Alice Van Wicklen of Southampton died on November 20 at the Hampton Care Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. She was 92.
Born in Brooklyn, in January 1921, she moved to Uniondale and later to Hempstead, where she spent most of her early years. She was a secretary for a leading electronics firm. Upon her marriage to Lester Van Wicklen in 1953, she moved to Glen Head. Eventually they moved to Shelter Island, where they opened a bed and breakfast called Bayberry House, which they had for many years while her husband was also a builder on the island. After her husband died in 1974, Ms. Van Wicklen became a companion and caregiver to many.
In 2007 she moved to Bishop Ryan Village in Hampton Bays, where she lived until illness brought her to the Hampton Care Center in Southampton.
Ms. Van Wicklen is survived by her sisters, May Villani and Catherine Bahr; brother-in-law, Dominick Villani; many nieces and nephews; and friends Shirley Fox, Patricia Fox and Peggy Spong.
A visitation was held at the O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton last week. Interment followed at Greenfield Cemetery in Hempstead.