Eileen Frances Karwoski, a longtime Ridgefielder, whose smiling face was often seen around the community, died Tuesday, September 19, at the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Danbury. She was 92 years old and was predeceased by her husband John.
Eileen was born December 28, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut to John and Julia Eva Curran Van Tronk. She met John Karwoski while working as a telephone operator during World War II and they married in 1946. They moved to Ridgefield in 1959 where she immediately fell in love with the small quaint town. She encouraged her children to host many high school football victory (or nice try) parties and it was then that she met First Selectman Rudy Marconi and later became a loyal supporter, proudly working on all his campaigns.