Eleanor M. (Sorensen) West, age 83, passed away on February 5, 2018 at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home, after a period of failing health. It was a peaceful passing surrounded by family.
Eleanor was predeceased by Walter, her loving husband of 61 years. She is survived by her daughters Margaret Oakes and her husband Clifford of Milford, CT, Roberta West and her husband Joseph Napolitano of Stoughton, Catherine Ford and her husband Glenn of Stoughton, and Deborah Roberts and her husband Charles of Brandon, VT. In addition, she leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Carol Randall and her husband Raymond of Warwick, RI. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Frederic O. and Grace E. Sorensen and her sister Margaret Sorensen.
Eleanor was born on February 26, 1934 in Burrillville, RI. She took many years of piano lessons as a child. Later, she got a scholarship to The Conservatory of Music where she studied for 2 years. In high school she was an excellent student, on the staff of the school newspaper, as well as being involved in some published writing projects. She went to Bryant College, where she graduated with honors and won many awards. This was also where she met her husband Walter, and they married on August 21, 1956. Eleanor worked for the Federal Government for several years which included a job at the Pentagon. When they started a family, she stopped working until they moved their family to Stoughton nearly 50 years ago. Eleanor worked for over 25 years as an elementary school secretary. After her retirement, she and Walter were long-time volunteers for the Stoughton Senior Center where they worked the weekly bingo games and delivered Meals on Wheels. Eleanor enjoyed playing the piano through much of her adult life. She was an avid Red Sox fan and collected Lladro figurines. Eleanor enjoyed Sudoku puzzles, playing solitaire, and reading. She was a loving wife and mother and will be dearly missed.
Visiting hours for Mrs. West will be held on Saturday, February 10th, from 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. at the Sheehan, Lowe & Powers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton. There will be a funeral service immediately following. All are welcome to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor’s name may be made to the American Lung Association.