Eleanor Cooke

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Eleanor Cooke's earthly pilgrimage of 95 years ended Aug. 26, 2014, when she was called to her eternal home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There she joined her beloved husband, Robert James Cooke, who predeceased her in 2001.

Eleanor was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Ellen Jester. Eleanor was predeceased by two brothers, George and Frank Jr., and two sisters, Gertrude and Naomi. She has contributed to many wonderful memories that will be cherished by her family and friends.

Eleanor leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Andrew Brodersen of Coventry. She is also survived by three grandsons and their wives, Glen and Julie of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Keith and Donka of Mt Tabor, New Jersey, and Calvin and Rebecca of Manchester. Also surviving her are three great-grandchildren, Jordanne, Luke, and Hanah, of Lancaster.

Eleanor's family wishes to thank the staff at Manchester Manor for the compassionate care she has received since 2008.

Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

There will be no calling hours.

A service celebrating Eleanor's life will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Coventry on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. Eleanor will be laid to rest beside her husband of 60 years in the Center Cemetery on Route 44 in Coventry.

Memorial donations may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Coventry, 55 Trowbridge Road, Coventry, CT 06238.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2014
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