Saturday, March 17, 2012

RIP Eileen McDonough

Eileen was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 20, 1962. She passed away peacefully in Van Nuys, CA on March 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe; mother, Loretta; and sister, Elena. She is survived by her daughter, Raeleen; brothers, Joe and Eddie; and sister, Lori.

Eileen was an accomplished theater and child actress and member of the Screen Actors Guild. Eileen was loved by all and will be deeply missed. A private memorial service will be held in the future.

Born: 5/20/1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 3/13/2012, Van Nuys, California, U.S.A.

Eileen McDonough’s western – actress:
Gunsmoke – 1975 (Bessy)


  1. Thank you for remembering her!
    The McDonough Family

  2. a week or so ago i just watched her on the Waltons and I got a lot of smiles remembering all the shows from when i was a kid.. all the walton shows make me smile and make me so relaxed. it was really cool seeing someone on the show who was my age at the time. Eileen was such a pretty girl, my favorite show that she did was the waltons. I remember Eileen from my childhood she was a very well known actress, i am really glad she did the Waltons she is forever in my mind one of the lucky young actors who got a gig on The Waltons RIP Eileen, RIP........God Speed.

  3. Is there a photo of hers as an adult? Love to see hoe she looked. did she act in movies as an adult?

  4. How did she die? Hope I am not prying too much. Kind of feeling sad about her.

  5. Watching her now on Gunsmoke and incurious as to how she passed as I can't find anything anywhere that states what the cause was. She certainly was a beautiful child and a lovely lady.

  6. I have found the following website for Eileen McDonough. Enjoy.

  7. I read that her career started in 1 974 and ended 1977. does that seem right. If true I wonder why she gave up acting. Also Elizabeth McDonough (From Waltons) is related to her. One more thing, there are so few pictures of Eileen.