Eileen Marie Oliver, 74, of Saint John, U.S.V.I., died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 11. She was born Jan. 8, 1946, to Edward and Marie Gofgosky in Binghamton, N.Y. and was one of three children. She married Byron D. Oliver on Aug. 29, 1970.
She is also survived by her son, Jason and his wife, Christy; daughter, Shawna and her husband, Paul; four grandchildren: Julianna, Johnathan, Ethan and Cassandra; and several nieces and nephews.
Eileen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose life revolved around her family. Nothing made her happier than to share a home-cooked meal around the holidays. She loved living on St. John and was grateful for the community she found in the 20 years she lived on island. Never to shy away from a good time, Eileen loved to laugh, put a smile on your face, play games around the dinner table and share a toast with friends and family.
She was loved dearly and will truly be missed.
A private ceremony will be held in April with details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local organization Eileen cared about, which is the Local Boys and Girls Club of St. John. Their contact information is:
Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Thomas/St. John Inc.
9900 Estate Thomas
St. Thomas, VI 00804
Please put “St. John” in the memo line of the check or make your donation with a credit card.
Arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Centers of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
For online directions and condolences, visit www.hurleydavisfuneralhome.com