Eleanor Marie Goddard Thomas, 89, of Statesville, N.C., passed away September 30, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House.
She was born August 27, 1931, in Waterville, Maine, the daughter of the late Howard and Julia Goddard. She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Raymond Thomas, whom she married in 1954; and her sister, Evelyn Klutz.
Eleanor graduated from Waterville High School and then obtained a Bachelor of Nursing from Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in Portland. Her passion for nursing lead her to a 50-year career where she worked as a registered nurse in numerous capacities. She was a member of Rose Chapel United Methodist Church and the Statesville Senior Center Mah Jongg Club.
She is survived by three sons, William Thomas and wife Diane, Charles Thomas and wife Tally, and Jeffrey Thomas and wife Karen; a daughter, Sheila Thomas-Cook and husband Eddy; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville.
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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.