JoAnne W. Carter

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JoAnne W. Carter, 81, died peacefully on April 17, 2016 at her home in Sag Harbor.

Ms. Carter was born on March 19, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Edgar Thomas Williams Sr. and Elnora Bing Williams also of Brooklyn. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife to the late Robert L. Carter for over 50 years. Her devotion to God and family was her gift to the world. She was a faithful member of Christ Episcopal Church where she served on both the vestry and as a lay-person for more than 20 years.

Ms. Carter was a former board member of The Society of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), former member of the Brooklyn Chapter of Links,Inc., a trustee of the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, member of the Choral Society of the Hamptons.

She was also a trustee of the Brooklyn Museum and president of the Eastville Community Historical Society. She also served on the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, and was president of the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc.

Ms. Carter is survived by her three children Tony Prendatt-Carter of New Jersey, Janine Carter and spouse Michel of Brooklyn, NY, Tiffany Carter and spouse Michelle of Providence, R.I., her brother E.T. Williams of Sag Harbor, her sister Thea Williams Girigorie of Glennville, New York, her granddaughter Gabrielle Prendatt-Carter of New Jersey, great-granddaughter Sparkle, and a host of nieces, nephews, grandniece, grandnephew, and godchildren. The family is also very grateful for her excellent caregivers, especially Ms. Carter’s dear friend Pamela Kern who saw to her every need in the last years of her life.

Following her cremation, a small service will be held for Ms. Carter on Friday April 22, 2016 at Christ Episcopal Church on Hampton Street in Sag Harbor, NY, at 2 p.m.

A full memorial service is planned for early summer 2016.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ms. Carter’s name can be made to: Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor and Christ Episcopal Church.

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Gavin Menu is the sports editor, advertising director and co-publisher of The Sag Harbor Express and Express Magazine. Reach him at gmenu@sagharborexpress.com.

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