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Eleanor Jane Stanley
1928 - 2021
Obituary of Eleanor Jane Stanley
On Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 Eleanor Jane (Carlstrand) Stanley passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side. Born on December 3rd, 1928 in Cambridge to the late Signe and Folke Carlstrand, Eleanor attended Belmont High School where she met her sweetheart George. They married and moved to Bedford to raise their children. Eleanor’s professional career included working for Liberty Mutual in Boston and the American Red Cross in Bedford. She completed her career as a special education secretary at Bedford High School in 1985. She loved helping all the children and many would stop by just to visit with her. Eleanor had a passion for painting, actively participating in the Bedford Arts and Crafts program while serving as treasurer. Building on this passion, she and her husband started a small business selling handcrafted woodworking items at various craft fairs throughout the area. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband George, her sister Lillian, and her brother Roland. She is survived by her son George (Bob), his wife Ruthanne, and their three children Kelly, Robyn, and Meghan; a daughter Lynne, her husband Hank Clifford, their children Michael and Jennifer; as well as several great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday April 30th at 1:00pm followed by a reception at her son’s home in Bedford. Donations as a remembrance to Eleanor may be sent to All Care Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901