Eileen O'Brien (2 Nov 1918 - 20 Nov 2016)

St Joseph's Catholic Church 32 Thomson Street Tweed Heads 2485
28th Nov 2016
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In loving memory of Eileen O'Brien who sadly passed away on 20th November 2016

Eileen May O'BRIEN
Late of Bilambil.
Passed away peacefully at John Flynn Hospital on Sunday 20th November 2016.
Aged 98 years.

Dearly loved Wife of Denis (dec’d).
Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Colleen & Tom Gresham.
Cherished Nanny of Patrick & Joanne, Anthony & Diana, and Christine & Brian.
Loving Great-Nanny of Patrick, Emily, Thomas, Isobel, Abigail, Nichalas, Lucas, James, and Elsie.
Loved Sister and Sister-in-law of Ivan (dec'd), Paul (dec'd), Stan & Mary (both dec'd), Frank (dec'd), Agnes & Charlie (both dec'd), Jean & Jim (dec'd) Panzram, and Dorothy & Ray (both dec'd).

Family and Friends are warmly invited to attend Eileen’s Funeral Service to be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Tweed Heads, on Monday 28th November 2016, at 10.30 am NSW.

After the service, the cortege will leave for the Tweed Heads Lawn Cemetery.

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Ellen Turner wrote

To Colleen & family,
Condolences on the loss of your mother - I remember her as always being a true lady. May she Rest in Peace.
From Ellen Turner and on behalf of the Late Tat & Barbara Turner from Piggabeen

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Christine Bousfield wrote

On Monday we will farewell a very special lady she was so much to our family a mum, nanny, great nanny and friend. She lived a simple life right from the beginning coming home not to have a cot or bassinet but to sleep in a cupboard draw. She worked hard alongside her husband Denis (pop)running the farm for many years also raising their only daughter Colleen. She also Spent a lot of time in the kitchen I remember going to nanny's for a visit in the afternoon and always coming away with a paddy cake, slice or something else delicious, she would make all of us a Birthday cake each year, Lunch at Nannys was always something to look forward too. She also taught Pat, Ant and I to knit, play Eucre both things nanny enjoyed to do for years. We will miss you nanny and your beautiful nature I'm not sure if you ever complained about anything you just got on with it. On Monday we will try to give you the send off you deserve. I know you are gone from this world, but I know you will always be watching over us saying your daily prayers keeping us safe.. Love you always and forever we will never forget you... Xxxx

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Ellen Turner wrote

To Colleen & family,
Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her as always being a lady in the true sense of the word.. Please accept our condolences. From Ellen Turner on behalf of the Late Tat & Barbara Turner (from Piggabeen) and their family.

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Declan O'Brien wrote

Very sorry to hear of Eileen's passing. She was the last line in a link that always fascinated us in Ireland. My father, Denis O'Brien wrote regularly to his first cousin Denis in Bilambil. Both their wives happened to be called Eileen. After my father died, my mother corresponded with Denis until he died and then continued writing to Eileen. My mother, Eileen passed away last year. In all the time they were in touch, they never actually met or spoke but it felt as if they knew each other very well. Now, perhaps, they will get a chance to meet in heaven. Please accept our deepest condolences form all the O'Brien's in Dublin. May Eileen rest in peace.

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