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“Thinking about you today Eileen,November 5th,your birthday.We remember you as a fun,interesting lady and it was always a great pleasure to be in your...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Evans - Suffolk,England

“Happy Birthday Eileen, the 5th of November is still your special day I will never forget you or the memories I have of you. Let today be an explosion...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Gillian Beadnell - Family

“I miss you so much Eileen It has been a privilege caring for you. I learned so much from you. Kindness, helpfulness, independence and treating every...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Senait (Sunny) Delnesaw - Medford, MA

“You had a passion for life and always lived it to the full. I remember you dancing the night away with Simon's giant of an uncle - you cut quite the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah Maggs - London, England

“Memories Many years ago I was lucky enough to visit you in Boston and I got to meet your two St Bernard dogs they were huge! But I didn't know about...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Emma Milliams - Cheshunt, England

“So many fond memories of you Eileen, you were an inspiration to us all!It's so hard to pick my favourite memories, from you and Reg meeting me off...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Amy Driscoll - London, England

“Thank you for looking after my uncle Reg. you are together now RIP God bless ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Olive Llewellyn - London - Family

“Born onGuy Fawkes Day when England is lit with fireworks, shimmering, glittering with a whoosh and a bang! You certainly lived up to your special...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Milliams - Family

“Eileen, My Godmother and cousin, you are at peace now, thank you for all your love and generosity of spirit we did share so many laughs together didn...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Gillian Beadnell

“What a wonderful lady, she realised her ambition on a daily basis. Go catch up with Doreen and have fun. Cheers for now Paul ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Garwood - TORQUAY - Family

“You are sorely missed Eileen. So many evenings I was graced with your company & humor. I will always treasure the times I was fortunate enough to...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: judi carleton - ipswich, MA

“We will miss your smile, your wit, and all the fun times we had over the years. It was a privilege to be your friend and be able to help you over the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy and Peter Scarlatos and family - MA

Heaven gained an angel.

Eileen F. Pedder, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 14, 2020. She was 94 years young.

Eileen was born in Enfield, England on November 5, 1925, daughter of the late Charles L. Percival and Frances (Napier) Percival. Raised and educated in London, England, she came to the United States on holiday, but never left. She became employee #13 at Fidelity Investments. Eileen was known in Melrose for driving around town in her red MG convertible with the top down so her two St. Bernard's would fit. Eileen was truly one in a million.

An avid traveler throughout her life, Eileen traveled extensively, visiting every continent and a variety of diverse locales across the world. An intelligent woman, Eileen had a sharp wit, charmed every stranger encountered, and never had a bad word to say about anyone.

She was blessed to remain in her home through her final days with compassionate and kind caregivers who grew to love her. A special and unique lady, Eileen endeared herself to many friends, neighbors, and strangers. She was loved by everyone lucky enough to cross her path. As Eileen always said, "Bye for now" until we meet again.

Eileen is survived by her extended family in England, and several longtime caring and supportive neighbors and friends.

According to Eileen's wishes, services are private. If you wish, please offer your words of remembrance online at