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Obituaries July 30, 2009

Posted on 30 July 2009

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Dorothy Grace Casey Lester

Dorothy Grace Casey Lester, 96, died June 26, 2009, of natural causes at Sterling House Assisted Living in Anchorage, Alaska.

Mrs. Lester was born January 26, 1913, to the late Frederick and Jesse Richardson in Bayside, Queens, N.Y. She was raised in New York City, and was a resident of Sag Harbor and East Hampton for many years. She was formerly married to William J. Casey, and married Harry G. Lester on Sept. 17, 1964.

Mrs. Lester was a homemaker.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester arrived in Alaska in April 1973 from East Hampton after an adventurous drive cross country.

“They had visited their son in 1972 and fell in love with Alaska,” said the family. “Dorothy’s love for Alaska and its beauty never waned. Her sense of humor and infectious smile will always be remembered.”

She is survived by her husband, Harry G. Lester; son, William J. Casey; and daughter in-law, Phyllis J. Casey. Her ashes will be scattered in Prince William Sound.

 

Manuel Cunha

Manuel Cunha, a resident of Sag Harbor for 28 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Friday, July 24. He was 78 years old.

Born in East Hampton on May 30, 1931, he was the son of Joseph and Angelina (Corriea) Cunha.

Mr. Cunha had a career as a foreman of the Suffolk County Water Authority. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge of Riverhead.

Mr. Cunha is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Weatherell, and eight children: Manuel J. Cunha, Jr,. of East Hampton; Rhonda Cunha of East Hampton; Cheryl Cunha (Ron) of Corona Lake, N.Y.; Sharon Adam (Terrance) of Sag Harbor; Lauren Schellinger (Stratton) of Sag Harbor; Anthony Cunha of Noyac; Robin Vacca of Florida and Debbie Merrill of Florida.

He is also survived by a sister, Fanny Wells, of East Hampton. A sister, Alice Stevenson, predeceased him.

Mr. Cunha is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Interment was at St. Andrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the Dominican Sisters.

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