Alice Ward King

02/07/2012 4:40 PM |

Alice Ward King of Greenport died at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Feb. 4, 2012. She was 93 years old and a resident of the village since 1945.

Ms. King was born on Jan. 23, 1919, in Sag Harbor, N.Y., to John and Elsa (Konrad) Ward and lived there with her family until 1941. A graduate of Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, she married Gerald C. King at St. Andrew’s R.C. Church there on June 15, 1941. Together they made their home in East Hampton for a year before moving to San Francisco, where they lived from 1943 to 1945.

Alice and Gerry owned and operated the Coronet Restaurant in Greenport, with Alice as cashier, from 1953 to 1973.
In the Greenport community, she was a member of the Greenport Homemakers and the Stirling Historical Society and was a Girl Scout leader and class mother. She was also a communicant of St. Agnes R.C. Church and a member of the Rosary Society.

She was predeceased by her husband on July 18, 2007, and is survived by three children, Geralyn (Paul) Jasina of Collierville, Tenn., Sister Eleace King, IHM, of Center Moriches and Gregory C. King of Greenport; three siblings, John A. Ward of Sag Harbor, Edward Ward of New York, N.Y., and Margaret Toole of Sag Harbor; two grandchildren, Paul (Patricia) Jasina of Plano, Texas, and Alyssa Villarreal of Memphis, Tenn.; and three great-grandchildren, Antonio Villarreal of Memphis and Elizabeth and Paul Jasina of Plano. She was also predeceased by six siblings, Thomas Eugene Ward of Springfield, Vt., George Ward, Ruth Moylan, Richard Ward and Ann Mott, all of Sag Harbor, and Florence Grimshaw of East Hampton.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated  Wednesday,  Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes R.C. Church by Msgr. E. Raymond Walden. Interment was at St. Agnes R.C. Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Alice and her family in a special way may make a donation to San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 2122, Greenport, NY 11944.

This is a paid notice.