Eileen Jones

eileen jones

March 7, 1949 ~ October 7, 2019

EILEEN MARY JONES (3/7/1949-10/7/2019)

Cherished friend, consummate professional, Best Mom…

Eileen M Jones passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Guttenberg, NJ on October 7.

A star in every sense, Eileen was loved and respected by everyone who had the good fortune to meet her. Her sense of humor and love of life made her the very definition of vivaciousness. Her happiness was infectious.

Blonde, blue-eyed, whip-smart and independent, Eileen was able to take anything or anyone by the horns and deal effectively with any situation. Having the inside track to just about every player in the Apple, she navigated those sometimes murky waters with class and elegance.

She was 100% loyal and trustworthy, and her kindness and professional skills made her invaluable as the right-hand woman to the Rohatyn family for the last 20 years.

However, her happiest role was being Mom to beloved daughter Nicole.

This Saturday, she will be at Nicole’s side in spirit, when her daughter marries Rob Ayala. (Yes, Rob has the Eileen stamp of approval.)

It will be a twofold celebration… of Nicole and Rob’s love, and of Eileen’s extraordinary life.

She is survived by her daughter Nicole Jones, future son-in-law Robert Ayala and her pal Maggie.

Come on, Eileen! Cue Dexy’s Midnight Runners: “poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio.” As do we all, Dexy. As do we all. Too-ra-loo


Mass: October 15, 2019 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation: October 14, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My BFF. You made my world a better place. There was no better time than time spent laughing with you. Until we meet again. I love you.

  2. the world was a happier place because of you! I don't think you realized how many lives you touched in such a nice way. you will truly be missed!

  3. Too soon, Eileen. Your love, humor and wit will be so greatly missed but you will always be here in spirit and heart. I will miss your hysterical emails. I told you – I'm saving them all and making a book. xoxo

  4. My Beautiful Friend Jonesy!
    I am grateful to have had the honor to call you My Friend. I will miss your beautiful blue eyes that matched everything you wore, your infectious laugh and sharing time with you – when everyone wondered – "what could this 2 possibly have in common?" 🙂
    I love you Eileen – Truly & Always,

  5. My sincere condolences Nicole on the loss of your wonderful Mom.

    I have many many pleasant memories when she would bring "Maggie" to 810 5th Ave, which I so looked forward to as it meant I would have a pleasant chat with your Mom and play with Maggie.

    My heartfelt sympathy from my wife Maggie and myself.

    God Bless

    John Muranelli

  6. My Amazing Beautiful Friend !
    God blessed me with the honor of knowing you!
    The girls of 10 will never be the same. Your contagious laughter and hysterical stories still make me laugh. I miss you..I love you and I'll see you on the other side!
    Forever Your Friend !!

  7. Warm memories of early days at KKR. Eileen always had a great sense of humor and was a terrific co-worker. Also have fun memories of visits to Marsha’s apartment in NJ with May, Jennifer and Kathy P. So much laughter.

  8. Eileen was a great neighbor, full of funny jokes while she walked her precious buddy Maggie and I walked by little dogie Bradly. Eileen will be missed. A true Neighbor that will greatly missed. Rest In Peace My Friend!

  9. Eileen was such a lovely friend and neighbor. We met through your dogs and would often walk them together and chat about our daughters, the building, retiring, the weather and our dogs, of course. I miss her with Maggie by her side.

  10. Eileen was always bubbly, clever & sassy, with a great sense of humor. We often walked our dogs at the same time in the am, with Maggie growling at Samson–such a jealous little girl if mommy was distracted from her for an instant. I'll miss her laugh, which was infectious.

    RIP my friend.

  11. I lived next to Eileen in Stuyvesant Town for approximately 17 years but unfortunately lost touch when I moved my little family to suburbia around 1990, but not before she moved her into my 2 bedroom next door.
    We were close enough that she asked, and I accepted, the privilege of being Nicole’s godfather.
    I am heartbroken to hear of her passing and you are both in my prayers.

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