Elaine R. Pendleton
Obituary For Elaine R. Pendleton
Elaine R. of Rockland, died January 6, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with numerous health issues, at the age of 70.
Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Randolph Pendleton of Rockland, daughter Emily J. Rosado and her husband Keith of Hull, son George A. Francisco and his wife Kristin of Rockland, daughter Mary R. Francisco and her significant other Paul Eaton of Weymouth, daughter Anne L. Stefanelli and her husband Blake of Hyde Park, son Clinton Pendleton of Weymouth, and daughter Helena Norris and her husband Brett of Hanson. Beloved daughter of the late Rachel and Roger Manchester and sister of Patricia Manchester, Debra Mulrooney, and the late John Manchester. She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren who meant the world to her: Haley, Brandon, James, Cameron, Victoria, Sharon, Hensley, Kaydance, Blake, Genevieve, and Bianca, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Born in Brookline, Elaine spent her first years in Fall River, MA and in Tiverton, RI. She was the middle of three sisters, and was the mischievous one with an ironic sense of humor. From a very young age, she championed the underdog and took care of others. The girls spent their time playing outdoors with cousins and neighborhood children. When the family moved to the Boston area, this didn’t change. Elaine was a popular playmate. She was also a good student.
Elaine attended Hyde Park High School and graduated from Hull High, after which she attended Berea College for a year, before marrying and having her children. Elaine felt blessed to have such a close knit family. Her pride in her children and her ability to hold them close was truly admirable. Her nieces and nephews, too, loved their “Auntie ‘Lane.”
Her grandchildren were her ultimate pride and joy and she spent countless hours with them hosting sleepovers, sharing her love of books and baking, playing Skip-Bo and Yahtzee, taking them to the beach, going apple or berry picking, shopping for special treats, visiting the Swan Boats or Castle Island, and going on countless other adventures. She attended all their activities, from baseball games, to dance and theater shows, to school events, and play groups at the library. No matter how old her grandchildren got, they were never too old to want to spend time at Grammie’s house. When she wasn’t spending time with her grandchildren, she could be found hanging out with long time friends at book club or chatting over lunch. Or, relaxing at home with her husband, enjoying some television and ice cream together.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-7 p.m. in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, at 135 Union St., Rockland. There is a memorial service the following day at The First Baptist Church of Hingham. Please ask the family for further details as this is a separate event with no affiliation to the Magoun-Biggins funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elaine may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center @ joslin.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ stjude.org.
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