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“Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. (Psalm 18:2) ~ Nicky ”
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“Condolences to the Payne family. My mother Eleanor Filios always spoke fondly of Eleanore. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy Filios - Morgantown, WV

“Jim, my heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless your beloved Mother, Eleanore. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Maria Lloyd - Reading, MA

“Jimbo and Nancy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Buckner - Taylorville, GA

“I am a long time friend of Jimmy Payne since first grade and want to extend my condolences to him and his and his entire family. I am so sorry for...Read More »
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6 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Thomas - Rome, GA

“Our condolences to the entire family...Erin and AJ, I know your grandmother had a very special place in your hearts and will be dearly missed. You...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon & Harry Loiselle - NH

“Jimmy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It's never an easy thing to go through, but know that your friends, family, and FB friends are...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Diane "Dee" Ramsay McCann - MA

“Jimmy and family, sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. May your memories of her carry you through this difficult time. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Genetti Duffy - Waterville, VT

“Rest In Peace, Aunt El. Remembering the trip to Bedford Mom, Dad, Susan, Jean and I made in 1966. We always looked forward to seeing you all every...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Adams - White, GA

“I will always remember the times Jim and I had with you every Spring in Pensacola. Rest In Peace ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis Adams - White, GA

“Jimmy and family,Old friends are thinking of you during this sad time. My deepest sympathies. She looked like a very sweet lady. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Dee - Nashua, NH

“Rest in Peace Nana Payne. I'll never forget our conversations. You helped me through some tough times of which I'll be forever grateful. Jo-Anne ...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jo-Anne Smith - Mansfield, MA




Eleanore (Adams) Payne, 93, of Littleton and Bedford, died on March 12, 2016 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was born in Auburn NY on December 20, 1922 daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Main) Adams and was the wife of the late James C. Payne. She grew up in Auburn and was a graduate of Auburn High School and later attended Simmons College. After she married James, they traveled as he was a Colonel in the United States Air Force. They settled in Bedford, MA, and they later moved to Littleton in 2000.  Eleanore was a member of the Littleton Congregational Church, as well as a member of the Social Club of the COA. She loved knitting, bridge, mahjong, baking, shopping and had a special spot for candy.

Mrs. Payne is survived by her children James Payne Jr. and his wife Patricia Ann Payne of Billerica, and Nancy, and her husband Mark Mizzoni of Littleton, a sister Jean Marshall of Auburn, NY, 6 Grandchildren: Christopher, Elizabeth, Brian, Erin, Michael and Matthew, a great grandchild Nora, and “one on the way.”  She was also the mother of the late Elizabeth Payne Rock and the sister of the late Arthur “Jimmy” Adams Jr.

Visiting hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St. Littleton on Wednesday March 16, from 4-8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Littleton Congregational Church 330 King St. Littleton on Thursday March 17, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Emerson Hospital Emergency Department, Emerson Hospital, Emerson Hospital Hospice, Or the Congregational Church of Littleton. Please see