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Eleanor Marden Brega
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1922
Death: Dec. 22, 2010

EAST LONGMEADOW - Eleanor Marden Brega, 88, of East Longmeadow, died on Tuesday, December 22. Born on January 6, 1922, in Spring-field, MA, she was the daughter of the late Richard D. and Dorothy K. Marden. She graduated from the High School of Commerce in 1939. During World War II, she worked as a secretary in the personnel division of the Springfield Ordnance District, in charge of the War Bond Drive. For 31 years she was a realtor with the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors. She started her career with the former Pioneer Valley Real Estate in Longmeadow and later was the manager of Whyte Co. Realtors in Longmeadow. She co-owned and operated Eleanor Brega/Beth Curto Realtors for seven years before retiring in 1990. For several years she was a volunteer with the Open Pantry in Springfield and also served on the board of the Association of the Retarded in Springfield. She was a founding member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in East Longmeadow and served on the vestry. Ellie loved to play bridge with the same enthusiasm she applied to real estate, and she was a great champion of all her children's and grandchildren's endeavors. Her cherished sister, Ruth Woodward, died just three months ago. Also predeceased by her eldest son, Stephen, in 2001, she is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, John Brega; sons Douglas Brega of East Longmeadow and David Brega and his wife, Victoria, of Marshfield, MA; and a daughter, Kathryn Rebillot and her husband, Patrick Rebillot, of Tivoli, NY. She was the proud grandmother of Jennifer Merrigan, Joanna Spillane, Kate Brega, Jess Brega, and Sarah Brega, and four great - grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 29, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 Porter Road, East Longmeadow. Burial will follow in Billings Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Forastiere - Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 Porter Road, East Longmeadow, or to the charity of the donor's choice. 
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  John F Brega (1921 - 2015)*
  Stephen M. Brega (1947 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Billings Hill Cemetery
East Longmeadow
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Dec 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63317368


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