Lynn Dart Wesnofske of Bridgehampton Dies at 71

Wesnofske founded a business in Bridgehampton and was active in founding Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Editor's Note: This obituary was prepared by the family, provided by O'Connell Funeral Home and edited by Patch.

Lynn Dart Wesnofske, of Bridgehampton, passed away at the age of 71 on Dec. 26 at Stony Brook Hospital from complications arising from pneumonia.

Born Lynn Ainsworth Dart on January 28, 1941, in Mount Kisco, she was the daughter of Donald D. Dart and Lois Urion. She married Raymond Wesnofske of Bridgehampton in 1964 and had one son, Christopher, of New York City, and both survive her.

She was educated at St. Margaret's School in Waterbury, Conn., and Westchester Community College. Before marrying she had worked as a medical
laboratory technician at Southampton Hospital and afterward founded a Bridgehampton based mailing and wordprocessing business in the 1970s called Wordtech.

With also a sporting interest in her life, she followed several pursuits including showing dogs, equestrian riding and partnering in racing standardbred horses.

An active civic person, she gave her time, resources and energy to many charitable and community causes the most enduring of which were found in the Community House Association and the Bridgehampton Village Improvement Society (BVIS). Besides serving as an officer and director, she was committed to their fundraising and communications for many years. For the BVIS, she long worked to maintain the charm of Bridgehampton Village. She was also active in the founding of a life care community in Greenport.

With a special talent for engaging people plus remembering faces, community events and local history, she was a willing host for civicfund raising events
on her home premises of Ocean View Farm for organizations such as the Peconic Land Trust multiple times. She was also an active member of the Devon Yacht
Club in Amagansett and the Pelican Isle Yacht Club in Naples, Fla.

Visitation was Dec. 28 at O'Connell Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Southampton and interment at  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriches.

Robert I Ross December 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM
I'm very sad to hear this news. Lynn was a wonderful, caring person who loved her community of Bridgehampton. As Deputy Southampton Town Supervisor, I worked on several projects with her. She was always kind and thoughtful. I saw her not that long ago. She seemed fine and gave me a kiss. Rest In Peace, Lynn. Deepest sympathies to the entire Wesnofske Family. I will miss seeing Lynn around town.
Sue Guyer December 30, 2012 at 01:30 PM
We were very sadden to learn of Lynn's passing. Bridgehampton has lost another prominent member of it's community. RIP Lynn. Our condolences to Ray and the family. Sue & Yogi
adam December 30, 2012 at 02:26 PM
In the years I have worked with the Bridgehampton Community House, I had gotten to know Lynn. She was as special person with tremendous warmth and she will be missed sorely. My thoughts and prayers to her family. Adam Miller
Lynn Falkowski December 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Lynn entered my life over 35 years ago, when I first moved to Bridgehampton. She was so generous in spirit as she welcomed me to the community. I never forgot that kindness. Her wonderful sense of humor and concern for others, will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Ray and Chris.
Judith Lee Stone December 30, 2012 at 06:27 PM
We were childhood buddies growing up with Lynn in Pleasantville NY in the house next door - built by Lynn's grandfather. We played often, in her magnificent treehouse and on her wooden carousel horse. On Halloween we dressed up as a farmer and his horse, 2 of us as the front and back of the horse, winning first prize in the Pleasantville Halloween parade. Lynn was always fun, adventurous and wonderful to be with, and although we lost touch, the memories are fond and vivid. Later our mother lived in Southampton, was a longtime friend of Lynn's mother, and Lynn made sure she stayed in touch. We extend our sincere sympathies to Lynn's family. Judie and Margi Stone
Joan Tutt December 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM
My sincere condolences.
Solusipse December 31, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Sincere regrets to the Wesnofske family on your untimely loss. Lynn will be remembered fondly for her many contributions to the community. Carry on Ray with best wishes for years to come.
Claire Halbardier February 05, 2013 at 01:51 AM
I so regret I did not stay in touch with Lynn after I moved to Hampton Bays. I meant to. Ray, you both took such good care of me when I first moved to Sag Harbor. And Lynn and I really tried to get that steeple back up at the Old Whalers' Church. Maybe it will be done in the future, and she will be remembered again. Nice lady. Claire Halbardier


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