Eileen A. Semrick
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Eileen A. Semrick
  • October 1, 1938 - December 8, 2009
  • Lakeview, Alabama

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Funeral Mass honoring the life of Mrs. Eileen Ann Morrissey Semrick, 71, of Gadsden will be 11 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at St. James Catholic Church. Mrs. Semrick passed away on December 8, 2009. Father Gray Bean will officiate with burial to follow at Forrest Cemetery. Services entrusted to the care of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services.
Eileen was born on October 1, 1938 and was raised in Flushing, New York. She came to Gadsden, Alabama and completed her nursing training at Holy Name of Jesus Hospital. It was at a school-sponsored dance on the roof of the hospital where she met the love of her life, Jim. They were married and raised their family in Gadsden, AL. Eileen held in her loving arms many newborn babies in the nursery unit of Holy Name of Jesus Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Catherine Morrissey; her husband, James; and her brother, Thomas.
Mrs. Semrick is survived by her children, Mary (Mark) Parker of Lakeview, AL, Cathy (Val) Dowling of Valdosta, GA, James (Denise) Semrick, Jr. of St.Croix, Virgin Islands, Ina (Darryl) Taylor of Spruce Pine, AL; her grandchildren, John & Amanda Parker, Rebecca, Jimmy, Matthew, and Michael Semrick, Hannah, Jake, and Seth Taylor; her brothers and sisters, James (Mary) Morrissey, Kay (Ken) Bloomfield, Mary Gallagher, Ina (Joe) Foglia, Michael (Dorothy) Morrissey, Rita (Charles) Bily, Ann (John) Miller; sisters-in-law, Mary Morrissey and Janet Semrick; many loving nieces, nephews, and cherished lifelong friend, Shirley Allen.
Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.
A Rosary will be held and the family will be accepting friends from 5 until 7 pm on Friday evening at Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.