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Eleanor L. Brogan

February 25, 1929 — March 7, 2024


Westminster - Eleanor Louise Brogan, 95, left this world peacefully on March 7, 2024, to be reunited in heaven with the love of her life, Bob. 

Daughter of the late John and Mary Lee, she was born in Gardner on February 25, 1929. Eleanor was raised and educated in Gardner, MA, where she met her sweetheart and future husband of 69 years, Robert William Brogan. Their love story began when they met at two years old and “ran away” together. They wed on October 8, 1951 and raised their eight children in Westminster, where Eleanor was an active member of the community. 

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband in February of 2021 and her sister, Marion McQueston in 2002. She leaves her eight children, Deborah Lynn White and her husband Bill of Bandera, TX, Jo-Ellen Shea and her husband Jerry of Westminster, Lee Ann Brogan Gikis and her husband Tony of Westminster, Jeffrey Brogan and his wife Chris of Ashburnham, David Brogan and his wife Peggi of Rindge, NH, Todd Brogan and his wife Jeanine of Kennesaw, GA, Sue Drake and her husband David of Gardner and Shane Brogan and his wife Audrey of Westminster; sixteen grandchildren, Patrick, Meghann, Jenilee, Whitney, Josh, Nathan, Jake, Jordan, Curtis, Katelyn, Alie, Alyssa, Emma, Reese, Robby, and Abby; and twelve great-grandchildren with another on the way. 

Eleanor was a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Westminster, where she served as a deaconess and on several committees. Eleanor was also a longtime member of the Westminster Historical Society. 

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed her home and welcomed everyone who came by to visit, encouraging them all to “stop by anytime.” She hosted weekly Sunday gatherings with her children and grandchildren, and always made the best chocolate chip cookies for dessert. 

She touched many lives with her kindness. Throughout her life, she cared for and truly loved people all around her. She was affectionately known as “Grandma Brogan” to many. 

The family was happy to be able to celebrate her 95th birthday just before her passing. 

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the Westminster First Congregational Church, 138 Main Street, Westminster, MA. There will be a calling hour prior to the service at the church from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Eleanor will be buried alongside her husband in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. The burial will be private at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Eleanor’s name to The First Congregational Church of Westminster, P.O. Box 477  Westminster, MA 01473.

The family is very grateful for the loving care Eleanor received at Broadview Assisted Living in Winchendon and at Leominster Crossings. 

We love you a bushel and a peck, Grandma Brogan!

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Congregational Church of Westminster

138 Main St, Westminster, MA 01473

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Congregational Church of Westminster

138 Main St, Westminster, MA 01473

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