A Poem For Eileen
On September 4 in The Wave, I noticed a obituary about Eileen M. King. Eileen was in Rockaway a long time and everybody on Beach 116 street loved her. She was always in the laundry washing baby clothes for the Monsignor Ferris Center in Rockaway Park.
She always was there for the teen-aged mothers. Surf Snack, Burger King and the laundry employees will miss her.
A friend from the Monsignor Ferris Center made a Memorial Card, with her picture holding a child n the laundry on Beach 116 street. She wrote a poem dedicating it to Eileen. Everyone loves it. Could you please print it.
In Loving Memory Of
December 4, 1935 - August 25, 1999
Grieve not nor speak of me with tears
But laughing and talk of me as though were beside you.
I loved you so.
You will always be remembered
You entered this world a sweet little baby,
You left this world a sweet little lady
You tried to help people the best way you could
It’s hard to find a person today with a heart so good.
Your whole life was based on helping others
A person like you there will never be another
You will be remembered for your sweet living smile
Everyone loved you, man, woman and child.
You will be remembered for your pure heart of gold
You were so easy going, never nasty or cold.
Rockaway will be so different without you
You touched so many lives, if you only had a clue.
Most of all, you will be remembered for your kindness.
God took a great person when he laid you to rest.
Rest In Peace
Your Friend, Joy Randolph