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Eleanor Lillian Speer

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Eleanor Lillian Speer

AGE: 103 • Lakewood

Eleanor Lillian Speer died Friday, May 5, 2017 at her home in Harrogate.

Born January 30, 1914 in New Haven, CT to Henry and Anna Rabanus, she was raised in the Vailsbury section of Newark. Upon graduation from South Side High School, she worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in downtown Newark. While employed, she met the love of her life, Frank Speer. They were married for 62 years until Frank passed away in January 2003.

Frank and Eleanor moved to Leisure Village West in 1975 to enjoy retirement. They spent 21 happy years there until settling in Harrogate Life Care Center in 1996.

All funeral services will be held under the direction of D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood. For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 7, 2017
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