Estelle L. Gassert of Jamesport died July 28, 2014. She was 87.
She was born in Brooklyn, Sept. 10, 1926, to William and Elizabeth (née Schwartze) Banks.
Formerly of Garden City, she moved to the North Fork in 1993. She enjoyed gardening and sewing and will be remembered as a stay-at-home mom who handled any task at home (large or small) masterfully.
Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Francis X. Gassert, whom she married on June 10, 1950; she is survived by two sons, Kevin and James (Joan) Gassert; and two grandsons, Matthew and Steven Gassert.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, July 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where parish prayer services will be conducted at 3 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 31, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore’s R.C. Church in Riverhead, where Father Robert Kuznik will officiate. Interment take place at Calverton National Cemetery.