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December 7, 2012

Eleanor M. Monser

The Daily Star

---- — Eleanor M. Monser

ONEONTA — Eleanor Monser, 100, of Oneonta, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

Eleanor was born on Oct. 15, 1912, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Shakir and Faduk (Israel) Ganim. She married Shane M. Monser on May 5, 1946, in Brooklyn. He predeceased her on Aug. 18, 1992.

Eleanor worked as a clerk for Moody’s Investments in New York City until her marriage in 1946.

Eleanor was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Living Water Faith Fellowship. She was a devoted Christian and prayer warrior who brought many people to the Lord. Her belief in the Lord led her to participate in several bible study groups. She was a former member of the Women’s AGLOW.

Eleanor had many interests including reading the Bible, cooking, collecting recipes, playing rummy and was an avid reader. In later years, her joy was sitting on the front porch. She was a devoted wife and mother and friend to many and enjoyed the visits of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eleanor is survived by her sons, William J. Monser, and his wife, Kathleen of Olsburg, Kan., and David S. Monser and his wife, Suzannah of Oneonta; her daughter, Joan Williams of Pasadena, Md.; her grandchildren, Kevin, Rebekah, Anthony, Phillip, Kristen, Brian, Amy, Michelle and Shane. She is also survived by her 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Virginia and her husband, Eddie and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two sisters and two brothers.

A funeral mass will be offered at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta with the Rev David Mickiewicz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, when the family will be in attendance.

Memorial contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820, the Living Water Faith Fellowship, 7 Lewis St., Oneonta, NY 13820 or the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.