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Apr 11, 2016 10:20 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Carol Bick Tolley Of Quogue Dies April 6

Apr 15, 2016 2:01 PM

Carol Lee Bick Tolley of Quogue died April 6 at the Westhampton Care Center. She was 92.

Born June 19, 1923, she was the daughter of Henry Bick and Rosamond Hicks Lee, and had a twin brother, Alan, who predeceased her. She was raised in Kew Gardens and attended Richmond Hill High School, graduating as valedictorian in 1941. She graduated with honors from Skidmore College in 1945 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a varsity letter in diving. She earned a master’s degree in 1946 from the Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences and went on to have a successful career as managing editor of Tide Magazine, a business publication in New York City for the advertising industry.

She married Edward P. Tolley Jr. of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, in 1954; the marriage ended in divorce.

She raised her children in Port Washington, where she was president of the Flower Hill School PTA in the 1970s and was an early advocate for girls’ athletics at Schreiber High School under Title IX. She was a longtime member of the Quogue Field Club, the Quogue Beach Club and the Port Washington Yacht Club, where she enjoyed sailing in Manhasset Bay. Survivors said her happiest times were spent with her family in her summer cottage in Quogue, where she also enjoyed sitting on the beach under her favorite “Quogue blue” sky.

She is survived by four children, Alexandra Tolley, Brook Tolley Confort, Edward P. Tolley III and Caroline Tolley; grandchildren, Caitlin and Caroline Confort, Perry, Maggie and Reid Tolley, and Drew and Blaise Malabre. She is also survived by Michael P. Confort Jr., Therese Kennedy Tolley and John Malabre.

Memorial donations may be made to the Quogue Library, quoguelibrary.org, or at Box 5036, Quogue, NY 11959.

A memorial service is being planned for this summer.

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