First Posted: 9/17/2008
Eleanor Margaret Ross Burlingame, 75, of Chinchilla, died Saturday, Sept. 6, at home. She was the widow of Duane E. Burlingame, who died April 13, 1986. Born Oct. 31, 1932, daughter of the late Herman and Beatrice Woodyatt Ross, she was a lifelong resident of Chinchilla, a member of Chinchilla United Methodist Church and educated in Chinchilla schools. She formerly was employed by Manhattan Shirt Co., Scranton, and other area sewing manufacturers, where she worked as a presser. She was a member of Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. She was civic-minded and was a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol. She was a loving mother and grandmother who idolized her four grandchildren; her gentle kind love of her family was known in the hearts of those who loved and knew her. She fought her courageous battle with cancer right until the end. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Surviving are three daughters, Donna Serrenti and husband Joe; Lynn Young and husband Mark; and Ann Carey and husband William, all of Chinchilla; a brother, Thomas McLane, Clarks Summit; four sisters, Beatrice Malloy, Bethlehem; Shirley Winters, Old Forge; Loretta Gower, Scranton and Nancy Modzelewski, Scranton; four grandchildren, Aaron Carey, Justin Serrenti, Nathan Young and Jessica Serrenti; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herman Ross Jr. Funeral services were to be Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, by the Rev. Anthony Schwartz, pastor of Chinchilla United Methodist Church. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Schultzville. For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenning scalvey.com.