1923 – 2015

JAY — On Sunday, May 3, Eleanor Lois (Flint) Currier, Flagstaff native, gifted community servant, nature-lover and adored matriarch was peacefully reunited with her husband of over 65 years.

Born in Bethel on Aug. 15, 1923, as an only child to Alice and Harold Flint, Eleanor was the light of their lives. She thrived in the close-knit community of Flagstaff. She was an avid reader and in her spare time, she could be found hiking Bigelow Mountain with friends. Eleanor graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She married Richard H. Currier in 1943.

Eleanor worked with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension followed by teaching reading in the Jay school system. Eleanor maintained a lifetime of community engagement. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Wilton. She served many terms as president for the Jay Historical Society, chaired the North Jay Cemetery Association, was a member of the Jay Niles Library Board of Directors and served as a president of the Flagstaff Memorial Chapel Association. Eleanor was a history buff and wonderful story teller. She is a former Country Square Quilter as well as 4-H and Cub Scout leader.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Currier and partner, Crystal Rice, of Newport, Harold Currier and his wife, Peggy Sue Jones, of Aurora, Colo., Jill Keiran and her husband, Dr. Patrick Keiran, of Jay; daughter-in-law, Jean Currier of Houston, Texas; sister-in law, Martha “Patty” Currier of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, Ortencia Arellano and fiance, Vin Anchan, of Vienna, Va., Dr. Ella Coffren and partner, Austin Ressler, of Cape Elizabeth, Zachary Currier and partner, Cassie Magoon, of Corinna, Christopher A. Currier; and a very special neighbor, Ann Crafts.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Currier (2009); her son, Nathan Currier (2000); and her son-in-law, Larry Coffren (2004).

Tributes and condolences may be shared by visiting her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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