Eileen R. Osborne

Whitehall, New York – Eileen R. Osborne, 93, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at her home on First Avenue. Born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Plymouth, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Wesley G. and Agnes (Clough) Goodale. 

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Howard, a daughter Patricia Hilder, son-in-law Raymond Hilder, sister Patricia Globe and brother Hollis Goodale.

Eileen was co-owner of Howie’s Bar and Grill in Whitehall for many years. She retired from Sherwood Medical and Mohican Resort Hotel and Comfort Suites. 

She enjoyed traveling to different casinos trying her luck at the slots. She also enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren later in life.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughter Marion Austin (Harold), son Howard Osborne Jr. (Sandy), her grandchildren Melissa Rockenstire (George), Floyd Hilder (Lori), Patty Kasuba (Stanley), Harold Austin (Jen), Raymond Hilder (Beth), Greg Austin (Jodi), Nicole Gosselin (Darren), Cherie Brown and Charity Davis (Brian). She also is survived by 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, five sisters Shirley Fiorillo, Pauline Aquado, Ina Mae Parrott, Betty Spawn and Gladys Bub, along with several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held upstairs at the Whitehall Elks Lodge from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Parking will be available in the front and rear of the building.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a charity of one’s choice.

Graveside services will be private and held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank all the nurses of High Peaks Hospice for their care and compassion.

Arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall.

Online condolences can be made at jillsonfuneralhome.com.