Eleanor Louise Marie Bober, 89, of Chatham died at home November 4. She leaves family in Mashpee.
She was the widow of Herbert John Bober. They had been married for 53 years at the time of his death in 2007.
Born and raised in Winthrop, she was the daughter of Ellen V. (Mahoney) and John A. Canavan.
She was graduated from Winthrop High School and then Emmanuel College in Boston, from which she received a degree in business administration. After graduating, she worked as an executive assistant at Shawmut Bank in Boston.
After marrying in 1953, she and her husband made their first home in Winthrop. They moved away from Massachusetts briefly when he took a job in Philadelphia, but soon returned, raising their five children in Worcester. There she was active in the Children’s Fund Players, a community theater troupe of women who performed musical-comedy shows for the benefit of Our Lady of Mercy School. When her children were older, Ms. Bober returned to the workforce as an administrative assistant at WAARC, now known as the Seven Hills Foundation, and later for Robert Fine Associates. She also was a real estate agent for Pine Acres Realty in Chatham.
Ms. Bober was a longtime communicant at Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham, and for years was a member of Eastward Ho! Country Club. She also was an avid furniture refinisher and a knitter. A weaver of Nantucket baskets, she made dozens of baskets for family and friends, culminating in the creation of baby bassinets and a cradle for her grandchildren.
She leaves her children and their spouses, Drs. Kathleen Bober-Sorcinelli and Richard Sorcinelli of Orange, Connecticut, Karyn Kuhn and Mark Fletcher of Osterville, Paul and Nancy G. Bober of Mashpee, Ellen and Sean Moynihan of Norfolk, and Matthew and Nancy D. Bober of Chatham; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and extended family.
A private graveside service will be at Union Cemetery in Chatham.