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Barbara Eirich

Barbara Eirich

April 9th, 1931 September 21st, 2019

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Obituary for Barbara Eirich (Eirich)

Sr. Barbara Eirich, 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away on September 21, 2019. She was born on April 9, 1931 to the late Ludwig and Dorothy (Devermann) Eirich in White Plains, NY. She earned her MSW from Fordham University. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Community on September 8, 1956 and had her final profession on July 14, 1962. Sr. Barbara was a teacher, a staff nurse for the Orthopedic Unit at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, Social Worker, Executive Director for - Group Living Experience / Community Resource Center for the developmentally disabled in the Bronx, NY and an advocate for developmentally disabled at the Varies Program in Connecticut. Sr. Barbara is survived by her loving family: nephews Mitchell and Robert Thompson, niece Linda Thompson-Zumbach, 3 third generation and 3 fourth generation nieces and nephews.and her Sisters of St. Francis. Memorial visitation will be held Monday, September 30, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM at THE WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC., EASTCHESTER. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 1 , 2019, at St. Catherine's Church in Pelham 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at the White Plains Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Resource Center for the Developmentally Disabled, the agency Sr. Barbara started in 1976 which helps mentally and developmentally challenged individuals who cannot help themselves. Checks can be made payable to CRC/DD, attn: Kevin Meade, Executive Director, 1776 Eastchester Road Suite 225, Bronx, NY 10461. Online condolences can be given at www.westchesterfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    September 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    September 30th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Service

    October 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Catherine's Church
    25 2nd Avenue
    Pelham, NY
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    October 1st, 2019
    10:00am
  • Interment

    White Plains Rural Cemetery
    167 North Broadway
    White Plains, New York
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Mary Bray

Sr.Barbara is a tremendous example of witt,humor,compassion and caring. On Oct.1,2017,she said,"Age ..it is worth waiting for..you have to have patience to deal with it...Life."
On another phone conversation,she said to me," I want to have a bare minimum. Everybody has everything they need. If I have not used it in a year,it goes out. It is my choice. I have had to clean up too many rooms with barrels of junk.It needs to go to somebody!"
Sr. Barbara always had a sense of humor. When I would wear my red hat and coat in NY,she would take the red hat off my head. Then,she would run around the convent with the hat on..saying," I am a Cardinal!! "....and we were all laughing.
Once,when I was in NY working at CRC for 2 weeks,they took me to the plane late. Sr. Mary Rose LaFalce followed the sky cap and told him that she would pray for him,if he got me to the airplane on time. I gave them my ticket and said that I was going to Orlando. They changed planes and put me on the plane. I fell fast asleep and woke up and they said we were over Indiana. The flight attendant remembered me and said that we were on a nonstop flight to LA. They would give me a ticket back to Orlando. I called Sr. Barbara from the LA towers airport. I asked her to guess where I was. She asked,if I got her message in Orlando. I said," No,I am in LA!" She laughed and laughed,because she left me messages that she knew,I would make it home ok. I flew from one coast to the other in 24 hours.
Sr. Barbara was a detective,sleuth and advocate. Many professionals would say that many clients needed to be on tube feedings and could not eat. We did many specialized procedures to advocate for their health,nutrition and eating. She was always a terrific advocate for the people with disabilities.
May we all remember her examples and seek self-compassion,so we are better able to give compassion to others. Let us all remember to keep people at home and in the community.
Barbara will be missed,but never forgotte.
With love and prayers to her family and friends,
Mary F.Bray
Comment | Posted at 11:49am via Condolence
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LINDA THOMPSON-ZUMBACH

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Resource Center for the Developmentally Disabled, the agency Sr. Barbara started in 1976 which helps mentally and developmentally challenged individuals who cannot care themselves. Checks can be made payable to CRC/DD, attn: Kevin Meade, Executive Director, 1776 Eastchester Road Suite 225, Bronx, NY 10461.
Comment | Posted at 09:59pm via Condolence
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Marianne Ferguson

I met Barbara at one of our merger committee meetings and was really impressed with her tremendous energy.
Comment | Posted at 01:29pm via Condolence
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