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COLGROVE - Eileen E. Age 84, died on May 21, 2016, and returned to her heavenly home. Her devotion to her family and faith supported her in health struggles and ultimately gave her peace. Eileen was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Edward Skimmer and Beatrice Schuler on August 25, 1931. Eileen graduated from Saint Nicholas Academy, making lifelong friends that she enjoyed reconnecting with at local reunions. She started her career at Worthington as a secretary
and was a freelance writer for the Courier Express. Starting a family, she married Norman Colgrove in 1952 and they celebrated 50 golden years before his passing in December 2002. After moving to Florida in 1986, she enjoyed a 22 year career as a customer service representative at the Palm Beach Post, winning the hearts of her co-workers and anyone she came into contact with. A true example of Christian character, she will be remembered as a loyal friend with a gentle spirit of kindness and compassion who would help others selflessly. She was a faithful member of St. Gabriel's of Elma, NY, St. Luke's of Palm Springs, FL, later Holy Name of Jesus in West Palm Beach and most recently Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Eileen is survived by her children, Suzanne (Rico Favaro), Michael, John, (Vivian), and Joanne (Brian LeBrun); her brother Robert Skimmer (Phyllis); nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; along with extended family and friends that will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman, grandson, Ryan and fiance; James Morse. Friends may be received on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:30-12:00 at Palm West Funeral Home with a funeral Mass at a later date to be determined. Memorial contributions can be made to Peggy Adams Rescue League. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Palm Beach County and the ICU staff at Palms West for their care. Palms West Funeral Home & Crematory, Royal Palm Beach, Florida (561) 753-6004. Family Owned & Operated.

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