MEREDITH - Elizabeth Obelenus, 55, of Meredith, passed from this earth Saturday, June 8, 2013, from breast cancer. She was passionate about art, organic farming, gardening and food, and leaves both family and friends from many circles bereft.
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She was born in 1957 in Queens, N.Y. to Thomas and Helen Obelenus, and studied art at New York University.
In New Hampshire she was active in the art community and the organic farming community. She worked for the New Hampshire office of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and helped start the Local Harvest CSA in Concord.
According to her wishes, her body was donated to Harvard Medical School for education and research. She is survived by her partner, Stuart Bushnell of Meredith; and brothers, John, Constantine (Connie), Thomas (Tom) and James (Jimmy).
Elizabeth specified a party after she was gone, and so a celebration of her life is planned for Friday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord, 274 Pleasant St., with a reception to follow. Good memories are welcome and encouraged.
Published in The Concord Monitor on June 13, 2013