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05/11/2015 12:00 PM
Sidney Abbott in a 1992 photo by Robert Giard. (Credit: New York Public Library Collection)

Sidney Abbott in a 1992 photo by Robert Giard taken in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Credit: New York Public Library Collection)

Sidney Abbott was a lot of things to many different people.

To some, she was a noted feminist and lesbian rights activist. To others she was a warm friend and champion for the underdog.

To her nephew, David Abbott, she was his “cool aunt who lived in the Village.”

Friends and family gathered for a memorial service at North Fork United Methodist Church in Cutchogue Saturday to share their stories about Ms. Abbott, who died in an April 15 fire at her Southold home. She was 77.  (more…)