Eleanor Scott, 83 of Freehold, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, August 16 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.
Eleanor was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and had lived in Philadelphia, East Brunswick and Champaign, Illinois, before settling to Freehold Township in 1991. She was a homemaker and also worked at the East Brunswick High School and at the University of Illinois.
Eleanor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and adoring mom.
Eleanor was predeceased by her brothers, Robert and William Maharty. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Frederick David Scott; two daughters, Kimberley Lanouette and her husband, Roger of Pennington and Venessa Rittman and her husband, Scott of Mountainside; a son; ten grandchildren; a brother, Donald Maharty of Virginia; and two sisters, Mildred Eckenrode of Arizona and Dorothy Evans of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township, on Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with her funeral service to follow at 8:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m. for the procession to Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle NJ Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, for her 10:30 a.m. Committal Service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be made to Freehold Area Open Door, Inc., 39 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.