Muriel E. Greegan, a retired account executive in the finance department of the American Cyanamid Chemical Corporation, died at Southampton Hospital last Thursday. She was 92.
Ms. Greegan began summering in East Hampton in 1955, and picked a house on Oakview Highway to be her permanent residence in 1986.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1919, in Brooklyn, to John A. and Sophia Greegan. She was educated in the New York City public schools and attended classes at Fordham University.
During World War II, Ms. Greegan belonged to the New York branch of American Cyanamid’s U.S.O. club, which toured veterans hospitals to provide entertainment for wounded servicemen. She was a member of the club’s dance troupe.
“Their grass-skirt specialty number brought down the house,” The New York World-Telegram reported in its Dec. 14, 1944, edition.
Ms. Greegan stayed active in local affairs in her retirement. She was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, where she was involved with the Sunshine Club and religious education.
Ms. Greegan was a volunteer at the John Drew Theater, the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett, the Southampton Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, East Hampton’s Ladies Village Improvement Society, the Irish-American Club, and AARP’s 60 Plus Association.
Two sisters, Cecilia A. Greegan and Regina E. Hegenbart, died before her.
A funeral service was held at Most Holy Trinity on Tuesday, Msgr. Donald M. Hanson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Barney Rosset, the former Grove Press publisher and Evergreen Review founder and East Hampton resident who died in New York City on Feb. 21, will be recalled during a celebration of his life and work at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square in Manhattan on Wednesday. Doors will open 5 p.m. A guest list is being prepared in advance at RSVP@evergreenreview.com.