Eleanor B. Brazill, 84, of West Scranton, died Saturday at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scranton after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her longtime significant other, Patrick "Frank" Gilroy, in 2000.
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Born in Waverly on June 23, 1928, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Lukaszevska Brzostek, Eleanor was a graduate of Waverly High School before attending Mansfield University and ultimately earning her nursing degree from the Hahnemann School of Nursing. As a nurse, she worked for Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, did private duty work and formerly served as both a staff nurse and the director of nursing for St. Mary's Villa in Elmhurst. She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish and the church's Society of the Faithful.
An artist, painting and teaching art were both a passion and escape for her. As an active member of the West Side Senior Center, she would often teach art class. She also loved traveling, enjoyed cooking and took pride in her gardening.
She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Eppinger and companion, Randall Bidwell, Gap; a brother, Chester Brzostek and wife, Ann, Dalton; two sisters, Irene Urbanski, Newport News, Va.; and Patricia Clarke and husband, William, Clarks Summit; many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward; and her former husband, Joseph Thomas Brazill.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank the staffs of both Linwood and Compassionate Care Hospice for their exceptional care and support.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton. Interment will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Visit www.KearneyFuneral Home.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
125 North Main Avenue Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 3, 2012