Eleanore El­iz­a­beth (Pratt) Gav­a­gan

The News-Times - - NEWS -

Eleanore El­iz­a­beth (Pratt) Gav­a­gan, 91, of In­ver­ness, Florida, died on Sun­day, May 19, 2019.

She was born Oc­to­ber 2, 1927, in New Rochelle, New York, the daugh­ter of late Mar­ion Church Pratt and Ed­ward W. Pratt. She was the se­cond of two sib­lings.

She grad­u­ated from Isaac Young High School in 1945, where she was Pres­i­dent of the Phi Tau Soror­ity. Fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion, she was em­ployed at Chase Na­tional Bank as a file clerk and worked at Rail­way Ex­press Agency as a re­cep­tion­ist in their main of­fice in New York City.

On Oc­to­ber 16, 1949, she mar­ried Vin­cent James Gav­a­gan, Jr., at Holy Fam­ily Church, New Rochelle, New York. They moved to Tuck­hoe, New York and had three chil­dren be­tween 1950 and 1955. In 1956, the fam­ily moved Dan­bury, Connecticu­t and had three more chil­dren from 1958 through 1963.

Eleanore was orig­i­nally con­firmed Epis­co­palian as a teenager and she later be­came a char­ter mem­ber of Val­ley Pres­by­te­rian Church in Brook­field, Connecticu­t and served as his­to­rian, pub­li­cist, Sun­day school teacher and mem­ber of the church choir.

In 2003, af­ter her hus­band Vin­cent re­tired, they moved to In­ver­ness, Florida where she main­tained an avid in­ter­est in NASCAR rac­ing and the New York Yan­kees.

Eleanore was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her hus­band of 69 years, Vin­cent J. Gav­a­gan, Jr., and son Vin­cent J. Gav­a­gan, III.

She is sur­vived by her son and daugh­ter-in-law, Glenn and Veron­ica Gav­a­gan of Jupiter, Florida; son and daugh­ter-in­law, Bruce and Kim Gav­a­gan of Rindge, New Hampshire; daugh­ter, Kathy Surber of Over­land Park, Kansas; son and daugh­ter-in-law, Sean and Trina Gav­a­gan of Mul­berry, Florida; and daugh­ter and son-in-law, Eileen and Richard Brown of Palm Har­bor, Florida; sis­ter Mar­ion Allen of Gold­ens Bridge, New York; thir­teen grand­chil­dren, eight great-grand­chil­dren and one great-great-grand­child.

A Fu­neral Ser­vice for Mrs. Gav­a­gan will be held at 12:00 Noon on Fri­day, May 24, 2019, at the Heinz Fu­neral Home, 2507 Hwy. 44 West, In­ver­ness, Florida. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends one hour prior to the start of the ser­vice. Burial will fol­low at Florida Na­tional Ceme­tery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bush­nell, Florida. Heinz Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tion.

Dan­bury – Wil­liam Joseph Holo­many, Jr., age 89, of Dan­bury, passed away peace­fully at his home on Tues­day, May 21, 2019. He was the hus­band of the late Sally (Smith) Holo­many.

Mr. Holo­many was born May

22,1929 in Dan­bury, son of the late Wil­liam and Mar­ion (Ge­bert) Holo­many. He was re­tired as a Sergeant af­ter serv­ing with the Dan­bury Po­lice Depart­ment for

35 years, was a mem­ber of the Ger­man­town Fire Depart­ment for 75 years, and a mem­ber of the Ger­man­town An­cients Drum Corps and the Dan­bury Po­lice Depart­ment Color Guard.

Mr. Holo­many proudly served his coun­try as a mem­ber of the United States Navy dur­ing World War II.

Mr. Holo­many is sur­vived by his daugh­ters: Debra Novella and her hus­band Dou­glas of Wood­bury and Betsy Wil­liams and her hus­band Bob of Dan­bury, his sis­ter-in-law: Pa­tri­cia Best and her hus­band Lloyd of Dan­bury; his grand­chil­dren: Bryan Novella and his wife Denise of Bel­ton, TX and Matthew Novella and his part­ner Katie Ellis of New­town; his great-grand­son: Russell Novella of Bel­ton, TX; his cousin Ernie Holo­many of Brook­field and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. He will also be dearly missed by his grand­pup, best friend and com­pan­ion, Dal­las.

The fam­ily wishes to thank his care­giver Ionie Weir for all her lov­ing at­ten­tion.

Mr. Holo­many’s fam­ily will re­ceive rel­a­tives and friends at the Cor­nell Memo­rial Home, 247 White St., Dan­bury on Fri­day, May 24, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at the fu­neral home on Fri­day, May 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. In­ter­ment with full mil­i­tary hon­ors will be in Wooster Ceme­tery in Dan­bury at the con­ve­nience of the fam­ily.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, 5 Brook­side Drive, Walling­ford, CT 06492. To place on­line con­do­lences or light a memo­rial can­dle, please visit www.cor­nellmemo­rial.com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.