Eleanor O. Selavka

Eleanor O. Selavka, 82, of East Hampton, widow of the late Lary Selavka, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born March 5, 1930, in Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and Alice (Sweeney) Owens. Eleanor was raised in Brockton, where she was a graduate of St. Patrick High School in Brockton and a graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. Eleanor was a resident of East Hampton since 1957 and was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. She volunteered at Middlesex Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and the League of Women Voters. Eleanor was involved in many civic organizations in the East Hampton community.

She is survived by her four sons, Mark Selavka, and his wife, Anne, of Manchester, William Selavka, and his wife, Stacey, of Vernon, Philip Selavka of Colchester, James Selavka of East Hampton; two daughters, Susan Rauscher, and her husband, Eric, of Manchester, Gail Bennett, and her husband, Everett, of Colchester; 13 grandchildren, Katie, Molly, and David Rauscher, Kerianne, Mark, and Gregory Selavka, Erin and B.J. Selavka, Sarah, Philip, and Brian Selavka, Grace Bennett, and George Kittredge; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Robert and William Owens, and her sister, Mary McDonald.

Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m

A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, East Hampton. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Patrick Cemetery.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7, 2012