Eileen Barrett

Eileen Margarite Barrett a tragedy extinguished a brilliant light, but heaven gained an angel.
Eileen was born in County Limerick, Ireland and resided near San Francisco, California. She was predeceased by the love of her life Anthony Barrett, her parents Mary and James, and her brother Fr. Joseph O'Hare.
Cherished mother of Evelyn (Riccardo Vincenzi), Susan (Dr. David Shields), David (Roxanne Pereira) & Diane (Travis Robinson). Adored grandmother of Elyse, Claire Rose, Anthony, Erica, Nicole, Flora Bianca, & Daniel. Treasured sister of Eddie, Moira, Jimmy, Vera, and Eta. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Eileen was dedicated to serving the ill and disabled during her working career. She frequently traveled to her childhood home, a beautiful welcoming place in the heart of the Golden Vale, Ireland. Her gifts were many but the one she shared most was her accomplishment as a pianist (The Royal Irish Academy of Music-First Honors). It was her small way of bringing happiness to everyone.
Eileen will be remembered for her kind and gentle heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
May God grant her peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.
Family and Friends may visit Sunday, February 24, after 6:15pm and are invited to a vigil service Sunday at 7pm and the Funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 25 at 11am. All services will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elmwood Dr., Daly City, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save the Children, B.O.K. Ranch, or the .


Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2013