Eileen M. (Clossick) McGuirk

Date of Passing:

October 30, 2022

McGuirk, Eileen M., 89, of Riverside, died peacefully on October 30, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. McGuirk.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John and Eileen (Lynch) Clossick, she lived in Riverside for over 60 years.

Mrs. McGuirk was a homemaker and a telephone operator.

Eileen was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Robert L. McGuirk Jr. and his wife Pamela of North Attleboro, Eileen M. Dubuc of Riverside, Kathleen M. Harris and her husband David of Warren and Daniel P. McGuirk and his wife Lisa of Seekonk, MA; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Paradis and her husband Ray of Lincoln and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Clossick of North Kingstown. She was the sister of the late John and Francis Clossick.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Thursday November 3, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Brendan Church followed by a private burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Eileen’s memory to Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a sweet lady. I enjoyed the chats I would have with her.

  2. My condolences to the McGuirk family. My mom (Irene Machado) became a close friend to Mrs. McGuirk after my dad passed away. “The Girls” had a lot of laughs together and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. I always appreciated the care and concern they had for each other. Rest in peace Mrs. McGuirk.

  3. Bob and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Our deepest condolences to your entire family. I will always remember that sweet friendly voice from the other side of the fence. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.🙏
    Rest In Peace Mrs. McGuirk

  5. My prayers and sympathies to
    the McGuirk family. May your Mom always be in the Lord’s embrace.

  6. So sorry to hear of Mrs. McGuirk’s passing. My deepest personal sympathy to everyone. She was such a dear friend to my mother for so many years.

  7. Dear Dan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Condolences to the whole family. Eileen was a gentle soul, always friendly. May your memories comfort you. Chris (Gillett-Noonan) DiSano

  9. Bob and Family,
    Our deepest condolences.
    Michael & Caroline Suke

  10. To the McGuirk family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. While we are not officially related, the whole Clossick and McGuirk family always made us feel like family when we visited our RI Paradis cousins from Maine. I have fond memories of your parents and the Clossick adults, you and all of your cousins when we visited RI as kids. May you find comfort in knowing that she and your dear father are together once again.
    With love and prayers,

  11. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. You ae in my thoughts

  12. RIP Mrs. McGuirk, you were loved by so many & a beautiful person inside & out.

  13. Deepest sympathy and sadness. Your mom was a sweetheart to all of us on the street. Spencer remembers her buying him the special candy bar on Halloween. She will be missed.

  14. My sincere condolences to the McGuirk family. Eileen was a wonderful friend and neighbor. I will keep you all in my prayers through these difficult days. Joyce Sousa

  15. My deepest condolences to the entire family. It was a pleasure the times I got to spend with this wonderful woman. She was always welcoming, kind and loving. May you Rest In Peace.

  16. So sorry for your loss!

    Unbelievable timing of the shared loss of our matriarchs! Two ‘Eileens’ born on the same day years apart, were close neighbors and close friends for many years and pass on the same day!
    I’m forever grateful mom had Eileen for a nearby friend to share many commonalities. Our families share an uncanny and unforgettable moment in life.

  17. Rest in the sweetest peace Grandma McGuirk.,you will be missed by many! Prayers and condolences to the McGuirk family ❤️

  18. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mom was such a kind sweet woman. May she rest in the Heart of Jesus and Mary.

  19. So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful friend that I will miss with all my heart. Stay strong. Rip Eileen. I will miss you dearly.

  20. Eileen, my condolences go out to you and your family.

  21. So Very Sorry for the loss of your mom. Your all in my prayers.

  22. To the McGuirk Family,
    We send our condolences and prayers for your loss. RIP Mrs McGuirk.
    May the Peace and Love of Jesus be with you always!

  23. To the entire McGuirk “clan”. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

  24. My condolences to the whole McGuirk family. Your mom’s friendliness was one of the things that made growing up on Thurston Street so wonderful. Keeping your family in my prayers.

  25. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May it help to know that others share in your sorrow.

    Cousins from Connecticut
    The Lynch’s

  26. Condolences to the family. You are all in our prayers.
    May you find comfort in knowing that you helped your mom remain in the house she loved until the Lord called her home.
    May she now rest in peace.
    My mom already misses their conversations through the side window.

  27. Eileen & family,
    Keep your memories close at hand during the difficult days ahead. You all gave your Mother a wonderful gift of living her life in her home until she reunited with your Dad and other family members. Sending you prayers and hugs!

  28. RIP Mrs. McGuirk and condolences to the family🙏🙏

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