Eleanor T. Craver, 85
DUDLEY – Eleanor Trull Craver, 85, of Dudley, died peacefully at home Thursday, March 29, 2012 surrounded by her family after an illness. Her husband of 62 years, John Elliott Craver, died in 2010.
She leaves 4 sons, E. Bates Craver and his wife Cheryl of Thompson, CT, Robert T. Craver and his wife Robin of Webster, John N. Craver and his partner Jerry C. DeGrieck of Seattle, WA, and Benjamin A. Craver and his wife Elizabeth of Dudley; a brother, John P. Trull and his wife Nancy of Webster; 11 grandchildren, Shawn P. Craver and his wife Sherri, Nancy V. Harnois and her husband Mederic, Laura B. Craver and her fiancé Kevin Rogers, Michael J. Leal, Jamie L. Leal, Odessa R. DeGrieck, Andrew S. Finch-Craver, Josiah P. Craver and his fiancé Cynthia A. Reed, Sarah B. Marchand and her husband Todd, Leland C. Craver and his wife Sarah, and Marjory P. Craver; 2 great grandchildren, Logan and Mederic; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Helen Klebart and Nancy Boyd.
She was born in Worcester, a daughter of Horace and Muriel (Pattison) Trull, and lived in Dudley most of her life. She graduated from Bartlett High School in Webster and earned a Bachelor of Business Degree from Simmons College in Boston. She later completed further studies in the field of education.
Mrs. Craver was a second grade teacher in Dudley Elementary School for 28 years before she retired. She was a member of the Church of the Reconciliation in Webster, the Tuesday Club, l’Apres Midi Club, the Black Tavern Historical Society, the Killdeer Island Club and the Webster Sailing Association. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver and sports enthusiast, especially her Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She enjoyed outdoor activities including tennis, golf, sailing, and spending her summers at Webster Lake.
Mrs. Craver’s family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of UMass Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
A funeral service will be held Monday, April 2, at noon at the home of Ben and Liz Craver, 179 Schofield Avenue. Burial will be in Perryville Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The family suggests donations in her name be made to the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, 40 Schofield Avenue, Dudley, MA 01571. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster.