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Eleanor O'Hearn

August 28, 1936 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Eleanor O'Hearn Obituary

Eleanor (Powell) O’Hearn, 87, of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 14th with family by her side. Born in Methuen, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Powell and Leslie (Legrand) Powell. Eleanor, most commonly known as Ellie, attended Methuen schools and was a graduate of Edward F. Searles High School.

In her early years, Ellie worked at Hemmingway where she met her late husband, James. Ellie and James got married on June 9th, 1957 and raised their children in North Andover, MA; where they were residents for over 50 years. Together they enjoyed taking family road trips and spending summers sitting by the pool. Ellie had a great love for children and worked as a licensed home daycare provider and opened her home to infants who were placed in foster care.

In her free time, you might catch Ellie taking trips to Wilson’s Farm and Hart's Turkey farm with her son and her niece. She loved to knit and looked forward to the yearly Girls Trip over Thanksgiving weekend with her sisters and family. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ellie is survived by her children James E. O'Hearn, Jr of Methuen and formerly of Virginia and the late Robert Sheppard; her daughters Linda and her husband Eric Angelo of Litchfield, NH, Lori and her husband Kenneth Giaquinta of North Andover. She also leaves Her brother Hartley Powell and his wife Angie of Salem, NH. Her sister Evelyn Libby of Rockford, IL., Her sister- in-law Mary O'Hearn of Methuen and her grandchildren Travis and Nicole O’Hearn and Kyle and Ryan Giaquinta, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ellie is predeceased by her husband James O'Hearn, her brother William Powell and his wife Marjorie, her sister Gracie Nault and her husband Norman and their son David, her sister Hazel Rutherford and her husband Don. Her brother-in-law Rev. Edward Libby.

Ellie's family would like to thank Pathways Hospice and her aides for the love and care they provided during her brief illness.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at The Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen MA.  Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Entombment will be immediately following at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum, Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit Ellie’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.

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Calling Hours
February 27, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home and Cremation Service
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home and Cremation Service
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

February 27, 2024

St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum


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