EILEEN CARBERRY who died peacefully at Mount Carmel Hospital, Clonakilty, Co Cork, on Sunday, April 24 aged 78 years, had spent a life time bettering the condition of children in care first as'a child care officer in London County Counil and then as a Children's Inspector of the same Authority and finally as an Inspector of the Children's Department of the Home Office.
She was an early member and supporter of the Guild of Catholic Professional Social Workers. Eileen became the first woman member of the Board of Directors of the Southwark
Catholic Children's Society and a member of its Adoption Committee.
In her retirement she spend some two years working with the Catholic Child Welfare Council helping the Catholic Children's Homes in England and Wales to respond to the requirements of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969.
Eileen also provided support in child care for the Religious Congregations in Malta and Gozo. She was awarded the Papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for her services to Catholic Child Care. In recent years she retired to Cork.