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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eleanor R. Balcom

Eleanor R. Balcom, 94, died at Langdon Place, 319 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH. She went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2012. She was born June 5, 1917 on Pierce Street in Nashua to Charles Herman Sager and Mable (Batchelder) Sager Livermore. Her father known as Herman died when she was only a year old. Mabel married William Livermore in 1920. He raised Eleanor as a daughter, however, she was not officially adopted.

She graduated from Nashua High School in 1935 and attended Nashua Business College. Financial constraints made completing a business degree impossible.

She married William Balcom, Jr. at the former South Merrimack Congregational Church on May 21, 1941. She was active in this community church most of her marriage, however, she never transferred her membership from the First Baptist Church now located at 121 Manchester Street. She was a member of national, state and local granges. She was a member of the Youth Committee, Granite Grange, Milford. She and her husband both enjoyed gardening. They exhibited at Hillsboro County Fair for many years. Eleanor also enjoyed genealogy, cooking, crafts and photography.

Eleanor did housework, worked in retail and at the former J.F. McElwain. She retired from the former Abbott Machine Company.

During her 59 year marriage she lived in both South Merrimack and Amherst. She was primarily a homemaker. She and her husband were also foster parents and also did elder care.

She is survived by her son, Wayne and his wife Sylvia (Jarvis) of Nashua and a daughter Carol also of Nashua. She also has two grandchildren, Sara (Balcom) Morse and her husband James of Hudson. Their children, Ian and Justin are her great-grandsons. Thomas Balcom, her grandson and his wife Gina live in Lighthouse Point Florida. They have a daughter Ashley, her great-granddaughter. She is also survived by a half brother, Roger Livermore and his wife, Ann of Nashua. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, two sets of twins, a grandson, Michael Balcom and two stepbrothers, Harry Livermore and his wife, Vera of CA and Ray Livermore and his wife Clara of CT.

SERVICES: There will be a graveside service at Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH at 10am on Saturday, April 14, 2012. She will be buried in the Sager lot. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street 03064 or to Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH 03064. Both of these organizations are in Nashua. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”