Eileen F. Greeley, 90, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 due to complications of pneumonia. Born in Ipswich MA to the late Michael J Torpey and Louise W. (Smith) Torpey she was 1 of 10 brothers and sisters, and is survived by her brother George Torpey, who will soon celebrate his 97 December birthday. Eileen married the late Richard L. Greeley and years later after his passing she moved to Rhode Island from Beverly, MA., to live closer to her daughter Patricia and son-in-law Paul Ruggeri. Soon after this move Eileen lost her oldest daughter Joanne G. Wilbur, 50, to cancer. Eileen has two grandsons -Walter Wilbur and Christopher Ruggeri. While in RI she enjoyed seeing more of her grandson Chris and liked to boast of him being "a really good kid". Chris is now married and has four lovely children which gave Eileen a total of six great grandchildren.
Eileen liked to knit and play games, most notably Rummikub and Scrabble. Throughout her lifetime she vacationed at the Torpey summer home in West Yarmouth, MA, where she swam often at a nearby beach while always trying to find someone to play a game or two. Eileen was an animal lover and toward the end of her life she enjoyed the company of two greyhounds named Dori & Blue. Blue's affectionate greeting, a simple lick on her cheek, always made her day and more, which she often liked to spend knitting for charities. Recently this summer on vacation at the Cape Eileen delighted in playing games each evening as she rose to the occasion once again, beating everyone in Rummikub.
Funeral Service Friday Oct. 21, 2011
Burial prayers at Hamilton Cemetery following the memorial service.
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Eileen F. Greeley
August 22, 1921 - October 17, 2011
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