Obituary for Eileen O'Loughlin (Byrne)
Eileen (Byrne) O’Loughlin, 85, of Chappaqua, passed away peacefully at Salem Hills Nursing Center on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Eileen was born on June 14, 1932 in the town of Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland to Peter and Johanna (Flood) Byrne. She was the loving wife of the late Gerard O’Loughlin whom together were blessed with five children. She is survived by her sons, Gerard Jr and his wife Pearl Le, of Naugatuck CT; Peter and his wife Darcy of Sparks NV; Donal and his partner Bernadette Bloom of Chappaqua NY; Francis and his wife Jill of Danbury CT; and John of Chappaqua NY.
Arriving in New York in 1959 Eileen worked as the manager of New Castle Cleaners for over 25 years. She then worked as the housekeeper for Saints John and Mary Church Rectory in Chappaqua and as a private caregiver until she retired in 2009. She loved Irish music, traveling with her sister Pauline, and making sure no guest to her home ever left hungry.
Indeed she will be greatly missed by her sister Pauline and her husband Maurice Bingham of Ajax, Canada, and her brother Aidan Byrne of Dublin Ireland, in addition to many nieces and nephews in Ireland, Canada and the States. Eileen was predeceased by her brother Gerard Byrne and sister May Cullen.
In addition to her sons, Eileen is survived by six grandchildren: Amanda, Heather, John Michael, Caitlin, Brian, and Lauren; two step-grandchildren: Donna Le Ruiz, and Victoria Le Nakanishi and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, on Thursday, November 9 from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Friday, November 10 at Saint John and Saint Mary Church (Little Church) in Chappaqua, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.