Eileen F. (Howett) Desmond March 24, 1945 - March 30, 2021

Eileen F. (Howett) Desmond, 76, of Quincy and OFD, passed away March 30, 2021 with her family by her side.

Born and raised in Dorchester to the late Robert and Eileen (Roper) Howett.  Eileen was a graduate of Saint Gregory High School and had a career as a medical clerk for a local doctor’s office.  An avid sports fan, Eileen supported all her New England teams, most especially the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and the Bruins.  Family was of the utmost importance to her.  Her love for her husband, sons, and grandchildren always came first.

Beloved wife of Thomas S. Desmond.  Loving mother of Thomas Desmond, Jr., of Sharon, Robert Desmond and Brian Desmond, both of Quincy and Scott Desmond of Boston.  Cherished grandmother of Michael, Mark, Kevin, Emily, Kaelyn, Ryan, Brody, Elise and Claire.  Eileen was predeceased by her grandson Thomas.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday, April 7 from 8:00-9:30 AM.  Family and friends invited.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. Gregory’s Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA at 10 AM.

Interment Private.

Visiting Hours
Wednesday, April 7 from 8:00-9:30 AM

Dolan Funeral Home
1140 Washington Street

Funeral Mass and Interment Private


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    Anonymous says

    I am so sorry to hear about Mo my friend. Thoughts and prayers are with you Da and your son’s. Love “Arnie”

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    Anne Ford says

    Mrs. D .
    So many laughs – dances- songs – So much fun always had with you and your beautiful family 💜God Bless The Desmonds with strength and happy memories & good friends in this difficult time 💔

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    Laura keane says

    To Mr Desmond and all the family, Im so very sorry thinking of you all sending my love and prayers ❤

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    Kathleen (Byrne) Bruce says

    I worked with Eileen at PPN many years ago, and of course I knew her from the Lower Mills. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Paula McDonald says

    To The Desmond Family,
    Norma and I have many warm and happy memories of Eileen that we will cherish forever. We were very fortunate to have her as a friend, she will be missed and loved but not forgotten.
    Love and Peace,
    Paula McDonald
    Norma Roche

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