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December 15, 2011

Eleanor F. Burrell of Barryville, NY, a local artist and longtime resident, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. She was 87.

The daughter of the late Edward and Hattie Kraus Steckler, she was born June 12, 1924 in New York City. She was the widow of William John Burrell.

Eleanor owned Burrell River Road Gallery in Barryville. She was a member of Barryville United Methodist Church and served as a trustee and on the administration board. She was the founder of the River Road Fair and a member of the Barryville Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include her daughters Lynne Lone and husband David of Seaford, NY and Joan Cummings of Barryville; granddaughters Kimberly Wild and husband Shane, Kristen Bagley and husband Joseph, Barbara Cummings and Kelly Raffaele and husband Matthew; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Barryville United Methodist Church, Barryville, with Rev. Doug Miller officiating. Graveside services took place on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Eleanor Burrell Fund, Barryville United Methodist Church P.O. Box 35, Barryville, NY 12719.