Eileen H. Plumley, a resident of Uihlein Living Center, passed away on May 11 ,2013 at the age of 96.
She was born Eileen Grace Hough on Nov. 27, 1916, one of nine children of Charles and Grace (Ryan) Hough of Union Falls. She graduated from AuSable Forks High School Class of 1935, and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Watertown, as a registered nurse in 1939.
After graduation she married Charles C. Plumley Jr., of Bloomingdale, where they raised their two daughters. In 1977 they moved to Trudeau Road in Saranac Lake.
As a registered nurse, Eileen devoted her life to caring for the sick at the Saranac Lake General Hospital, Will Rogers and Adirondack Medical Center, retiring at the age of 78.
She loved traveling with her sisters and friends and enjoyed her trips to Germany, Italy, Greece, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as time spent traveling to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Bernard's Church, a volunteer at the Saranac Lake Adult Center and High Peaks Hospice. She was also a member of the American Red Cross, Saranac Lake Women's Civic Chamber and Elks Lodge BPOE 1508 in Saranac Lake.
She is survived by her two daughters: Barbara Persico and husband Richard of Lake Placid, and Sandra Aery and husband Paul of Saranac Lake. She was adored by her four grandchildren: Kelli (Keator) Calvo and husband Karl of Annapolis, Md., Kregg Keator and his wife Nid of Lake Placid, Aric Aery and his wife Tracy of Niskayuna, and Amy (Aery) Sabourin and husband Scott of South Hero, Vt.
Nine great-grandchildren knew her as their G.G. She was always ready to romp and play games with them: Bryn Keator Snow of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ashley Calvo of Corvallis, Ore., Chelsey Calvo and Morgan Calvo of Annapolis, Md., Nolan, Cameron and Kiernan of Niskayuna, and Anna and Emma Sabourin of South Hero, Vt.
She is also survived by a sister, Alice Facteau of Nashua, N.H., and a brother, Charles Hough of New Port Richey, Fla., along with several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles; her sisters: Dorothy St. Denis, Joyce Flaherty and Kate McBride; her brothers, Henry, James and Dennis Hough; and sisters-in law, Cecelia Plumley and Helen Hough.
The family greeted family and friends at the Uihlein Mercy Center Chapel Wednesday, May 15, which was followed by a Mass of Christian burial with the Rev. John R. Yonkovig presiding. Burial followed at Brookside Cemetery in Bloomingdale.
Those wishing to remember Eileen can make donations to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance, Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad, High Peaks Hospice or Mercy Care for the Adirondacks in memory of her and her husband Charles. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guest book at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.