Eleanor H. Golden

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FENTON, Mich. - Eleanor (Ellie) Hebert Golden, of Fenton, Mich., and Augusta, Maine, passed away peacefully with family present on Oct. 27, 2018.She was preceded in passing by her beloved husband of 57 years, Paul R. Golden; sisters, Leah MacDonald and Millie Strout.Ellie is survived by sister, Connie (Al) Arness of Tenants Harbor; children, Catherine Golden (Cliff Dayton) of New Windsor, N.Y.; Jim (Shannon) Golden of Tipp City, Ohio; Anne Golden (Nathan Neorr) of Cincinnati, Ohio; Beth (Marc) McCaffery of Fenton, Mich.; and six grandchildren: Courtney, Ewan, Harry, McKenzie, Nico and Trevin.Ellie was born in Portland, Maine, to Richard and Etta Hebert.  She spent her early childhood with her three sisters living in Portland and for a time on Peaks Island in Casco Bay. The family relocated during her high school years to an old farm in Fayette, Maine, where she attended and graduated from Kents Hill School.At the wedding of her sister Leah to John MacDonald, she met Paul Golden of Augusta, friend of the groom. Paul and Ellie were married in 1960. They settled in Manchester and raised four children, Cathy, Jim, Anne and Beth. Ellie was a longtime employee of the State of Maine. As an employment counselor, she helped hundreds of men and women find jobs, enroll in classes and skills training programs in order to improve their lives. She was a devoted mother, active in her children's school and extracurricular activities; always highly encouraging and supportive of her children continuing their post-secondary education. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, sewing, numerous other crafts and anything associated with the coast of Maine. As a family, they enjoyed many outdoor activities including boating and cross-country skiing. Together with the families of some of their closest friends, they made memorable camping trips to remote places in Maine including islands on Moosehead Lake and Androscoggin Lake.In 1996, Ellie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. With treatment, love, determined will and against all odds, she miraculously survived another 22 years. Ellie loved to see the sites. With Paul and friends, she traveled to Europe, San Francisco and criss-crossed the country on train trips to see the National Parks. In 2008, Ellie and Paul move to Fenton, Mich.,  to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Ellie spent the next 10 years filled with the joy of holidays, summer afternoons in the backyard and countless evenings by the fire reveling in laughter with her family.She was truly a loving wife, nurturing mother, wonderful sister and caring friend.  She will be cherished always.A memorial service is tentatively planned for June 8, 2019, in Augusta and East Boothbay.Tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com and  www.plummerfh.com.In lieu of flowers,donations to:The American Brain Tumor Association(www.abta.org)would be greatlyappreciated.

Published in Central Maine on Nov. 6, 2018
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