Posted By:Charlene Reinhart
Subject:Eileen M. Blake (1921-2009) Chicago, IL and Canada
Post Date:May 30, 2009 at 05:16:47
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Eileen M. Blake of Lake Villa Memorial visitation for Eileen M. Blake, 87, will from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Ringa Funeral Home, 122 S. Milwaukee (Route 83) Ave. (two blocks south of Route 132/Grand Ave.), Lake Villa. Born July 10, 1921, in Vancouver, Canada, the daughter of the late Margaret and William Murray. she passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, at her home. She was a resident of Lake Villa for the past 28 years. On Dec. 30, 1940, she married her husband, Walter Blake. Eileen was a professional entertainer/dancer using the stage name "Trudy O'Shea." Together with her late husband, Wally, a professional comedian (trademark tag line 'Ain't that something'), they performed throughout the United States and Canada. She is survived by her children, Mary (Jug) Pieper of Leaf River, Ill., Murry "Mick" (Debbie Madia) of Antioch and Kelly (Micheyle) of Canada; her grandchildren, Danny (Becky), Brandon (Briea), Amanda (Brian), Hannah, Jessica and Ryan; her great-grandchildren, Ashton, Keegan, Madison, Reagan and Hailey; and her sister, Anita (Marshall) Breeza of Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally; and her brothers and sisters, James, Robert, Delia, Mary and Joan. For information, 847-356-2146 or

Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on 5/30/2009