Eleanor I. Haining, 91, passed away peacefully at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home in the morning of Oct. 18 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The daughter of Llewellyn and Mable Oliver, she was born in 1925 in Bath. She married Philip Haining in 1944, and settled in Brunswick, where they built a home and lived for over 50 years. Eleanor was employed for 25 years with the Pine Tree Society for Crippled Children and loved her work there. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking breads, knitting, gardening, music, playing piano, and singing. She had a lovely singing voice. Her happiest days, by far, were spent at the family cottage on Pemaquid Lake in Nobleboro.
Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Philip; and son, Stephen.
She is survived by daughters, Judith Manker of Brunswick, and Holly Haining-Zulieve of Waldoboro; grandsons, Anthony Monfiletto of Damariscotta Mills, and Jonathan Monfiletto of Dresden; granddaughters, Alisa Slaugh and Melissa Albee of Utah; along with seven great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Fri., Oct. 28 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Rt. 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Eleanor, or to share a story or pictures, visit her Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.