2011-01-06 / Obituaries

Eleanor Elizabeth Wightman

Eleanor Elizabeth Wightman, 84, died on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Seabury Health Center, in Bloomfield, Conn.

Eleanor was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Maude and Andrew Scott and lived in Manchester, Conn. for 36 years before moving to the Jamestown in 1989.

Jamestown is where she spent many precious moments with family and friends and enjoyed being a hostess for the Jamestown Senior Center for many years. Ellie, as she was so fondly known by many, was a compassionate, caring and gracious lady, a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Walter Tabor Wightman. Eleanor is survived by her sister, Lorraine Rainey of Norwich, Conn.; two sons, Gary Wightman of Jamestown, and Kevin Wightman of Manchester, Conn.; three daughters, Donna Brooks and her husband Joseph of Manchester, Conn., Karen Oberg and her husband Allen of Old Saybrook, Conn.; Bonnie Harkins and her husband Fred of Prospect, Conn.; nine grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be held at Cedar Cemetery in Jamestown. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Jamestown Senior Center.

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