Eleanor Maher

Eleanor Maher of Riverhead died July 24 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 89. 

She was born April 26, 1926, in Newark, N.J. to Hermand and Bertha Stone.

Family members said Ms. Maher was a homemaker who loved watching game shows and doing crossword puzzles.

Predeceased by her husband, Joseph and her son, Kevin; Ms. Maher is survived by her daughters, Diane Murdough and Donna Bambrick, both of Riverhead; her sister, Barbara Bereis of Smithtown; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granchild.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, July 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the ASPCA.