Eleanor Irene (Wicks) Charpentier

Whitehall, New York – Eleanor Irene (Wicks) Charpentier of Williams Street in Whitehall, New York, went into the arms of our Lord peacefully on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Albany, New York, daughter of the late Harold and Anna May (McDougall) Wicks and Lucille Wicks (stepmother). Eleanor was a wonderful mom and wife, homemaker and an animal lover as she rehabbed many species, including a hawk.

She leaves behind six children, including two sons Albert (Amanda) and Edward (Pauline) and four daughters Barb (Sam) James, Ginny Parker, Patricia Charpentier and Judy Barrett (Kris Summers); 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Albert and son-in-law Tom Parker, as well as several nieces and a nephew.

Eleanor loved flying, and she had the experience of flying a plane on her 83rd birthday. She will have her last flight with her husband Albert over West Mountain where they will fly free.

At Eleanor’s request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, with the Rev. Zachariah Chichester at the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall.

A celebration of life for family and friends will follow at the American Legion Post 83 on Main Street in Whitehall.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of remembrance may be made in the form of a donation to High Peaks Hospice, 454 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801, or an animal shelter of your choice.

The family wishes to thank her niece Mary Beth (Beatle) Phillips and the hospice team for their care during her journey.

Eleanor’s arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, New York.

Online condolences may be made at jillsonfuneralhome.com.