Eileen Racioppi, 56, of Denville, formerly of Maplewood, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2022.
Eileen graduated Columbia High School in Maplewood Class of 1983. She went onto receive a BFA from the University of South Florida. She began her professional career as an Art Director at The National Underwriter. She later pursued her passion for art and became an art teacher. Eileen taught in the following schools - Mountain Lakes, Bayley Ellard, DePaul Catholic, Newark Public School district and ending her career at Montville High School.
Eileen was very involved with Pathways, MEDLC and the sets of the theatrical productions at Montville High.
Eileen had a love of Baseball. She was a scorekeeper for Suburban Baseball as well as the Columbia High School team.
Eileen’s true love was being a mother to not only her own children, but to all her students. As an art teacher, she was able demonstrate her love each and everyday. Her classroom was a safe haven to all, where each student was welcomed with open arms. She instilled “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Her spirit inspired those around her.
In addition to her love for work, her family was her greatest joy. She cherished quality time with her family, and the little moments filled with love and laughter meant the most to her. There was never a day when she wouldn’t think of her parents and find a way to incorporate them into our everyday lives, even though they were no longer with us. She also taught her children that family will always be there.
Eileen was a devoted mother of Michael G. Carmiche, III, his fiancé Alexis, and Corinne A. Carmiche. Dear sister of Robert Racioppi, his wife Stephanie, and Patricia Racioppi Rogers. Loving Aunt of Alexa and Kate, Mitchell and Owen. Also survived by her boyfriend Robert Conrad and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, co-workers and students.
Eileen was pre-deceased by her parents Robert & Eileen Racioppi.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Due to a large expected turnout, the family asks for visitors to pay their respects and then kindly exit in effort to eliminate an excessive amount of people in the building at once.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date, please check back for further information.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eileen’s name to https://gofund.me/db019362
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