1999-09-18 / Letters

A Poem For Eileen

Dear Editor:

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.

THERESA ANDERSON

In Loving Memory Of

Eileen King

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

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