Eleanor Edith (Paige) Flanders, 86, died peacefully Feb. 18, 2010, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Eleanor was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Athol, Mass., a daughter of Harry W. Paige and Eva E. (Sweeney) Paige.

She married Warren R. Gordon in 1942, and they moved to Belfast in 1947. Eleanor had seven children, whom she loved dearly.

In 1974 she married Ermo C. Flanders. When Eleanor retired from MSAD 34, where she worked as a custodian and bus driver, she and her husband traveled to Florida for the winters. Eleanor loved going to the Ritchie camp on Swan Lake to eat lobster and spend time with her family. Her many hobbies included reading, watching game shows, crocheting and in her younger years, gardening and cooking.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband and the father of her children, Warren Gordon; her second husband, Ermo Flanders; two brothers, Charles and Harvey; three of her children, Nancy Gordon, Ronald Gordon and Cheryl Teel; and two grandchildren, Wendy Dodge and Candy Tozier.

She is survived by four children, Terry Gordon and his wife, Becky, of Florida, Eva Gordon of Kansas, Linda Gerald of Massachusetts and Patricia Donnelly of Texas; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

After the death of her youngest son, Ronnie, Eleanor was cared for by Terri (Gordon) Flannery and her husband. Steven, and her two grandchildren, Melissa (Gordon) Hink and David Gordon.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Grove Cemetery in Belfast with the Rev. Tim Hall officiating.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.