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Eleanor N. Ford
December 6, 1928 – May 13, 2020

Eleanor N. Ford, 91, of Sherrill, entered peacefully into eternal rest on May 13, 2020, at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville.

She was born on December 6, 1928, in Rome, New York, to Alexander and Mildred Teuscher Nelson.  Eleanor spent most of her life in Rome and proudly graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1946.  In addition, she lived in Constableville and most recently in Sherrill.

On November 27, 1948, Eleanor married Arnold Ford at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Boonville.  For many years, she worked as a bookkeeper at Davidson Chevrolet, the City of Rome, and Turning Stone Casino.  After she retired, she volunteered at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rome where she became a parishioner.  She, also, served as a Cub Scout Den Mother.

Eleanor will be remembered for her love of family and friends as well as for her dry wit.  She led an active life, and in recent years, she, very much, enjoyed the companionship of her neighbors, particularly during their frequent luncheon dates.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her brother, Clifford Nelson.  Her survivors include her son and daughter-in-law,  Carl and Anell Ford, of Canastota; her granddaughter and her husband, Lauren and Stephen Freiberger, of Balston Lake, New York; her grandson, Alex Ford, of Los Angeles, California; her great-grandchildren, James and Ava Freiberger; her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Donald Cieri, of Yorkville; her sister, Cara Soukup, of Seminole, Florida, and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Nelson, of Rome; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for the immediate family will be held at a later date.  Burial will take place in the Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden.  Arrangements are under the supervision of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville.  In Eleanor’s memory, contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 502 West Chestnut Street, Rome, New York 13440, or to the American Heart Association.  The family is thankful for the kindness, friendship, and quality care provided by the Crouse Community Center staff during Eleanor’s time there. 

Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., Boonville, New York, 2020.

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