Eleanor  Shewbrooks

Eleanor Shewbrooks

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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On November 4, 2020 Eleanor Shewbrooks passed away at the age of 86.

She is preceded in death by her husband Fred of sixty-six years.

She is survived by her two sons, Thomas, (wife, Victoria ), and son David. Grandchildren Carrie Donaldson, (husband, Bob) and Andrew Shewbrooks (wife, Kara). Great grandchildren Karly Lynn Shewbrooks and Aubree Renee Donaldson.

Eleanor was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Fred and loving mother to her two sons Thomas and David.

She was a proud grandmother to Carrie and Andrew. Enjoying precious family moments when they came to visit.

Eleanor was a 65 year life member of the Five Points Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary holding many executive offices. Including that of Ladies Auxiliary president.

She also held many offices in the New Castle county ladies organization. During her time in office she often received personal invitations from our state Senator to attend the fire conference in Washington,D.C.

When Eleanor was not working in an executive capacity she could be found in the firehouse kitchen preparing and serving dinners for weddings and other events. She, alongside “Fireman Fred” Shewbrooks, gave a life of service to their community.

She had a love for life and a winning smile for all who came to know her.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday, November 10 at NICHOLS-GILMORE FUNERAL HOME, 212 E. Justis St. Newport, DE 19804.

Burial will follow at 11 am at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Masks must be worn and social distancing enforced including maximum of 60 people in the funeral home at one time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanor's memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St #102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home
    212 East Justis Street
    Newport, DE 19804
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  • Interment

    Gracelawn Memorial Park
    2220 N. DuPont Highway
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
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Posted at 05:09pm
Mom you were the best. We are what what we are today because of the love you showed not only during the good times, but through
Those difficult times too. Thanks mom, love forever Tom

Ruth English

Posted at 09:15pm
I will remember all the kitchen table talks and how you took care of Mom
those last few years. I have plenty of good memories. Will miss you.
Ruth Ann

Theresa Stys

Posted at 01:41pm
From Tom’s brothers and sisters in law and families, we send our sincerest condolences to the Shewbrooks family. It is difficult as we know at any time to lose a parent, cannot imagine losing both so close in time.
I personally have not met Fred nor Eleanor, but I must say that they came through very clearly in their obituaries. And it seems to me that the community had their very own Mr & Mrs Claus .
Theresa Stys


Carrie L Donaldson

Posted at 09:45am
Mommom. I find comfort knowing you are with Poppop, and the circumstances of this life can no longer seperate you. You can be together for eternity in paradise, where there is no covid separation, no dementia, no cancer, and no pain. Theres just peace and wonderful memories of a family that loves you so much, and will miss you terribly. Watch over Brie and Karly, I'm glad you got to see them. We will be sure to tell them all about you, even though I'm sure they will sense your guiding hands behind them as they grow. Till we meet again.


David Shewbrooks

Posted at 01:14am
I will always cherish the memory of our conversations about politics.
Someday we'll discuss the events of the last four years.
Love and miss you.

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