Oakdale, CT / Sunset Beach, NC – Eleanor S. Conboy, 97, of Oakdale, CT, former of Sunset Beach, NC, New Hartford, NY and Old Forge, NY, passed away at her home in Oakdale on October 1, 2022.
Eleanor was born June 21, 1925 in New Breman, NY, the daughter of Clarence John and Arlean Louise (Campany) Strife. She was raised and educated in Old Forge, NY, and went to college in her 40’s, earning a degree from Utica College. On June 21, 1952, Eleanor was united in marriage to Edward C. “Ted” Conboy in Old Forge. The shared a loving and devoted union until his passing on April 9, 1997. She was employed in the Agway business office in New Hartford for many years until her retirement.
Eleanor was a past member of the Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford, and of the Skenandoa Golf Club in Clinton. She was a past member of the Utica Curling Club and of the Debonair Dance Group in Utica. Eleanor was involved in art classes at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica, and also several groups in Sunset Beach, NC, where she sold many of her works of art at galleries there. She was also an avid and accomplished Dressage Equestrian.
Eleanor and Ted had travelled the world together and she continued after his passing.
Eleanor is survived by her children, Terry (& David) Connors, Oakdale, CT, Tim Conboy, Whitesboro, Shellie (& Greg) Graves, Canonsburg, PA; her grandchildren, Jason (& Carla) Whitaker, Sabrina Whitaker (& Bill Roark, Jr.), and Alexis Graves; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Catalina, Logan, Jayden, Saige, and Millicent; two sisters, Helen Codega, Sarasota, FL, and Mary Hunkeler, Cave Creek, AZ. Besides her husband, Ted, Eleanor is predeceased by a sister, Virginia Harjung, and a brother, Clarence “Jack” Strife.
Funeral services, entrusted to R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton, are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton.
Those wishing may donate to your local hospice care organization in Eleanor’s memory.
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