SHREWSBURY-Elinor P. (Paul) Marston, 93, a longtime Shrewsbury resident passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 in Dodge Park Rest Home.
She was born in Worcester, October 25, 1927, youngest daughter of late, Aime F. and M.L. Yvonne (Goguen) Paul.
Her two sisters, Rita Paul and Constance Rawdon predeceased her. Elinor graduated from the former Beal High School in 1946. She was very active with planning and organizing class reunions.
She and Edwin L. Marston met in high school and their junior year Ed knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with the cutest school crossing guard.
She and Ed were married February 28, 1948 and they were together on their 73rd wedding anniversary; thanks to the staff at Dodge Park Rest Home.
She also leaves her four children, Melissa A. Campbell and her husband, Richard of South Paris, ME, Thomas L. Marston of Oxford, Wade A. Marston of Shrewsbury and Julie-Ann M. Lombardi and her husband, Frank of Merrimack, NH; nine grandchildren, Cindy, Heather, Kara, Kate, Susan, Erin, Frank, Victoria and Sally; 12 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Amy, Caitlyn, Kelsey, David, Owen, Elinor, Emma, Evan, Nolan, Scarlett and Cooper; three great-great-grandchildren, Brianne, Nicole and Braden. Elinor is also survived by, in-laws, Marion and Bill Marston and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Together Elinor and Ed worked at Jensen's Dairy Bar (now known as Dean Park Pizzeria) during the 1940's. She attended Clark University and worked at State Mutual Insurance before starting her family and raising them on Spring Street in the house they built together.
She was very creative. She drew paper dolls and made amazing outfits for the dolls. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting and made beautiful quilts, afghans and baby blankets. She was active with her children's activities, including being a Girl Scout Leader and working part-time as a "Lunch Lady" at Spring Street School.
She loved children and was always willing to hang-out with her grandchildren. She was their very special "GramCracker". She shared her love of bird watching with them. Elinor and Ed also enjoyed driving their 1919 Model T. Ford in the town parades and back roads of Central Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They drove the Model T to Merrimack High School for their grandson's school project. All the grandchildren so enjoyed riding in the Model T with them.
Elinor was kind, loving and caring. She had a wonderful smile, a quick wit, a great sense of humor and a true ability to make people happy. "Love you to the moon and back…Uranus and back."
Out of abundance of caution during Covid-19, visiting hours and the funeral service are private. Friends are asked to gather along the entrance of Mountain View Cemetery at 11:45am on Saturday, March 6 for a Public Graveside at Noon in the Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame Hospice at www.notredamehealthcare.org or Dodge Park Rest Home at email@example.com