Eleanor Marie (Murray) Wood, 90, of East Hampton, widow of the late Glenn M. Wood died peacefully on Wednesday Dec. 4th at Middlesex Hospital. Born Dec. 23, 1928 in New York City she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Huber) Murray. Eleanor married her husband Glenn in 1951 and they moved to East Hampton in 1956. Eleanor earned a degree in medical Technology from City College in NY, and had worked as a Phlebotomist and a Lab Technician on the East Coast during the Korean War. Eleanor became the Judge of Probate in the town of East Hampton from 1974 until 1994. She was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of East Hampton, a board member of CAC council and was instrumental in developing the community mental health care system in the state of CT, and was awarded a key to the city of Middletown by the Mayor. In addition she was a chairperson for the EHHS addition and renovation. Eleanor was a world traveler and she loved elder hostel trips with her husband Glenn in the 80’s. She enjoyed cycling in Europe and locally, gardening, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, pottery and opera. She was a key member of the Wesleyan Potters for over 20 years and was an usher at both the Hartford Stage and the Bushnell theatres. Eleanor is survived by her three sons Dan Wood of San Diego, Tom Wood of East Hampton, Roger Wood of Cambridge MA, and her two beloved grandchildren Caroline and Ryan. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Friday Dec. 13th from 7:00PM until 9:00PM. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday Dec. 14th at 11:00AM in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in East Hampton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1 East High St. East Hampton, CT 06424.
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