- Graveside Service Monday, November 12, 2018
Eileen Eleanor Colleary
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November 17, 2018
Eileen will always be my big sister. I have many great memories of growing up with her. From sharing a room when we were little, to playing together, to her helping me figure out how to balance equations in chemistry.
It was always just the 4 of us - dad, mom, Eileen, and me. Family vacations together, visiting dad when he lived in England, moving to South Africa, and back to the US. Having bunnies when we lived in SA - hers was David (dad liked to call him Black Bart) and I had Herkimer. Taking the train and bus home from school. Her running back from the bus stop to get my book bag after it slid right off the double decker bus. Her waiting to hear me get out of bed in the morning so she could beat me to the bathroom. Me being the annoying little sister when she was a teenager. Remembering her at the age of 6 trying out her new big bike she got for Christmas, and knocking over the drum table - mom and dad were still asleep! Treasured memories.
We grew apart as adults, each of us forging our own way in the world. But we will forever be "Eileen and Anne" - how I would love to hear that again from mom and dad.
I never thought there would be a day where I would have to continue on without her. I'm devastated.
Always your little sister,
November 17, 2018
Eileen, was my sister-in-law by marriage, but she truly was my sister. I don't know why such a close bond occurred between us, since we are total opposites in just about everything, but perhaps opposite enough to click in a good way. We shared so much over the years, but we really enjoyed quilting together. Eileen was my mentor in this area. I don't think I would have taken to it as quickly or as in-depth as I have without her. She inspired me in this, and always will be my inspiration.
I will miss our late night text sessions, many of which I still have and will keep to revisit from time to time. I will always cherish how close we were, and the joy and happiness she shared with me. I thank God that she is at rest, and no longer in pain, but just now this thankfulness is tempered by the loss of not having her here. I know that I will eventually see her again in Heaven, and that thought reassures me.
See ya girlie!
November 16, 2018
With Eileen's passing, Linda and I have lost a part of our family. And we are part of the Colleary family; myself for more than 22 years and Eileen being Linda's best friend since 2005. We have been blessed. Our world is much emptier with Eileen's absence. We are heart broken.
Mark & Linda Baltimore