Eleanor French

Obituary of Eleanor M French

Eleanor M. Irish French, 99, of Randel Rd., Oneida, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the Siegenthaler Hospice Center in Kirkland. She was born on February 9, 1921, in Brushton, NY, the daughter of Frank H. and Eva E. Roscoe Prue. Eleanor spent most of her life in the Cortland area, living at the Friendship House for nearly thirty years. She moved to Noyes Manor in Sherrill about nine years ago to be closer to her daughter. Eleanor lived for her family. She spent her early years raising her four children and giving everything, she had to them. She would help out her family and her friends any way she could always putting them before herself. Surviving are two children, Leo (Vivian) Irish, of Floral City, FL, and Eleanor (Louis) Sholtz, of Oneida; five grandchildren, Joseph (Tamara) Irish, Nancy Irish, Lisa Wood, Leo Irish, Jr., and Colleen Irish; and several great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. Eleanor was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy L. Irish in 1967; a granddaughter, Roberta Jean Irish on October 9, 1969; a daughter-in-law, Philomena C. Irish on October 30, 2004; a son, James H. Irish, on April 1, 2008; and a grandson, Adam C. Irish on August 20, 2016. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 11:00 AM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., where the Pastor Daniel King will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Family and friends are invited and may call on Friday prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida. The funeral home staff respectfully asks that you wear a face covering into our facility and try to maintain proper social distancing protocols. Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to the New Life Assembly of God Church, 4704 NY-365, Oneida, NY 13421. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.ironsidefuneralhome.com.
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