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Mrs. Eileen M. (Strout) Kirby

Mrs. Eileen M. (Strout) Kirby
  • September 12, 1944 - February 21, 2016
  • Reading, Massachusetts
  • PAWS
    383 R Lowell Street
    Suite 5
    Wakefield, MA 01880

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“We were so shocked to hear of Eileen's sudden passing. She gave our family outstanding care at Dowd Medical for the past 23 years. She was kind,...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Michelle Dowling - Stoneham, MA

“I am so sad to hear of Eileen's passing. Elieen cared so deeply about her paitents and always had a smile on her face no matter what. Eileen was one...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Alex Valenti - Los Angeles, CA

“Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8) ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Mario

“You weren't just my grandmother, and the woman who I lived with since the day I was born; you were my everything, my rock. I miss you more and more...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Rachel Domenici - Reading, MA

“You weren't just my grandmother, and the woman who I lived with since the day I was born; you were my everything, my rock. I miss you more and more...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Rachel Domenici - Reading, MA

“I was sadden and shocked to hear of Eileen's death. Although there are many years between the time I spent with Eileen I will always hold her dear to...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Eileen Kearney Harriss - Danvers, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Eileen has been my children's nurse at Dowd Medical for 16 years. She was an amazing nurse who always went above and...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Scali - Burlington, MA

“In my minds eye, i see Eileen Marie Kirby in her happiest form. She is Kneeling before God with forgiveness in her heart and forgiven for her faults...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Karen Marshall - Raymond, NH

“So shocked to hear of Eileen's passing. I worked with her at Dowd Medical many years ago. She made a newly minted doctor feel welcomed; she was a...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: John Raftery, MD - Reading, MA

“I was very sad to learn of Eileen's passing. She was my favorite nurse at Dowd Medical. All 3 of my children (adults now) remember her fondly. She...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Joanne Mattison - Andover, MA

“Our dear Eileen. She and Dr. Rashba were the steady , Reassuring and guiding presence from the tearful new mom of my now 25-year-old daughter...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Martina snd John Tramontozzi and Family

“Eileen was the most sweet, and gentle women who I was lucky to know and love for 17 years. She made everyday brighter for everyone and had the most...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Olivia Valenti - Manchester, MA

“I am so devastated to hear of Eileen's passing. She has been my nurse for 19 years, since the day I was born. It was always a pleasure talking to her...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Kristiana Valenti - Manchester, MA

“Eileen was such a caring and wonderful women. She was my children's nurse for the last 22 yrs. she was always there when I was a first time teen mom...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Sherri, Stephen, Caileigh, Abigail and Livia (Guerra &O'Leary) - MA

“A truly kind person who did kind things who will be missed. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Bill Durette - Medford, MA

“Gosh, We go way back with Eileen at Dr. Rashba's.Even 34 years later I remember how calming and reassuring it was to see her when we came in for...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Jeanne Cashman Scales - Reading, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Eileen's passing. 16 years ago Eileen and Dr. Rashba held my newborn daughter (Maire) and assured me that I could indeed...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Paula Hughes - Merrimac, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember how caring Eileen was when our children were young patients at Dowd Medical. She was a very...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: The Manganos - Winchester, MA

“I am shocked to hear the news of Eileen's passing. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met and a great nurse. I was seeing her and Dr....Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Evan Howard - Reading, MA

“Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen unheard, but always near, still loved Still missed and very dear♡ ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Wargo, Tucker, Whalen Family - MA

“Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen unheard, but always near, still loved Still missed and very dear♡ ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Wargo, Tucker, Whalen Family - MA

“Words cannot express how much I loved Eileen and how much she meant to me and my children. I loved her like a mother. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Eileen Mack - Reading, MA

“Eileen was so caring, funny, and a great nurse. I always loved when she gave my boys the business! She deeply worried and showed the kids how much...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Tricia Halpin - Stoneham

“She was a wonderful woman and nurse. She always popped her head in to say hi when we were there. She was truly loved by everyone who met her and...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl Green - Reading, MA

“Eileen, you were a very bright light in a world full of darkness today. Always upbeat with a smile and terrific sense of humor. A giggle and a laugh...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Craig and Judy Kirby - MN

“Eileen was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She was so warm, caring, open and honest and SO very funny! I've known Eileen for many...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Reppucci - Wilmington

“We have known Eileen for 20 years. She was more than a nurse and a friend, she was a one of a kind. My daughters and I will miss her so much. She...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: marcia valenti - manchester, MA

“She was the best nurse at Dowd Medical-I have known her for 25 years-she treated every patient like they were her own family. She will be sorely...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: A friend


Eileen M. (Strout) Kirby of Reading passed away on February 21, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was 71 years of age. Eileen was a loving, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and wife who will be missed by all who knew her.

Eileen was a passionate pediatric nurse for twenty-seven years.

Eileen is the devoted mother of Barbara Ann Domenici-Tucker and her husband Mark and Karen M. Marshall and her husband Bill. She is the cherished grandmother of Leia Arena and her husband John, Robbie Domenici and his wife Becca, Christopher Tucker, Rachel Domenici and Emily Marshall. Eileen is the great-grandmother of Braydon Domenici and Caleb Domenici. She is the loving daughter of the late Edward and Eileen Strout. Eileen is the dear sister of Paul Strout and his wife Rita, Kathy Brassil, and the late Barby Cotter and her husband Donnie, Judy Durette and her husband Hank and Eddie Strout. Eileen is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces. She is the loving wife of Richard Kirby for thirty-five years.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street, STONEHAM, Friday, February 26, 2016 at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Eileen's Eternal Life in Saint Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill Street, Reading at 10:30am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Thursday, February 25th from 4-8pm. Interment at Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

Please consider making a donation in Eileen's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, Sawtelle Family Hospice House, VNA of Middlesex-East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or PAWS, 383 R Lowell Street, Suite 5, Wakefield, MA 01880.