Eleanor Badecker

Eleanor (Miller) Badecker, 81, of Ellington, CT loving wife of Frederick Badecker entered into Eternal Rest on Monday, January 30, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. Eleanor was born September 1, 1935, in Long Island, NY the daughter of the late Charles A. and Eleanor R. (Hoffman) Miller. Eleanor enjoyed knitting, crocheting and travelling. She and Frederick enjoyed cruising and proudly went on 50 cruises. Eleanor cherished her family and time spent with them. In addition to her husband, Frederick to whom she was married 62 years, she is also survived by five children, Frederick C. Badecker of Vernon, Lynn O’Connell and her husband, Dan of Enfield, Cindy DesJardins of Ellington, Nancy Topping of Inverness, FL, and Lori Greenberg and her husband, Dan of Ellington; nine grandsons, Timothy O’Connell, Andrew and Bryan Badecker, Rocco Badecker and wife, Laura, Zac Topping and wife, Susan, Kurt, Douglas and Aiden Topping; Sam Greenberg; three granddaughters, Jennifer O’Connell, Julie Badecker and Rachel Greenberg; five great-grandchildren, Anthony , Fynnleigh and Calleigh O’Connell, Jack Topping, and Violet Badecker; a sister, Mary Stockton and several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was predeceased by five brothers, a sister and a son-in-law. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels,61 South Rd., Enfield. A funeral procession will gather on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 9 am for a Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanor to be celebrated at 10 am at St. Luke Church, 141 Maple St., Ellington, CT. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit