Waterford - Eileen Marie Archer, 78, of Quaker Hill, died Saturday, June 15, 2013.|
She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Colon, Panama, the daughter of the late Jim H. Riley and Phyllis Riley Kononchik.
She was united in marriage to James Archer on Nov. 29, 1997, in New London. Mr. Archer survives her.
Eileen was employed for many years at Electric Boat, holding positions such as planner, expeditor, messenger, and as a liaison to the British Naval Office.
Besides her husband, James, she is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Kimberly Cercena and Ken Jones of Westerly, and Heather and Ken Skorinko of Coplay, Pa.; grandchildren, Jeanine, Jeremy and wife, Jen, Rachael, Nadia, Zachary Skorinko; brother, Joel F. Riley of New London; sisters, Christine Buscetto of Uncasville and Phyllis McCormack of Gales Ferry. Eileen is also survived by Jim's children, James and Petra of Frankfurt, Germany, Kenneth and Jennifer of Pawcatuck; and grandchildren Catherine, Kristen, and Sandra.
Her family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 18, at the Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Mystic Aquarium or Mystic Seaport.
Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for photos, tributes, directions, and more service information.
Published in The Day on June 18, 2013