EAST FAIRFIELD – Eleanor V. Kittell, aged 91, died surrounded by her family on Monday September 19, 2022 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford.
She was born in St Albans on 24 July 1931 to the late Ivan and Ruth (McGowan) Stone.
Eleanor grew up on her family’s farm in Bakersfield and graduated from Brigham Academy in 1949. On July 2, 1950, she married the love of her life, Donald Kittell and had six children. Eleanor worked as a bank teller for over 25 years and at Bakersfield Country Club for several years after her retirement. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, crafts, maintaining her beloved home, and adventuring with Don and her close friends. She looked forward to Christmas every year and enjoyed listening to music and dancing. She loved her family most of all and instilled in them strong values and the importance of family.
She is survived by her children Dana Kittell and his wife Judy of East Fairfield, Karla Messier and her husband Duane of East Fairfield, Ruth Mangan and her husband Donnie of East Fairfield, Vicki Counos and her husband Bill of St Albans, Kerry Dulude and her husband Tim of Berkshire and Kathy Bushey and her husband Rodney Jr. of East Fairfield; Grandsons, Kregg Kittell, Kamie (Justin) Holmes, Megan (Jason) Vaillancourt, Melissa (Forrest) Keelty, Matthew Messier, Morgan (Matt) Hale, Kaitlin Mangan, Ryley (Mckenzie) Mangan, Kyle Counos, Keeli (Derrick) Garceau, Kelsey (Jon) Malboeuf, Korey (Danielle) Counos, Ryan (Meggan) Dulude, Moira (Michael) Quirion, Travis (Isaiah) Dulude, Samara (Ryan) Jacobs and Shawn & Shane Bushey; 22 great-grandchildren; siblings Polly Cosgrove of Bakersfield and Lane Stone of East Fairfield; sister-in-law, Martha Cameron of Belvidere; and many nieces and nephews. Alongside her parents, Eleanor was deceased on September 18, 2017 by her 67-year-old husband Donald Kittell; brother Doug Stone; and siblings, Tom Cosgrove, Becky Stone, Ronald Kittell, Samuel Soule and Bob Granger.
Family and friends are invited to Eleanor’s Life Celebration events on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12 noon on the back lawn of the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT. Guests are asked to bring a chair. Burial will take place at Egypt Cemetery in East Fairfield.
For those who would like contributions in Eleanor’s memory, they may be directed to the Franklin County Home Health Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Cir #1, St. Albans City, VT 05478.
Goss Life Celebration Homes is the exclusive provider of Life Celebration events in the area. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com