Eleanor C. Bachman

December 2, 2012

CARTHAGE, N.Y.  —  Eleanor C. Bachman, 96, formerly of 222 State St., died Saturday evening, Dec. 1, at the Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had been a patient for several months.

Born May 10, 1916, in the town of Denmark, the daughter of Alvin and Ola Ruth McFall Coe, she was raised in Castorland and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1934. 

She worked as a secretary in several local offices before retiring from Climax Manufacturing in Castorland.

She married Chester S. Bachman on April 10, 1937, in Adams. They made their home on Route 126 until his passing in September of 1969. 

She was an avid volunteer for several organizations including 16 years with local blood drives sponsored by the American Red Cross. 

She loved working with flowers and for many years grew her own flowers and operated a greenhouse out of her home.

She was known as “Mrs. B” to her many friends and residents of Long Falls Apartments and always had a welcoming smile.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Ronald and Janice Bachman, Hickory, North Carolina; a daughter and her husband, Marcia and Dean Bent, Carthage; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and Raymond Coe, and a sister, Lillian Coe.

A funeral service will be held 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the chapel of the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. A private burial will be held in Union Cemetery, Naumburg. Visitation will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wilna-Champion Transportation Association, 222 State St., Carthage, NY 13619.


Information provided by Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Inc., and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.