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Our beloved Eileen Mary Farrelly Lavallee, wife, mother, grandmother, sister passed away at home from Cancer at age 87. She was born in San Francisco, Ca and was raised in the city by Steven and Emily Farrelly along with sister Annette Kohlmiester. Married to Robert F. E. Lavallee who preceded her in death in Oct. 9 2004. The two were married in Feb. 5th 1955 in Carmel Ca. and lived the life of a career Navel Officer eventually settling in Utah in 1971. Eileen dedicated her life to helping others and spent over 20 years working with Catholic Community Services St. Martha's Baby Project in Salt Lake City. She is survived by her Sister Annette, Her Daughter Suzanne Lavallee and Her Son Jeffrey Lavallee. She is also survived by one grandson Cooper Lavallee.
Eileen was a fiercely independent strong woman who traveled the world, lived in San Francisco and New York City and who was dedicated to helping others. Her house will filled with refugees and baby supplies, knitting projects family and friends. She was married for 50 years to Robert and adopted two children Suzanne and Jeff. She was an Irish woman which made her strong willed and she took pride in striking a hard bargain where ever she went. She and her husband were a great comedic duo and they loved to give one another a well intentioned hard time. A devout Catholic who attended mass regularly at St. Thomas Moore parish and was always willing to volunteer and do whatever needed to be done. One very important thing of note is this. Eileen made a great many peoples lives possible due to her support and unwavering devotion to people.
The family has chosen to forgo in person services but, would appreciate you sharing memories on the tribute page at the top of the obituary. Graveside services to occur later in the month for family members.
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