In Loving Memory of Eileen Clancy Milazzo

February 02, 1935
Brooklyn, NY
September 11, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Private Mass on September 15, 2020


St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,

September 15, 2020

Family Gathering


American Cancer Society

Eileen Clancy Milazzo

Eileen Clancy Milazzo, 85, a resident of Fairfield, CT for 55 years went to meet her Lord on Friday, September 11, 2020 with her family at her bedside at home. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 2, 1935 to Fire Deputy Chief Inspector Patrick H. Clancy, a much decorated hero fireman and Gertrude Krag Clancy, a homemaking mother of four.

A devout Catholic, she graduated from St. Brendan’s High School in Brooklyn and received her B.S. degree from St. John’s University in Brooklyn where she met her future husband, Sam. In later years, after her children were grown, she acquired her MS degree in Gerontology from the University of Bridgeport.

On October 4, 1958, she married Sam and moved to Pennsylvania where she began her life’s devotion to serving others as a social worker. In 1964, they moved to Connecticut where she continued working with Catholic Charities Adoption Agency. After raising her children, she worked in the department of social services in the town of Fairfield and managed the Fairfield Senior Center.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Raymond (wife Ruth) and sister Gertrude (Pat) Koppmeier (husband Bill). In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Lee Patrick Milazzo (wife Cindy) of Cos Cob, CT and daughter Christine Milazzo Ford (husband Terrence) formerly of Sandy Hook, CT and new residents of Atlee, VA, grandchildren Aidan, John Patrick and Madeline Eileen Ford, Samuel and Owen Milazzo and brother George Clancy (wife Veronica) of Floral Park, NY, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eileen was an avid reader, lover of the arts, and gourmet cook. She loved playing golf in the Fairfield women’s league with friends and the conviviality of playing bridge with friends. Most of all, she relished time with her adoring family, especially her traditional Christmas festivities.

She was defined by her faith in God. A Private Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, September 15, followed by interment at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of life will be held at a safe future date. Our gratitude to Dr. Fischbach, for his professional and compassionate care and to Dr. Goldfarb, the nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Hartford Healthcare Hospice who assisted her comfort in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society at For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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10 Guestbook Entries for Eileen Clancy Milazzo

  1. Sam and family, I was saddened to read about the passing of Eileen. You folks were an important part of my childhood growing up. She will be so missed. I am in Florida now and will not be able to attend the funeral but I will be thinking of all of you Tuesday. Love to your family from all of our family.

  2. Uncle Sam, Chrissy & Lee,
    Sandy and I wish to express our deepest sympathies for the passing of Aunt Eileen. I will always have such fond memories of her, as she was a truly wonderful woman. I am saddened by the fact that we ended up living so far away and have been unable to share each other’s company in the recent years. Life’s responsibilities just seem to get in the way. Our prayers go out to your entire family, and hopes for better times ahead.
    Charlie & Sandy

  3. I am very sorry to learn of Eileen’s passing. I remember her from when she visited my Uncle Chucky & Aunt Angie in Pittston. She led a wonderful life, filled with service to others & her life touched many other lives. God has given her rest & peace from her long illness. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
    Cindi Farrell

  4. The Shreders Family offers their sincere condolences and prayers to the Milazzo Family for their loss. We love you and hope to see you all soon.

  5. We are saddened by the loss of our longtime neighbor and friend Eileen. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers.

    Bernadette Crowe and Family

  6. Please accept our sincere sorrow on the passing of Eileen. She was such a lovely lady. We enjoyed seeing her and Sam on many occasions over the years. Our prayers are with all the family at this time.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. I know you have many memories to reflect on, use them it does help. You are in my prayers.

  8. Sam and family-please accept the deepest sympathies from the Meiman family. Eileen and my mom (Kay) were always close, especially after their time at the Fairfield Senior Center, and Eileen always reached out to my mom, even after my mom started to decline. She was a wonderful spirit and I know her soul will live on in her children and grandchildren. I’m so sorry for your loss, and may you find peace in the good memories that you all have. Kay Meiman & Betsy (Meiman) Parker