Arlene Rome Ten Eyck

Arlene Rome Ten Eyck ’43, of East Providence, R.I.; Mar. 1. She worked for a short time as a social worker before joining the staff at Bradley Hospital. For six months she was a teacher assistant at Moses Brown School and then returned to Bradley Hospital to be director of education. She later worked at several schools in Massachusetts as an educational therapist but returned to the East Providence public school system and remained there for nine years. During summers she worked as a summer camp counselor and enjoyed being a Cub Scout den mother. She was a trustee for the Ann Ide Fuller Library in East Providence and cofounder of the East Providence Friends of the Library. She was an active member of her Pembroke class and served as class secretary, treasurer, and reunion committee chairman, initiating several off-year class luncheons. Additionally, she established the Rose Low Rome Poetry Prize, followed by the David Rome Prize, and the Arlene R. and Peter H. Ten Eyck Prize at Brown. She held several titles as a member of the Mediator Fellowship in Providence and was active with the R.I. Chapter of Mensa for more than 25 years. She enjoyed reading, antique collecting, cooking, gardening, and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Peter.

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