FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Eileen M. D’Addario, 78, of Fishkill, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 peacefully at home.
She was born in Yonkers, the daughter of the late Michael and Eileen O’Brien Burke. She graduated from Commerce High School in Yonkers.
She began working at AT&T after graduation and then got a job at Otis Elevator Company. There, she met her beloved husband Anthony D’Addario. They were married in 1961 and spent 55 wonderful years by each other’s sides.
She had one son, Michael D’Addario, a daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and three grandsons, Mickey, Matty and Mackey. When her grandsons were younger, Eileen and Tony spent a lot of weekends babysitting for them. They enjoyed playing cards, reading books and watching sports on TV. As Eileen watched her grandsons grow, her heart was filled with pride for their accomplishments. She never missed one of their school concerts, award ceremonies or baseball games. In addition to spending time with her family, Eileen loved to travel. Along with her husband, Eileen had wonderful vacations in Europe, including Italy, Ireland, and France. Closer to home, she enjoyed visiting Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Cape Cod, Mass. She also loved to read, especially about history, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles each day.
She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Richard Burke; and brother-in-law, Leonard G. D’Addario.
In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be a short visitation and service at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Dorsey Funeral Home, 14 Emwilton Place, Ossining, followed by a graveside service at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hudson Valley Hospice, who helped to make her last days comfortable.