Elizabeth Guile Orr Of Quogue Dies December 10


Elizabeth Guile Orr of Quogue, formerly of East Islip, died at her home on December 10. She was 93 and known by friends and family as “Betty.”

Ms. Orr was born on July 4, 1920, in New York to Dr. Hubert and Gladys Guile. She graduated from Nightingale-Bamford School and then attended Mills College and New York University.

She was known for actively supporting her community and for hosting numerous celebratory gatherings with her family and friends. She was a member of the altar guilds of St. Peter’s Church in Bay Shore, St. Mark’s Church in Westhampton Beach and the Church of the Atonement in Quogue. She supported and volunteered with many organizations including the American Heart Association, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, East End Hospice, the Westhampton Garden Club and The Nature Conservancy. Her favorite hobby was “bottling” and she formed the Orr-Jax Bottling Company with her lifelong friend, Peggy Jackson, with whom she reluctantly shared the title of president.

Ms. Orr is survived by two daughters, Susan Rowe and husband Tom of Colorado, and Lisa Orr and husband Charlie Cottingham of Maryland; four grandchildren, Jeremy Mason, Ashley and Chet Rowe and Mimi Cottingham; and by a sister, Susan Springsted of Glen Cove. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, T. Decker Orr; and by a daughter, Barrie Mason.

Visitation was held on December 13 at the Follett and Werner Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach. A funeral service was held on December 14 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Westhampton Beach. Cremation followed.

Memorial donations may be made to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, www.quoguewildliferefuge.org, East End Hospice, www.eeh.org or The Nature Conservancy Long Island Chapter, www.nature.org.

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