Eleanor M. Renault


Eleanor M. Renault, 88, died Dec. 4, 2018, in Northeast Harbor. She was born April 7, 1930, the daughter of Eugene and Lena (Leland) Merchant.

Eleanor attended Gilman High School, Northeast Harbor. She faithfully served the Parish of St. Ignatius Catholic Church for 37 years.

She is survived by two daughters: Sue Taylor Barnes and husband Russell, Alba, Texas, Kristy Irene Cousins and husband, William, Lamoine; a son, David Haggett, of Maine; grandson Lloyd Barnes, Mineola, Texas. Granddaughter Shannon Kolb and husband, Micah, and daughter Micayla Kolb; grandson, Russell Aubrey Barnes, Alba, Texas; great grandson, Larry Garrett Barnes, Wichita Falls, Texas; granddaughter, Kimberley Richardson Jamison and husband, Todd, Gouldsboro; great-grandchildren, Danica Richardson and baby Daxton, Bangor, Aaron Meierdirk, Bangor, granddaughter, Candace Gray and husband, Adam Gray, and daughter Caelan. Sarah Wibberley and husband, Joshua, and children Maxwell, Leiza and Kenan, Ankara, Turkey, granddaughter Melissa Cousins Moody and children Emma, Leah and Silas Moody in Loleta, Calif. Leslie Cousins-Leyva and husband, Sergio, and son Diego in Stephenson, Md.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband of 37 years Joseph Paul Renault, daughter Kathy Ilene Taylor, brothers, Donald and Richard Merchant and a sister, Jean Gray.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Holy Redeemer Church, 21 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor.

Those who desire may make contributions in Eleanor’s memory to the Mount Desert Nursing Association, P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.


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