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Eleanor Morss English died at Meadow Lakes on August 3rd, in Hightstown, NJ, having lived there since 1988. She was 99 years old. Mrs. English was born on May 30, 1918, in Marblehead, MA, to a family of yachtsmen, Henry and Edith Morss. She shared their love of the water and was always delighted to be on a sailboat. Her father started the Bermuda Race, and her three brothers sailed across the Atlantic Ocean several times. She and her twin sister graduated from Vassar College in 1941. Up until her death, she continued to raise money for Vassar from her classmates by hand writing personal letters faithfully. She also served in other important volunteer capacities, including as her Class' Reunion Chair for their thirtieth reunion, as a member of the Development Leadership Council, and as a member of the Alumnae/i Council. Following graduation, Mrs. English worked for the Boston Planning Board, and during World War II spent time in Washington, DC, working for the Joint Target Group, which planned the bombing of Japan and studied the photographic coverage from the results. She was among the first people to know about the dropping of the Atom Bomb on Hiroshima. After the War, she served as assistant to the manager of a hospital in Lynn, MA. She married Nicholas Conover English, a partner at the Newark, NJ, law firm of McCarter & English, in 1948. She served on the Board of the Newark YMWCA for many years. She divided her time between Summit, NJ, and their farm in Liberty Corner, NJ, where she spent hours gardening, canning vegetables and fruit, and walking the various family dogs. Upon moving to Meadow Lakes, Mr. and Mrs. English enjoyed traveling and continued to spend time at their farm. During her 29 years at Meadow Lakes, she served on various committees, ranging from the Forum Executive Committee to the Health Care Committee. She also presented book reviews and papers about topics about which she was passionate, such as UFOs, biographies, and history. In addition to being a committed volunteer, her generous spirit was most evident in her devotion to her family and friends who will miss her deeply. She is survived by her two step-children, Henry English and Anne Wardwell; her three children, Priscilla Vincent, Sherman English, and Eleanor Folta; her eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her siblings, and her one daughter, Sara Elizabeth English. A memorial service will take place on August 27th at 2:30 pm at Meadow Lakes, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ. 08520. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. English's life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Meadow Lakes Employment Education Fund. Mrs. English will be buried in a private ceremony. Arrangements are under the direction of A. S. Cole Funeral Home, 22 North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey 08512

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