On Thursday, November 14th 2013, Irene Ann Sullivan Eagan passed in her home surrounded by her family after a brief illness and a courageous battle. She lived at 11 Woodhouse Ave, Northford for 40 years and most recently at 16 Wildlife Court, Cheshire and Wells, Maine. She was born on Sept. 13th 1943 in New Haven where she was raised and graduated from Hillhouse High School. She was predeceased by her parents Richard and Elsie Mattson Sullivan. She leaves behind her devoted husband, Thomas Patrick Eagan of almost 48 years. She leaves her three children; April (Gary) Reach of Cheshire, Denise Eagan of NYC and Tommy (Angela) Eagan of Chicago, Ill. She also leaves her two beautiful grandchildren, Brenna Marie and Owen Thomas Reach of Cheshire. She called them her “happiness”. She was also predeceased by her brother Richard Sullivan. She leaves a sister Linda (Neil) Olson of Bethel, Maine, a brother Gary (Diane) Sullivan of North Branford and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Sullivan of Salem, CT. She had numerous nieces and nephews. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, wife, and florist. She loved spending time at the lake, summers in Maine, winters in Florida, her dog Bear, time in the garden, but more than anything, her family.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Church in Northford at 10:00. Interment will follow in Northford Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.