Eleanor Dill

Obituary of Eleanor Dill

Eleanor Dill, 92 Eleanor Steele Dill, of Palm Beach, FL, and Oak Bluffs, MA, died peacefully in her sleep on August 5, after a several years' struggle with Parkinson's disease. She was born on January 21, 1919, in Paterson, NJ. Eleanor graduated Ridgewood (NJ) High School and secretarial school, and she worked as a secretary before her marriage to John H. Dill, also of Paterson. They began a family while John served in the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., after which they moved to Ewing and finally Lawrenceville, NJ, where they raised their three children. Eleanor also found time for many volunteer activities, including Girl Scouts, Junior League, the Republican party, and most notably the Lawrenceville Public Library. Eleanor was predeceased by a son, in infancy, her husband John, in 1965, and her son William Henry, in 1998. After John's death, she returned to work, as an assistant in the college exam department of Educational Testing Service, until her retirement. Eventually she left her beloved state of New Jersey to live in North Palm Beach, FL, where she enjoyed warmth and family visits until her health began to decline. Her last years were spent at the home of her daughter Virginia. Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Suzan Nixon, and her husband William, of Scarborough, ME, and Virginia Gregory, of Oak Bluffs, MA; a daughter-in-law, Joy Dill, of Exeter, NH; seven grandchildren, and fifteen greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held at the Lawrenceville Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband and infant son, Monday on August 22 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton.
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