"In his personal life as well as his work, Mr. Addams had a penchant for the macabre. His marriage in Water Mill to Marilyn Matthews Miller in 1980 was held in a cemetery for pets, and the bride wore a black dress and carried a black feather fan. The groom, she said afterward, 'just likes black.' 'He thought it would be nice and cheerful.' When the bride suggested that the pet cemetery would make a fine final resting place for her and her husband, Mr. Addams chuckled and said, 'I know it's a bit impractical, but there are worse places.'"