Eileen Sheehan-Israelson

May 17, 1953January 6, 2021

Eileen Sheehan-Israelson was born on May 17, 1953 and passed away on January 6, 2021 and is under the care of Werst & LaBella Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on January 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Werst & LaBella Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Ave, Glendale, NY. Funeral Service will be held on January 14, 2021 at 10:30 am at St Thomas the Apostle RCC, 8749 87th Street, Woodhaven, NY. Committal Service will be held on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Calvary Cemetery, 49-02 Laurel Hill Boulevard, Woodside, NY.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Mary Jean Rueck

January 17, 2021

I will remember Eileen as a strong woman with a great sense of humor. May God bless her and her loved ones.

William Barlow

January 13, 2021

Where do I begin, I can't really say anything except that I love you mom and will miss you....we had alot of moments where we never saw eye to eye on many things and a lot of good times.

I told the story to a few people when Michael and I found you trying to use the computer in the room and having the mouse on the floor. And how Michael and I banned you from the computer lol...

I wish you were here i got to meet Aiden and Liam Michael's kids, they are funny Aiden has Michael's face almost identical...Liam has that intense look when playing video games like michael had... they are funny.

I miss and love you mom, you will be missed

Nancy Reyes

January 11, 2021

Eileen was always a joy to be around. She was full of life and had an amazing sense of humor. I am so saddened by this news. I've seen less of her and Matthew over the last couple of years but will always hold our restaurant visits in my memories. Matthew, my love to you. My condolences to the whole family.

Liza Westerblade

January 10, 2021

Such a terrible loss. It’s taken me some time to process this. I have a lot of memories with Eileen. We started as neighbors then I became her babysitter then we became family . She was an amazing lady. Gone to soon. I will definitely hold on to all our great memories together and all of our crazy adventures. I spoke to you a year ago and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to talk to you again. I love you and will miss you so much. Thanks for loving me like one of your own.

Matthew thanks for being an amazing husband to Eileen.

Michael hold on to all those beautiful memories. She will always be your guardian Angel.

Bill you were such a great brother to Eileen. She was blessed to always have you by her side.

The rest of Eileen’s family. My condolences to you all.

Deborah Stewart Faulhaber

January 9, 2021

Bay Ridge before it was changed to Sunset Park. Paper dolls and Barbie dolls. Roller skates and ice skates. Jump rope and hopscotch. Board games and street games. Bike rides along the shore. 69th street Ferry rides. Sunday train rides into the city to explore. First day of school trying to unsuccessfully convince the nun we had to be in the same class. Boyfriends then husbands. The birth of each child. The joy of each grandchild.
Eileen and I were more than friends - we were like sisters. We shared many good times together and we supported each other through the difficult times. Eileen will always be in my heart and she will be sorely missed. I love you, my friend, my sister. ❤️

Erica Desrosiers

January 9, 2021

Erica Desrosiers

January 9, 2021

Matthew Israelson

January 9, 2021

Eileen Israelson - on a personal note
Eileen and I were married almost 20 years. During that time no man could have wished to have a more wonderful, loyal, devoted, and caring wife than she was to me. All who knew her can attest to this as well. As her dementia worsened it was my honor to give back to her just a small portion of what she had given me all those years of our marriage.
At the very end, while caring for her, I contracted COVID. As a result, and because of the need to keep Eileen’s friends and family safe, I will not be able to attend any the services. Know in your hearts that I am with you all despite my absence.
With love to you all,