Eileen Richards (11 Dec 1952 - 27 Sep 2020)

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Location
GreenAcres Heatherley Wood Grayshott Rd Greyshott GU35 8LA
Date
16th Oct 2020
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
Rowland's Funeral Service

Cremation Details

Location
The Oaks Crematorium Bartons Road Havant PO9 5NA
Date
16th Oct 2020
Time
3.15pm

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Eileen Richards announces her passing on September 27th 2020 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at her home in Lindford, Hampshire, she was 67.

Eileen was born December 11th, 1952 in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland to her parents, James & Mary O’Sullivan and grew up in Lixnaw, with her siblings Maire, Patricia and James.

A keen student, she studied at Presentation Convent in Lixnaw and FCJ Bruff Co.Limerick. Despite wanting to become a nurse, with the encouragement of her mother, she continued her education at Sion Hill College, Dublin and graduated with a diploma in Teaching, going on to teach Home Economics at Caherciveen Vocational School. Her natural inclination for caring and mentoring continued throughout her life, touching the lives of so many people in different places and time.

Eileen met her husband Clive on Valentia Island in Co. Kerry and later married in Windsor, England in October 1977. Thus started a 45 year journey, sharing their love of family, travel, golf, fishing and socialising, with friends far and wide. Together they were members of several golf clubs and fished many a famous river and sea. Fulfilling her lifelong desire to experience the world, she travelled to thirty-eight countries spanning six continents and spent many happy months of the year in their second home in the Algarve, Portugal.

Content alone but truly alive in company, Eileen is remembered most for her infectious laugh and a smile that lit up a room. Always first to start to dance, she loved nothing more than putting on her favourite music and singing along loudly.

Eileen was Mother to five children, her pre-deceased son Micheal (Matthew) and surviving daughters with Clive; Alison & Ann-Marie and step-children Louise and Stephen; she was Grandmother to their children Nicole, Callum, Katka and Jessica.

Eileen and her family are incredibly grateful to the palliative care team at The Rosemary Foundation, Petersfield for their help and support in Eileen's final days. Following Eileen's wishes we ask that there are no flowers but that donations are made to the Rosemary Trust instead please.

Funeral Service to take place on 16th October 2020 at GreenAcres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott followed by cremation at The Oaks Crematorium, Havant. Unfortunately due to current Covid restrictions we can only accommodate a small number of friends and family so the funeral will be invite only, we will however have a video link during the service should you wish to join, please contact Clive or family for the link. We are also hoping to have a memorial service in the Spring which will be open to all. Eileen will be laid out in the Chapel of Rest in Rowland's Funeral Service, Petersfield from Wednesday 7th October until Thursday 15th October, all are welcome to visit, please contact Rowland's Funeral Service to arrange a time.

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Geoffrey & Wendy Harnett donated £20 in memory of Eileen

For a lovely lady who will be sorely missed.

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Linda Anthony donated £100 in memory of Eileen

For all the very happy times

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Shelldene wrote

My dearest friend Eileen, our time together was fleeting but I vividly remember our day of meeting, and as you soar high above the clouds, we were meant to meet, I have no doubts. I treasure every moment we spent laughing together and in my heart you will remain forever.

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John & Patricia Ryan donated £100 in memory of Eileen

Kind thanks to the Rosemary girls for making Eileen's last days as comfortable as possible. You compassion and hard work is greatly appreciated.

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linda frost donated £100 in memory of Eileen

many fond thoughts of you, Eileen.
With love
Linda & David

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  • Thank you so much for your support David and Linda. I know mum had a number of happy memories with you two!

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Gráinne Lawlor wrote

Please accept our sincere condolences on your sad loss.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Mark and Ruth Beresford donated in memory of Eileen

Lovely lady such a sad loss.

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I was lucky enough to meet Eileen who was a lovley mummy to Ali and annmarie

Eileen would always light up hackney wick to see ali her laph and happy soul .

my hudge condolence to you all much love anniexxxx

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Jennifer Bewley wrote

Goodbye lovely lady. You were gone way too soon, but enriched our lives for sure. We will miss your zany personality, your giggle and your ready smile. May you now rest in peace. It was an honour to have known you Eileen. Much love from us both. X

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  • Thank you so much Jenni and John for making the long journey down to the memorial anc your kind words above I hope to see you in the not too distant future

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Linda's party Sep 2012

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Mike & Sue Petinarides donated £50 in memory of Eileen

Lucky to only have happy memories of a wonderful person!

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Ali Richards donated £100 in memory of Eileen

My mother was the boldest and most fearless person I knew. The Rosemary Foundation were empathic and caring beyond words and gave Mom the confidence to do things her way, as she always intended. They gave me the power and energy to be there whenever Mom needed me and carried the burden of responsibility and care in a way that I didn't think possible. I thank-you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. You truly are angels and I feel blessed to have met you all.

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Ann-Marie & Amor Richards donated £100 in memory of Eileen

To all the amazing woman at the Rosemary Foundation, thank you so much for all you did for mum, and for us all. She was so comforted by your presence and I can not express how grateful I am to you all for being with us and supporting us through the worst time of our lives! You are truly angels walking on Earth, I can't thank you enough!
Love Ann-Marie

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Shelley Pasiak donated £30 in memory of Eileen

So sorry for the loss of your lovely Mum. All our love Shelley & Andrew xxx

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Louise Lamont wrote

Love you mumsie....I miss you so so much you were the best step mum I could ever have dreamed of having. You always supported me and fought my corner! God only takes the best and he’s got the best with you! Rest in peace you amazing Mumsie xxx

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Stephen Richards wrote

If Carlsberg did stepmothers .x

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Callum Hart wrote

I love you grandma, you were always supportive of whatever I did and always saw the best in me. You always had the biggest smile in the room and I’m glad to have shared the memory’s I did with you and they will last a life time. Rest in peace ❤️

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Pauline Hougham wrote

Eileen under what could have been difficult circumstances we drank wine and tea (not at the same time!) and we laughed together and shared some good times. You were a considerate and loving stepmother to Stephen and Louise and their children. May you Rest in Peace. God Bless Pauline & Tony

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Lauren & Sian McGregor donated £50 in memory of Eileen

Big hugs, thinking of you all xx

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