Elinor A. Fendall of Sag Harbor dies August 7

Longtime Sag Harbor resident Elinor A. Fendall died Aug. 7 after a brief illness. She was 97 years old.

She was a familiar face in the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton community, having moved here from Brooklyn in the early 1980s with her late husband, Frank Fendall.

She volunteered part-time at the ARF Thrift N Treasure store for 30 years, retiring in 2017. She has also held volunteer positions at Bridgehampton Child Care Center Thrift Shop, Habitat for Humanity and St. Ann’s Food Pantry.

She was an avid bridge player, playing several times a week at the East Hampton Senior Center or the Amagansett Free Library. She always followed her Bridge games with a cocktail at the Corner Bar with her Bridge friends.

She was correspondence secretary for many years for the Eastville Historical Society in Sag Harbor, and until her death was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgehampton. Fendall, a retired social worker, believed in “giving back” and aligned herself with activities, organizations and charities where she could use her talents and treasure to help others, her family said. Until recently, she could be seen shopping in King Kullen with her daughter Paula or dining at her favorite restaurant, Dockside.

She touched many people, young and old, with her warmth, humor, kindness, generosity and sincerity, her family said, noting that “she will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.”

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Y. Fendall of Brooklyn.

A memorial service will be held on October 8 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgehampton.

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