Posted On May 10th, 2011 -


Mrs. Mileo, age 84, died on Monday, May 2, 2011. Eileen was born on June 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York.

She married Tony Mileo on January 6, 1946 and they spent 57 years of marriage together gardening, playing bridge, playing tennis and supporting each other in every way until Tony’s death in February 26, 2002. Eileen became a teacher in the late 1950s, earning a Masters Degree in Reading Education from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She worked for many years in the Englewood, NJ school system, finishing her teaching career as a teacher of English as a second language to foreign students in the district. After retirement Eileen and Tony moved to San Diego, CA, wintering in Honolulu, HI, and then following Tony’s death Eileen lived full time in Honolulu until she moved to Charlotte in 2008 to live with her loving daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Michael O’Sullivan.

Eileen is survived by Lauren and Michael, and by her grandchildren Allison Mileo Gorsuch of New Haven, CT, Sarah Anne O’Sullivan of East Hanover, NJ, Marina Mileo Gorsuch of Durham, NC and Daniel Ryan O’Sullivan of Charlotte, NC. In addition to her spouse, Eileen was preceded in death by her daughter Janice Mileo, her sister Phyllis Karlson and her brother Robert Cone.

The family will hold a private service.

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