Eleanor's Story

CAMDEN - Eleanor M. Lyon, 90, died September 15, 2015, at the Sussman House in Rockport, Maine, after several days of declining health. Born in Bellows Falls, Vermont, July 2, 1925, she was one of thirteen children, the last surviving child of Lucy (Tuttle) Unwin and Simon Unwin. She grew up in Grafton, Vermont, on her parents' dairy farm.

On October 25, 1947, Eleanor married Kinsman Lyon of Eastport, Maine. They spent their married life in Melrose, Massachusetts, where Eleanor worked in banking. In 1984, after the death of her husband, she moved to the Camden/Rockport area to be near her daughter and son-in-law.

She was an excellent cook, delighting in making special meals for family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and beading and did beautiful crewel work. Very proud of her Welsh heritage, Eleanor was beloved for being feisty and speaking her mind. In July of this year, that spunky personality was on full display when many family members, as well as several dozen of her friends and admirers, gathered in Camden to help her celebrate her 90th birthday.

She is survived by her daughter, Carole Lyon Emanuel, and her husband, Barton (Woody) Emanuel, of Camden, Maine; many nieces and nephews and their husbands, wives, and children.

Services will be private. Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PPOC, Feline Rescue, 144 Atlantic Highway, Northport, ME 04915.
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