OBITUARY Eileen Quirke Neville 91

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Eileen Quirke Neville, age 91, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Arlington, passed away at home on April 30, 2019.Eileen was born in Somerville, MA on July 6, 1927; she was the devoted wife to the late John J. Neville and the cherished daughter of the late Michael and Nellie Quirke. Eileen lived much of her early life amongst family in the home in Arlington where she was raised.She was a graduate of Arlington High School and went on to further her education by earning her bachelor’s degree in education from Salem State Teacher’s College followed by two master’s degrees from Boston University and Tufts University.Eileen was employed for over 30 years as a beloved teacher at the Fiske School in Lexington, MA. She was always willing to go the “extra mile” to help any child in need and took the time to mentor many.Eileen was known to be an avid dancer; she enjoyed going to many dances with her friends and it was at one of her favorite dance halls that she met her future husband John Neville. Eileen and John shared those special dances as a married couple for over 38 years before his passing in 2015. They also looked forward to traveling and seeing new places and spending their winters in Florida.Eileen was warmly welcomed into the “Neville Clan” and soon thereafter became a grandmother to the first of many grandchildren. Eileen loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she just loved to watch them grow and flourish into wonderful people. She will be fondly remembered and forever missed.Eileen was the dear sister of Mary Remmert of Arlington and the late Paul Quirke, beloved step-mother of Jeanne Mieszczanski & husband Chris of Chelmsford, J. Christopher Neville & wife Carol of Wilmington, Mark Neville & wife Deb of Mashpee, Lauren Desforge & husband Peter of Westford, Brian Neville & wife Donna of Haverhill, Keith Neville & wife Tina of Pittsfield and Gary Neville & wife Lynn of Wilmington. Loving “Grandma” of 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She also shared a deep relationship with her niece and goddaughter Maryellen Remmert-Loud and Maryellen’s son Michael Loud.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Agnes Parish, 51 Medford St., Arlington at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Eileen Quirke Neville(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Susan A. (McNeil) Roy, 49In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Eileen C. (Gregoire) Marsan, 77In “Obituaries”last_img