Eileen Kessler

June 30, 1931June 4, 2018

Eileen Kessler, 86, of Londonderry, NH and formerly of Randolph, MA, passed peacefully at Parkland Medical Center on Monday. She was the beloved wife of the late Arron Kessler.

Born in Malden, MA, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Goldie (Pearlman) Dorfman. Eileen was a member of the first graduating class of Brandeis University class in 1952. She also enjoyed the distinction of being the matriarch of three generations of Brandeis graduates.

She enjoyed playing Bridge. card games and Mahjong. She was a champion player of word games, especially Scrabble in fact, most people feared taking a place across the board from her. Of all her interests and passions, Eileen’s most treasured was the time she spent with her family. She was loved by everyone.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Cheryl Kessler Katz and her husband Alan of Marietta, GA; David S. Kessler and his wife Kathy of Newnan, GA; Joel S. Kessler and his wife Jean of Brockton, MA and Cyndi Smith and her husband Allan of Litchfield, NH. She also leaves 12 adoring grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11am at Pride of Boston Cemetery, Washington St., Woburn, MA. Donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to All American Assisted Living 1 Button Dr., Londonderry, NH 03053 or American Cancer Society PO Box 22478, Oaklahoma City, OK 73123. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit


  • Graveside Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Diana Laskin Siegal

June 6, 2018

To Eileen's family: At the Brandeis University reunion this weekend, the members of the class of 1952 who are present will hold a memorial service. Sadly, we will add Eileen's name to the list of departed classmates. We are a class who knew each other well, shared those exciting first four years, and will say goodbye to Eileen with fondness. She was a beloved and respected member of our class. She was sweet, bright, a friend to all, and made some lasting and special friendships. We send comfort to her family in your loss of a dear one. Diana Laskin Siegal in behalf of the class.

Jeff Pearlman

June 6, 2018

I was sorry to read of the passing of Eileen. As a boy, I remember visiting Uncle Julius and Aunt Goldie in Newton with my father Sonny and mother Ruth. I remember both Eileen and Harold fondly.

Andrea Onofrio

June 6, 2018

Cyndi, I keep thinking about our Bingo days with our Moms. My family was sad to hear the news and want you to know you (and your family) are in their thoughts. Love, The Siegal's