September 13, 1927 - September 5, 2018
Eleanor D. O'Shea, of Lawrence, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, at the age of 90. A lifelong area resident of Lawrence, Eleanor was born in Trenton. Eleanor graduated from the Cathedral Girls High School in 1945. She then attended Trenton Junior College and the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, NY. After her marriage in 1950, she and her husband Charles built a home on Rosedale Road. Eleanor held the position of Secretary in her husband's family business, Trenton Mack Sales and Service, Inc., from 1956 until it moved from Lawrenceville to its Hamilton location in 1982. Daughter of the late Henry J. and Margaret (McCann) Doherty, Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Charles M. O'Shea, Jr., daughter Teresa (Tera) Hohmann, and sisters Amelia Doherty and Marguerite Martinez. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Henry J. Doherty and his wife Mary Anne, and five children and their spouses: C. Michael O'Shea, Ill and his wife Lea; D. Patrick O'Shea and his wife Donna; J. Brian O'Shea and his wife Catherine; Charlene Anderson and her husband Patrick; and Ellen Brown and her husband Scott. Eleanor is also survived by a son-in-law Larry Hohmann, and eleven grandchildren: Michelle DeGaglia; Jennifer Datres and her husband Richard; Daniel O'Shea; Kathleen O'Shea and her husband Michael Hubbard; Brian Anderson and his wife Jamie; Craig O'Shea and his fiancée Rachel Wurzman; Tyler O'Shea and his wife Jamie; James Anderson and his wife Alyssa; Kevin O'Shea; Stephen Brown; and Megan Brown. Eleanor is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Eleanor was a devoted Catholic and best remembered as a kind, loving mother and grandmother, with a generous and beautiful soul. She loved remodeling her home, reading, drawing, and keeping up with current news. In years past, she could often be found helping her daughter Tera with her daycare, Tera's Cottage School, as she loved caring for babies and young children. Eleanor lived most recently in Morris Meadows nursing facility and was surrounded by many staff members and residents who loved and cared for her. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to those Shabazz and nursing staff that helped to make Eleanor's time there complete with friendship, compassion and dignity. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 8th from 9am until time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. James Church, 115 E. Delaware Ave., Pennington, NJ 08534 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, 383 West State Street, NJ 08607-1423.
Eleanor D. O'Shea, of Lawrence, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, at the age of 90. A lifelong area resident of Lawrence, Eleanor was born in Trenton. Eleanor graduated from the Cathedral... View Obituary & Service Information
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