It is with sadness that the family of Eileen Marie Tiernan Sweeny, announce her passing at the age of 95 years.
Eileen was born in New York City to Anna and James Tiernan.
She attended Evander Childs HS followed by The Katherine Gibbs Business School. This led to her career as an Executive Secretary to the President of American Time Products, followed by Executive Secretary to the President of Silicone Paper Products, then as Executive Secretary to former Ambassador Henry J.Taylor. After retirement Eileen continued to work in retail, even after moving to Wilmington at Belks and Tomlinsons. She loved bowling and meeting with her friends at Cardinal lanes.And so, after a long battle with the ravages of Alzheimers Disease, she is now at rest and peace in the arms of the Lord.
Eileen was predeceased by her parents, her sister Rosemary Irwin,and brother-in-law Joe Irwin.
To mourn her loss is her daughter Maureen Preciose and husband Joe, grandaughter Jeneen and husband Byron, greatgrandson Finn, grandson Michael and fiance Jenie, brother Jim and wife Kathleen, many nieces and nephews, and very close friends Karen, Steve, Dakota and Rhiannon.
We wish to thank all of her caregivers throughout the years, the staff of Elderhouse, Dr. Andre Leonard and staff, but most especially the staff of Wilmington Health and Rehab, (formerly Mariners), whose loving care and compassion throughout these last eight plus years gave such comfort to her family.
Services will be private in New York at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/jointhecausedonate.asp.
Please share your memories and condolences with the family by visiting wilmingtoncares.com.