A memorial service for Mrs. Eleanor L. Roberson, 88, of Canton, who passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus, will be held at a later date. Mrs. Roberson had been a resident of Maplewood since September. Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, New York 13676.
Surviving Mrs. Roberson are two sons, Allen Roberson and companion Liz of Chesterfield and Paul Roberson and companion Mandy of Winthrop; a daughter, Linda Cavanaugh and husband Michael of Gardnerville, NV; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Eleanor was predeceased by a son, Wayne; a daughter, Jean Mace; by a brother, Errol Perkola; and two sisters, Elsie Delyn and Helen Fitzpatrick.
She was born July 22, 1922 in Brooklyn, daughter of the late William and Martha Perkola. Eleanor graduated from George Washington High School. She worked for the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She was married to Roy Roberson on November 20, 1943; he predeceased her on February 7, 2003.
Mrs. Roberson enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening.
Arrangements are under the care of O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.