Enjoyed Sewing and Making Her Own Clothes
BROWNSVILLE — Graveside services for Eleanor Mary Thomas Hannah, 100, who died Thursday evening, April 18, 2013 at her and her daughter’s home in Brownsville, will be held at a later date, Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m. in the Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor.
She was born May 19, 1912 in Sheddsville, VT the daughter of Robert A. and Margaret J (Aiken) Thomas. She attended school in Brownsville. She married Andrew Hannah on September 19, 1931. They lived their entire lives in Brownsville. Eleanor helped her husband operate their dairy farm for many years. Later after they sold the farm in 1964, she went to work at the Brownsville General Store. After taking accounting and bookkeeping courses with her daughter Margaret at the Lebanon Community College in Lebanon, NH, Eleanor went to work as a secretary/bookkeeper at Hanover Hardware in Hanover, NH. She worked there until her retirement.
Eleanor enjoyed sewing and made many of her own and her daughter’s clothes. In her later years she loved to go shopping with her daughter, Margaret.
She was predeceased by her husband, who died April 28, 1995 and by three brothers, Edmund Thomas, David Thomas and Loren Thomas.
She is survived by her daughter Margaret Ann Hannah of Brownsville, VT and a brother Robert Andrew Thomas of South Royalton, VT and many nieces and nephews.
At her request there will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Activity Fund at Mt. Ascutney Skilled Nursing Facility, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089 or to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, P.O. Box 702
Brownsville, VT 05037.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the April 25, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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