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25 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 582-8129
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Eleanor Potter

Eleanor D. "Ellie" Potter

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Eleanor (Donato) Potter, “Ellie”, 97, of Danbury, widow of George Potter, passed away at her home in Bristol on August 31, 2020. Born on October 23, 1922 in Danbury, CT, she was a daughter of the late John and Carmella (Accetta) Donato. In 1952, Ellie and her husband George opened the doors to Danbury Overhead Door, a company specializing in the installation of garage doors and general garage door repairs. Ellie ran the office for her husband while George was away installing and repairing. Their company is still in business today and currently in its 3rd generation. Ellie had a passion for volunteering her time, with Danbury Hospital and the United Way of Danbury being the most noteworthy organizations. Her family and her friends will remember Ellie for all her homemade cookies and treats. Eleanor is survived by two daughters Lynda Russell and her husband Chet Russell of Bristol, CT and Susan Argenio of Sebastopol, CA; her daughter-in-law Jeanne Potter of Southbury; six grandchildren Jennifer Vanasse and her husband Christopher, Patrick Russell, Jessica McLoughlin, Andrew Potter and his wife Mandy and her children Benjamin and Conner Webb, Monika Faithful and her husband Richard, Christine Argenio; five great grandchildren Emily Grace Vanasse, Ryan and Hailey Russell, and Rebecca and Kyle McLoughlin. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ellie was predeceased by her son Geoffrey Potter and her sisters Theresa Gaudioso, Rose Jurinski, Anne Arndt, Josephine Meathe, Mildred Melillo, and Marguerite Blonski. Eleanor’s family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Ellie’s caretaker Aimee, her nurse Julie, and to the staff at M&R Homecare which is located in Bristol. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10am at St. Joseph Church, Queen St., Bristol. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery in Danbury, CT. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 149 Goodwin St., Bristol, CT 06010.
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  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Joseph Church
    33 Queen St.
    Bristol, Connecticut 06010
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  • Interment

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 |
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020
    Wooster Cemetery
    20 Ellsworth Ave.
    Danbury, Connecticut 06810
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Doris Bachand

Posted at 09:38am
Eleanor was a special person-always smiling and a pleasure to be in her company. I loved visiting with her before Mass at St Joseph. We always had a few good laughs. I am sure she will be missed by many but I know she is in a good place now and finally has peace in the arms of our Lord. Chet and Lynda took very good care of Eleanor and she loved them very much.
My deepest sympathies to all of her family at this time of neeed.
Doris Bachand

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