Eileen B. Pomponi of Darien and formerly of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Aug. 26, at Atria of Darien. She was 84.
She was born in Stamford on June 9, 1937 to the late Gerald and Margaret Bonner Burke.
Eileen grew up on the East Side of Stamford and attended Stamford schools, graduating from Stamford High School in the Class of 1955. Eileen married Anthony (Tony) Pomponi in June 1957 and enjoyed 57 loving years of marriage before Tony’s passing in 2016.
Eileen was an active member of the Saint Maurice’s women’s guild in the late 1960s and throughout the ’70s.
Eileen worked for many years for Orthopedic Associates in Stamford. Then, moving to Darien in the early ’80s, worked for Internal Medicine of Darien.
Eileen’s home was always open to her children’s many friends as well as her nieces and nephews, with many fond memories of holiday parties and weekend celebrations.
Eileen is survived by her son, Stephen G. Pomponi and his wife Amy of Weston, and their children, Clair Clements, her husband Tom and her great-grandson Leo, Grace and Claudia Pomponi, daughter, Susan Schwarz and her husband David of Florida, and their children, Matthew and Caroline Schwarz, son, Jeffrey Pomponi and his wife Bonnie of Norwalk, and their sons, Max and Jake Pomponi and son, Christopher Pomponi of Darien. Also surviving is her sister, Marilyn Wajert and her husband Richard of Bethel, sister-in-law, Joan McGee of Rowayton, sister in law, Janet Burke of FL and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Eileen’s memory to Bennett Cancer Center, 3 Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904.