Eleanor A. Carentz

1925 - 2017

TODDSVILLE - Eleanor A. Carentz, 92, a long-time resident of Toddsville, passed away surrounded by her family Sunday night, October 8, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego in Cooperstown. 

She was born August 2, 1925, in Oceanside, the daughter of Joseph A. Burr and Agnes Judd Burr.

In her youth, she loved the ocean at Jones Beach on Long Island. It was there she met Peter J. Carentz, lifeguard, and the two were married April 7, 1941, in Springfield. 

After moving to the Cooperstown area, she devoted her time to raising her family and caring for their home. In later years she was employed in the housekeeping department at The Otesaga and The Best Western Inn at The Commons in Hartwick Seminary. 

Eleanor is survived by nine children, Ronaele Haupt (Frederick) of Albany, Peter J. Carentz (Carolyn) of Waterville, Joseph C. Carentz of Toddsville, Janet Schliermann of Worcester, Valerie Carentz of Toddsville, William C. Carentz (Char) of Mt. Vision, Laura Perry (Edward) of Mohawk, Jeffrey S. Carentz (Kathy) of Mayfield, and Rachele Pickett (Scott) of Mohawk; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Jane Bogeskov (Bernie) of Florida; one brother, Raymond Burr (Joan) of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Peter, who died November 14, 1989, and a daughter, Barbara Carentz who died June 12, 1969. 

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cooperstown Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 322, Cooperstown, NY 13326. 

Graveside services will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the family plot in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery. A gathering at the Cooperstown Fire Department will follow the service. All are welcome. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.