Ursula Beau-Seigneur Passes Away

Our friend and neighbor Ursula Beau-Seigneur passed away March 27, 2019.  A Memorial Service celebrating her life will take place on April 24 at the Cabrini Chapel at 504 Main Street at 6:00PM.


Ursula was active in the Roosevelt Island Historical Society for many years.  She was a writer and editor of our book, Images of America: Roosevelt Island in 2003 and the author of the text for its maps of the Island.


Quietly, Ursula was a perfectionist and great contributor to our efforts.  She was our treasurer and important contributor to our programs and efforts.  She would gladly sit at our table at community events and discuss the Society with visitors.


Ursula worked for over 25 years at Goldwater Memorial Hospital as the librarian in the Patient’s Library.  She ran writing, poetry, arts and many other programs for the residents there. Her knowledge of the patrons of the library was vast and she went out of her way to accommodate their wishes.  When Goldwater closed she transferred to the

Coler campus.  


At Coler, she reactivated a dormant library into a warm welcoming place for reading, watching videos, and using the assistance devices. She continued working many years after she needed to. She enjoyed the art classes at the Carter Burden Senior Center and shared her talents in painting with us.


Ursula is survived by her brother Dennis Kehoe and family, in California.






Beau-Seigneur stands next to a painting she made in a Carter Burden Senior Center art class

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