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Nov 11, 2019 11:42 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Patricia Hally Mohlere Of Sag Harbor Dies November 5

Patricia Mohlere
Nov 12, 2019 3:17 PM


Patricia Hally Mohlere of Sag Harbor died on November 5, 2019, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She was 73.

Known to her family and close friends as Patsy, she was a longtime member and past president of the Bridgehampton Association and volunteered for many years with St. Ann’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop in Bridgehampton.

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, on March 3, 1946, the daughter of Irwin William Hally and Elizabeth Dinkel Hally, Ms. Mohlere grew up in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Swarthmore High School; earned an associate’s degree at Centenary Junior College in Hackettstown, New Jersey in 1966; and a bachelor’s degree in history in 1968 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she met Richard Mohlere.

She and Mr. Mohlere were married February 15, 1969, in Swarthmore, and moved to Fort Benning, Georgia, where their first child, Lisabeth, was born. When the Army sent Mr. Mohlere to Vietnam in 1970, she returned to her family’s home in Swarthmore until he returned in 1971. The couple moved to Summit, New Jersey, where their second and third daughters, Gretchen and Lee, were born.

Ms. Mohlere was an active volunteer in civic and charitable organizations there and her husband worked in finance.

The family spent every summer on Shelter Island, and the Mohlers relocated to the East End in 1999, living on Shelter Island in the summers and Bridgehampton in the winters for seven years. After winterizing their Shelter Island house, they lived there full time from 2006 until 2012, when they moved to Sag Harbor.

Besides her community service, Ms. Mohlere was well known among family and friends for her keen sense of fashion, home decorating and gardening. She and her husband were celebrated by their three daughters in 2016 with a 70th birthday party at the Bridgehampton Club beach pavilion.

Besides her husband, she is survived by daughters, Lisabeth Harris (Derek) of Oyster Bay, Gretchen Brown (Ethan) of Massachusetts, and Lee Mohlere of Southampton; her brother, Carl Hally of South Carolina; and six grandchildren, Jasper, Grady and Hally Brown; Luke and India Harris; and Nina Mohlere.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bridgehampton Association, Box 507, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, or to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, mskcc.org.

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