Eileen M. Currier

  • Born: March 27, 1962
  • Died: December 9, 2016
  • Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Eileen M. Currier, 54, of Roslindale, passed away on Friday, December 9th after a brief illness.
Loving daughter of Marion (Phillips) Currier and the late Emery W. Currier. Dear sister of Diane L. Currier and her husband William Mayer of Newton, David E. Currier of Portland ME and Laura A. Currier and her husband Hiro Ichikawa of Beacon NY. Devoted aunt of Liam and his wife Vanessa, David, Kento, Rebecca and Gabriel. Also survived by her beloved dogs, Jake and Romeo as well as countless friends.
Eileen graduated from Boston College in 1984 with a degree in nursing and received her Master's Degree from Northeastern University. She worked as a nurse at Mass General Hospital and then as a Nurse Practitioner for St. Elizabeth's Hospital, caring for the elderly in their homes. She also worked for a time for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd before taking a position at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Eileen loved taking long walks with her dogs and friends at the Arnold Arboretum. She also enjoyed spending time and visiting with family at Blue Heaven, the family blueberry farm in Dresden, Maine.
A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere St. in Boston on Wednesday, December 14th at 3:00 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
Immediately following Mass, a reception celebrating Eileen's life will be held until 7PM at the home of Diane Currier, 35 Church St in Newton Corner.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen's memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League, Boston, MA.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

We offer the Currier family our sincere condolences on Eileen's passing. From the first day of Boston College - Newton campus Eileen was a friend to all. Eileen will remain in our prayers.

Posted by Tim and Connie McCarthy - Leawood, KS   December 17, 2016

May the God of peace be with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2016

I was saddened to hear about Eileen's passing. Eileen and I worked together at Rogerson House. Eileen was an amazing advocate to all her patients and took the time to get to know them. I was always impressed with how much care and compassion she offered to her patients, families as well as colleagues.
May Eileen rest in peace for she helped give peace to many that she cared for.
With sadness,
Sharon Brightman, LICSW

Posted by Sharon Brightman - Needham, MA - Coworker   December 14, 2016

I was saddened to read of Eileen's death.I knew her through the Brookline Senior Center. She was a wonderful nurse, dedicated to caring for the elderly. She will be missed.

Posted by Charlotte Millman - Belmont, MA   December 14, 2016

We were deeply saddened to learn the about Eileen! Because we are away, we cannot attend the memorial for her today but wanted to pay her a tribute for all that she was and did for so many.

For many years, Eileen cared for our good friends, Ann and Kay Macdonald. During that time, we learned so much from her - love, care, compassion, and dedication. She was the "go-to" for all medical decisions and home care for the Macdonalds. She also was a great friend and counselor who taught us how to celebrate and treasure their lives. Eileen was central to the many parties with the extended "family" of friends, care givers, and neighbors.

Now, we send our best wishes to Eileen's family and friends. She earned great respect, and we honor the life she had and shared with so many.
Carolee Matsumoto and David Gilbertson

Posted by Carolee Matsumoto - New Bedford, MA   December 14, 2016

You will be missed in the Arboretum. You greeted all with a happy smile and shared news of our environment. Wherever you go in another journey, I'm sure you will add the same.

Posted by Robin Flinn - Boston, MA   December 14, 2016

You were a true warrior for your patients. Your dedication was unsurpassed. Rest In Peace friend. Pray for us down hereas we continue your fight --- quality carefor the elderly and the vulnerable

Posted by Margarita Castro-Zarraga - Needham, MA   December 13, 2016

We met Eileen in 1990 on a dog walk in the Forest Hills Cemetery. After that, there were countless walks with the girls (her Gracie and our Yomi) at the cemetery and at Peters Hill, dinners, and afternoons and evenings just hanging out. When we went into the hospital for the birth of our twins just before Christmas, Yomi of course stayed with Eileen and when we came home a week later, the sweetest little Christmas tree all decorated by Eileen was waiting for us. During the blizzard of April 1997, we lost heat and were all 5 welcomed to spend the night by Eileen. When we discovered that our son was allergic to Yomi, who else would we give our first child to? And who else would be so generous to take in an older dog like that? We haven't seen one another half as much since leaving JP, but Eileen continued to welcome our next furry child, Lola, whenever we went away.
We will take out the Christmas decorations this year - so many of them the beautiful ones Eileen bought for us, and for years to come, we will remember all of the special times we had together.
We love you, Eileen!!!
Lia and David Bachrach

