December 25, 1920 – January 7, 2016
Dedham, MA – Formerly of Highland Falls, NY
Eleanor Monroe, a long-time resident of Highland Falls, NY, died Thursday the 7th of January at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham Massachusetts.
Born December 25, 1920 in New Jersey, Eleanor made her home in Highland Falls with the love of her life, Jefferson Davis Monroe. After her husband was conscripted into the Navy to serve in World War II, she worked as a loom operator at Firthcliff Weaving in Cornwall, NY during the war years to be a part of the Allied efforts. She worked as a bookkeeper at the then Marine Midland Bank for 25 years, and upon her retirement, enjoyed an active life with her husband Jeff. They were enthusiastic volunteers, delivering Meals on Wheels and participating in the Cuddles Program at St Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, NY. Eleanor went on to be an active volunteer for Habitat For Humanity.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Jeffery Monroe and her daughter, Maryanne Tackeff. Her son Michael is deceased. Her grandchildren: Judson and Simeon Monroe, David and Michael Tackeff, Samantha Broughton and Valerie Hofer brought her great joy. She also has three great grandchildren: Zachary Broughton, and Jeremy and Jason Hofer.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown , MA.
Burial will be private.
The William F. Hogan Funeral Home in Highland Falls has been entrusted with arrangements.