Eleanor was the daughter of the late Fred and Angie Feedham. She was born on May 27, 1917, on the Feedham family farm at South 8103 State Road in Colden, New York. Eleanor was predeceased by her sisters Blanche Major (husband Francis) , Alice Merchant (husband George), brother Charles (wife Beatrice), and adopted brother Marcus Michalakes. She is also predeceased by her first husband, Lewis E. Bartlett, and by her second husband, John. R. Haas, and by grandsons Christopher Busch and Terrence Swan. She is survived by her daughters Joan Little (husband David) and Sharon Busch (husband Richard), her sister, Patricia Shelley (husband Richard), loving niece Dorothy Follman (husband John), and by seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and by her many nieces and nephews.
In June of 1937, Eleanor married Lewis Bartlett and moved to Orchard Park, NY, where they built their first home, and where daughters Joan and Sharon were born. When Lewis began working for DuPont, he and Eleanor moved to East Aurora, NY, where they built another new home on North Star Road. On the property they built a small subdivision off of North Star Road — now officially known as Bartlett Road. While creating and operating the Bartlett Evergreen Plantation with Lewis on North Star Road for over 15 years, the raising of two daughters and farm chores, she worked outside of the home at a full time job. During WWII Ellie began working at Buffalo Arms, and later went on to work at Fisher Price Toys, eventually concluding her working career as head bookkeeper at Moog Valve in East Aurora, New York. When Lewis retired from his job at DuPont, they sold their home and business and moved to Florida, where they again moved several more times before finally settling in Ruskin.
On December 29 of 1983, Lewis passed away. Eleanor later met and married John R. Haas and again moved, this time to Ocala, Florida, where she remained for many years. When John passed away in 2009, Eleanor came to New Jersey to live with her daughter Sharon and Sharon’s husband Richard in the Bamber Lake section of Forked River, NJ. There she enjoyed tending her flower gardens, watching the many hummingbirds and other birds of the area, and relaxing on her private deck while chatting with family and friends. She especially enjoyed riding her three-wheeled bicycle down to the lake and around the neighborhood, during which she did what she called “community service” by picking up various discarded bottles, tin cans, papers, etc.. She’d peddle home with her stash and tell me that the neighborhood was cleaned up again! She was one of the most organized persons I’ve ever met, which was one of her endearing traits that she unfortunately neglected to pass on to me.
Mom always did her best to be kind and to live her life according to God’s teachings. She passed away peacefully at 5:00 AM on June 27, 2016 in the loving arms of her daughter Sharon, her granddaughter Elizabeth, and her great grand daughter Naia. Her gentle loving spirit, her caring ways, and her thoughtful words of wisdom enriched the lives of ourselves and all who came to know her. She will be deeply missed, and we will be forever blessed by having had her in our lives..