Eileen Z. Pleines, age 90, passed away at her home on September 1, 2019. Born in West Haven, CT on July 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Sophie (Prydol) Ziemins. Eileen was the widow of John (Jack) S. Pleines. She is survived by her daughters, Tracy C. Pleines of Rockland, Maine, Kirby P. Coitrone of Hamden, and Lynly S. Pleines of East Haven; and her granddaughters, Karadan & Betheny Coitrone. A resident of Hamden most of her life, she was retired after many years of employment at Southern New England Telephone Co. Eileen was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She always had a love of the beach and enjoyed to travel, often to our local casinos. Friends may visit with her family on Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden prior to her Prayer Service, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hamden.

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  1. Eileen was always a .great lady.. She epitomized the proper manners, excellence and all the things that went with the things that so greatly mattered to our generation. I did not know Eileen well,but what I did know was her exemplary manners and caring for others. May God hold her and love her. My best wishes to her children and grandchildren. A super person for all the things she stood for.
    My love to you all,
    Sharon Krischtschun

  2. Eileen was my favorite sister in law. We grew together in the Pleines family which was a challenge. Eileen and Jack were an awesome couple – the parties, the card games and Sunday dinners at grams. Nice memories. Eileen was a special lady. Although not well she managed to come to my moms wake – that took great fortitude because she was not well herself. That was was amazing. I grew very fond of Eileen and I will miss her. May God hold her in his loving arms. Rest well you earned it. Carole

  3. I must leave a message in memory of my mother, Helen Burness My mother would say that . Eileen came to my service at a time when she (Eileen) was not well herself. Eileen paid her respects and that is something that I will never forget. Thank you Eileen for your respect for those who have gone before us.

  4. To Tracy, Kirby and Lynly. I want to express sincere sympathies from the Dargan families in Connecticut and Ohio on your mom’s passing. We have wonderful memories of your mom and dad’s hospitality in including us in the Pleines family pool parties.

  5. Tracy, Kirby, Lynly, I’m very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Eye was a kind and caring woman. She always treated me like one of the family. I have many found memories of her and your whole family. She will be missed. Daughter#9

  6. Dear Tracy, Kirby and Lynly, I just read of your mom’s passing today. Heartfelt sympathies are extended to all of you. Your mom was a beautiful and gracious woman who I admired so very much. I will always remember the happy times we all had together. It was such a wonderful group of friends that were always welcomed at your mom and dad’s home for those fabulous pool parties and then some. Eye is now back with her Jack and sharing their eternal love and peace together.

  7. I just found out. I am so sorry to hear about her passing away. I wish I knew sooner as I would have come this morning. So sorry for your loss Evelyn Montano

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