Born in Fall River In 1925 the younger of two daughters born to Allen and Bessie Hall. At 4 years old the family moved to Cranston RI and Eleanor has made that her home since. She graduated from Cranston High School in 1943 and enjoyed playing in the orchestra. She was an accomplished violinist. Soon after high school she started working at Brown and Sharpe. She made a lifetime friend, Barbara Coleman. Her father Allen was a “record spinner” a present day DJ and she would attend dances where he played. At one such dance she me her future husband, Rich Wier. It was wartime and he soon left to join the Army. They wrote letters back and forth and when he returned home on April Fools Day 1946, it would be just 3 short months till they married on July 27,1946. They raised a beautiful family Margie, Priscilla and Lawrence. The family later grew to include Margie's partner Bob Lopez, and Larry's wife Debbie (Ciunci). Then grandchildern came along...Melissa (Wier) and husband Jon Colando, Suzanne (Wier) and husband Jonathan Pace, Kathryn (Wier) and husband Aiden Kelley (presiding minister at her Funeral Service) and Great Grandchildren Gwendolyn and Zachary Colando, Adeline and Dominic Pace and Abraham Kelley. Elly worked at Colliers Bakery in Washington Park for 50 years until they closed. Everyone always recognized her for years to come. She then went on to volunteer at various places including Ronald McDonald House of Providence, Hasbro Children’s Hospital gift shop Cranston Senior Center, MS Group, Insight of Warwick where she recorded aloud the Sunday paper for blind people. She also crocheted blankets for veterans and was known to drop off her favorite Raspberry Pecan Bars to the local Fire Station. She loved helping others and always offered words of encouragement to all including strangers. She was an avid and accomplished knitter and crocheter and in her younger years a great seamstress. She enjoyed watching westerns and all the classic musicals She was an avid Red Sox fan. Carl Yastrzemski was her favorite player and he could do no wrong! She loved to walk at the mall and enjoy a cup of coffee with Margie and daughter in law Debbie She lived simply with Rich for 51 plus years until he passed away on February 26, 1998. They vacationed in Maine for many years. In her later years she loved seeing her family and especially her great grandchildren She will be missed by us all and we will always remember one of her favorite sayings “Eat dessert first”!
A Graveside Service to which all are invited to attend will be held on Saturday October 3, 2020 at 11:00am in Pawtuxet Memorial Park Cemetery 100 Harrsion Avenue Warwick 02888. In lieu of flowers, donations to StJude.org would be appreciated.
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