July 8, 1926 ~ September 24, 2020

Born in: San Francisco, California
Resided in: Alamo, California

Our beloved mother, Eleanor Anne Chesterman, was called peacefully to heaven on September 24, 2020, in Alamo, California at the age of 94.

Eleanor is survived by her children, Ann, Don (Su), Dave (Sandra), Patricia (Mike), and Carolyn; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, son, Paul, grand-daughter, Kristina, and son-in-law, Frank Steele.

Eleanor was born on July 8, 1926, in San Francisco, California, to Leslie and Regina Geib.  Eleanor married Charles Chesterman in 1947, and together they raised 6 children.  Eleanor was a faith-filled woman who dedicated her life to her family, volunteering at church, and serving the poor.  She lived life with enthusiasm and always had a positive attitude.  She will be dearly missed by all those who loved her.

She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 35 years and Inner Wheel Club of Niles-Fremont for 33 years.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Parish, 43148 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic services are restricted to invitation only. To view the link for the live streaming of the services go to  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baNpE_iz7H4&feature=youtu.be


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  1. It was sad to hear about Eleanor’s passing. I remember her well from the Women of St. Joseph’s group. My prays go to her, her family & close friends. May God bless welcome her into his house. Sincerely with love,

  2. Always wonderful to see her, as a long time friend of Don and Sue I had the pleasure of visiting with “Mom” many times over the years starting over 40 years ago. And a lot of lunches in the last few years. Always smiling, always friendly, always a “ good to see you again “ I’ll miss her and my condolences to the CHESTERMAN clan.

  3. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all the Chesterman family. Eleanor was a very special lady and her spirit and friendly self will be with us always.

    Love, Cy and Donna Hotovec

    Cy and Donna Hotovec

  4. Our beautiful and always smiling Eleanor has left us to be with God. Her presence radiated positivity and joy to all she met. We loved her.

  5. Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your wonderful Mom. We were privileged to spend a little time in her company. She certainly knew how to light up the room and was full of fun.

    We are thinking of you all at this difficult time

    Colm and Martina McEnery, Ireland.

  6. She had such a beautiful smile and quick whit.

    We worked together in the St. Joseph office for many years. She had such a beautiful smile and
    quck whit and she is missed.

  7. Our deepest condolences to the Chesterman family during this difficult time.

    Eleanor was a kind and generous woman. Her beautiful smile and upbeat personality will always be treasured by those of us who were blessed to know her.

    May she rest in peace.

    Stan and Nancy Johnson

  8. I remember Eleanor from Rotar Inner Wheel! I remember her positive, cheerful attitude toward life. I wish her Godspeed, May her memory be a blessing!


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