Eileen was the kindest, most generous, and welcoming woman who always wanted to help others. She will be remembered for her giving and kind nature as she always made sure everyone was taken care of with a simple check-in or a home cooked meal.
Mom’s greatest joy was cooking for her family. Every night there were at least 12 people around the table for dinner. If we had a last minute “guest” for dinner, she would say, “throw in an extra potato or cook a few noodles or add water the soup or sauce.” Mom never turned anyone away from the dinner table or a place to stay overnight if needed. Her favorite holiday meals were Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our grandmothers, Aunts and Uncles and cousins came over for a feast, prepared lovingly by all of the family members, with the guidance of Eileen. Eileen shared many recipes with her children and friends, especially pies, stews, and soups. She also worked at almost every restaurant in West Seneca. Some jobs lasted longer than others! Mom had a great, dry, and witty sense of humor. She would say things that would stop people in their tracks!
Eileen had many hobbies, including reading, gardening, traveling, quilting, music, and family history. She loved spending time at different libraries, and especially at Border Books where she would leave with an armful of treasures. Her favorite topics were the European Royals of the Middle Ages. She may have believed she was a long-lost princess from a foreign land and was looking for her ancestors! Eileen also loved playing cards, scrabble, and jigsaw puzzles. Of course, mom didn’t drive, so she was escorted everywhere she went!
Eileen’s family and community were the most important parts of her life. She volunteered for just about any cause that she heard about, and of course, her family got involved as well. Seeing photographs of her parents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren also gave her much joy and peace in her later years. She had a wall of family pictures nearby so she could tell everyone about her family that she loved more than anything.
Stadler, Eileen D. (nee Bieger) May 10, 2020 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of the late Joseph G. Stadler; devoted mother of Judith Ann Stadler (John Perry), Donald Stadler (Susan Shaffer), Anna Marie (Gregory) Falkner, Marlene Stephan (late Mark) (Kenneth Lyons), Pamela (Edward) Kowalewski, Marijoan Williams (Edward Pfeiffer), Philip (Mary Jo) Stadler, Nancy (William) Pichcuskie, and the late Paul Stadler; cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 14. In keeping with the safety and health of family and guests, services are private to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Father Baker Manor, 6400 Powers Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14217 or Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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