Eileen M. Farmer-Lustgarten Obituary – Burlington County Times
Eileen M. Farmer-Lustgarten was born on July 11, 1939, in Mount Holly, a rural town in southern New Jersey to Joseph Malloy and Philomena Marcellino Malloy. With four brothers, she was teased mercilessly, such as when they convinced her that the bull they passed on their way to school had been provoked by her beloved red shoes. She had fond memories of blueberry picking and clam picking with cousins from all over New York and New Jersey coming to visit cousins in the countryside to feast on the bounty of the Rural and Coastal Garden State. As a teenager, a car accident lands her in a small private hospital and the nurses introduce the boss’ son to the pretty young patient. She married Keith Farmer and raised three daughters while working for the US Post Office, then a stint in northern Maine where they opened a restaurant, “The Potato House” with friends who introduced her to The Villages, FL over 40 years later. Her second marriage to Garry Lustgarten brought a kindred spirit who enjoyed their dinner parties which focused on music, singing, organ playing and Italian cooking. They both liked to collect: antiques, paintings, Italian Renaissance or country chic, it didn’t matter. Everything seemed to be fine. Upon her passing, Eileen began visiting her longtime friends at The Villages. Eileen loved the animation of The Villages. A country girl with a city flair, she loved the opportunity to meet new friends, dance in the square and attend socials where she volunteered to get tickets so she could meet everyone. world ! Always crafty, her mosaic and rug hooking groups provided a wonderful social and artistic outlet. She had devoted friends and generally had a good time. Her energy and zest made us all think she would go forever, but on May 22, 2022, after a great week with a big Kentucky Derby win and then a special day of celebration with good friends, she passed away. She is survived by her three daughters and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: daughter Joyce Sanns, grandson Andrew Sanns and granddaughter Sarah, Will and great-granddaughter, Kandace Kitchens, daughter Anne and John McMearty, grandchildren Blaine and Kyle McMearty, daughter Mildred Farmer MD, Glenn Vaughn MD and grandsons Miles and Wade Vaughn. Service announced later. Arrangements entrusted to BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society – Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments can be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.
Posted May 28, 2022
Published in the Burlington County Times