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Eleanor Heaney

December 24, 1927 — February 1, 2023

Eleanor (Schaefer) Heaney passed away on February 1, 2023, in Bernalillo, New Mexico at the age of 95.

Eleanor was born on December 24, 1927, in Bronx, New York to Frederick Schaefer and Adina Gunther. She graduated High School in 1946 and married Bernard Heaney on April 8, 1950, in East Islip, New York, They were married for 36 years. 

Eleanor is preceded in death by her Parents, Frederick and Adina Schaefer of New York, husband, Bernard Heaney, her daughter Kathleen O’Brien, her son, Keith T. Heaney, and her sister Adina Creegan.  

Eleanor is survived by her Granddaughter: Melissa Eavenson and husband Craig, Grandsons: Scott Dante, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Thomas Heaney, Hobbs, New Mexico, and Keith C. Heaney of Texas,  Great Granddaughters: Amanda Eavenson, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Savannah Kramer-Dante, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Great-Great Granddaughter Mae Alice Dante. 

Eleanor moved to Rio Rancho in the 1980's after retiring from Bank of New York Mellon.

Eleanor enjoyed bird watching, crossword puzzles, and nature. She loved being in the mountains and loved the wildlife around her property. Eleanor was an active and dedicated member of the Rio Rancho Civitan International and attended the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church.  She supported many charitable organizations including the American Lung Association, Disabled Veterans, and the Breast Cancer Society.

Eleanor was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life may be held at a later date.  

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