Obituary: Remembering Mansfield Resident Eleanor Turnbull

Eleanor G. (McGrath) Turnbull passed away at the age of 86.

Eleanor G. (McGrath) Turnbull, age 86, of Mansfield passed away in the presence of her loving family on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Norton.

She was the beloved wife of the late Augustine P. “Gus” Turnbull who died on May 17, 2012 and to whom she was wed on April 3, 1970.

Born in Boston, MA on October 10, 1926, she was a loving daughter of the late Thomas P. and Helen M. (Lonergan) McGrath. She grew up in the Brighton section of Boston and was a graduate of Brighton High School.

Prior to retiring, Mrs. Turnbull had worked as a receptionist at General Electric in Newton for 20 years. She had made her home in Mansfield since 1974 and was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Mansfield, where served as a former CCD teacher.

Eleanor’s other community involvements included being a former volunteer at the Mansfield Soup Kitchen. She enjoyed traveling and was a former member of the Live Y’ers. Her favorite times by far were those spent with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her devoted daughter Aileen Turnbull and her husband Michael Reardon of Mansfield. She was the dear sister of the late Mary Shields, Patricia Mead and Teresa, Richard, Thomas, Lawrence and William McGrath. She is also survived by her cherished 2 granddaughters, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19th at 11:00 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mansfield.

Visitation will be held prior to the Mass on Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, Eleanor’s family has requested that donations in her memory be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

To send the Turnbull family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com


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