Marshall, Eileen Frances (O'Connell)


Eileen Frances (O’Connell) Marshall, 94, of Warwick, passed away on Tuesday, June 6,2023.  She was married for sixty-one years to James W. (Bill) Marshall.  Born in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Florence E. (Cripps) O’Connell. 

Eileen was a graduate of St. Xavier’s Academy, Class of 1946. She went on to work as a Personnel Assistant for Sears Department Store in Gloversville, NY for twenty-six years.  A devout Catholic, Eileen was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston.

She is survived by her beloved children, James K. Marshall (Barbara) of Lafayette, CO and Patricia E. Marshall (Anthony DePaolo) of Hilton Head Island, SC, her sisters Barbara McCabe of Warwick and Kathleen Mercer of Hopkinton, and her adored granddaughter, Ella Jane Marshall.

Eileen lived in her later years at the Matthew XXV residences in Warwick.  Her last decades in Rhode Island were much enhanced by her warm relationships with her nieces and their families, as well as her many kind, generous and helpful neighbors.  Her travel club, led by her dear friends Tony and Barbara Fontaine, was a source of important friendships and every adventure she had with them was, “the best trip I’ve ever taken”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 10:00AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston.  Interment will follow at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston, RI 02920 or VNA  Hospice Care of New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.