Eleanor “Ellie” M. (Fleming) Philbrick, 83, of Keene died on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.
She passed quietly with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
Eleanor was born the daughter of the late Gladys (Prentice) and Henry Fleming on February 11, 1938, in Ferrisburg, VT. She was educated locally and attended Keene schools.
On February 1, 1955, she exchanged vows with Kenneth C. Philbrick. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, he passed on September 26, 1997, after forty-two years of marriage.
Ellie was a stay-at-home mom and housewife. It was important for her to be available for the children and maintain the home.
She enjoyed coffee time, bingo, and going dancing with friends. She was most happy being with her grandchildren and in time, great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Philbrick is survived by her children; Cathy J. Beckwith and her husband, Thomas of Keene. Susan A. Fletcher and her husband, Ryder Jr. of Keene and Kellie J. Bemis and her husband, Gregg of Keene; Five grandchildren; Tamara, Hannah, Tonia, Felicia and Ethan. She is also survived by; eight great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ellie is pre-deceased by her siblings; Shirley Fish, Henry Fleming Jr. and Richard Fleming Sr.
In keeping with Ellie’s wishes, there are no public services.
Donations can be made in memory of Eleanor M. Philbrick to:
Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL. 60601.
All Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. http://www.cheshirefamilyfh.com