Eileen Ita O'Shea ( nÃ©e Thrapp) of Riverdale, NY passed away on January 19, 2021. She was born on August 29, 1932 in County Longford, Ireland to William and Ellen Thrapp. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1950 at the age of 18 and settled in Brooklyn, NY. After many years living independently she married John O'Shea on April 29, 1988 and moved to Riverdale, NY. Some of her favorite hobbies included shopping, visiting the casinos, and vacationing in Florida with John.
Eileen is survived by her sister Mary Rose King of Carmel, NY and her Irish siblings Bridie Davis, Annie Lynch, and Willie Thrapp (wife Monica) all from Longford, Ireland. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who grew up with her charming Irish wit. She will be missed by all.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband John and her brothers Joseph, Patrick, James and Peter whom her family hopes will surround her with love at her final destination.
Heartfelt thanks are extended to the River Spring home health aides who helped her remain comfortably at home in her last years.
A Celebration of Eileen's Life will beheld on Sunday January 24,2021, from 1PM-4PM at the Pelham Funeral Home 64 Lincoln Ave Pelham, NY 10803.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Catharine Church 10AM on Monday January 25, 2021, Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Valhalla, NY.