Jean Howell Eiland

  • Born: April 18, 1942
  • Died: April 3, 2019
  • Location: Holliston, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean (Howell) Eiland, 76, beloved daughter of the late Tyrus and Joan (Thompson) Howell, passed away on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at the Sawtelle Hospice House, surrounded by her family.

Jean was a lover for animals. She could not get enough of her dogs, horse, bears and whatever wild life there was. She was an avid horse rider and competed in horse shows. After that she got into dog agility and took that passion up until her dogs were too old to compete but did volunteer at the shows to stay involved.
She dog sat a lot and walked the woods of Callahan in Framingham and Ashland State park. She also loved to garden. She had a lovely garden in Marlboro and took pride in keeping it looking nice every year.

Jean is the devoted mother of Denise Dunn and her husband Bill and Richard Eiland and his wife Dana. Cherished grandmother of Kelsey Jean, Holly Rose, Turner, Leo and Grace. Loving sister of Trent Howell and his wife Lesha, Ty Howell and Terry Howell. Aunt of Thomas and Nathan.

Friends and family are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Jean's family in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt. 28) Stoneham on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 3 to 5pm

A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held immediately following in the funeral home at 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider in Jean's memory to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Denise and Ricky,

So sorry to her that Jean has died, she was very determined to live life to the fullest. I had the opportunity to take a couple of classes with her at the Marlborough Senior Center, she was determined to keep living in spite of her pain.

We have great memories of happy times with her and the family during hockey season at MHS in the mid 80's. So many great memories.

Sincere Sympathy,
The Clancy Family

Posted by Ed & Barbara Clancy - Marlborough, MA   April 16, 2019

We enjoyed getting to meet Jean on her trek to the wilds of Wyoming. We will always remember the night on the deck at Keyhole Lake. The Wyoming clan trying to pump Jean for stories of Rick's growing up years. She divulged a few, but her pride in what "Ricky" and his great family was doing in Wyoming dominated the conversation. Her love of Denise, Rick and their families was easy to see and hear...I know you will all miss her. Our deepest sympathy and long distance Wyoming support to all of you.

Posted by Darren Lynde - Gillette, WY - Friend   April 13, 2019

Sorry to hear Mother passed. May my thoughts and prayers comfort you and family.

Uncle Sonny

Posted by A friend   April 13, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your dear Mother
Grandmother. How very proud she was of her special family.
A truly kind and caring lady.

Posted by Mary Wylie - Middleton, MA - Friend   April 12, 2019

Our deepest sympathy may her memories last a lifetime.

Posted by Paul Rolli - Memphis, TN - Friend   April 12, 2019

So Very sorry to see my old friend pass away we had a lot of good times together in years past . My daughter Natalie and Jeans daughter Denise were brought up together since they were born. RIP Jean - I will miss you Sue W.

Posted by A friend   April 11, 2019

How saddened we are to hear of your loss. We had many wonderful years together in the country western dance community.
Lillian & Mort Breen
Ashland, MA

Posted by A friend   April 10, 2019

You'll always be a part of my childhood. I never knew zucchini could taste so good! Your cookies and bread made from that unlikely vegetable became one of my all time favorites.

I remember sleeping over Denise's and seeing your albums in the basement. Woodstock, Joan Baez, and I think Led Zeppelin too!! Looking through them all, I, as my small self, saw you in the age of folk and freedom, and I got a little dose of that from you.

Our relationship grew up too. Denise and you, my mom and me visiting together. We always made time to get together even if just once a year, I cherish those times. I never could call you Jean even though you told me I could. You're Mrs. Eiland, mom of one of my oldest and closest friends.

I am so sorry for your loss Denise, Rick(y), and family. You're all a part of who we are.

and the seasons go round and round....I'll miss you Mrs. Eiland.


Trishy xo

Posted by Trish Finlay - Marlborough, MA - Friend   April 10, 2019

So very sorry to see my friend and classmate has left us. I will miss our long phone calls. I know she is out of pain but she will be so missed. RIP now, Jean.

Posted by Pat Lup - Classmate   April 08, 2019