Waterford - Eleanor E. Hancock, 90, formerly of Shore Road, Waterford, died Sunday night, Nov. 4, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
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She was born July 3, 1922, in New London, the daughter of Herbert D. and Alice Goss Chapman.
She was married to James W. Hancock Sr., on June 6, 1942. Mr. Hancock died on Nov. 30, 1996.
Mrs. Hancock worked in the bookkeeping department of the former Montgomery Ward Store in New London and then was the assistant manager at the former Sperry Hutchinson in Groton and Westerly.
She was a longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church in New London, the Episcopal Church Women, was a former member of the Groton Business Professional Women's Club, and was a member of the Goshen Fire Department Women's Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, JoAnn Beverly of Pawcatuck, Donna Rae Matthews of Mechanicsville, Va., James W. Hancock Jr. of Waterford; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother; Donald L. Chapman of Waterford.
She was predeceased by brothers, Herbert D. Chapman Jr., Robert Chapman, Gary W. Chapman; and a sister, Patricia A. Chapman.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church, New London. Burial will follow in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London.
Please visit www.Byles .com for directions, to sign the guestbook, or to share a memory.
Byles Memorial Home - New London
99 Huntington St New London, CT 06320
860 442 0343
Published in The Day on Nov. 6, 2012