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Eleanor M. Stempek

1924-2010 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Eleanor M. Stempek, 85, life long resident of Clay Hill, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 28, in Hoosick Falls after a brief illness. She resided on Brud Way with her daughter Ellen Scott and husband, Thomas. Eleanor was the wife of the late John J. Stempek who died 20 years ago.

Eleanor was born on December 3, 1924, in Hoosick Falls daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Burke Monahan. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy class of 1942 and Troy Business School. Eleanor was employed at the former Wood Flong Company and the Assessors office for the Town of Hoosick.

She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Eleanor enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Ellen Scott (Thomas); sons, John Stempek (Linda) of Rutland, Vt. and William Stempek of Tillson, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jeff Scott of Saratoga, N.Y., Jeremy Scott (Jacie) of Colchester, Vt., John Stempek (Sarah) of Essex, Vt., and Michael Stempek (Sue) of Smyrna, Ga.; great-granddaughters Ashley and Emily Stempek of Essex, Vt.; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Monahan of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and Catherine Hoffman of Frederick, Md.; and brother-in-law, Kasmer Stempek (Joan) of Hoosick Falls; and and will be dearly missed her dog, Guinness. Eleanor was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and James Monahan.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Friday at 10:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Sisters of St. Joseph or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on June 30, 2010
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