Obituary of Eileen A. Kee
Eileen Kee (Jaeger) of Rockville Centre suddenly on July 29, 2019. Beloved wife of Charles F. Kee Jr. Loving mother of Charles (Kathleen) and Erin Glynn (John). Devoted and caring grandma to her 2 girls Caitlin and Kiera. Special Aunt to Anthony. Beloved sister of the late Edward Jaeger, Charles Jaeger Constance Deus and James Jaeger.
I haven't been able to find the words in days. Our hearts are broken. My dear sweet, loving mother, mother to all, Eileen Kee, has passed, unexpectedly, Monday at 73 year old. She had a generous heart and loved to over do the holidays. Cared for so many and loved her family and friends unconditionally. She was easy to forgive and allow second chances. Loved a good laugh and the silly Facebook jokes/cartoons about aging. How we teased her over the years for her QVC shopping habit. Loved the Property Brothers, all HGTV, and the silly reality shows on TLC. She was everyone's Google before Google existed. You had a problem, she had a home remedy or household hint for ya. My mother was the epitome of selflessness. Always putting everyone else first to a fault. While in the hospital to have stents, she was saying she needed to get home to take care of my dad. I always told her she missed her calling and should have been a nurse. But her real calling was being a Mother and Grandmother. She was most suited for that role with her nurturing way. My mother would tell you she had lots of practice with all the babysitting she did in her neighborhood growing up, being the oldest of 5, and 2nd oldest of many, many Turley cousins. Her world was consumed with "Grandma's Girls" as she affectionately called them. The girls were so close and had the best bond with her. It's heartbreaking that they are getting gipped of time with her. Kiera would ask me all the time can we call Grandma? Everything is always about Grandma with Kiera, which I always loved even before this happened. Countless times we would go to pick her up and Kiera wouldn't want to leave. Mom would always say "it's ok I will bring her home later". As my mother did with her mother, Vivian, her and I fought and bickered to no end. But never ever did it matter, a minute later we would make the other laugh or ask the other to help with something. Cause that's what mothers and daughters do. Aunt Connie coined her nick name "Comfort Queen", because she never wanted to be hot or cold or in shoes or clothing that was the slightest bit uncomfortable. I always told her she was low maintenance and it would drive me crazy! Not one to fuss about make up, jewelry, or handbags. Yet I can't imagine the next event or wedding I have to go to without trying on dresses/outfits for her advice. When I doubted her, Mom would say "I'm your mother would I steer you wrong? I always want you to look your best". There are so many things I can't imagine. Kiera's first day of Kindergarten without balling on the phone to you after she gets on the bus, first lost tooth, so many I wish I could turn off my brain! My parents gave my brother and I a truly wonderful childhood. From the homemade Halloween costumes and elaborate Easter baskets. I remember her taking us to buy a new tapes before road trips for our walkmans so she and my father could have their "oldies music". Cub Scout leader and Girls Scout cookie mother. She was famous for her homemade baked mac-n-cheese, Irish Soda Bread, and nonpareils. Oh what I would give to hear you say "oh honey" and hug me like you did when I was upset. Don't worry Ma, we will take care of Daddy and your "2 girls".