Eileen O’Connor Grant of Gloucester Point, born Oct. 27, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Charles and Marion Holmes O’Connor, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George C. Grant, and is survived by two children, Shelley Damian (Kevin) and George Grant (Bonnie); four grandchildren, Eileen Robins, Kevin Damian, George Damian, and Diana Futrell; three great-grandchildren, Michelle and Sarah Haas, and Cordell Futrell; siblings, Connie O’Connor, Patricia Dillman, Mallon O’Connor (Angie), Maureen Benussi, and Judith Finneran; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Eileen attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She became a professional dancer, nightclub performer, comedienne, choreographer, and a polo player. She then married, helped put Pop through college, and raised a family.
In the 1970s she worked for Gloucester Social Services, moving on to York-Poquoson Social Services. While there, she was appointed the full-time fraud investigator at the request of the York County Commonwealth Attorney. She worked to organize the Public Assistance Investigators of Virginia, serving as its first president.
After retirement, she was elected to the Gloucester Board of Supervisors becoming chairman. She loved traveling with our father, and her bridge club.
The family received friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Ashland, with a Mass of the Resurrection at 1 o’clock. Interment was private.