1034. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

William O. Lyles, Jr.

William O. Lyles, Jr., husband of Ruth (Woodward) Lyles, of 61 Redwood Road in Sag Harbor, passed away at his home of 31 years on December 13, 2009. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Lyles was born on May 26, 1916 to William O. and Lilas (Gordon) Lyles in Smithfield, North Carolina. Mr. Lyles served in the United States Air Force from 1943 until his retirement in 1963, and he and his wife, Ruth, moved to Sag Harbor in 1978. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Lyles is survived by a son and a daughter, both in North Carolina, as well as a step-son in Georgia, and grandchildren in North Carolina, Georgia, and Sag Harbor. He was predeceased by his sister, Martha Hadlow.

As per Mr. Lyle’s wishes, there were no calling hours and no formal service. Private cremation took place and his ashes were scattered on the water.

Muriel M. Stuckart

Muriel M. (nee Johnson) Stuckart of Sag Harbor passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009, at the age of 82.

She was born in 1927 in Greenwich, Conn. and graduated from Freeport High School, where she was an active member of the marching band. In 1947 she married U.S. Navy veteran William R. Stuckart and settled in Roosevelt, Long Island, where she raised her five children.

In 1966, Mrs. Stuckart and her family moved to Dix Hills where she began her career as a secretary. After relocating to Sag Harbor in 1967, she worked for Hamptons Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Mrs. Stuckart enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, baking, entertaining and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband William, she is survived by her son, William Stuckart and his wife Laura of Wainscott; her daughter Ellen Mulvihill and her husband Paul of Garden City; her son Paul Stuckart and his wife Cathy of Southold; her daughter Barbara Jockers and her husband Ken of Mt. Sinai; and her son Stephen Stuckart and his wife Allison of Orlando, Fla. She is also survived by her brother, Warren Johnson of Averill Park, N.Y., and she was the cherished grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother to 17.

Visitation was held on Sunday and Monday at the O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. The celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday at Queen of the Holy Rosary R.C. Church in Bridgehampton. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Stuckart’s memory to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 16 Columbus St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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