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Eleanor Lovejoy Woodman

March 30, 2012
Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Eleanor Lovejoy Woodman died March 23 at her Lake Placid home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Nashua, N.H., on Oct. 22, 1930, the daughter of Emmaline Sargent Lovejoy and Raymond Francis Lovejoy. She graduated from Nashua Senior High School in 1948 and from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Bates, she met Thomas Woodman, whom she married on June 20, 1953, in Nashua, N.H. Following the wedding, the couple moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where Tom entered the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. While in Philadelphia, Eleanor worked in banking and at the university scholarship office. Upon Tom's receiving his DDS in 1957, they moved to Norfolk, Va., where Tom served in the U.S. Navy. In 1960, Tom resigned from the Navy and they moved to Lake Placid, where Tom set up his dental practice.

Eleanor was a longtime member of the Adirondack Community Church. Over the years, she was a vice president of Placid Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, secretary of the board of directors of the Skating Club of Lake Placid, treasurer of the American Association of University Women and a Brownie leader, and she participated in many fund drives for charitable organizations.

In recent years, she was a volunteer at Adirondack Health's Uihlein Living Center and the Ecumenical Food Pantry. When her children were grown, she went to work in her husband's dental office where she worked part-time for 17 years. She was especially fond of playing tennis, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; three sons: Thomas of Keene, Daniel of Middleton, Mass., and Christopher of Bryan, Texas; one daughter, Cheryl Penney of Bolton, Vt.; three daughters-in-law: Jeannie Cross, Susan Woodman and Mary Ann Powell; one son-in-law, Stephen Penney; and six grandchildren: Elizabeth and Hannah Woodman, Lily and Jamie Penney, and Liz and Jay Pruett. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Elwyn Lovejoy.

There were no calling hours. A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 28, at the Adirondack Community Church. The Rev. John Martin officiated. Burial will be at North Elba Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The M.B. Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid was in charge of arrangements.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946; the Adirondack Community Church, 2583 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946; or High Peaks Hospice, P.O. Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.



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