Mary Eleanor Rowell, 87, formerly of Canton, died, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s on Sunday, November 25, 2012.
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, entrusted with arrangements.
Calling hours will be Friday, November 30, 2012, 4- 6 p.m. Funeral mass will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Doug Lucia officiating, burial will follow in St. Henry’s Cemetery.
Eleanor is survived by her sons, Anthony and wife Carla Rowell, Piney Point, MD, and Thomas Rowell, Montrose; daughters, Linda Reuss, Crewe, VA, and Rachael Hadeler, Parkridge, NJ; a brother, Harold Lowery, DeKalb Jct.; sisters, Ursula Coffey, Hermon, Eileen Derushia, Raymondville, and Kathleen Goria, Nyack; seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and her cat Maggie.
She was predeceased by a son, Michael Rowell; brothers, John, Patrick and Leo Hand.
Eleanor was born on March 31, 1925 in Depeyster, the daughter of John and Katherine McHugh Hand. She graduated from DeKalb School and married Mervin K. “Bud” Rowell. She worked as a clerk at Letchworth Village and was an operator for New York Telephone. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and St. Henry’s Church and was a Eucharistic Minister. Eleanor was passionate about politics, and enjoyed music, watching movies, and the news. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, 44724 Hospice Lane, Calloway, MD, 20620.
Online condolences can be made at www.allendeneshafuneralhome.com.