Eleanor D. Faber

East Lyme - Eleanor D. (McManus) Faber, 88, of Niantic, passed away on Jan. 14, 2013. She died peacefully in her sleep. Funeral services will be private.

Eleanor was born in Lynn, Mass., on Nov. 16, 1924. She graduated from Lynn Classical High School in June 1942.

Eleanor married Bernard R. Faber in June 1950; they were married 60 years.

Eleanor worked in Washington, D.C., and later in Boston for the IRS. Together, she and Bernard established a successful business, Brosites Industries. In her leisure time she was a board member of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health. She was influential in improving the care of the mentally ill. Eleanor enjoyed art and was active in the East Lyme Art League.

Eleanor is survived by children Carol, Robert, Joyce, and Thomas; brothers, Robert and Charles; seven grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard and son, Michael.

The family appreciates the care shown by the staff at Bride Brook Health and Rehab Center.

The family plans a memorial celebration of Eleanor's life later in the year.

She leaves behind much love and marvelous memories.

Published in The Day on Jan. 17, 2013