Eleanor Bemis
1927 - 2020
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Eleanor Kingsley Bemis, 93, of Athens, VT died on November 11, 2020.

Eleanor was born on January 5th 1927 in Hartland, VT to Cordelia Bayliss and Frank Kingsley. She was one of 12 children.

In 1957 she was married to Robert Bemis of Athens, VT where she became a lifelong resident. She was a hard worker and took pride in her job at the American Optical for over 30 years. In addition, she spent numerous years serving her community as an active member of the school board, justice of the peace and several other positions.

Eleanor was known for her kind spirit and generosity in helping others. She enjoyed spending time with her friends of Charlestown and Bellows Falls senior centers; especially during band concerts, holiday bazaars, and seasonal turkey suppers. Her passion was baking which earned her the title of "The Cookie Lady".

Eleanor is predeceased by her husband, parents, 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, David Bemis, of Athens, VT, her two granddaughters Casey Martin and her husband Evan Martin of Wesminster, VT, and Sarah Bemis and her fiancé Douglas Somers of Newfane, VT. She also leaves one great grandchild, Oakley Martin, her sister Katherine Morse and many extended family, friends, and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Grace Cottage Hospital. She always supported the hospital and health clinic. She attended Grace Cottage Fair Day each year and was known for working bingo for many years.

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Published in The Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 13, 2020.
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November 15, 2020
Our condolences to you & your family, David. We are glad to have worked a little with Eleanor at elections & with the BCA. A gentle lady....
John Oberling & Treah Pichette
November 14, 2020
I loved her. She was kind and generous. I never heard her complain. I so enjoyed our conversations. She was so proud of her granddaughters. She loved telling me about their milestones. I will miss her.
Jayne Morse
November 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart and prayers are with you all.
Katherine Martin
November 13, 2020
I would like to pass on my deepest sympathy to Eleanor's entire family. My father only had high praise for her as she work at the American Optical under his supervision. Her dedication to the community was know through out the area. RIP Eleanor.
Paul M Rounds
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