PRESQUE ISLE AND BRUNSWICK – Eleanor R. Hammond, 87, slipped from our arms to unite with her heavenly Father, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Brian Prosser at their home in Brunswick, where they lovingly cared for her for the past eight years. Our most giving and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Westfield, daughter of Clinton A. Bell and Verna E. (McPherson) Bell.
She was married to Harold H. Hammond, Jan. 24, 1942, who predeceased her Feb. 8, 1983, in Bristol, Conn. They were married for 42 years. All who knew her would concur; she embodied the most vibrant personality and giving heart of an angel here on earth. Her strong faith in the Lord was always evident to those around her, what a prayer warrior she was!
She is survived by four generations: two daughters, Bonnie G. Fuller and husband, Karl, of Easton, and Sherry A. Prosser and husband, Brian, of Brunswick; sister, Chavala F. Kinney of Clayton, N.M.; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth C. Bell of Middlebury, Conn., and Serita Hammond of Houlton. Of special note to the individuals who shared Eleanor’s life on a daily basis and were so very dear to her heart; niece, Connie J. Violette of Orange City, Fla.; sister-in-law, Avis M. Durost of Houlton; daughter-in-law, Brenda L. King of Becket, Mass.; and dear friends, Bonnie Bouchard of Bristol, Conn., and Shirley Ouellette of Presque Isle. In addition to her husband and parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her son, Bernard H. Hammond of Waterbury, Conn.; sister, Geneva A. Dickinson of Stetson; and four brothers, Donald A. Bell of Naugatuck, Conn., William Virgil Bell of Wilton, Robert H. Bell of Middlebury, Conn., and Fred A. Fullerton of Bangor. Without her, our hearts are broken and our tears endless, but her joyous laughter and delightful smile will never leave our thoughts.
A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Estes Park Cemetery, Easton, with the Rev. Merritt Durost officiating. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Hammond to the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 Second St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield.
“Till we meet again, know we will keep and protect your memories forever in our hearts, while you dance with the angels.”