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Eleanor A. Fairbanks

HOOSICK FALLS, NY Eleanor A. (Green) Fairbanks, died on Friday, August 21th, at the River's Edge Community Care Home in Bennington, VT. Eleanor, the daughter of James J. Green and Eleanor A. (LaMar) Green, Eleanor was born in Troy, NY. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, and for a number of years, the proprietor of a shopping center and gas station in North Hoosick. Eleanor was a life-long member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Eleanor served as a "grey-lady" volunteer at the Southwestern VT Medical Center for many years as well as a member of the Hoosick Falls Health Center Auxiliary. She was also a very proud member of the Ondawa Cambridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution where she served a term as a Chapter Officer. Eleanor's interests were many. She particularly enjoyed her winters in Florida, the beach, socializing with new friends as well as those northern friends also spending the winter in southern sunshine. She was also a great racing enthusiast and with her sister Catherine, spent many happy hours at the track. Eleanor loved traveling and tried very hard to visit as much of her country and the continent of Europe as possible. She was a very kind and generous person who loved animals and contributed greatly to their welfare throughout her lifetime. On February 8th, 1956, in Hoosick Falls Eleanor married John R. Hewson who predeceased her on March 20th, 1968. On November 17th, 1972, Eleanor married Leo J. Fairbanks, who died on February 5th, 1994. Survivors include her step daughter, Mary A. Hewson Goldman, of Port St. Lucie, FL; her step-sons, Richard Fairbanks of North Hoosick, NY and Dr. Donald Fairbanks of Pittsfield, MA; as well as her siblings, Barbara and Elizabeth Green, of Bennington, VT; and Daniel and William Green of North Hoosick, NY. Eleanor was predeceased by her brothers John, James and George Green and her sister, Catherine Steele. Eleanor's siblings are extremely grateful to Whitney, Elizabeth and Laura of the VNA and Hospice of Southwestern VT for their wonderful care and support throughout her last illness. The family also wishes to thank Maria, Lois, Tina, Jackie, Erin and Helen and all the staff at River's Edge, who treated Eleanor with such attention, care and kindness throughout her stay with them. FUNERAL NOTICE: The Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered on Wednesday, August 26th, at 10a.m., from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Burial will follow the mass at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls TODAY Tuesday from 5 to 7pm. If desired, contribution's in Eleanor's memory may be made to either the Second Chance Animal Shelter, the VNA and Hospice or the Immaculate Conception Church through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 25, 2015
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