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Eleanor Magdaline Conlon Obituary
Our beloved Nana, Eleanor Magdaline Conlon, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2014. Eleanor was born on August 8, 1916, to Barbara and Stanley Guokas, Lithuanian immigrants.
Eleanor grew up on the family farm in Plainfield, WI, and then moved to Chicago, IL, where she worked for Spiegel. After the start of WWII, Eleanor enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Washington, D.C., where she met and married Joseph Raymond Conlon, the love of her life. Together they raised three children. During these years Eleanor volunteered at the local elementary school and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. Widowed at a young age, she devoted her remaining years caring for her grandchildren, traveling, doing water aerobics, bargain shopping, serving her community and practicing her faith.
Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Barbara Conlon Boczany; sons, Tom Conlon and Joe Conlon; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many dear nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
We are saddened by the loss of this amazing, strong, smart, talented and loving woman who has so deeply touched all our hearts and taught us to treasure life's important gifts. We hold her memory in our hearts and we will miss her every day.
At Eleanor's request, a private graveside memorial service will be held in Maryland. Semper Fi. RIP.
Published in the Del Mar Times on July 31, 2014
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