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