Eleanor Merrow Wynne, 102, of St Petersburg, Florida –formerly Mamaroneck, NY and New Hampton, N.H., died April 21, 2009, after a period of declining health.
Eleanor Louise Merrow was born in Ashland, NH on January 6, 1907. She was the widow of Joseph Wynne, her husband of 52 years, who predeceased her in 1998. She was predeceased by her parents Frederick Moses Merrow and Maria Hart Merrow. She was the oldest of 4 children. Marge Durant, Richard Merrow and Barbara Dabrowski, all deceased.
After graduation from Ashland High School in 1924, Eleanor Merrow Wynne received her degree in Library Science from Simmons College in 1928. She then accepted the position as Head Librarian of Mamaroneck, NY until August 1, 1966 except 6 years managing the Bevan Hotel in Larchmont, NY.
Family members include stepbrothers Bernard L Smith, and his wife June Rose Smith; Franklin B Smith, deceased; John P Smith and stepsister Melba W. Reiling and Hilda McNally, deceased; Also many nieces and nephews including Carl Dabrowski, Gina Davis. and a devoted friend, Emil Marshala
Eleanor created beautiful pieces of needlepoint. She loved to play bridge and in her senior years enjoyed playing poker with the boys. She loved chicken, hot fudge sundaes and chocolate.
Arrangements are being handled by A Life Tribute in Gulfport, FL. A graveside service is planned at a later date in New Hampton, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Hospice Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL at www.TheHospice.org,