Eleanor Dudley

Obituary of Eleanor B. Dudley

Wayland – Eleanor B. Dudley, 86 years of age, passed away at her home, Saturday November 13, 2021. Eleanor was born March 27, 1935 in Avoca the daughter of Merlyn and Louise (Schults) Bunting. She grew up in Avoca and was a 1953 graduate of Avoca Central School. She then attended Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester and earned her degree in accounting. Eleanor and G. Harold Dudley were married January 14, 1956 at St. Joseph’s Church in Wayland. Together they celebrated over 58 years of marriage prior to Harold passing away in 2014. Eleanor worked at the Avoca Bank for a number of years and then she worked at the Wayland Free Library for over 30 years. Eleanor’s hobbies were many! She was a master crafter; sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting (especially quilting Linus quilts.) Most of her crafts were donated to churches and any organization that would accept them. Years ago she also made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. Eleanor also donated her time. She volunteered for the Wayland Fire Auxiliary, taught Sunday school, was a member of NSDAR and was a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church. She was an excellent accountant and enjoyed helping her neighbors with their taxes throughout the years and her payment was tickets to local church dinners. Eleanor also loved to read! The Wayland Free Library and the Dansville Public Library were her favorite places to go! Two groups she loved to attend were a craft group with her friends and the Bone Builders Group at the Wayland Free Library. Eleanor was also a two time survivor of breast cancer. Eleanor was pre-deceased by her parents, Merlyn and Louise Bunting; her husband, G. Harold Dudley; her son Michael Dudley; her son-in-law Blaine Mehlenbacher and her sister, Ruth Duel. She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Steve) Dartt of Williamsburg, VA, Carol Mehlenbacher of Cohocton and Tina (Eric) Myren of DuVall, WA; her grandchildren, Amanda Mehlenbacher of VA and Dr. Danielle Mehlenbacher (Chris Kibler) of PA; her great-grand-daughter Tessa Kibler; her special friend, Mary Parsons of Queensbury, NY; her special niece, Nancy Gamet of GA; her brother in law and his wife, Jim and Janice Dudley of Rochester; her sister in law, Alice Swick of FL; along with many nieces and nephews. Eleanor’s family and friends may call Friday November 19, 2021 from 3-6pm at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Eleanor’s funeral service will be Saturday November 20, 2021 at 11am at the funeral home. Committal prayers and interment will take place immediately following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in memory of Eleanor B. Dudley may be made to the Wayland Historical Society, 100 South Main St., Wayland, NY 14572 or to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572.

Calling hours / Visitation

Friday Nov. 19, 2021 ~ 3-6pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday Nov. 20, 2021 ~ 11am ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home


St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland
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