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Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
10:00 AM
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Eleanor Roxby


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Roxby, Eleanor
May 23, 1946 - Dec 31, 2018
Eleanor Roxby of Englewood passed away unexpectedly while vacationing in the Caribbean on Grand Turk Island on a cruise on the Koningsdam.. A loving wife of nearly 50 years, she is survived by her husband, Frank, two children Alison (Brian Rulifson) of Seattle WA and Jared (Michelle) of Bangor ME, and three grandchildren (Anna, Thomas and Oliver).
The daughter of Joseph and Eileen Palermo, she was born in Trenton, NJ and raised in Storrs, CT graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1968 with an BA in English. An MS from Central Connecticut University in education of the gifted, she taught Connecticut elementary school students in the Litchfield, Plainville, and Watertown school systems. She lived in Torrington, CT for 35 years and moved to Englewood, FL in 2007 upon her retirement.
Always active at home and in her community, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, book club, quilting and creating gifts for her grandchildren. She has sung with multiple choirs, including Key Chorale, Musica Sacra of Sarasota, and the church choirs of St Boniface Episcopal Church and The Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, FL. She was a former active singer and parishioner at St. Michael's Parish in Litchfield, CT where she helped create a memorial garden.
While a seasoned traveler to Europe, the South Pacific, and the British Isles, she was happiest when in the company of her friends and family. Eleanor had unending patience and perennial happiness that was felt by everyone.
A memorial service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Venice, FL on February 2nd at 10:00 AM with inurnment set for a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to Musica Sacra of Sarasota or The .
Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2019
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