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ONAWA, Eleanor L. Copeland, 85, died March 22, 2003, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born in Millinocket, February 18, 1918, daughter of Lydia (Ryan) and Raymond Perry. She married Sherwood Copeland in Greenville on June 8, 1939. Eleanor was a long time resident of Onawa, where she and her beloved husband raised three children, Edwin, Sarah and Ronald. Eleanor was the driving force behind the construction of a road into Onawa Lake as well as the extension of electric service into the area. She was also instrumental in the building and preservation of several community minded buildings in the Onawa Lake area.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Sherwood, in 1990; her brothers, Lawrence, Leon and Edgar Perry, and one sister, Eula Roberts. She is survived by her sister, Esther Wallace, her son and his wife, Edwin and Jo-Marie Copeland of Milo; a son, and his wife, Ronald and Thomasina Copeland of Halifax, Massachusetts; a daughter and her husband, Sarah and Richard Brumbaugh of Austin, Colorado; a special grandson and his wife, James and Paula Copeland of Brownville; grandchildren, Amy Copeland of Dover-Foxcroft, Sherry Dolan and Kim, Ryan and Lisa Copeland of Massachusetts, Kathy and husband, David Gardner of Garden Valley, Idaho, Kenny and wife, Lori Brumbaugh of Pueblo, West Colorado, Kiva and husband, Scott Nachreiner of Canon City, Colorado; 16 great grandchildren.

At Eleanorís request there will be no public visitation. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford with Rev. David McLeish officiating. Graveside committal services will be held 3 PM Thursday, May 22 at the Elliotsville Cemetery. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Monson Fire Department.

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