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Eleanor Pulver

August 23, 1926 ~ February 3, 2022 (age 95)

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Eleanor Yakubowski Pulver, 95, passed away peacefully at home on February 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 sixty three 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 August 23, 1926 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. She grew up on her family's farm in Millerton, New York prior to meeting and falling in love with Anthony “Brud”Pulver. They were married on February 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, 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 will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 11:00 at St. Anthony’s Church in Pine Plains, New York with Rev. William White officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Covid 19 protocols will be followed and masks will be required in the church.

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.

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 9, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony s Roman Catholic Church


St. Anthony's Church
4 Lavelle Rd, Amenia NY 12501

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