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1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
PUTNEY, Eleanor Died on August 8, 2016 in Belmont, MA, from advanced heart disease. Eleanor was born in Burlington, VT on October 30, 1929 to Willis R. Putney and Elizabeth Howe Putney. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1947, and from Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1949. She worked in health and social services for several years. Following her father's death, she and her mother cared for each other in their Burlington, VT home until her mother's death in 1988. In later years she resided at Heineberg Senior Housing and then at The Converse Home, both in Burlington. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Burlington for over 70 years. In 2010 she moved to Massachusetts to be closer to family. Eleanor never married and had no children. She is survived by her niece, Faith Parker of Lexington, MA; her nephew, Alan Putney of Unionville, CT; their families, and numerous cousins. She was beloved for her warm heart and unfailingly cheerful view of life. A memorial service will be held on September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Burlington, VT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Community Life Fund of the Converse Home in Burlington, VT, or to the First Congregational Church of Burlington. On line guest book at www.brownandhickey.com

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 14, 2016
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