BANGOR — Elinor Christine (Thompson) Bearor, 87, formerly of Jay, passed away on, Friday, Aug. 20, at the Westgate Manor, with her family by her side after a long struggle with dementia.

She was born in Madison, April 29, 1923, the daughter of Herbert Allen Thompson and Nellie (Dunlop) Thompson. She attended Madison schools and graduated from Madison High School, Class of 1941.

On Oct. 23, 1943, she was married to Edmond Bearor in Madison. He passed away in 1981. They made their home in Madison until 1950, when they moved to North Jay, where they raised their family. Elinor worked for many years as a payroll clerk for Norwock Shoe Co. and retired from GH Bass Shoe in 1983.

She always took great pride in her children and grandchildren and was supportive of all their endeavors. She will be remembered for her loving and caring nature.

She is survived by her children, Sheila Bearor of Augusta, Sylvia Desjardins and her husband, Dennis, of North Turner and Edmond Bearor and his wife, Jane Skelton, of Bangor; her grandchildren, Michael Desjardins and his wife, Melanie, of Portland, Rachel Madison and her husband, Marco, of North Turner, Joseph Bearor of Portland, Margaret Bearor of Toronto, and Thomas Bearor of Bangor; four great-grandchildren, Nathan and Samantha Desjardins and Zachary and Mayla Madison; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Betty Thompson.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Westgate Manor for their loving care through the years.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Elinor’s family at www.wilesrc.com.

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