Eileen A. Nash

Eileen A. Nash

March 3rd, 1958 September 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Eileen A. Nash

Eileen Ann Nash, resident of East Falmouth and Fort Meyers, passed away in her Cape Cod home on September 22, 2019 following a three-month battle with cancer. Eileen is survived by her husband Steven Lesser. The couple would have celebrated their third wedding anniversary on September 24.
Her father Eugene Nash and her siblings, Mary Nash and her partner Jane Sullivan, Thomas Nash and his wife Sharon, Terri Nash, Paul Nash and his wife Catherine, Michael Nash and his wife Colleen, also survive Eileen. She was the cherished aunt to eight nieces and nephews, five great-nieces and nephews as well as a stepson and his two children. Her mother Theresa Curran Nash, stepmother Barbara Haviland Nash, and brother Frank Nash predeceased her.
Ms. Nash served the students of the Boston Public School system for 27 years holding many key positions before retiring in 2015. At retirement, she was Deputy Superintendent for Individualized Learning in Boston. Prior to being Deputy Superintendent, she was the principal at the Beethoven-Ohrenberger elementary school in West Roxbury for nine years. Due to her diligence and dedication to students, Eileen was awarded the prestigious Michael G. Contompasis “Zeus” Award for Service Excellence in Education in 2010 from Boston Public Schools.
Eileen was a loyal fan of Boston sports, especially the Red Sox. She thoroughly enjoyed her work at Fenway Park for over 30 years with HM Stevens and Aramark. She also loved travel, particularly trips to China, Hawaii, California, Florida, and Europe.
Eileen will forever be remembered for her generous spirit and keen sense of humor. She was especially devoted to her family and many friends.
Her Funeral will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington, MA, on Friday, September 27 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am at Saint Agnes Church, 51 Medford Street, Arlington, MA. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 26 from 4pm to 8pm. Interment, Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, MA.
A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held after the interment. In addition, Eileen’s husband, Steven Lesser, will be receiving all who wish to pay their condolences at the home of Sue and Jeff Lesser-Seltzer, 18 Rossi Lane, Ashland, MA on Saturday, September 28 from 2pm to 8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fidelity House, 25 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474 or to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, sixth Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. To send an online condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, Massachusetts
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    Thursday, September 26th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saint Agnes Church
    51 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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    Friday, September 27th, 2019
  • Interment

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 |
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    236 Playsted Road
    Medford, MA
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    Friday, September 27th, 2019

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Maureen O'Connor

Dear Friends and Family of Eileen,
Please accept my sincere condolence for your loss of this precious and vivacious woman. I only met Eileen twice, but she had a presence of kindness, intelligence, and FUN! She was extremely happy. I met her very spirited family who shared the love and laughter. I'm so sorry that she's gone too soon.
Maureen O'Connor
(Ahh Time Makeup).
Comment | Posted at 03:26pm via Condolence

Nan Coellner

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Eileen’s passing. We were colleagues in the BPS for many years. She had a joy for life and a
Commitment to the children she served. My heart goes out to her husband and family.
Comment | Posted at 03:46pm via Condolence

Kathleen Mullin

I was so sorry to read this notice. I so enjoyed my BPS years with Eileen.
My sincere condolences to Mary , and the entire family.
Kathi Mullin
Comment | Posted at 03:52pm via Condolence

George Stack

Sorry to hear of Eileen's passing.
I met Eileen as a colleague in the BPS.
She was a dedicated educator. and good company.
Rest well my friend!!

George Stack
Comment | Posted at 08:42pm via Condolence

Michael Pinette

And so it goes, we lose another great person that meant so much to so many. Looking at her tribute photos I see a lot of joy, fun, family, and what looks like her own wedding where she is glowing. That is how I remember Eileen. Always with a smile, laugh, joke, or witty observation. Brilliant and quick mind - not surprised at her many accomplishments. I remember out times in grade, high school, and Fenway with fondness. May the family take comfort in your loss, great big hugs to all. Mike Pinette
Comment | Posted at 05:06pm via Condolence

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