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Eleanor (Yakubowski) Pulver

PINE PLAINS — Eleanor (Yakubowski) Pulver, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 3, 2022.

Even though she suffered from dementia, she continued to be in charge of her life in so many ways. She was able to live in her home of 63 years surrounded by all that was familiar to her. Up until her last days, even though she was being taken care of by others, she lived her life on her terms.

Eleanor was born on Aug. 23, 1926, in Sheffield, Mass. She grew up on her family’s farm in Millerton, prior to meeting and falling in love with Anthony “Brud”Pulver. They were married on Feb. 7, 1959. Pine Plains became her home and she became a valued member of the local community.

Eleanor worked for Farm Credit in excess of 35 years. She took pride in her bookkeeping skills and always kept her bosses in check. She was revered by her colleagues and clients even though she threatened to retire on a regular basis.

Eleanor was a devout Catholic, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. Eleanor loved attending Mass and always stepped out of the house “dressed for church” even if it was just to check on her many friends. She loved making sure that her church always had flowers and the priests always were welcome to a seat at her family’s dinner table.

Eleanor was predeceased by her nine Yakubowski siblings. She loved them dearly and always took the time to visit and assist them in any way she could.

Eleanor will be truly missed by her daughter, Judith Larkin and her husband, Denis; and her son, Gregg Pulver and his wife, Tonya. She loved all her grandchildren and was proud of each of them. She is survived by Patrick Larkin, Claire Pulver, Brian Larkin and Tara Larkin. They were the light of her life.

The family would like to thank Eleanor’s caregiver, Natalia Lobanova, for the wonderful care and love that allowed Eleanor to stay in the home that she loved.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 9 at St. Anthony’s Church in Pine Plains, the Rev. William White officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Anthony’s Church, Pine Plains Lion’s Club or Pine Plains FFA. To leave a message of condolence or a favorite memory, please visit www.peckandpeck.net.

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