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Eleanor Hartwell

January 25, 1936 ~ November 3, 2019 (age 83)


Eleanor Hartwell, 83, of Biddeford, died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Southridge Living and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born January 25, 1936 in Framingham, MA a daughter of Albert and Maria (Bruscia) Zafferani and was educated there.  She came to Biddeford in 1969.  Eleanor later received her G.E.D. here in Biddeford.


Eleanor was a homemaker most of her life, she married John Hartwell in 1971 in Biddeford; after his death in 1989 she worked as a housekeeper.


Eleanor always enjoyed keeping busy.  An avid gardener, she had a “green thumb” with her plants.  She was especially fond of cats and horses.


She was predeceased by all of her siblings, most recently her brother Dino in 2018.


She is survived by:

2 sons: Robert Zafferani of Biddeford and Richard Borra

2 daughters: Christine Borra of N. Waterboro

                     Marie Borra-Gerry and husband Colin of N. Waterboro

4 grandchildren:     Melissa Zafferani, Justus Boucher of Saco, Sarah Boucher of Keene, NH, Amber Cote and her husband Ryan of Alfred,

Several great grandchildren


Visiting Hours will 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 8th in the Hope Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Biddeford.  To share condolences online, please visit



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Visiting Hours
November 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Funeral Service
November 8, 2019

10:00 AM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

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