Obituary for Eileen Margaret Furton
Eileen Margaret Furton, 81, Longwood, FL, passed away on July 27, 2018 surrounded by her beloved family.
Born on October 27, 1936 in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, of parents Walter Joseph Plizga and Margaret Helen Onze. She spent her younger days in Michigan, first on McDougall Avenue in Hamtramck and then Hamburg Avenue in Detroit. She attended St. Florian High School. Eileen met her Husband Robert Francis Furton who took her on a first date in 1956 to Cliff Bell’s restaurant. They were engaged on April 23, 1956, and married May 4, 1957.
She spent the last four decades working as a medical transcriptionist, and living in Central Florida cultivating a large group of friends who enjoyed her delicious meals, while playing a feisty game of bridge. Eileen was a terrific cook and no one could beat her fried chicken or spaghetti and meatballs. She was an excellent writer and an avid scrap booker, who loved the beach and memorializing her travels in albums.
Eileen’s most treasured moments were spending time with her family and friends, and singing in the Nativity church contemporary ensemble choir. She was very caring, sensitive, and shed many tears in both sorrow and joy. Eileen was a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt who will be greatly missed.
Eileen is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Francis Furton, her children Kathleen Green, Karen Furton-Sparks, Kenneth Furton, and Kelli Furton, grandchildren Jeremy Johnson, Danielle Benzer, Patrick Johnson, Kira Furton-Sparks, Kristian Furton-Sparks, Robert Furton, Courtney Furton, Trent Furton, Cianna Furton, great-grandchildren Sawyer Benzer and Clark Johnson, sister Joan Edem, and nieces Lynn Hemler and Lori Isaac. Her granddaughter Deanna Eileen Furton welcomed her in heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 10am on Friday, August 10th, at Nativity Catholic Church, 3255 N Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood, FL 32750. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Nativity Catholic Church www.nativity.org.