Eileen F. Tait

Date of Passing:

June 2, 2019

Tait, Eileen F. (Garrahy), 57, of Breeze Way, Riverside, died peacefully at home on June 2, 2019 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Thomas N. Tait.

Born in Providence, a daughter of Vincent J. Garrahy of South County and Florida and the late Maureen A. (Kendall) Garrahy, she lived in Riverside for 30 years.

Mrs. Tait was an engineering technician for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for 28 years before retiring in 2011.

Eileen was a graduate of Cranston East High School. She loved her family, her friends and enjoyed camping, swedish weaves and pigs.

Besides her husband of twenty nine years, she is survived by a son, Tyler J. Tait of Riverside; two stepsons, Timothy T. Tait of Fall River MA and Bryan W. Tait of Providence; three sisters, Maureen Lott (David) of Plano, TX, Kathleen Leeming (Hank) of Cumberland and Margaret Garrahy (Roberta Billsboro) of McKeesport, PA; two brothers, Daniel Garrahy of South County and Michael Garrahy of Warwick and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday June 7, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 2 p.m. Calling hours are Friday 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Please accept my condolences on the passing of my friend and classmate.

  2. To Eileen’s family. I am saddened to read about Eileen’s passing, we were good friends many years ago. May she Rest In Peace

  3. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you as you live through this difficult loss.

  4. We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and light at this time of deepest sorrow.
    The Wong Family

  5. PJ and lisa ,so sorry for your loss
    Shes in peace forever in Jesus mighty arms

    In our prayers
    Debbie and Chad Zitano

  6. My deepest condolences to the entire family from a member of Class of 1980

  7. Eileen is very special to my son Jonathan and many of his friends. She always made them feel loved and welcome. Eileen will be greatly missed. Love and prayers from my family for Tyler and his family. So sorry for your deep loss!!! Zeph 3:17

  8. Eileen had a profound impact on my son Jonathan’s life. You will be sadly missed, RIP…Dan McDowell

  9. My deepest sympathy on the passing of my high school friend.

  10. So very sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. She was a fun, bubbly, happy person all the time! It was a gift to have her as a classmate

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Eileen. My Condolences to your whole Family. May she Rest In Peace. ??

  12. Tyler and family…..we are so sorry for your lost. Your Mom was a special lady with a great smile! You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way for the whole family??

  14. Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family

  15. Tom and Family,
    I remember Eileen as a friend to everyone. My sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

  16. Tom Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers

  17. So sorry for your loss from an old friend from Grace Street.

  18. Tommmy so sorry for your loss.

  19. My condolences to the Tait and Garrahy families. May she rest in peace.

  20. Very sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. It was always a pleasure to run in to her. My condolences to all her family.

  21. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Eileen. My condolences to her family. Rest In Peace ?

  22. Maureen, Vinny, Tommy & Tyler,

    So very sorry to hear about Eileen’s passing. She was a wonderful person who always had a smile on her face and was willing to help other people. It was a pleasure working with her at DOT. May she rest in peace in the hands of God.

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