Elenor (Sweeten) Gilmartin

November 7, 1947 ~ August 3, 2018 (age 70)

Elenor Ann Gilmartin (nee Sweeten), 70, of Kearny passed away peacefully on August 3, 2018 at the Villa Marie Claire hospice in Saddle River after a brief illness. 

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, 120 Kearny Avenue, Kearny at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 7, 1947 to George and Frances (nee Stroud) Sweeten, she attended St. Joseph’s R.C. school in Tollcross, Glasgow.  She immigrated to Kearny, NJ with her family in 1982.  She worked as a legal secretary for over thirty years, most recently with Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld, & Barry for nineteen years before retiring in 2015.  Elenor was a member of the Xavarian Missionary Guild (St. Cecila’s) and the Scots-American Women’s Auxilliary Guild.

She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Gilmartin in 2012 after forty-five years of marriage.  She enjoyed reading, dining, travelling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who meant the world to her. 

Mrs. Gilmartin is survived by her son Ian Gilmartin & his partner Renata Helstoski of Wood-Ridge, NJ, and her daughter Lorraine & her husband John Blevins of North Arlington, NJ. She was the proud grandmother of Sean Blevins (11), Brooke Blevins (9), Ella Gilmartin (7) and was excitedly awaiting the birth of her fourth grandchild in October.

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