Eileen  Robichaud
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Methuen - Eileen Robichaud, 84, longtime resident of Methuen, passed away peacefully at the Brockton, VA Hospital on September 6, 2019. Born in Methuen on September 2, 1935, to the late Arthur J. and Edna M. (Murray) Robichaud, she attended Searles High School, graduating with the class of 1953.
Eileen was an only child, but grew up in Methuen surrounded by a large extended family, including many cousins. Like so many of her generation and a pioneer in her own right, she felt the call of duty and enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from high school. A decorated Korean War veteran, she served honorably in a naval aviation squadron from September 8, 1953, to September 6, 1957. After her service ended she moved to California, living with her aunt's family until she found employment and housing in Torrance, Calif.
Returning to Methuen after her father became ill, Eileen opened a beauty salon in Methuen Square, which she owned and operated for several years with her mother's help. In the late 70s, Eileen became restless, needing academic stimulation, prompting her return to college part-time. She was very intelligent, artistic and creative. After selling her salon in the early 80s, her entrepreneur skills surfaced and she became a consultant for essential oils, among other ventures. Eileen and her mother also purchased a 23' Jamboree Camper to travel New England during their spare time. Eileen was a generous person, who loved her family. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all of her cousins.
The Robichaud family would like to personally thank the kind and caring staff at the Brockton VA's Long Term Care Unit for the compassionate and devout care she received for the past year.
A graveside funeral service, with military honors, will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, 130 N. Lowell Street, Methuen, on Friday, September 20, 2019, 11 a.m. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is proud to serve the Robichaud family.
Published on September 15, 2019

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Lt Col Schulz-Latsis
Sep 19, 2019
Eileen, thank you for paving the way making it possible for women like me to enter the armed forces not just as nurses and admin support, but as mechanics, engineers and aviators at all levels of leadership. Your efforts made a difference. May you rest in God's embrace.
LoriAnn Marcotte
Sep 19, 2019
Thank you for your service to our country and may your soul rest in a eternal peace ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™amen .
Andrea Schuster
Sep 19, 2019
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Joyce P.
Sep 19, 2019
Thank you for your service.
May you find peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.
anon
Sep 19, 2019
thank you very much Eileen for your patriotism and dedication to the country. may you rest in peace and never be forgotten. rip.
MLeger
Sep 18, 2019
Thanks for your leadership and commitment to our community!
Sgt Goode
Sep 18, 2019
Ma'am, thankyou for your selfless service & dedication by setting the path for Women today to continue to serve in the military. Your actions had made a great impact & you will be remembered. Thankyou again. "Sister of Arms".