TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Alyce Norbert Charles Coqueran of Tarrytown died Dec. 29 at her home. She was 86.
She was born June 6, 1926, in North Tarrytown to Selina and Percival Charles. A lifelong resident of Tarrytown, Coqueran attended North Tarrytown Elementary School and graduated from North Tarrytown High School.
She moved to Tarrytown in 1954 and remained a resident of Franklin Courts for the rest of her life. Coqueran served on the Board of Commissioners for the Tarrytown Municipal Housing Authority for 27 years.
She began working at Grasslands Hospital, now Westchester Medical Center, in 1962 and retired at the age of 55 after 20 years of service. She also simultaneously worked weekends at General Electric Management Institute in Crotonville
Coqueran was an original member of the Tarrytown Community Opportunity Center and remained a board member for 41 years. She was also site manager of the Tarrytown Nutrition Program for Seniors for the Town of Greenburgh for 15 years before retiring in 2006.
She was on the board of the Neighborhood House for six years and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She tutored at Abbot House and worked for the National Opinion Research Center.
Tarrytown mayor Drew Fixell proclaimed Jan. 6, 2006, “Alyce Coqueran Day” in Tarrytown for her service to the community. She was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Dec. 4, 2009.
For her 85th birthday celebration in Tarrytown, Coqueran was honored with proclamations from the Village of Tarrytown, Town of Greenburgh and Westchester County.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow.
She is survived by five daughters, Alice Coqueran, Adrienne (Jimmie Howard) Coqueran, Arnelle Coqueran Ullrich, Aurette (Dennis) DeCuffa and Angela Coqueran; two sons, Albert (Martha Richman) Coqueran and Anthony Coqueran; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
A funeral service was held Thursday at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Coffey Funeral Home handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tarrytown Seniors, 240 W. Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591.