Eileen Coly peacefully passed away in Manhattan at the age of 97 on November 18th, 2013. She served as President of the Parapsychology Foundation from 1970 until her retirement in 2011. She continued to share the founder, her mother Eileen J. Garrett’s vision for the Foundation which is to formulate a multi-disciplinary international approach to the study of psychic phenomena with an emphasis on scientific methodology and education.Born and educated in England, traveling extensively with her mother the famed psychic and author, they were separated during World War II, during which she remained in England, surviving the London Blitz. Settling in the United States in 1947 she worked at Creative Age Press and “Tomorrow” Magazine before joining the Parapsychology Foundation in 1966. She is the recipient of the 2001 Parapsychological Association’s Outstanding Career Award “for her generous support and dedication to the science of parapsychology.”
With her French born husband, Robert R. Coly, now deceased she raised two children, Lisette and Robert Louis Coly. She is survived by her daughter, Lisette, who continues to serve as current President of the Parapsychology Foundation in Manhattan and Greenport as well as her son-in-law George E. Damalas and three grandchildren: George Robert Damalas, Anastasia Eileen Damalas and Robert Alan Coly. She has resided in Greenport since 1990. In lieu of flowers donations in her name to: The North Fork Animal Welfare League, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care and Parapsychology Foundation, Inc.