ONEONTA – Eleanor Donohue Hallock, who operated the Old Mill Antique Shop in Portlandville in 1987-2005, passed away Nov. 29, 2019, in Oneonta after an illness.
She was born on Nov. 1, 1930, in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, daughter of Thomas Donohue and Kathryn Cantwell.
She grew up at St. Mark’s Place, Brooklyn and graduated from St. Mark’s High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she was senior class president.
In April 19, 1952, she married the late Henry James Hallock. They moved to Staten Island in 1958, where they lived until the family moved to Cooperstown IN 1971. Before operating Old Mill Antiques, they ran Red Creek Furniture Stripping there in 1973-86.
Eleanor was very creative and made pierced lamp shades for their shop. She was also a member of the West Laurens Homemakers, and enjoyed the group’s companionship.
Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Henry in March 2006. They shared 54 years together collecting antiques, spending time with their children, grandchildren and friends. Her brother, Michael Thomas Donohue, predeceased her.
Eleanor is survived by her four children: Kathleen (John) Brooks of Plano, Texas, Eileen (Christopher) Coryat of West Oneonta, Joseph (Wendy) Hallock, of Boones Mill, Va., and Patricia (Richard) Bass of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren: Mary (J.C.) Fletcher, Sara Brooks, Amy (Michael) Stenzler, Erin (Thomas) Campbell, Kaitlin (Jesse) Fernandez, Michael Coryat and his fiancée Linda Staiber, Rachel (Zach)Yaw, Benjamin Hallock, and Rachel Hyland; and six great-grandchildren, Catherine and Emily Fletcher, Aubrey Stenzler, Alistair and William Campbell and Iris Fernandez.
All her nieces and nephews were an important part of her life, many consider her a second mother. Eleanor was the consummate mother and was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind wonderful memories.
Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Lester Grummons Funeral Home, Grand St. Oneonta. A funeral mass will be at Saint Mary’s, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, at noon, Saturday, Dec. 14, with Father. David Mickiewicz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fox Nursing Home Activity Program at 1 Norton Ave, Oneonta, NY 13820. Her family extends their sincere thanks to the Fox Nursing Home staff for their care and dedication.
Condolences can be shared online at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com