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Eloise M. Killelea

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BENNINGTON -- Eloise Margaret (Pickering) Killelea, 98, formerly of Franklin Square Long Island, NY. and Lost Lake Road in Arlington, Vt., died Friday evening October 15, at Crescent Manor Care Centers in Bennington.

She was born in Leominster, Mass., on Feb. 9, 1906, the daughter of James and Mariann Amelia (MacLean) Pickering, and attended local school.

She was employed for several years by the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City as Hotel Reservation Supervisor.

She loved spending time with her family and lived with her daughter Pat and her husband Jack Kehoe for 45 of their 48 years of marriage.

She is survived by three daughters, Eloise Power of North Carolina, Mary Meier of Franklin Square, New York and Patricia and her husband Jack Kehoe of Arlington, Vt., a niece Judy Fortin of Drewsville, N.H., a nephew John Craig Pickering of Leominster, Mass., 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gordon and John Pickering.

A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning October 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. Rev. George Dupuis will be the celebrant. Committal services will be held Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Mass. Visiting hours at Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel will be Wednesday afternoon Oct. 20, from 3-6 p.m. For those who wish, memorial contributions in Mrs. Killelea’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Hanson Walbridge Arlington Chapel P. O. Box 528, Arlington, Vt. 05250.

For directions or to send e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hanson Walbridge Arlington Chapel, Route 7A, Arlington, Vt.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 18, 2004
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