Eleanor's Story

LINCOLN - Eleanor Jordan Worcester, 86, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015. She was born to Charles F. and Helen C. Jordan, Oct 10, 1929 in Hamden, Connecticut and moved to Lincoln in 1941, where she has made her mark ever since.

A homemaker, seamstress, tireless photographer and Red Sox fan, she and husband George raised six children, lovingly hosted years of family reunions where she cherished interactions with family, and participated heartily in the activities of her church. She liked bowling, bingo, jigsaw puzzles, card games, bridge, music - anything of a social nature- yet she enjoyed her quiet times as well. Fondly known as EJW News, she was the hub of all family information well before social media and as long as anyone can remember. She was never seen without camera in hand, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words and she took volumes of them. We are grateful for unlimited local and long distance calling and the internet as both allowed her to stay well connected. She was called Mom, Aunt or Grammie by so many outside the "bloodline" that her family was larger than genealogy charts show. She continued to "adopt" friends she cared deeply about and always had room for more. We are grateful to all who took time to care for and about our mom. She loved everyone, even when they picked the wrong sports team.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, George; and siblings, Lois, Raymond, Harold, Harland, Arnold, Richard, Norman, Phyllis, Malcolm and Helen. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Kneeland, and her six children and their spouses, Jane and Charlie Russell of Kasilof, AK, Jeff and Kristi of Bangor, Ann and Danny Lyles of Waukegan, IL, David Worcester and Karen Loupin, Cathy and David Moison, Julie and Steve Zagorianakos, of Lincoln. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Shandy, Shane, Patrick, Angela, Derek, Danielle, Amy, Andrew, Eileen and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Kathleen, Lily, Levi, Adam, Katarena, Tennyson, Cameron, Emma, Audrey, Vivian. The list of loving relatives and friends who will miss her dearly would fill a book.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to the Lincoln Congregational Church Elevator Fund.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, Maine. A celebration of her life will be held there Monday, Nov. 23 at 2 PM, with a committal Service at the Lincoln Cemetery immediately after. Refreshments will follow at the Lincoln Congregational Church. All are welcome.

Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
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