Obituary of Eileen A. Guerin (Quinn, Herdendorf)
Webster: Eileen passed away on October 4,2023 at the age of 89. Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life at a Memorial Mass 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at St. Rita's Church, 1008 Maple Drive, Webster. Interment at the convenience of the family will be at Huron Evergreen Cemetery. The Mass will be livestreamed at https://stritawebster.org/watch-live.html
Eileen was the daughter of the late James and Rose Quinn. She was predeceased by her husbands, Lawrence F. Herdendorf and Allyn J. Guerin; grandson, Luke Guerin, son Mark Guerin. She leaves her children, William (Maria Plenita) Herdendorf and Lori (Eugene) Garvey; daughters-in-law, Lisa Guerin and Sondra Stern; grandchildren, Cole (Julia), Hannah and Theresa Herdendorf, Emily (fiancée, Ryan Cusack), Nora and Gene (Christine) Garvey, Zach (Chelsea) Guerin and Olivia (Cole) Williams; brother, Roger Quinn, sisters-in-law, Marion Harris and Donna Guerin; brother-in-law, James Herdendorf; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors.
Eileen was born in Webster, New York to James and Rose Quinn. She grew up in a large family, with six brothers and sisters. She graduated from Webster High School in 1952.
She retired after more than 25 years of service from Rochester Telephone Company. She had an accomplished career holding several positions within the company. Some of her fondest memories were from the time she worked at the Public Office and Phone Center at Midtown Plaza, Rochester, NY.
Eileen was first married to Lawrence Herdendorf, and they spent over 25 years together living in Webster. They loved to travel, especially their trips to the Adirondak Mountains and to New Smyrna Beach, Florida with family. After losing Larry to cancer, Eileen found love again with Allyn Guerin, they were married in 1986. Eileen and Al enjoyed life in Wolcott, and Swain, NY, spending time outdoors, boating, and loving their dogs -- BV, McCoy, and Rascal.
Eileen loved to entertain and always set a beautiful table. Among her many passions, she enjoyed being a member of Saint Rita's Parish in Webster. She also enjoyed singing throughout her life. Her most recent group was the Irondequoit Chorale. She performed in several Webster Theatre Guild productions in years past, she was a member of the Lioness Club while living in Swain, NY, and was a life member of the telephone Pioneers. She also loved watching the Buffalo Bills.
Eileen’s family meant the world to her, this included her extended family that adopted Eileen as their second mother. She was lucky to have wonderful friends throughout her life, especially in her later years. She could be found talking on the phone with them at any given moment. Her family is also grateful to her friends for bringing so much joy and companionship to Eileen's life – Bruce Smith, Rose Marie D’Andreano, Jeanne Cona, Kathy Weidman, and the Bereavement Breakfast Group to name a few.
She had a beautiful smile for all and made her family and friends feel loved. She will be remembered as a caring, thoughtful, and generous mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend, and aunt. Eileen will be dearly missed but will live on in the hearts of all who love her.
Donations can be made in her memory to the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Motherhouse or St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.
The Willard H. Scott Funeral Home has been honored to serve the Webster community and the surrounding area for over 60 years. We remain dedicated to those we serve, providing compassion and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times.
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