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Eileen Clerkin

Eileen Clerkin

Thursday, June 14th, 1934 Monday, April 15th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Eileen Elizabeth Clerkin (Yarrow)

Eileen Elizabeth Clerkin, 84, of Wall, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, at home with family by her side.
Eileen was born in Manhattan where she graduated from Cathedral High School, and resided in Bergenfield, NJ for 31 years, before retiring to Wall in 2000. She was employed by the NY Times for many years. Eileen was a proud parishioner of St. Rose Church. She enjoyed spending time with family, and trips to the Irish Alps and Atlantic City.
Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Nellie Yarrow, and her brother, Thomas Yarrow. Eileen is survived by her beloved husband Joseph Clerkin of 61 years; her seven children, Michael Clerkin and his wife Sue of Naples, FL, Eileen Rutz and her husband Thomas of Neptune, James Clerkin and his wife Debbie of Bridgewater, Rita Petillo of Neptune, Ann Marie Fowler of Sarasota, FL, Donna Clerkin of Portsmouth, VA and Jessica Willms and her husband Kory of Brick. Eileen will be greatly missed by her twelve grandchildren, Colleen Rutz, Brian Rutz and his wife Amber, Taylor Petillo, Matthew Clerkin, Travis Petillo, Lacaubenir Bryant, Megan Fowler, Rachel Clerkin, Joey Fowler, Shannon Clerkin, and Caitlin Clerkin, and her three great grandchildren, Calvin Rutz, Konnor Willms, and Asa Rutz.
Visitation on Monday, April 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall. Funeral on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 am at St. Rose Church, Belmar. Burial will follow at 1:30 pm at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Rose Church of Lima - Belmar
    7 th avenue
    BELMAR, NJ
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
    10:30am
  • Interment

    NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery-Arneytown
    350 Provinceline Road
    WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ
    1:30pm Committal Service

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Marilyn Siemons

Eileen brought beauty and joy to those around her. Perhaps this tree will bring beauty to the world around us.
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Clare, Scott, Aidan, and Margaret Russell

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Love Col. William and Marilyn Clerkin

Uncle Joe and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
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Love Col. William and Marilyn Clerkin purchased flowers for the family of Eileen Clerkin.
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Mike,Sue,&Matt

"Eileen Clerkin" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget her.
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