Eileen Traynor Grimm
08/19/1934 - 06/07/2022

Eileen was born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, the sixth of eight children in a large Irish Catholic family.  Eileen learned at an early age to love the Lord, eat good healthy food, find beauty in nature, hold family and friends close, value a good book, and appreciate simplicity.  Eileen graduated from Summit High School and Virginia Intermont College.  She worked at the Bell Labs, in Murray Hill, for several years until she married.  She met her husband, George, in Bay Head and they married several months later.  Four children followed and Eileen devoted herself to being the best mother and wife.  She and George loved Vermont, and spent as much time as possible in their Quechee home while raising their family.  Eileen loved to go antiquing and to auctions, spend time with family and friends, enjoy a good Pinot Noir, and be there for her family.  She excelled at most sports – paddle tennis being her favorite – and travelled far and wide.  Upon George’s retirement, Eileen and George moved to Loblolly Pines in Hobe Sound, Florida, where they joined a wonderful community and enjoyed many happy years.  Eileen volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels, the local elementary school, and libraries.  She was an avid reader, devouring book after book. Eileen played golf at most of the top twenty golf courses in the world and particularly loved the links courses of Scotland and Ireland.  She also enjoyed day trips to Palm Beach where she had been a member of The Society of The Four Arts.  Towards the end of her life, Eileen chose to return to New Jersey to be close to family.  Eileen was predeceased by her husband (George Grimm), her parents (Robert and Elizabeth Traynor), two sisters (Mary Lanzara and Elizabeth Bayard), and two brothers (Robert Traynor and Jack Traynor).  She leaves four children- Laura Grimm (Andrew Forbes), Sharon Gill (Jack), Christopher Grimm (Christine Ix), and Stephen Grimm (Rachael); ten grandchildren (Geoff Gill, David Gill, Kevin Gill, Scott Forbes, Mark Forbes, Will Forbes, Abby Grimm, Theo Grimm, Tess  Grimm, and Georgia Grimm), two sisters (Ann Traynor of Bozeman, MT and Kathleen Grimm of Chester, NJ), and a brother (Richard Traynor of Maplewood, NJ).  Eileen died peacefully in her home surrounded by family.  She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.


Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Funeral:
Memorial Mass at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 9:30am.
Committal:
Following Mass at Fair Mount Cemetery, 233 Hillside Avenue, Chatham, NJ
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