May 10, 1936 ~ March 3, 2018

Born in: Rochester, New York,
Resided in: Greece, New York

Eileen M. Coyle GREECE NY - Eileen Coyle was the founder and CEO of Monroe Ambulance passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the age of 81. Eileen formed Monroe Medi-Trans, Inc., better known as Monroe Ambulance in 1975 with a staff of 15 employees. Today, the company is a leading provider of emergency medical services across Monroe, Orleans and Wyoming counties as well as non-emergency medical transportation across Western New York. Eileen has been quoted as saying her motivation was the ability to influence the well-being of customers by providing well trained professionals and state-of-the art equipment. Nearly 300 professionals now dedicate themselves to her vision of quality, compassion, and integrity in the delivery of medical services. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Gertrude Bayer; her husband, Thomas H Coyle. Survived by her children, Cheryl Fowler, Karen Mercer (Jonathan), Kathie Plane (Paul), Cynthia Coyle, Thomas C. Coyle (Lara), Timothy Coyle (fiancé’ Donna); 16 grandchildren, Shannon, Beth, Sean, Amy, Melanie, Christopher, Heather, Chelsea, Dylan, Brandon, Nicholas, Morgan, Rileigh, McKenzie, Alexis and Zachary; 13 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley, Kayla, Brenden, Jesse, Savannah, Zoey, Alivia, Lexi, Eleanor, William, Nathan and Declan and 1 great - great grandchild Aubiranna; her brothers, Robert Bayer (Bonnie); William Bayer (Diane); many nieces and nephews and close friends. Eileen’s leadership and influence extended far beyond the realm of Monroe Ambulance. She previously served as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, President of the New York State Ambulance Association, and was a Board member for the Rochester Women’s Network. Eileen Coyle was honored with numerous awards throughout her career including the Greece Chamber of Commerce’s Businessperson of the Year in 1995, the Rochester Safety Council’s Distinguished Service Award in 1998, and the 2001 Active Community Entrepreneur Award from the Rochester Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She was a pioneer in the Emergency medical services and in the community, her leadership role was not only limited to her professional career but extended to her family and friends as well. Her love for her family and cheerful disposition was on display for all to see throughout her life. She taught her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren the difference between right and wrong and having passion in their lives. Eileen enjoyed traveling and exploring new adventures with family members and close friends. Friends may call Thursday (March 8th) 4-8 at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (March 9th) 10:30 AM at St. Mark’s Church, 54 Kuhn Road, Greece. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Mercy High School, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610 in her memory. For more information or to sign Eileen’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.

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  1. Eileen was an inspiration. I had the pleasure to work with her and her company. My thoughts and prayers for the Coyle family and friends. Also for the current and pass employees. May she RIP.

  2. In sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. She was one of the smartest woman there is and one of the kindest. I hope that the family and ems family have peace knowing of the legacy that she left. God bless the family and ems friends that work at Monroe. All of us at AMR are here for you and praying for your healing.

  3. My deepest condolences and prayers being sent to all of the Coyle family including Monroe ambulance employees..she will be missed..

  4. My deepest condolences to the Coyle family. Eileen was a wonderful woman who will always be admired and remembered.

    Kim (Anten) Adrian

  5. My sympathy to the entire family. I’m one of the lucky ones who got to meet Eileen while I was employed at Rochester General. Monroe Ambulance was and is still a top EMS provider in this area.
    Thinking of you all during your time of sadness.

  6. To the entire Coyle family please accept my sincere condolences for your loss, may she rest in peace and her legacy live on forever.

  7. We were saddened to hear She was a great lady and leader and above all a role model as a Mom Gramma and Great gramma. She will be missed. Prayers to you all.

  8. A lot of respect goes out to Eileen for her devout determination in being a top notch EMS provider in Rochester and the surrounding area. My deepest condolences

  9. Eileen will be missed. She was kind of my ‘EMS mom’ in the 80’s during my service there. I seemed to have had my own time out chair in her office! She influenced me by her passion, caring and dedication to helping others.

  10. Great person to work for.
    I was a new EMT and she gave me a chance as a young man. She talked to her employees like they were family and rewarded hard work. I appreciated a good job and a boss that made expectations clear.
    She will be missed.

  11. I am at a loss for words. Eileen was such a special lady and loved by everyone who knew her! I loved her smile and her infectious laugh! I will always remember her and smile. Please know that I share in your grief and extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. Rest in peace Eileen.

  12. I had the honor of being Monroe’s first ALS Technician (at Parkside prior to that). She treated me as if I was one of her family. She was warm and genuine. The existence of Monroe today with its reputation for excellence is a testament to her grit and determination in the face of much larger competition. May you rest in peace with the knowledge that you ‘done good.’

  13. I’m am deeply saddened by the news of Eileen’s passing. She was a dear friend , coach and inspiring mentor. She will be dearly missed by her family , friends and the community she contributed so much to.

