Eleanor R. (Picard) Strickland

April 21, 1944 - July 26, 2018
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Eleanor R. (Picard) Strickland, 74, of Ludlow passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born April 21, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Laura (Nietupski) Picard. A 1962 graduate of Chicopee High School, she worked for many years as a data processer for Dow Jones. A Ludlow resident for over 50 years, she was a communicant of the former St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Ludlow and later St. Cecilia’s Parish in Wilbraham. Eleanor enjoyed knitting and cross-stitch, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eleanor is survived by a son James Strickland (Christine) of Warren, a daughter Cynthia Bish of Ludlow, a brother Raymond Picard of Enfield, CT and her best friend and “sister” Nancy Nystrom of Ludlow. She also leaves her 5 beloved grandchildren Jessica, Nicole, Heather, Christine and Jonathan and her 3 great-grandchildren Ami, David and Faith

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Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Monday, July 30, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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Funeral services for Eleanor will be Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Cecilia’s Church, 42 Main St., Wilbraham, MA. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave., Springfield, MA.


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Born: April 21, 1944
Died: July 26, 2018

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The staff of Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home.


Kathleen Hansen posted on 7/28/18

No words i can say to ease your pain ,but know you are in my thoughts and prayers. im so sorry for your loss..


Thomas Sowa posted on 7/28/18

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Nicole posted on 7/27/18

I will miss our phone calls we had while I was driving home from work. I hate that it was your time to go. I wish you never had dementia and i wish i spent even more time talking to you when i had the chance. July will always rest heavy in my heart now.


Shelly & Stanley Stawicki posted on 7/27/18

With deepest sympathy.