The following is from Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home.
Eileen B. (Clain) Souther, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away at her home on Saturday, April 12, with her loving family by her side.
Eileen was born in the Allston-Brighton section of Boston, where she was also raised and educated. She was one of 15 children from Joseph and Marie (Vicars) Clain. In 1971, she married her sweetheart, John H. Souther, and the two settled down in Somerville together. Several years later, they moved from Somerville to Malden where they have resided for 35 years. For many years, Eileen had worked as a cook at the Davenport Memorial Home, retiring at the age of 65 five years ago. Eileen was very family oriented and her family was her main focus and greatest joy.
She is survived by her husband John H. Souther of Malden; her children, James E. McLeod of Malden, Fred J. McLeod of Londonderry, N.H., Kim McLeod-Ferritti of Windham, N.H., Kellie McLeod of Malden, John Souther Jr. of Malden, Scott Souther of Lynn, Dan Souther of Londonderry, N.H., and Brett Souther of Malden; her brother Joseph Clain Jr. of Framingham; her sister Lee Parish of North Carolina, as well as 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A time of visitation will be held for Eileen at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Wednesday, April 16, from 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30.