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Eleanor H. Townsend


1926 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Mrs. Eleanor H. Townsend, age 85, formerly of Orchard Avenue, Lanesborough, died Wednesday morning January 18, 2012 at Laurel Lake Center for Health and Rehabilitation where she resided for the past eight years.
She was born in North Adams, on May 10, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Sheldon Luscier. She was educated in the North Adams Schools.
In her early years, she was employed as a waitress at both the former Lakeview Restaurant and the former Johnny's Restaurant. She later became employed at the former Sheaffer Eaton Paper Company in the box assembly department, retiring with many years of service.
She was the widow of the late Howard L. Townsend who died September 8, 1980. They were married February 24, 1967.
She leaves one daughter, Sandra Barnes and her husband James of Lanesborough; two brothers, Gerald (Bertha) Luscier of Williamstown, and Donald (Nancy) Luscier of Pittsfield; one sister, Carol Boucher of North Adams; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a son-in-law John Helfer of Pittsfield.
A daughter, Karen Helfer died August 17, 1998.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Mrs. Eleanor H. Townsend, died January 18, 2012. Graveside services will be held in the Spring in Riverside Cemetery in Lanesborough. There are no calling hours at the Dwyer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lanesborough Volunteer Fire Department in care of the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 26, 2012
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