Eileen Marie Hallett died peacefully at Norwood Hospital on April 17. Eileen was born in Wrentham on April 28, 1956, and graduated from King Philip Regional High School in 1974. She is the daughter of the late Gerald D. and Mary (Craven) Hallett. She is survived by her siblings, Patricia David of Cambridge, John and Judy Hallett of Sedalia, Colorado, Kathleen Hallett of Wrentham, and sister-in-law Karen Tetreault of Yarmouth. Eileen was pre-deceased by her brothers, William and Thomas Hallett. Though many miles away from them, she was a loving and attentive aunt to Joey Jovanovich and Charles David, John, Jennifer and Joseph Hallett, and Lisa, Robbie and Jackie Hallett, and she treasured photographs, phone calls and videos of their children.
She spent much of her life in Wrentham and after completing paralegal studies, worked as a clerk at the Wrentham and Wareham district courts. Later, she cared fulltime for her mother until her death in 2006. Aftermoving to Wareham in 2007, she served as a volunteer in the gift shop at Tobey Hospital. She loved baking and often baked gifts for her friends and neighbors. Despite her many health challenges, she kept alive her terrific sense of humor, positive outlook and generous spirit. She made many friends during her life, and wherever she went, people loved and cared for her. She was an outstandinghigh school athlete and a loyal fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. She kept many reminders of her family, fan memorabilia, and milestones in her life in her apartment, where she lived until her final hospital admission in December.
As a result of the ongoing health crisis in the world and our community and with genuine concern for the well-being of all involved, Eileen's family has decided that her funeral services will be private. Interment will take place in Center Cemetery in Wrentham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), P.O. Box 49104, Baltimore, Md.21297, or NAMI.org.
Arrangements by James H. Delaney and Son Funeral Home, Walpole.