Eleanor F. Calhoun

February 14, 2017               

CLAYTON, N.Y.  —  Eleanor F. Calhoun, 103, died Friday, Feb. 10, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.

There will be no calling hours. There will be a spring graveside committal service in Clayton Cemetery at a time and date to be announced.

Born Sept. 27, 1913, in Watertown, the daughter of Manley and Alice Atherton Rusho, she attended Clayton schools.

She married Benson Calhoun Sr. on Aug. 22, 1930, in Ogdensburg. Mr. Calhoun died Jan. 22, 1962.

Eleanor and her husband farmed on Grindstone Island until his death. She then worked for a number of years at the Clayton Central School in the cafeteria, where she worked in various capacities.

She lived in Florida for 17 years, returning to Clayton in 1990. While in Florida she worked in her daughter’s restaurant in Jupiter for 10 years.

Eleanor was a former member of the Eastern Star. 

She loved reading, gardening, and especially being with her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Elaine (Raymond) McGuire of Jupiter, Fl.; a son, Ben (Karen) Calhoun of Clayton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A daughter, Loraine Elger, a brother, Leon Rusho Sr., and a sister Mrs. Carlyn Hammersley, all from Clayton, all died before her.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Donations can be made in her name to your favorite charity.

Condolences and memories may be made at trjetty.com.              

Information provided by T.R. Jetty Funeral Home and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.