ALGONQUIN – Eileen Lewand (nee Breen) passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. She was born June 13, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio, to Patrick and Rose Breen.
Eileen was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Algonquin and belonged to the church Senior Club. They remember her fondly as a person with a great sense of humor who enjoyed life. She loved listening to opera and classical music, especially the singing of Pavarotti. She always enjoyed the company of friends and family.
She and her late husband, Hillard, were married for almost 67 years. They enjoyed traveling to various locations, especially enjoying the beaches of Hawaii and Mexico. Her loving husband passed away earlier this year, on Jan. 10, 2013.
She is survived by a brother, Francis (Grace) Breen; and her sister, Rita Arthur. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Jerry, Bob and Bonnie Witek, Ralph Tencza, Nancy Becker, Mary Pryka, Allen Pryka, Christine Uliassi, Carol Collins, William Romaniuk, Michael, Terrance, Mark, John and Gerard Breen, Gary Arthur, Vicki Fister, Gayle Arthur-McLawhorn, William and Glenn Arthur, and Pam and Linda Breen; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Eileen was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Emmett; and a niece, Lisa.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin. Burial will follow at St. John Nepomucene Church Cemetery, Fox River Grove. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin, and Monday morning at the church from 9:45 a.m. until the Mass.
Memorials may be made to
in Memphis, Tenn.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-658-4232 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.