Mary “Eleanor” “Ellie” Rowell 11/25/2012

Mary E. RowellMary “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.

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  1. Tony and Carla,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Tony’s mom. We know how hard it is to lose a parent. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Monica and Russell

  2. Tony & Carla and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your mom and your family in my prayers.


    Irene & Paul Russo

  3. Tony and Carla,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You both were wonderful children by taking her into your home. God Bless all, thinking of you during this time

  4. Dear Tony,Carla,family and Maggie and Morris,
    We are so very sad to lose our wonderful Mom Rowell.She wasloved so much. The comfort is in knowing that we have another guardian angel watching over us.We love you and pray the God will comfort you in you time of sorrow and that you have a safe drive to and from NY.Our thoughts wil be with ALL of you!
    Tom and Kris

  5. Dear Tony and Carla,

    We are so sorry to hear about Tony’s mom. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


    Susan and Bill

  6. My Dear Sister Linda,brother Tony,Carla and brother Tom, I am sadden for our loss.I thank you Tony and Carla for taking mom in when you did.My dear loving Linda by her side as well I wish I could have hugged you.

    God Blessed all of us with such great people for our parents. I need to celebrate our moms life. She was a wonderful,kind,hard working and loving mother.She was my role model and became my best friend. I will always love her and I will forever miss her.My thoughts are with all of you. Love Your Sister Ethel “Racheal”

  7. Tony and Carla , our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family.
    Bob and Deirdre Hand

  8. Uncle Tony and Aunt Carla,
    Our thoughts are with you both during this difficult time. She was a lovely lady and we were fortunate to have her in our lives. Lots of love, Thommy and Amber

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