In memory of
Eileen Carroll Taft
PETERBOROUGH – Eileen Carroll Taft, 91, of Peterborough, died on October 8, 2016 at Rivermead Lifecare Center after a period of failing health. Eileen was born in Everett, Massachusetts on May 8, 1925, the daughter of William J. Carroll and Clara (McIntyre) Carroll. Eileen grew up in Everett, Massachusetts and graduated from Girls Catholic High School in Malden Massachusetts in 1943. She was enrolled in the Cadet Core program at Massachusetts General Hospital where she graduated from the School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1946. Eileen moved to Peterborough in 1947 and spent 40 years as Head Nurse/RN at Monadnock Community Hospital until her retirement in 1987. She enjoyed sewing, being with her family, traveling and spending winters in Naples, Florida with her late husband Alexander M. Taft. Eileen is survived by her son William C. Taft and his wife, Barbara, of Medford, Oregon, and her daughters, Mary M. Taft of Hooksett and Kimberley T. Layman and her husband, Ken, of Nantucket, Massachusetts. She will also be missed by her three grandchildren, Hannah, Kyler, and Lillian Taft and her brother-in-law, Robert Taft, of Peterborough, as well as many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at a later date and is private for the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made in Eileen's name to: American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Swim Across America Nantucket, 2017 Swim, PO Box 3271 Nantucket, MA 02584. Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online obituary, or to leave the family a condolence, please visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com
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