  14. In 1984 I had the privilege to be welcomed into the Coyle family , and in 1986 The Monroe Ambulance Family ..In 1987 I had the distinct honor to call Eileen my Mother in-Law and in the years to come she became the amazing Grandmother to our 2 children .. Eileen guided me with her love, kindness and generosity..My heart is broken and a piece of it will always be with her .. My Boss, and My Friend will be greatly missed .. the Heavens have gained an amazing Angel… Go in Peace

  15. In the early 1980s I passed my first EMT class at the first EMT class held at Empire Nine. At that class I met two other students who were working at Monroe Ambulance who encouraged me to apply there. I did after I passed my class and was one of few women at Monroe at that time. Many more came after me. I met and worked with (and for) many fine people. We were family at 318. I have so many fond memories of my time at Monroe. So many stories I share. Eileen will be missed, she was respected and sometimes feared (Car 1), she was fair and we were her family. My sympathies to Eileen’s family.

  16. In the mid 1990’s Eileen and Monroe Ambulance contributed an ambulance to Linkages of Rochester humanitarian aid program for shipment to Veliky Novgorod, Russia, Rochester’s sister city. She did this without fanfare and to the best of our knowledge the ambulance is still in operation there.

  17. Mary and I are thinking of Eileen’s family during this time, and grateful for having the opportunity to know her. She built a very worthy empire- a true legend in the EMS world.

  18. My heart is very heavy with the news I received yesterday. I am so blessed to have started my career with Monroe Ambulance thanks to Eileen. She brought me to Monroe and gave me a family. Not matter where I go my heart will always belong at Monroe. I lived my life with all of you as witnesses and became entrenched in your families. The healing will take a while, but the memories are forever. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you Eileen for being amazing. Rest in Peace.

  19. My sincere condolences to the entire Coyle family. Like many in Rochester I was fortunate to work at Monroe Ambulance from 1984 to 2000 in a full-time and part-time capacity. I learned so much in my time there with the opportunities Eileen provided for all. She was truly a special lady who treated all as family. Even when she was yelling at me, which was deserved by the way, it was from the heart. I can say she was a large part of what made me the person I am today. I am not sure most of us realized it in our younger days but she truly made us all better people. God Bless Eileen and her entire family. Klinger

  20. My thoughts go out to the coyle family. I worked at Monroe and had the pleasure of talking to Eileen a few times and she was very nice and loved her employees ! Not every commercial ambulance company can say their CEO cares for their employees but Eileen did ! A very caring and thoughtful person ! Rest In Peace and may your friends family and coworkers never forget your foot prints

  21. Our condolences to the family. It is a very sad day. She was a wonderful woman and a role model to many.

  22. Thoughts and condolences for the entire Coyle family. I had the privilege of working at Monroe from 2000-2006 and I can still remember Eileen coming through the office like a force of nature. She seemed to know everybody by name and always had a word of encouragement or advice. The world is a bit less than it was with her passing.

  23. Doug and I send our sincere sympathy to everyone in her family. we appreciate her friendship throughout the years with our daughter, Jennifer. She will be missed by many.

  24. I’m very sorry for your loss Coyle family. My deepest condolences and prayers for you all
    Linda Pray

  25. Dear Coyle Family, So many heart will be broken over this. Barry has been truly blessed to be a part of the Coyle Family and Monroe Ambulance for 20 years. Eileen was a truly a remarkable person. In January I lost my dad and in one of the cards someone told me ‘ in the beauty of memories left behind, in the lives touched and change, in the gifts of wisdom shared, those we love live on always.’ Eileen gave so much of herself to so many and she will live in their hearts for a long time. Our sympathy and prayers to all you.

  26. Dear Karen our sympathy to you and the entire Coyle Family. Her legacy, her love will always be remembered by family and friends. We no longer have our parents and we treasure the joy of those memories bringing both laughter and tears.
    Sending prayers of peace to you and yours.

  27. My deepest condolences go out to the Coyle family. My prayer stop for guidance go to Tom and Tim Coyle to lead us ( MONROE) into the next years. We have only gotten bigger and stronger with the leadership Eileen expected you guys to deliver. We will move forward and make her proud.

  28. On behalf of the North Greece Professional Firefighters Local 3827, please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of Eileen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and please do not hesitate to reach out to us for anything.

  29. Our sympathy to the entire family. Eileen was a very kind, respected, and very generous woman. May she rest in peace and prayers to you all.

  30. Dear Karen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Your mother was an amazing woman and we are sorry we never got to meet her.

  31. Dear the Coyle family
    I am sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time from Jess

  32. Heartfelt condolence from our family to the Coyle family in your time of loss. Our family shares fond memories of Eileen and her kindness in Gary’s 25 years of employment at Monroe.

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