Eileen (Tohill) Loiacono died at home in Lake Hiawatha, surrounded by family, on April 10 after a brief illness. She was 89.
Born in Somerset, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Royalty) Tohill. She had lived in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany for 53 years.
She was a graduate of Somerset High School and went on to the Rogers School of Business.
Loiacono was a homemaker. She was a parishioner at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany.
Loiacono is survived by her four daughters, Catherine Nardone-Dircks, of Denville, Patricia Prestipino of Ogdensburg, Joanne Fortunato and her husband, Paul, of Flanders, and Theresa Diener and her husband, Jeff, of Newton; two brothers, James Tohill of Nashville, Tenn., and William Tohill and his wife, Lois, of Chantilly, Va.; her sister, Margaret Ruddle, of Issaquah, Wash.; her sister-in-law, Alice DiGiglio and her husband, Frank, of New Hyde Park, N.Y.; a great aunt, Teresa Howe, of Kearny; her beloved aide and friend, Brigita; her 10 grandchildren, Kathleen, John, Russell, Brian, Gregory, Dana, Victoria, Paul John, John and Jenny; her three great-grandchildren, Emma, John and Sophia; and by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph T., in 2007; her brothers, John, Leo and Michael Tohill and sister, Louise Ross; her son-in-laws, John Nardone and Robert Dircks; and her beloved grandson, Robert Fortunato.
Funeral liturgy was offered at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany and entombment followed at Holy Rood Mausoleum, Morris Township. Arrangements were provided by the Mackey Funeral Home in Boonton. Memorial contributions in Loiacono's name may be made to the OHS Foundation, 23 Pocono Rd., Suite 100, Denville, NJ 07834.
Published in Parsippany LIfe on Apr. 19, 2012