2019-03-21 / Obituaries

Eleanor Buchinski

February 27, 2019

Eleanor Buchinski Eleanor Buchinski Eleanor Louise (Stillman) Buchinski, 87, died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2019, after a brief illness, surrounded by family and beloved caregivers and staff at Pond Home in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1932, to Allen and Eleanor (Whipple) Stillman and grew up in Laceyville, PA, with two older siblings, Nancy and David. She attended Centenary College in New Jersey then moved to Rochester, NY, for a job at Eastman Kodak. While in Rochester, she met and later married Joseph Buchinski. In 1955, they moved to Wrentham, MA, where they raised five children. Joe died in 2005. Soon after, Eleanor moved to Pond Home.

Eleanor had a smile that could light up a room. She was warm and generous to all. She was fun-loving, good-natured, and mischievous. Eleanor loved music, had a lovely soprano singing voice and was the organist for St. Mary’s Church in Wrentham for many years. She volunteered for hospice and later delivered meals on wheels. She enjoyed her years at Pond Home, loved sitting in the sun in the summer, watching the birds outside her window, and delighting the staff with her various antics. In a Pond Home profile written about Eleanor: “the fun quota was amped up immediately upon Eleanor’s arrival.”

Eleanor was immensely proud of her family and leaves five children, Anne, Allen, Joan, Julie, John; one son-in-law, Marc; three daughters in-law, Maria, Deborah and Maura; ten grandchildren, Erin, Erica, Natalie, Colin, Eli, Ezra, Sarah, Connor, Talia and Ronan; a sister-in-law, Rose; many dear nieces and nephews, and the caregivers and staff at Pond Home who became family.

As per her wishes, her body was donated to Harvard Medical School. A gathering in her memory will be held by the family at the Community Center at Pond Meadow, 279 East Street, Wrentham, on Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. The family would like to thank the Delaney Funeral Home with their assistance. Please visit their website to post a tribute. Donations in her memory may be made to Catholic Relief Services.

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