In New Haven, November 2, 2006, Eleanor L. Steinnecker, 84. Wife of the late Herbert Steinnecker; mother of Robert (Lois) Steinnecker of Wallingford and William (Mary Ann) Steinnecker of South Windsor; sister of Robert Lorenzen of MA. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Daughter of the late Peter and Anna Volenweiller Lorenzen, Eleanor was born July 3, 1922 in New Haven. A resident of West Haven for 50 years, she was a lifelong member of the Eastern Star, Golden Rod Chapter #34, of West Haven and was past President of the Board of Directors at the Mary Wade Home. Services are private and under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR Funeral Home, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Memorial Contributions in her memory can be made to the Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT.

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  1. Bob, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Memories of the deep love that you have for your mother will be comforting for you and will help sustain you in this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.

  2. Dear Bob & Lois, We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely women. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerly, Dawn & Lenny Croteau

  3. Eleanor was a lovely woman who was always pleasant to visit with. I met her when I visited my mom and aunt at Mary Wade. After so many years of visiting up on KII, I have continued to stop in at Mary Wade even though both my mother and aunt have passsed on. I always looked forward to chatting with Eleanor. I loved the way she was always so put together – her earrings always matched her outfit! We had a few laughs over that over the years. Please accept my condolences. It is hard to loose a parent. I feel fortunate that my mom and aunt were cared for by the folks at Mary Wade. I am sure you are as well. Mary Wade was partly a creation of Eleanor’s leadership. Her gift to Mary Wade has become a gift to all of us.

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