Alice Egan Brothers, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, passed away on October 17, 2008. Mrs. Brothers was born at the old Tarrytown Hospital on September 25, 1925, to William Egan and Catherine Coleman Egan.
She is survived by five cousins as well as many devoted friends.
She was educated locally at the F. R. Pierson and Washington Irving Schools and graduated from Washington Irving in 1944. She furthered her education at Good Counsel College in White Plains receiving a B.S. in Business Education in 1948. A graduate degree, also in Business Education, was granted by New York University. After receiving her graduate degree, she taught at a private school for young ladies and later was asked to join the faculty at N.Y.U. where she worked until her retirement. In her years at N.Y.U., she was active in professional groups including city and state organizations and served on the Boards of many of these organizations.
Mrs. Brothers married William Patrick Brothers on May 28, 1966. When she took early retirement from N.Y.U., she began various volunteer activities at Meals on Wheels, the Warner Library, Literacy Volunteers of America, the Historical Society, Project Time Out (respite help), and the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She often referred to herself as a "Professional Volunteer." In addition to her busy volunteer activities, she and her husband traveled and went to the theater.
In 1995 Mrs. Brothers ended her volunteer activities due to the onset of illness but continued her interest in the organizations listed above.
A Mass was offered at St. Teresa of Avila Church on Friday, October 24, 2008, followed by interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.