Jeraldine Coyle

Aug. 2, 1939 - May 31, 2014

Jeraldine D. Coyle, a former clerk in the East Hampton Town Assessor’s and Town Clerk’s offices, died of cancer in Naples, Fla., on Saturday. She was 74.

Her family’s roots in East Hampton dated back to the 1800s, according to her daughter, Karin Beaver Julin, with whom she lived in Nebraska for a time after retiring from her job here. She moved to Florida in 2010.

She was born at Southampton Hospital on Aug. 2, 1939, a daughter of Robert W. Lynch Sr., and the former Dorothy Douglas. After graduating from East Hampton High School, she attended Berkeley Secretarial College in New Jersey.

She was married in 1962 to Lloyd Beaver, from whom she was divorced. In 1969, she married John (Billy) Coyle. Her husband died in 2005.

Ms. Julin said her mother enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends. She had a group of friends in East Hampton, said her daughter, who often met for coffee at John Papas Cafe and played cards together.

Besides Ms. Julin, who now lives in Medicine Park, Okla., she leaves a son, Patrick Coyle of Naples, a stepdaughter, Christina Bertrand of East Hampton, and a stepson, John Coyle, also of East Hampton. Fourteen grandchildren survive.

Ms. Coyle was cremated. Her ashes will be buried at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in East Hampton. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawton, Okla., at a date to be determined.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Medicine Park Fire Department, P.O. Box 231, Medicine Park, Okla. 73557, or to the donor’s local fire department.