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Eileen O'Connor

January 16, 1937April 19, 2021
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Eileen O’Connor (Riordan), 84, of Secaucus, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 with her family by her side. Eileen was born on January 16, 1937 to the late Maurice and Nora Teresa (Barry) in Abbeyfeale, Ireland. Eileen left Ireland for the United States at the age of 18. A big step for such a young woman, she lived with family for quite a few years before meeting her first and only love, Daniel O’Connor. They were married on July 9, 1960 and would love each other dearly for the next 58 years. They moved back to Ireland for 10 years before returning to the US and settling in Secaucus in 1975 where they spent the rest of their days. Eileen worked as a Communications Operator at Meadowlands Hospital before retiring many years ago. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church. Eileen adored her family and loved spending summers in the Catskills and Irish Dancing with the love of her life. To know her was to love her. She had a special effect on everyone she met. She will be forever missed by loving family, friends and all who had the pleasure to know her. Eileen is pre deceased by her loving husband of 58 years Daniel O’Connor; she is survived by her beloved children, Michael and his wife Marcia OConnor, Kevin and his wife Kelley O’Connor, and Linda and her husband Kevin Fuschetto; Devoted “Nana” to her grandchildren, Hailey O’Connor, Daniel O’Connor, Abbey Fuschetto and Caitlyn Fuschetto; and three sisters, Joan O’Connor and her husband Chris, Noreen Englentowicz and her husband John, Mary Downes and her companion Pat Daly of Ireland, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Eileen will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ. A mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, April 24th, 9:30am at Immaculate Conception R. C. Church followed by her entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her honor to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Frances Lynch

April 26, 2021

I can't stop thinking of you that we never got together and I didn't talk to you the week you passed. Danny was a soft spoken wonderful person. He reminded me of my husband when he worked in the hospital. We used to talk about that. My daughter name is Eileen and her husband is Danny. (He is (Italian) but a good son in l as. We used to laugh about that and stories told you about m husbands Irish family. I will miss you ❤🙏

Michael OConnor

April 25, 2021

Mom,
You are my first love, the one I will love the longest. You nurtured me from infancy. You taught me how to read & write, how to walk and talk and pray. For 58 years I was Blessed to have you. But in the end there are three things that give me the most pride - When I look in the mirror I look more and more like you - That you went home to Heaven and danced with Daddy on my birthday is the Greatest gift I could ever ask for - I am Blessed that You are my Mother. I will love you forever.

Michael O’Connor

April 25, 2021

Mom,
You are my first love, the one I will love the longest. You nurtured me from infancy. You taught me how to read & write, how to walk and talk and pray. For 58 years I was Blessed to have you. But in the end there are three things that give me the most pride - When I look in the mirror I look more and more like you - That you went home to Heaven and danced with Daddy on my birthday is the Greatest gift I could ever ask for - I am Blessed that You are my Mother. I will love you forever.

Frances Lynch

April 24, 2021

To the O'Connor family I'm so sorry to hear about Eileens passing. We use to talk frequently on the phone. I was getting ready to call her that week and then I heard. We were going to get together but with the virus we couldn't. Frances Lynch

Elizabeth Mongiello

April 24, 2021

Dear Kevin & Family
Just got word by phone about your mom and want to extend my deepest condolences to you for the passing of your mom. You do know our parents never leave us. I talk to my mom quite frequently at night especially when I have to make decisions and need more than Angelo and my kids.

Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near. May Our Lady of Grace enfold you all at this critical time, Love to your whole family.


Elizabeth &. Angelo Mongiello. - Sammy’s sister

Philip Gazzale

April 22, 2021

My condolences to the family.

Shivaun Biddle

April 22, 2021

Aunt Eileen, it’s so hard to believe that you’re gone. I have so many wonderful memories of my childhood with you and Uncle Danny. You watched over me like I was your fourth child. My life was so full because of your generosity. I’ll never forget all the yummy dinners you made for us growing up, all the fun we had on 8th St. hanging out on the porch until Mom and Dad came home from work. Your family was your whole world and you were truly blessed. You gave so much to them right up till the end. You were so strong. But now the void that was in your heart since losing Danny has been filled and you can both look down and smile at the beautiful generations that follow. Thank you for loving me. May you rest in peace. XO

Jacqueline Manago

April 22, 2021

Aunt Eileen ~ You will be so missed. I’ll never forget all the little chats we had and all the text messages between us. You and Uncle Danny were always there for my dad after my mom passed away and I will never forget that. You are so beautiful on the inside and out and so thoughtful and caring. I will miss your beautiful welcoming smile. Make some Irish Soda Bread and Scones up in heaven. Dad loved them.
Love you forever and always in our hearts.
Your niece Jacqueline XOXO

Kelley O’Connor

April 22, 2021

To have you as my Mother in Law was a blessing that will never be forgotten. From the first day I met you I knew I was where I needed to be. Your welcoming arms of hugs and kisses made everyone feel so loved. You took me in as your daughter and this I will treasure forever in my heart. The time we spent together watching movies and laughing together will be terribly missed. I know we wanted to be selfish and keep you with us forever but it was your time to go home to see the love of your life Danny. Please watch over us all and know we will be ok. Until we meet again.
Love you and miss you,
Kelley ❤️💔❤️

Dora Lynch

April 21, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Eileen’s family.
While I didn’t know Eileen I knew her parents and sister Mary Downes very well. I was in her parents home many times as I went to school with Mary in Abbeyfeale.
I know she is very upset that she can’t come over . I lost my husband in January and my family couldn’t come over either. It’s a hard time to lose a loved one. Rest In Peace Eileen .

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