Eileen Holcombe

Eileen Holcombe

Saturday, February 19th, 1927 - Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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HOLCOMBE, EILEEN (Burton) 92 - of Mays Landing, passed to be with the Lord and was reunited with her dear husband, George W. Holcombe, Jr. on December 10, 2019.

Eileen was the 2nd child of the late George William and Amy Gertrude (Shaw) Burton of Salford, Manchester, England. Her parents and sister, Edna Cole (predeceased), immigrated to the United States in the 1920's. Eileen was the first of her family to be born in the United States on February 19, 1927.

After graduating from Pleasantville High School in 1944, Eileen and George were married in 1948 and enjoyed 61 magical years together before his death in 2009. Throughout their marriage, Eileen and George, had the pleasure of experiencing the world together through their many travels, including Nova Scotia, New Zealand, Africa and many countries of Europe.

Eileen worked as a PBX Operator with Bell Telephone Company of Atlantic City & Pleasantville, Seaside Hotel in Atlantic City, Seaview Country Club and the Atlantic City Race Track. As a long-time resident of Absecon, she proudly served her community as the President of the Women's Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 28 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Eileen is survived by her 4 children, Suzanne (late Neil Horton) DeSimone of North Port, FL; George (Herta) W. Holcombe, Sr. of Galloway Twp, NJ; Janice (Robert) Ogden of Punta Gorda, FL; and Candace (Alfred) Swiger of Galloway Twp. Eileen lovingly known as "Mom Mom" was also predeceased by her grandson, Johnny DeSimone, and survived by 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Eileen's children are comforted knowing their mother and father are sitting together and enjoying that "It's 5 o'clock Somewhere".

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Eileen’s life celebration on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 11am to 12:30pm. A funeral service will follow at 12:30pm at Adams Perfect Funeral Home, located at 1650 New Rd. Northfield, NJ 08225. Burial will be held at the Atlantic County Veteran Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 12:30pm
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor James McCartney
  • Interment

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 1:30pm
    Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
    109 State Blvd 50
    ESTELL MANOR, NJ 08319
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Mary Ann K.. Philippi

Posted at 09:45am
To Eileen 's Family , I am so sorry for your loss . I did not know Eileen personally. I recently acquired some scrapbooks from the Auxiliary and learned about some of the things that were done doing Eileen's time in the Auxiliary . I would have liked to met her . She was one of the great member of an earlier time n the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 . Thank you for your service Eileen. May you rest in peace .
Mary Ann K. Philippi
For god and county AlLA Unit 28 nd AC ALA President

Judi Baker Creveling

Posted at 05:28pm
Dear Suzanne. George, Janice and Candy and family, I just learned of your Mom's passing and I'm sorry that we weren't there to offer our sympathies in person. Your Mom was such a sweet lady and I have such wonderful memories of growing up with you, sharing overnight visits and many of your family dinners. She always made me feel so welcome in your home. Sending our prayers and sympathy to you all. May you hold the wonderful memories of your Mom forever in your hearts. Sincerely, Judi (Baker) Creveling

Carol Sue

Posted at 02:18pm
Dear George and Herta, So sad for your loss of your Mother.You were such a good son to Eileen, Herta you were a good caring daughter-in-law. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Carol Sue and Will 😇

Herta Holcombe Posted at 01:55pm

Thank you for your kind words❤️

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