Eleanor MacGibbon

Obituary of Eleanor C. MacGibbon

Eleanor C. MacGibbon, 86, a lifelong resident of Walton, passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020. Born April 15, 1934, in Walton, she was the daughter of the late Waldon and Lillian (Palmer) Craig. On October 6, 1956 she married Gerald MacGibbon. They were married for 59 years until he passed on April 19, 2016. Eleanor loved crafting, painting ceramics, and crocheting for her family and friends. In her younger years, Eleanor was passionate about music and would play and teach instruments such as the piano, organ, and accordion. She spent many hours at the nursing home in town playing her accordion. Eleanor’s seasonal weekends were typically spent camping and mingling with people who would turn into lifelong friends. Eleanor was always prompt and prepared. She enjoyed sending birthday, anniversary, and Christmas cards to her family and friends. She had already prepared her 2020 Christmas cards. Eleanor started her working career as a secretary for William Fancher Law Office, then with NYSEG, and after raising her family, a bookkeeper at Runnell’s Lumber Company, Reporter Company proof reader, Secretary for Delaware County Conservation Association, and finally retiring as Secretary/Treasurer of Walton Cooperative Fire Insurance Company. Survivors include her children, Brenda Gladstone (Scotty), Brian MacGibbon (Raini), Bruce MacGibbon (Kimber); grandchildren, Jessica MacGibbon, Conner MacGibbon, Kayleigh MacGibbon; she is also survived by many good friends as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held next summer. Memorial donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to Enhance DVH and mailed to Enhance Delaware Valley Hospital Fund, 1 Titus Place, Walton NY 13856. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Eleanor’s family, please visit her online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com