Eileen M. Matthews | Obituary
July 1, 1954 — Sept. 24, 2021
BOLTON LANDING – On September 24, 2021, Eileen M. Matthews passed away at Glens Falls Hospital at the age of 67. Eileen was born July 1, 1954, daughter of Arthur and Ruth (White) Devine in the Bronx, NY. She eventually moved to Farmingdale, NY, went to high school in St. Kilian and high school in Holy Trinity.
Eileen married John T. Matthews on April 12, 1975. They had been together for over fifty years, living in the Bronx, Lafayette, CA, Glendale, CA, Livingston, NJ and eventually Bolton Landing, NY. Eileen was the mother of Keri M. Bennett, Brian P. Matthews and Colleen M. Matthews. Eileen held a special place in her heart for her two grandchildren, Olivia Bennett and Jaylen Altman, and her dogs, Dolly and Daisy.
One of seven siblings, she is survived by her sisters: Jeanne Rybak, Rose Devine, Susan Syrocki, Rita Cherry and Carol Donovan. She was predeceased by her brother Arthur and her beloved dogs, Buttons and Molly. Eileen was the aunt of fifteen nieces and nephews whom she loved so much. She was also the great aunt of four.
Eileen had many interests. She loved everyone, especially children. She worked as a babysitter at the Bolton After School Program. She was a huge fan of the NJ Devils. She raised funds for rescues and dog placements. Another hobby that Eileen loved was making sure her gardens were always beautiful. Hard to beat his welcoming smile; but her purely genuine personality that attracted so many people to her, even those who didn’t know her.