Eleanor L. (Parker) Camacho, 75


Florida/formerly Westborough-  Eleanor Lorraine (Parker) Camacho was born on August 22, 1942, in the town of Westborough, Mass. She was one of four daughters who were born to Frank W. and Carol I. (McGee) Parker, who owned Frank W. Parker’s lawnmower and bicycle business on 10 Cottage Street in the town of Westborough. On Sunday, July 1, 2018, my younger sister Eleanor, passed away at Winter Haven Regional Hospital, in Winter Haven, Fla.  after a long-term illness of congested heart failure and other complications. She was predeceased, in 1975, when her first-born child, Roy John Norman, was killed in a motorcycle accident by a drunk driver just 12 days before his 16th birthday in Florida. Today, Roy is buried with his grandparents Frank and Carol Parker in Pine Grove Cemetery. The loss of our mother, Carol I. (McGee) Parker on August 28, 2014 was a turning point in Eleanor’s life. In November 2016, her niece, Rhonda Diane Johnson, a Westborough girl, predeceased her after losing her battle with cancer; Rhonda is buried in St. Luke’s Cemetery, in Westborough. Eleanor was predeceased when last year, 2017, her nephew Raymond Alan Blais, born in the town of Westborough, succumbed to cancer; then, 3.5 months later, her brother-in-law, Bradley V. Bonnell, succumbed to cancer as well.

Eleanor was well-loved and liked by everyone who knew her. She had faith and trust in the Father and Son. As her big sister, we were very close and never ran out of things to say. Eleanor was very good at memory recall of those “days gone by!” She leaves behind her husband, Mike Camacho, of 37 years; her son, Leeroy Norman and his family; her daughter, Laurie Carol (Norman) and RIck Tyler; plus, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves her siblings: Doris J. (Parker) Blais Bonnell; Frances E. (Parker) and GIlbert LaPointe; Carolyn M. (Parker) Wood and Jim Wood. There are so many nieces, nephews and greats too numerous to mention. Eleanor always had such a kind heart and she was always there for anyone who needed help. She loved nature and would bring in any strays and bring them back to health. ToO know her was to love her. On July 7, 2018, my beloved sister was laid to rest in Eagle Lake, Fla., after a beautiful wake and a quiet ceremony with family and friends. She was only a few weeks away from turning 76 years of age. It is comforting to know she is no longer in pain or suffering. Rest in peace, little sister. You will be truly missed…