Eleanor Engell, 86; Born In County; Retired To Florida

IN MEMORIAM: Eleanor Engell, 86;

Born In County; Retired To Florida

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Eleanor Louise Engell, 86, formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Jan. 14, 2017, in her home in Deltona, Fla., with her family by her side.

Eleanor was born on July 1, 1930, in Schuyler Lake, daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Catherine Hadsell Sullivan Buell. A lifelong area resident, she was educated at Richfield Springs Central School.

For many years, she worked in quality control for UNIVAC in Ilion, Mohawk Data Sciences in Herkimer and Salada Tea in Little Falls. She retired in 1992.

On Oct. 16, 1998, she married Frank Madaras in Volusia, Fla. They were married 16 years before his passing on June 8, 2014.

Mrs. Engell was a member of the Old Stone Church in Schuyler Lake. She was also a member of the American Legion Post #616 Ladies Auxiliary in Richfield Springs.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed cooking, entertaining and spending time with her friends and family. Eleanor was an avid seamstress, making wedding gowns, teddy bears, knitting and crocheting. She had a special love for making beautiful quilts for her family.

Surviving her are two daughters, Gayle Fralick and her husband, Tim, of Deltona, Fla., and Lynda Kenny, of Syracuse; one son, Warren Engell and his wife, Kathy, of Syracuse; a brother, Ronald Buell and his wife, Joan, of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Lela Reed, of Fly Creek, Kathy Melniczenko and her husband Alex, of Edmeston; six grandchildren, Eric, Amy, Michael, Sara, Chantal and Nicholas; six great-grandchildren, Rachel, Mia Bella, Lillia, Mason, Michael and Martino; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Frank, she was preceded in death by three brothers, her twin Elmer (Bud) Buell, Kenneth Buell and Charles Buell, and two sisters, Esther Ludeman and Janice Truex.

Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Monday at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs. The funeral will follow at 6 p.m.,with Pastor Rick Kinney officiating. Interment in Cedarville Cemetery will take place later this spring.

Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Old Stone Church, Schuyler, NY, or the Halifax Health Hospice, 1625 Memorial Parkway, Orange City, FL 32763. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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