On March 11, 2022, Eileen (née Patton) of Haddonfield, NJ age 88 yrs. Beloved wife of the late Nazzareno S. Loving mother to Susan Bernardi of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Julia Shellhouse (Robert) of Arlington, VA, John (Bridget) of Sewell, NJ and the late Thomas. Grandmother of 8 to Anne, David and Henry LaGatta, Eric and Jack Shellhouse, Stella, Lydia and Theodore Bernardi. Also survived by a brother William P. Patton of Glenolden, PA.
Eileen was born in Camden, NJ to Francis J. (“Pat”) and Helen (Stolarski) Patton. She attended Gloucester Catholic High School and Peirce Business School (now Peirce College) in Philadelphia. While working as an executive secretary for General Electric, she met the love of her life and set off on a 35-year adventure of marriage with Nazz. Eileen raised her four children in Stratford and Stone Harbor, NJ. She was exceptionally blessed in her many treasured friendships, old and new, some of which spanned more than 75 years. Eileen was the consummate hostess and a talented cook; she loved her vibrant social life, traveling, reading, cinema, all things Irish, and, most of all, her grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation Tuesday, April 5, from 10 to 11 AM at Christ the King Church 200 Windsor Ave. Haddonfield, NJ. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery Cherry Hill, NJ