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Eleanor D. Crete BARRE TOWN - Eleanor D. Crete, 84, of Lower Usle Road, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center Hospital in Berlin. Born on Dec. 1, 1933, in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Doris (Schneider) McElaney. She was the only child and grew up in an orphanage in Dorchester, Massachusetts. As a young adult, she took on a variety of jobs on Cape Cod, then moved to New Hampshire to take a waitress job at Twin Mountain Resort. She fell in love with the bellhop, Andrew R. Crete. On Jan. 28, 1956, she married Andrew in St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville. They made their home in Barre Town where they raised their family, and spent 62 happy years together. Eleanor and her husband ran Super Music & Co. for 19 years, instilling the love of music into their children. Andrew passed away on Jan. 9, 2018. Eleanor enjoyed life, being a wife, mother, and taking care of her children, cooking, sewing and crafts – she loved being a homemaker and taking care of her pet cats. She always liked to look her best, no matter the occasion. She was most proud of bringing the home-delivered pizza to Barre and advocating for the Wal-Mart Store in Berlin. Taking family trips through New England was a great joy – but coming back home was the greatest! She was a member of the Canadian Club of Barre. Survivors include her children Michael Crete, of Soperton, Georgia, Kathleen Remsing and husband Tom, of Whidbey Island, Washington, Karen Crete and partner David Wark, of West Topsham, Donald Crete, of East Barre, Kevin Crete, of Tucson, Arizona; her dear friend, Sue Rossi, of Barre; and three special grandchildren Cameron Rossi-Crete, of Barre, and Aiden and Zachary Crete, of East Barre. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A graveside service to honor and celebrate her life will be held in the Spring in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center, to be announced. Contributions, in Eleanor’s memory, may be made to the “Central Vermont Humane Society,” P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687; -or- Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at: www.pruneaupollifuneralhome.com.

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