Obituary of Eileen M. Rennie
Eileen M. Rennie, 86, of Brooklyn, CT passed away on September 27, 2022. Eileen was born on December 23, 1935 in Wauregan, the daughter of the late Louis and Clara (Pellerin) LaBonte. As the story goes, the doctor didn’t make it to the home on time, so Eileen was delivered by her father and placed under the Christmas Tree. She had been a lifelong resident of the Wauregan/Brooklyn area and a communicant of Our Lady of La Salette Church.
She attended Sacred Heart School and then graduated from Plainfield High School in 1953. Eileen worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses in the area, the last being Pomfret Fuel Service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Jane Leonard and two brothers whom she never met, James and Donald.
Eileen will be greatly missed by her children: Michael Rennie of Dayville, Kathleen Thornton and her companion Roland Marois, of Pomfret. Grandchildren Melissa Swan (Ken), Michelle Fontaine (Jason), Jennifer Thornton, and Matthew Thornton (Tara). Great Grandchildren: Angelina, Amber, Olivia, Ethan and Matthew. Also, two very special nieces: Elizabeth Sears (Stephen) and Jerilyn Leonard.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the entire staff at Pierce Memorial for their wonderful care and kindness given to Eileen.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Pierce Memorial Recreation Department, 44 Canterbury Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of La Salette Church, 25 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wauregan, CT. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com