Mary “Eleanor” “Ellie” Rowell 11/25/2012
Mary “Eleanor” Rowell
Mary Eleanor Rowell, 87, formally of Canton, died, November 25, 2012, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s, . Calling hours will be Friday, November 30, 2012, 4- 6 PM at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:00 am, at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Doug Lucia officiating, burial will follow in St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. Eleanor is survived by her sons, Anthony and wife Carla Rowell, Piney Point, Maryland, Thomas Rowell, Montrose, New York, daughters, Linda Reuss, Crewe, Virginia, Rachael Hadeler, Parkridge, New Jersey, a brother, Harold Lowery, DeKalb Junction, sisters, Ursula Coffey, Hermon, Eileen Derusha, Raymondville, Kathleen Goria, Nyack, New York, seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and her cat Maggie. She was predeceased by a son Michael Rowell, brothers, John, Patrick and Leo Hand. Eleanor was born on March 31, 1925 in Depeyster, New York, the daughter of John and Katherine McHugh Hand. She graduated from DeKalb School and married Mervin K. “Bud” Rowell. She worked as a clerk at Letchworth Village and was an operator for New York Telephone. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and St. Henry’s Church and was a Eucharistic Minister. Eleanor was passionate about politics, and enjoyed music, watching movies, and the news. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, 44724 Hospice Lane, Callaway, MD, 20620.