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Eileen L. Himes, 81

OSWEGO, NY – Eileen L. Himes, 81, a former resident of 51 Candlewood Drive, passed away on Tuesday Nov. 23, 2010, at St. Luke Health Services after a long illness.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Gillen) Foot and had attended schools in Utica.

She had been employed for many years at the Easy Bargain Center, Jamesway and later at Weston’s.

Eileen was a member of the Scriba Senior Citizens and enjoyed crafting and knitting.

One of her greatest pleasures in life was taking care of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gene, whom she married on May 28, 1949; a daughter, Suzanne (Daniel) Mahoney of Oswego; a son, Thomas “Homer” Himes and his wife, Theresa, also of Oswego; three grandchildren, Shawn (Sherry) Mahoney, Melissa and Lindi Himes; two great-grandsons, Riley and Devon Mahoney; her brother, James (Susan) Foot of Baldwinsville; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home.

Spring burial will be in Peck’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 p.m.

Contributions may be made in Eileen’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

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