FARMINGTON — Eleanor B. Barker, 82, of Chesterville, died early Friday, Nov. 11, at the Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center, where she had been a resident for the last four years.

She was born April 9, 1929, in Farmington, a daughter of Leavitt and Margaret (Chandler) Barker. She attended Farmington and Wilton schools.

Eleanor retired from Forster Manufacturing in East Wilton after 40 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed stock car racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Boston Red Sox, camping and especially time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Becky Maxim and her husband, Darryl, of Chesterville; two grandchildren, Christopher Maxim and his wife, Carrie, of Chesterville and their daughters, Breanna, Emily and Emma and Laurie Marble of Southbridge, Mass., and her daughters, Megan and Katlyn; two brothers, Fred Barker and his wife, Sherry, of Wilton and George Barker and his wife, Glenda, of Chesterville; and a sister, Harriet Ryder and her companion, Raymond Thompson, of Chesterville.

She was predeceased by an infant brother, Alonzo Barker.

Eleanor’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Edgewood and her niece, Faylene Nile for their loving care of her over the years.

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