Eileen Annie (Petell) Liles

February 9, 1930 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 92)


Eileen Annie (Petell) Liles – Dover, NH

Eileen Annie (Petell) Liles, age 92 of Dover, NH passed away peacefully at Rochester Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.  Born and educated in North Andover, MA.  She lived in Methuen, MA for many years.

Eileen worked at National Fiber Technology Wig Company in Lawrence, MA and was proud of the fact the fur she made was used on the famous King Kong Movie as well as on Cookie Monster and would always tell everyone about it.

Retiring and traveling to New Port Richey, FL for many winters with her Loving Husband of 69 years, Walter H. Liles in an RV in which they enjoyed many wonderful memories.  They also enjoyed camping at Barrington Shores Campground and had many amazing friends. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and reading in her spare time.  Eileen is preceded in death by her parents, Leon Edward Petell and Annie (Wilson) Petell as well as twin brother, Leon Petell, sisters, Margaret (Patell) Dinsmore and Grace (Patell) Larochelle. She is survived by sons, Walter A. Liles of Dover, NH, Gary T. Liles and his wife Gale (Tessier) Liles of Salem, NH,  

Larry Liles of Derry, NH: as well as a daughter, Sharon (Patell) O’Neil and her husband, Joseph O’Neil of Lawrence, MA.  Eileen also survived by her grandchildren; Amy Liles, Gary D. Liles, Jocelyn O’Neil, Eric Liles, Larry Liles, Amanda O’Neil, Joseph R. O’Neil as well as many great- grandchildren. She also leaves behind a very close friend, Anna J. Bailey of Marlborough, MA who had been her best friend since childhood.

There are no calling hours.  A Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10 AM at the New Hampshire State Veteran’s Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.  Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 is entrusted with the arrangements.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.

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Graveside Service
September 15, 2022

10:00 AM
New Hampshire State Veteran Cemetery, Boscawen
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303

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