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Obituary: Mary Eileen Gill

Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am

Mary Eileen Gill passed away suddenly from a stroke May 5, 2022, at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

Eileen was a delightfully creative cantankerous character and will be missed by family and friends. She was a Christian, and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord, understanding how we all fall short of God’s mark. She was many things in life, but worked as a teacher, computer programmer, and picture framer for Picture This over the years, all while raising three sons from the early-1980s onward.

Eileen was a graduate of Grand Island High School Class of 1971, and Lake Erie College Class of 1975. She loved gardening, flowers, reading and having direct conversations. She took care of the finances, and had a distinct eye for color and light. She disliked long car rides and being politically correct; she spoke her mind, with love.

Eileen was born March 11, 1953, in Cleveland to the late Rosemary Patricia Hannan Gill (1991) and Francis Xavier Gill (2003). She cared fiercely for her son, Stephen James Carr (1990), who did not survive heart surgery at age 3 1/2. In addition, she was predeceased by two siblings: Maureen Wilson (Gill) (1995) and Francis Xavier Gill Jr. (2013).

Keeping her maiden name upon marrying, Eileen is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, Daniel P. Carr of Niagara Falls; and two sons: Gil Forrest Carr of Anchorage, Alaska, and Michael Paul Carr of Niagara Falls; and two grandchildren that she loved meeting: Eleanor Rose Carr and Oliver Stephen Carr, both of Anchorage. Also two sisters: Patricia Bernadette Gill and Mary Josephine Gill; two brothers: James Thomas Gill and Michael Jerome Gill; and many nieces, nephews and their respective children.

Eileen will be cremated. Condolences can be sent to Dan Carr, or left online at kaiserfuneral.com.

A memorial service and picnic will be held July 31 at Beaver Island State Park, with rain location at The Village Inn, both on Grand Island.

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