Eithne Rose Kerins
Feb 26, 1942 – Apr 21, 2017
Eithne Rose Kerins, 75, died on Friday April 21st while living in Seattle near her daughter, Aisling Kerins. Eithne was born on February 26th, 1942 in Ireland, where she lived until immigrating to America in 1964.
Eithne lived in New York City, where she worked for Air India and met her late husband Richard “Dick” Kerins. Their first date was dancing under the stars at Rockefeller Center, on a double date with Dick’s brother Ed Kerins and Ed’s wife Peggy.
In 1975, they moved out of the city and to Westbury, Long Island, where they raised their daughter, Aisling Kerins and lived for over 20 years. Eithne worked at Lufthansa during most of that time and had many cherished memories and friends from her time there.
When Eithne retired from Lufthansa in 1998, she and Dick moved to Palmyra, VA where they enjoyed their garden, deck and many friends on Out of Bounds Rd. Eithne was an amazing caregiver to her husband during the illness that led to his passing, after which she soon moved to Seattle to be near Aisling, her son-in-law Ben and first grand-daughter Hannah.
Eithne was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia shortly after moving to Seattle and passed away a year after her diagnosis. Eithne is survived by her daughter Aisling Kerins, son-in-law Ben Vaught and their two daughters Hannah Rose and Tabitha Florence Vaught. She is also survived by her sister Marie Sheehan and two brothers John and Noel Maguire.
A mass in her memory will be conducted in Ireland in August – please contact the family if you’d like details. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lewy Body Dementia Association which is conducting research on this disease. Our deepest thanks go out to the caring staff at Skyline, where Eithne spent her last year.
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