Obituary: Eileen Elsie Howard

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Eileen Elsie Howard

STRATFORD — Eileen Elsie Howard, 95, formerly of Stratford, died peacefully on July 3, 2018 at Masonicare in Wallingford.

Eileen was born on Dec. 3, 1922 in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of the late John and Florence (Rousseau) Hayden, she lived in Stratford where she raised her five children and then retired to Naugatuck where she was a former member of the Kollege Kapers Choral Group and the Prospect Seniors. She was a loyal Red Sox fan and for most of her life she enjoyed playing the piano. Eileen was also a former communicant of St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Naugatuck.

Eileen is survived by her sons, Robert L. Howard (Brenda), Michael J. Howard (Joanne) and Richard C. Howard (Patricia); her daughter, Nancy E. Senk (Gene) and her daughter-in-law, Joan Howard. Eileen was blessed with seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, Eileen was predeceased by her son, James L. Howard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Everyone attending is asked to please meet at church. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours are Monday, July 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers and to acknowledge the staff for the excellent care they provided to Eileen, memorial contributions can be made to Masonic Healthcare Ramage 3 Recreation Dept. Fund, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.