Eileen Patricia Eagan, who worked for the Suffolk County Water Authority for 26 years, died of cancer on June 30 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. Ms. Eagan, who had been living in Springs with her sister, Anne Marie Brierley, was 80.
Ms. Eagan was a longtime advocate for women's equality, her sister said. She enjoyed travel, dining in restaurants, cruises, and playing cards, and spent years researching and documenting her family's history.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1940, in Jamaica, Queens, to Thomas Francis Eagan and the former Mary Curran. She lived in Port Jefferson Station for a time, and before Springs resided in Bonita Springs, Fla. Ms. Eagan's marriage ended in divorce.
In addition to her sister, she is survived by a son, Thomas Arenella of Sound Beach. A brother, Thomas Eagan of Selden, also survives, as do her close friend Edward Florian of Bonita Springs, three nieces, Jacqueline, Susan, and Eileen Brierley, two nephews, James and Donald Brierley, and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
She asked that no services be held. Ms. Eagan was cremated and her ashes will be dispersed at a date to be determined.