Eleanor J. Powell, a resident of Darien and a former Stamford resident, died on Monday, June 2 at Stamford Hospital. Born on May 2, 1927 in Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Irene Hunt. She was 87

Mrs. Powell worked as governess for Andy Rooney. She was a member of Union Memorial Church in Stamford and belonged to the 60 Plus Club. She had a passion for crafts, loved camping and traveling especially to Mohegan Sun and Atlantic City to play the slot machines and loved visiting the coast of Maine.

She is survived by her husband, Harold J. Powell of Darien, and two sons, Todd Powell of Pittsfield, Mass. and Glen J. Powell of Norwalk.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Thursday, June 5 from 11 to 2. A funeral service will be held at Union Memorial Church, 58 Church Street, Stamford on Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, I-91 Tech Center, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or National Spinal Cord Injury Association, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370.

— by The Darien Times