1939 – 2016

LEWISTON — Eleanor T. Frazier Ritchie of Lewiston was carried to heaven by angels in the early-morning hours Monday, April 11, with her loving family by her side.

She was born to Joseph and Eva (Dutra) Frazier on Aug. 26, 1939, in Middleboro, Mass. She married Carroll A. Ritchie in 1956 and together they raised five children. They were married for 34 years.

Eleanor worked for many years in the local shoe industry and then at Pineland Center as a caregiver. She also worked as a CNA locally for a time. She dedicated her life to the love and support of her family.

She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo and dice and most recently watching “Blue Bloods” and “Judge Judy.”

She is survived by three daughters, Joan Hall and husband, Scott Sr., of Lewiston, Susan Ritchie and husband, Michael Buckley, of Monmouth, and Jean Adamen and husband, Peter, of Turner; a son, Jeffrey Ritchie and fiancée, Michelle Brown, of Sabattus; also grandchildren, Benjamin and Timothy Reynolds, Allissa Adamen and fiancé, Nick Gurney, Amanda Adamen, Katherine and Melissa Ritchie, Rodney Ritchie Jr., and Brooke Ritchie; great-granddaughter, Avrie Mae Eleanor Adamen; a great-grandson on the way; a godchild, James Henault; great-niece, Chelsie St. Laurent; and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eleanor is also survived by three sisters, all of Massachusetts, Evelyn Henault and husband, Jack, Barbara Pearson and Ruth Preti; three brothers, all of Massachusetts, Richard Frazier and wife, Penny, Bobby Frazier and Ronald Frazier; and sister in-law of Massachusetts, Joanne Frazier. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends, especially Paulette Burpee, Paulette Junge and Ruth MacDonald.

Eleanor is predeceased by her parents; a son, Rodney Ritchie Sr. and his wife, Jayna; brother, Ernest Frazier; twin sisters, Jean and Joan Frazier; brothers-in-law, John Preti Sr. and Maxwell Pearson; as well as several nieces and nephews, all from Massachusetts.

Many thanks to Bates College, her many doctors and the staff at Central Maine Medical Center and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.

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