Eileen R. Lord
4 January, 1956 – 22 October, 2020
Eileen R. Lord was born in New York City, NY in a neighborhood Maternity Hospital located in the Bronx. She was the firstborn for Herbert Resnik and Loretta (Rubin) Resnik. Both of her parents worked in Sales for many years. Her younger brother Howard was born a few years later. Eileen was the first grandchild for Fanny Resnik who left behind the Pogroms in Russia for a new life in America where Fanny joined her father already established in the New York City Area. Eileen and her family moved to Yonkers, NY and later to the suburb of New City, NY which is located in Rockland County about 25 miles north of New York City and not far from the West Point Military Academy. Eileen graduated from Clarkstown South High School also in New City, NY and briefly attended Rockland County Community College.
Later she transferred to Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She was the first woman in her family to earn a college degree. Northeastern University is famous for a Cooperative Education Program (CO-OP) that provides work experience (similar to internships) including income for enrolled college students. She was employed in a number of CO-OP positions including a six month term at The Library of Congress located in Washington, DC. There were about three dozen other CO-OP students working for different US Government Agencies during that term so that they could gain work experience in their major field of education and establish potential career contacts. They all shared apartments located in Northern Virginia. During this time through a mutual friend, she met her future husband Michael Lord. He was also a CO-OP student from Northeastern University. While college students, Eileen and Michael enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing with the Northeastern University Outing Club. Eileen's favorite form of relaxation was reading books. Like her mother Loretta, Eileen would often be in the process of reading four or five books at a time. Eileen loved to travel. She visited more than 20 States in the USA and 5 Provinces in Canada. She also visited Ireland including Cork, Limerick, Galway and The Blarney Castle. In Italy she visited Rome, the Island of Capri, Pompeii, and Venice. The food in Italy was memorable.
After graduating from Northeastern University, she received a fellowship to attend Suffolk University where she earned her Master of Business Administration Degree. Speaking, listening and bonding with other people was natural for Eileen and wherever she went she made new long term friends. For five years she trained and completed the AVON Walk (26 Miles on Saturday and 13 Miles on Sunday) raising funds for Cancer Research. She was also a master in the kitchen, often preparing Thanksgiving dinner for 8 to 10 family and friends. A career in Sales was a good fit for Eileen. She worked for many years at Polaroid in Cambridge, MA; Webb Norfolk Conveyor in Cohasset, MA; Sealy Posture-Pedic in Randolph, MA and Instron in Norwood, MA. Eileen was married to Michael for more than 37 years. They lived with their son Daniel for many years in Rockland, MA. All three graduated from Northeastern University.
Eileen leaves her husband Michael of Rockland; her son Daniel and Daughter-in-law Samantha of Brookline; her brother Howard and sister-in-law Nina of California; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, In-Laws and many dear friends.
Funeral Services will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA on Monday, October 26 at 2PM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there is a 50 person capacity at the funeral home. Interment will take place privately at Knollwood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Eileen’s memory may be made to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or a charity of your choice.
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Monday, 26 October , 2020
Eileen R. Lord
October 25, 2020
Eileen and I met when she was living near Eglin AFB, Florida. We had sons close in age and struck up a friendship at the park. We had wonderful lunch dates once a week, taking turns preparing salads for one another, and talking about everything and anything. She was very proud of her Jewish heritage, and I learned much from her that helped me to understand God's special people. She was definitely a special friend, my heart is heavy as I lift up her loved ones during this time of sadness, that they be strengthened with cherished memories of her living on in their hearts always. Our day in Mystic Connecticut with our outdoor fine dining and shipyard tour will live on in my heart! I miss you friend, and always wanted more time with you! See you in our heavenly home! we will embrace again!