Posted by Lia and David Bachrach - Foxborough, MA - Friend   December 13, 2016

We met Eileen in 1990 on a dog walk in the Forest Hills Cemetery. After that, there were countless walks with the girls(her Gracie and our Yomi) at the cemetery and at Peters Hill, dinners, and afternoons and evenings just hanging out. When we went into the hospital for the birth of our twins just before Christmas, Yomi of course stayed with Eileen and when we came home a week later, the sweetest little Christmas tree all decorated by Eileen was waiting for us. During the blizzard of April 1997, we lost heat and were all 5 welcomed by Eileen to spend the night. When we discovered that our son was allergic to Yomi, who else would we give our first child to? And who else would be so generous to take in an older dog like that? We haven't seen one another half as much since leaving JP, but Eileen continued to so warmly open her house to our next furry child, Lola, whenever we went away.
We will take out the Christmas decorations this year - so many of them the beautiful ones Eileen bought for us, and for years to come, we will remember all of the special times we had together.
We love you, Eileen!!!
Lia and David Bachrach

Posted by A friend   December 13, 2016

My deepest sympathy for Eileen's family and friends. We would see each other from time to time walking our dogs on the golf-course, the arboretum or Allendale Woods. And as other people have mentioned, she would know all the dogs and their owners along the way. We always had great conversations, and would just pick up where ever we had left off, whether that was the day before, or 3 months ago. I will really miss her and her dogs....

Jaap

Posted by Jaap van Reijendam - Roslindale, MA - Acquaintance   December 13, 2016

Eileen lit up the room and made our residents day each time she visited. The nurses absolutely adored her enthusiasm and total dedication to her patients. Eileen will always be remembered as a fierce advocate for the elderly and a champion for fellow nurses to continue their practice and their education. We are better for having known her.

Posted by Devon Sicard - Chestnut Hill, MA   December 13, 2016

I got to know Eileen well over the several years that she did home nursing for my dear friend, Ann Macdonald (and her sister Kay) of Chestnut Hill, now deceased. In addition to being a great, deeply caring nurse, she was a wonderful human being, with a sense of humor and sense of play. The Macdonald sisters gathered a "family" of friends around them, who often got together at the holidays, birthdays, etc, and Eileen was always one of our "family" and a wonderful part of the life of our parties She will be deeply missed.

Posted by Franco Mormando - Boston, MA - Friend   December 13, 2016

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RIP, my dear friend. Your generous heart was one of a kind.

Posted by Marietta Phillips - Anchorage, AK   December 13, 2016

Eileen took care of my parents at RH. She was always cheerful and helpful. Made a big impact on our family's struggles. I loved chatting with her about her dogs and her place in Maine. Truly a tragic loss at this young age. I hope her family can sense how many people's lives she improved over her career. She will be greatly missed.

Robert

Posted by Robert Damato - boston, MA   December 13, 2016

I would like to extend my sympathy to all of Eileen's family and friends. I was so sorry to hear of her passing.
As a close childhood friend, I will always remember her for her sense of humor and practical jokes.
God Bless Eileen, you will be missed by all whose lives you touched.

Posted by Carol Frech (Dehais) - Reading, PA   December 13, 2016

When we lose a Loved One, they become a memory. Then the memory becomes a treasure. Hold on to those treasures of your Loved One, they will help you during these difficult times. Isa.41:10

Posted by Judy Brown - NJ   December 13, 2016

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RIP Eileen, hadn't seen you @ RH lately & just found out you were ill. Praying for you & the doggies, I've heard heaven is real...

Posted by ed burke - jp, MA   December 12, 2016

The Peter's Hill part of the Arboretum has lost the most charismatic dog owner. I remember meeting Elwood, Jake, and Eileen amongst several people who would otherwise be complete strangers. She would link any and all dog owning people together as we walked up and around Peter's HIll. Conversational and always smiling, Eileen would always attract a small crowd by the time several loops around the hill were complete.

Posted by Kat Tibbitts - Jamaica Plain, MA - Acquaintance   December 12, 2016

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May the goodness Eileen shared with us live on through all of us who knew her.

Posted by Lynne Johnson - Newton, MA   December 12, 2016

It is with a heavy heart, I express my deepest sympathies to Eileen's family. I met Eileen in 2014 when she cared for my mom. Eileen was an outstanding NP and person. She loved her doggies, art, music, laughter and people. She was a gift to all of us that had the pleasure of knowing her.

Lynne H. Johnson

Posted by A friend   December 12, 2016

It is with a very sad heart that I read Eileen's obituary this morning. She was such a wonderful nurse and brought such comfort to my mother, who she cared for in assisted living. Please know she was deeply appreciated and will be incredibly missed.

Posted by Amy Parker    December 12, 2016

Deepest sympathy for losing Eileen, your wife, daughter, sister, aunt. Take the time to grieve. Love, Joan

Posted by Joan Mayer - Iringa, Tanzania   December 12, 2016

I read Eileen's obituary in the paper today and am so sorry to hear about her passing. She helped to take care of my mom 5 years ago. Her kindness and empathy will never be forgotten.

Posted by Leslie Loomis - North Attleboro, MA   December 12, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2016