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Eleanor Bertine Kretzenger

September 20, 1915 December 31, 2011
Eleanor Bertine Kretzenger
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St. Albans – Eleanor Bertine Kretzenger, 96, a longtime resident of this area passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011, at the Franklin County Rehab Center. She was born on September 20, 1915, in St. Albans. Eleanor was the daughter of the late Arthur and Eva (MacArthur) Hojaboom. Eleanor was married to John O. “Big John” Kretzenger who preceded her in death on October 12, 1981. She was employed as a Base Exchange Manager by the USAF (civil service) retiring in 1969. She has resided in this area since 1953 moving from New York. Eleanor was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a member of Service Seekers Circle of Kings Daughters. Since 1964 she was an active bowler belonging to several leagues. She was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics as well as the Atlanta Braves. Survivors include her three children: Connie and Richard Price of Cheney, Washington; Michael and Judy Cantell of Enosburg, Vermont; and Kathy Ann and Daniel Martin of Largo, Florida. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by her son, James Wallace “Wally” Cantell. A graveside funeral service will be held later this spring at a time to be announced. Assisting the Kretzenger family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans, where private messages of condolence are welcome at

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