Eleanor Squadron, 85, of Netherland Avenue in North Riverdale, passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 1, 2021, concluding a long and fulfilling life.
A selfless and gracious woman, she spent her life deeply dedicated to her family, friends and community.
She was born to Hannah and Herman Bornstein on Jan. 29, 1935, in the Bronx, where she grew up with her now-late brother Larry. She attended Walton High School, and later earned her associate’s degree from Hunter College.
On June 3, 1956, she married Arthur Squadron at the Concourse Plaza Hotel, and spent the next 56 years traveling the world, laughing and living with a life partner who loved, admired, respected and supported her.
After the birth of her two children, she put her organizational and strong relationship-building skills to work as an administrative assistant at Wave Hill, and then as secretary to the dean of Riverdale Country School until retirement.
She will be warmly remembered for her unwavering strength, genuine care for others, steadfast presence, and a kitchen well stocked with snacks. To the benefit of her family, friends, co-workers, congregation members and others, she followed through on commitments, big and small — a true woman of her word.
She is survived by her children, Carol Gold (Peter) and Michael Squadron (Marcy); by her grandchildren Sarah Stevens (Jack), Alana Gold, Harrison and Ethan Squadron; and by numerous loving relatives and friends.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Grace, her caregiver who provided comfort and dignity throughout Eleanor’s final years.
A private funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 4, at Cedar Park Cemetery in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the UJA Federation of New York.