Eleanor Blodgett, our beloved mother passed away peacefully and naturally in her own home with her daughter Kathleen and her granddaughter Gabrielle by her side, surrounded by her family and friends. Born January 17, 1934, Eleanor was able to celebrate her 89th birthday before her passing on January 19, 2023.
Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Marvin and Catherine (Slack) Denk, her husband Leo Blodgett, daughter Mary Blodgett, and her only son Joseph Blodgett, granddaughter Sarah Spear. Her second husband James Hadac, her brother and sister-in-law William and Dorothy Denk.
She is survived by her children, Maureen Blodgett, Kathleen Blodgett (Ray Gee Sr.), Christine Sindon (Tony), Stepson John Hadac. Her daughter in law Patricia Blodgett, and nephews, Eric and Larry Denk, and dear cousins, Marie Davenport and Virginia Sosenko. Also, her grandchildren Jason Cohn, Jennifer Spear, Lindsie and Michael Sindon, Gabrielle Bohn-Blodgett (Jerry Krissell), John Daniel & Isaac Hadac, several great grandchildren, but Layla Blodgett and Eva Sindon held a special place in her heart.
Eleanor worked at GHS Federal credit union for 24 years, 1969-1993, where she knew everyone by name and is remembered by many in return.
Eleanor’s Irish Heritage led her to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 1, where she was a member for over 50 years. Eleanor and Leo enjoyed may trips to East Durham, State and National Conventions, several Irish Festivals, and her trips to Ireland. Eleanor has many friends, but none as close as her Hibernian sisters, especially Patti Fox.
Eleanor loved golfing and even had a “hole in one”, watching old shows on “Me TV”, doing the daily jumble and going five days a week to the Broome West Senior Center until covid. She loved her friends there, especially Eleanor Clark, Mary Patrick, and Edie Baker (deceased) who she had lunch with most days and enjoyed exercise class and line dancing. Also, the staff senior center is fantastic, especially Eileen and Bridget.
A special thank you to her physician Marita Florini who helped make it possible for Eleanor to remain in care at home, and RN, Debbie Nitto, and Funeral Director, Jennifer Meagher-Sullivan.
Eleanor was a deeply spiritual woman, her catholic faith was at the center of who she was. She received her last rights on January 16 from Fr. Jon Werner and was ready to move on to her heavenly home. She was a member of St. Joseph’s in Endicott and St. Paul’s in Binghamton.
Friends may call at Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home Inc. on Monday January 23 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be held 10am, Tuesday January 24th at St. Paul’s Church, 282 Chenango St. Binghamton. Burial will be at Vestal Hills Cemetery weather permitting.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy House, AOH hall restoration fund, or charity of your choice, or do an act of kindness in Eleanors memory.