On the morning of June 17th, 2021, Eileen Roehrig died in Burlington, North Carolina at the age of 77. She was the cherished sister of Gerard Berry, Mary Lynn Putney and the late Joseph J. Berry and Richard Schneir. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Frank Andrew Roehrig, she was the loving mother of five sons: John Sullivan and wife Lisha, Frank Roehrig and wife Kelley, Andrew Roehrig, Joseph Roehrig and wife Erin, and Eric Roehrig and wife Maggie. “Nana” adored her nine grandchildren: Joseph Sullivan, Natalie Sullivan, Bayley Roehrig, Jack Roehrig, Jordan Roehrig, Brendan Roehrig, Madison Roehrig, Graham Roehrig, and Mary Roehrig.
Eileen Roehrig was born on July 19th, 1943 in Queens, New York to Joseph Berry and Evelyn Geoghegan. Strong in math, she turned a series of computer programming courses at a community college into a career as software engineer. She was generous with her time and provided volunteer tax preparation services to those in need. She loved to swim, dance at weddings, and play golf, hitting not one but two holes-in-one. Throughout her life, she made friends easily and was devoted to her family. She was a model of how to offer love and kindness unconditionally. In instructions to her family she wrote that “I would like you to celebrate my life. I have wonderful children and grandchildren.” She will be greatly missed.
A mass will be held Friday, June 25th, at 10am in Saint John Fisher Chapel at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church-South Campus, 632 Laurel Hill Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
A reception following the mass will be held at the Siena Hotel 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill is assisting the family.