Arlene Coyle, 84, of Brookfield, died June 24, 2010, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer. She was the widow of Richard Coyle.

Mrs. Coyle was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Syracuse, N.Y., daughter of the late John Lambert and Mary (Shanahan) Hartnett.

She moved to Brook-field in April of 1963. She was a Realtor working for some of the larger offices in the area.

Mrs. Coyle was a member of the Danbury Board of Realtors for 25 years, a former president of the Friends of the Library, a member of St. Joseph Church and a volunteer raising funds for Regional Hospice.

She started the St. Patrick's Day breakfast to benefit Brookfield's branch of Regional Hospice.

Mrs. Coyle was honored as the Woman of the Year by the Women's Club of Brookfield in 1998. She was also honored as The League of Women's Voters Unsung Hero for her years of service to Regional Hospice and her lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of cancer patients and the community as a whole.

Mrs. Coyle is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Dillon, and her husband, David, of Bridgewater; three sons, Richard Coyle, of New Milford, Kevin Coyle, and his wife, Linda, of Newtown, and Christopher Coyle, and his wife, Lisa, of Brookfield; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Emily, Caitlin, Peter, Connor, Mary, Michael, Noah, Meghan and Molly; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Healing Hearts c/o Regional Hospice, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810, or to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, c/o P.O. Box 5225, Brookfield, CT 06804.