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Eleanor P. Elwell

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BENNINGTON -- Eleanor P. Elwell, 88, a resident of Leonard Street, died Friday afternoon May 23, 2003 at the Centers For Living and Rehabilitation where she had made her home the past two years.

Mrs. Elwell was born in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y. on Nov. 26, 1914. She was the daughter of William and Mildred VanNostrand. She grew up on Long Island where she attended local schools. She was married to Charles H. Elwell in January of 1962 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and had attended St. Peter’s for many years along with her husband.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Elwell had been employed at Tansitor Electronics for many years as a quality control inspector. She and her husband were very close and she enjoyed assisting him in his hobby of collecting circus memorabilia, in particular researching circus history and traveling throughout the country to attend conventions. She also enjoyed the comfort of her home.

Mrs. Elwell leaves her husband, Charles H. Elwell of Bennington; a step-daughter Carol Elwell of North Attleboro, Mass.; a step-grandson, Steven MacDonald of North Attleboro; two nieces, a nephew and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at the Elwell family lot in White Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Arthur Kingdon, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 when the family will be present. Memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Elwell may be made to the Activities Department at the Centers For Living and Rehabilitation in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 24 to May 27, 2003
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