Eleanor B. Bunger, 84; Active Member of Congregational Church

Calling hours are scheduled for Sunday, March 30, with the funeral on Monday, March 31.

Eleanor B. Bunger,  died at her Cheshire home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, with her husband Donald by her side. She was 84.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ, daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Brown Ross.

She was a graduate of Dumont High School and Drake College of Business. Mrs. Bunger was employed by Bergen Pines County Hospital, Presbyterian Mission offices in NYC, Valley Savings and Loan in Bergenfield and Old Tappan, and General Precision in Wayne, NJ.

She was a member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls and an officer for the Order of the Eastern Star, both of which are Masonic organizations. She also taught Sunday School and sang in the choir of the North Reformed Church in Dumont, NJ. The couple moved to Waterbury in 1972 where they resided for 32 years, and were active members of the Congregational Church of Naugatuck.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, Mrs. Bunger is survived by her loving daughter Valerie Carroll, son-in-law Jim, and grandson James of Hebron. She dearly loved Donald's daughter Donna Font of Sewell, NJ and her late husband Richard; Donald's son Robert Bunger of Hueytown, AL and his wife Deborah; grandchildren Theresa Jones, Timothy Bunger, Philip Bunger, Emily Sebert, Alan Bunger, Anthony Bunger and Rose Bunger; sister-in-law Marie Ross; nieces Karen Turner and Judy Joannidis, and nephew Paul Ross.
She was predeceased by her brother Douglas Ross.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 So. Main St., Cheshire. Her Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, in the Congregational Church of Naugatuck on Division Street. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ.

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