Eileen M. Cullen
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AGE: 88 • Toms River
Eileen M. Cullen (nee Mahoney) a Toms River resident of 23 years died on July 5, 2014. She was predeceased by her cherished husband of 54 years, Michael "Frank" Cullen, her beloved sister, Patricia Elliot, and her brothers, William and Francis. She is survived by her loving brother, John "Jack" Mahoney of Toms River; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Brett Cullen of Ridgefield Park, NJ, and William and Marion Cullen of Red Bank, NJ; her five grandchildren, Sean, Christopher, Meghan and her husband Edward Filusch, Erin, and William and his fiancè Clara Cox. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Patricia Mahoney, and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Jersey City on March 20, 1926, she attended St. Aloysius High School, graduating with honors. She was a long time member of St. Aloysius Parish, where she was heavily involved in her Church and St. Aloysius Grammar School. At the school, she was instrumental in the founding and operation of its library from its infancy. During her life, she was a homemaker and later, through her love of reading and books, became a library assistant at St. Peter's University. At St. Peter's, she spent twenty three years running the circulation desk, where she created many lasting friendships and very fond memories. Upon retiring in 1991, she and her husband, Frank, spent their remaining years in Holiday City, a retirement community in Toms River.
She loved reading, drinking copious amounts of tea, cooking, baking, and dancing the Lindie with her brother, Jack. Most of all, she adored her family and was a Central Control Center of love, as she lent a devoted ear to the triumphs and pitfalls of their daily lives always guided by her immense spiritual heart.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home
115 Tindall Road Middletown, NJ 07748
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 8, 2014