Eleanor R. Kolenski
BEDFORD - Eleanor R. Kolenski, 75, of Bedford, died Jan. 9, 2017, at Bentley Commons of Bedford, after a brief illness. She was born in Weymouth, Mass., on Feb. 26, 1941, and moved to New Hampshire with her family as a child, where she was educated and graduated from Our Lady of the Mountains Academy in Gorham. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the Bedford School System for many years and afterward worked for the AMICA Insurance Company, but her true love was in caring for her family. Eleanor was skilled in knitting and needlework and was a talented piano player who enjoyed playing for her family and friends. A devout Catholic, she was an active member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford for more than 50 years. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, James Kolenski, in 1992, and by her daughter, Barbara Kolenski, in 2006. Members of her family include her daughter, Beverly Kolenski, of Alexandria, Va., and her son, James Kolenski, his wife, Suzanne, and her grandchildren, Megan Kolenski and Drew Kolenski, all of Mercer Island, Wash.; as well as several nieces and nephews. . SERVICES: Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech St., in Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd. in Bedford. A Committal Service will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Eleanor's name be made to Catholic Charities New Hampshire, 215 Myrtle St., Manchester, NH 03104. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.
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